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Hosteria del Platano

Via Statale 29, 23829 Varenna, Italy
+39 0341 815215
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“baked fish” (7 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
Via Statale 29, 23829 Varenna, Italy
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

Amazing restaraunt !!! Service/ staff , house wine and food were all great. Went here for Dinner following a very busy day exploring, and this was the perfect ending not only to the day, but the 13 day trip exploring Italy. I had lamb chops...More

Thank suec880
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

Norma is the owner of what we believe to be one of the world’s great restaurants and best kept secrets. She and her food are why we returned to Lago do Como. She and her cook, Simone, are delightful, loving people who know and love...More

Thank williamn262
Reviewed 14 September 2017

A wonderful way to finish our 2 week trip to Italy. The food was simply delicious. They make their own pasta and the fish is only from Lake Como. The service was wonderful. The restaurant is small and intimate (only about 8 tables) but elegant...More

Thank AussieBonz
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

We stopped off here for lunch and a drink after our long walk this morning. We were hoping for a sandwich or panniers but they don't forget snack food but instead we had spaghetti and I am so glad we did. It tasted divine and...More

Thank VALEDIreland
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

Fantastic food, great service and attention to detail, above average, located in Fiumelatte, Varenna. Our B&B only 50 metres from Resturant, very handy and a fantastic bakery next door.

Thank Steve C
Reviewed 22 August 2017

This was by far the best meal we had in the area. So we went back twice! Food was fresh, pasta made by hand (not the case in all the restaurants in varenna) and all reasonably priced ~14€ entrees, pasta, ~18€-20 for other plates. This...More

Thank AusParis
Reviewed 28 July 2017

We have just had one of the nicest meals ever at this restaurant. In a gorgeous location beside the lake, we had a range of wonderful dishes, all very authentic and full of flavour. Having been in Italy for a week we were struggling to...More

Thank Iain L
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Perfect place! I often stop at work in Varenna, to eat this is the perfect place. Homemade food and lake view ...

1  Thank giacomk
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

This restaurant was the highlight of our trip in Lake Como, Varenna. Just two blocks away from our rented villa, this restaurant was home away from home. With selected dishes , and served as fresh as home food, we ate here for 3 nights one...More

Thank AbctripMate
Reviewed 23 June 2017

The food here is good if you're famished, all it does is fills a hole. The French onion soup is nothing like what I've experienced before. A thick mass of mess. The rest of our food was just acceptable. On the second visit we arrived...More

Thank Mulloes
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
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12:00 - 14:00
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19:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Statale 29, 23829 Varenna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Lake Como  >  Varenna
  • Phone Number: +39 0341 815215
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