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Il Cavatappi

Via XX Settembre 10, 23829 Varenna, Italy
+39 0341 815349
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“cavatappi” (19 reviews)
“pasta” (64 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Via XX Settembre 10, 23829 Varenna, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved Il Cavatappi! We made a reservation far in advance of our honeymoon to Varenna. The restaurant was right around the corner from our Air BnB and we dined here the first night of our stay in Varenna. Afterwards, we had wished that we...More

Thank Christopher R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A superb little restaurant. We went there for Dinner during our stay in Varenna, booking well in advance, which I’m glad we did as they were completely full. A good selection of dishes, wonderful ingredients and careful cooking served in a convivial atmosphere. So good...More

Thank Derek S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We heard about this place when we arrived, which was a little late to get reservations. We persevered and waited till they opened to get one of the tables outside, and it was well worth it. Probably the best meal we had in our whole...More

Thank biscotti1201
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There were 4 of us and yes we had reservation, we saw them turning people away, so we were glad we made them. I read TA and this was again another review that did not let me down. I felt so special here, and knew...More

Thank SuzanneLG
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely time here. I had smoked trout with purple potatoes and my husband chose tuna with buffalo mozzarella. Interesting combinations that worked well. We both chose tagliata with spinach, tomatoes and Parmesan. Again these were delicious and well presented. For pudding my...More

Thank teabus
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious food, great service. Would highly recommend the tuna carpaccio and loin of lamb. If you want to get a table in high season you need to book and given the standard of food it’s well worth it

Thank dogskiblack
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Definitely worth a visit. Although the restaurant doesn't have the lake views it makes up for by having an intimate atmosphere. It's only a small place and we were lucky enough to get a table without a reservation mid-week. We thought the pasta dishes were...More

Thank Al6783
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was one of the best meals I have had in Italy. The service was only surpassed by the food. Red rice and vegetables was one of the specials and it was delicious. Would highly recommend.

Thank Chamboo0
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The servers are friendly and professional and make one feel at home here. A very small restaurant with a fairly small menu of freshly prepared food. Loved the ravioli special. Tender, home made ravioli in a rich sauce. Perfect. The lasagne was good enough. Clearly...More

Thank kawh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was the best food that we had in our week’s stay in Italy. The food was very fresh and excellently prepared. The staff was almost warm and cordial - perfect experience!

Thank 389dan
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James B
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Response from Vincent M | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Enjoy.
24 May 2015|
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Response from Kathleen A | Reviewed this property |
You must make reservations. It is a very small and often booked restaurant. It opens at 6:30 Pm. The last boat leaves Varenna for Cadenabia is at 19:50 (passenger boat only) so that gives you very little time to eat... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
18:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:00
18:30 - 21:00
18:30 - 21:00
18:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via XX Settembre 10, 23829 Varenna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Lake Como  >  Varenna
  • Phone Number: +39 0341 815349
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