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Crotto di Pino

Via Pino 23, 23829 Varenna, Italy
+39 338 326 1526
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good33%
  • Average18%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“ragu” (3 reviews)
“cheese balls” (2 reviews)
“truffles” (3 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
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Via Pino 23, 23829 Varenna, Italy
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1 - 10 of 38 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

Had two great meals. Owner and staff are very friendly and attentive. Food is very good and the prices are about the same as I would pay in a restaurant at home. Try some of the local fish from Lake Como.

Thank KStulga1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We was here 2 times and every time it was something unbelievable! Every dish was fresh and tasty. My favorite dish was traditional pasta of this area and salat with special cheese-balls! And desserts was like you visit the space!

Thank BarbaraNov
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow wow wow!!! Found this place by accident ... utterly delightful........fantastic simple food at great prices with an outstanding view over the lake

Thank Char1ieP
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked this restaurant as close to our accommodation and it was fabulous. The chef was very friendly and made recommendations and explained the dishes to us. The food was outstanding and the location is great high above Lake Como. Stunning sunset views and very...More

Thank naomixenialees18
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

At the beginning of August, we stayed for 5 nights in Fiumelatte, just outside Varenna. Fortunately for us we found this on our second night. A real gem with unbelievable views, great food at decent value & superb, typical Italian hosts. Read the other reviews...More

Thank Duncan'sgonnagetyou
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We couldn't get in at any of the "highly recommended" spots as we arrive into town late evening so thought we'd grab a quick bite here just before sunset not expecting much as it was on a high traffic area. How wrong we were!! The...More

Thank Peter E
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Had dinner here and we were the only couple in the whole restaurant. What an amazing location - stunning views and just a wonderful way to end a day. Sun setting behind the mountains, lake stretched out in front and Bellagio and Menaggio across the...More

Thank CraigAlexander1964
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Hidden away just outside Varenna is this great little find. A local traditional kitchen, great views and great food. You have to try the chocolate pasta with the hare ragu - it's divine.

Thank Emma T
Reviewed 25 July 2017

This was one of the restaurants that was advertised in the Varenna town guide book, which I found at an Airbnb flat we were staying in. We decided to have dinner in Varenna and picked out this particular restaurant. We had no idea how wonderful...More

Thank neringa100
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

We are staying in an Airbnb about 10 minutes walk from this place. You hardly notice it from the street but walk up the stairs and dine on the terrace overlooking the lake and you are in the most fabulous of places. The drops of...More

Thank Jacquie B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$36 - US$142
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Pino 23, 23829 Varenna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Lake Como  >  Varenna
  • Phone Number: +39 338 326 1526
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It is a typical Italian restaurant with homemade dishes of the area and a wonderfull view of the central part of the lake of Como in Italy.
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