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Ristorante Vecchia Varenna

Contrada Scoscesa, 14, 23829 Varenna, Italy
+39 0341 830793
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good42%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“rabbit” (10 reviews)
“baked fish” (29 reviews)
“risotto” (13 reviews)
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Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
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Contrada Scoscesa, 14, 23829 Varenna, Italy
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited here on a day trip. Menu really different from others locally. Small select menu, had prosciutto then noodles with pine nuts both delicious then had cheesecake which was superb. Servers were lovely, was one of the best meals on and around Lake Como. Lovely...More

Thank mags2912
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very idyllic location, excellent food and top service. The view on the lake is amazing. Limited choice but all dishes freshly made and with a special touch. For example we had home made tagliatelle with with cacao, excellent.

Thank Torsten R
Reviewed 1 week ago

A couple of slivers of "lake fish" served on a bland mash of vegetables was very disappointing. It would be easy to correct with something like caper butter, salted lemons, chili peppers, etc. Maybe we're just spoiled. Service was pleasant, unhurried (even though people were...More

Thank JWGrum
vecchiavarenna, Proprietario at Ristorante Vecchia Varenna, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi CHEF JwGrum.. We are open to talk about my kitchen taste and learn from yours recipes... :-) P.S. the slivers lake fish was 2 couple! ;-) Regards Chef Castiglioni Luca :-)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dined with my family and enjoyed the food and service.Food was great and not exorbitantly priced.The fish mouse entree was unusual but delicious.The Brunello red wine was good.the rabbit and chicken dishes delicious.Right on the lake with amazing views of Lake and Mountains.Friendly staff accomodating...More

Thank BryanM12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After looking forward to having dinner here as it has a beautiful view, the food was very disappointing. Lacked warmth and ambience as well as being overpriced. Nothing special about this place.

Thank Arty H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went to the restaurant yesterday and I loved everything!! The waiters are cordial and very professional. The owner is helpful and very accomodating. Food and location are awesome!!! I really suggest you La Vecchia Varenna!

Thank Marco B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Whether it was the food or the atmosphere or our waitress Julia, who knows? But our party of 9 adults had a fantastic meal here. All of our questions were answered as we made difficult choices. My homemade cocoa pasta with Gorgonzola sauce was amazing....More

Thank susan s
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although the food was not special, the view was spectacular, the service is OK, the vine is overpriced , and do not take the advice of the waiters for vine, nor the food. We had an oxidized wine which indeed was suggested by the waiter....More

Thank Krkd
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having decided to have lunch at this restaurant one our Motorcycle ride out today, we chose this place as it was in a great location, with terrace overlooking the bay, and was nowhere near as busy or "touristy" as the other restaurants. The owner was...More

Thank Ian H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Romantic restaurant, right on the water. Good food, attentive staff and reasonable prices. The chocolate tagliolini with dolce gorgonzola was delicious!

Thank Gbmars
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$17 - US$59
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
19:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
19:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
19:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
19:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
19:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
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12:00 - 14:00
19:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Contrada Scoscesa, 14, 23829 Varenna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Lake Como  >  Varenna
  • Phone Number: +39 0341 830793
Ristorante con terrazza immersa nelle acque del lago di Como, gode di una impagabile vista nel centro lago. In cucina utilizziamo prodotti freschi e lavoriamo in prima persona tutte le materie prime.
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