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La Contrada

Via Quattro Novembre 18, 23829 Varenna, Italy
+39 0341 830113
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
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“salad” (2 reviews)
“lake como” (7 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Via Quattro Novembre 18, 23829 Varenna, Italy
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Reviewed 26 October 2014

The setting is spectacular overlooking the lake so make sure you go when you can eat outside. The service is attentive without being overbearing and maître d Massimo will make sure you are well looked after. The kitchen however deserves most praise with all dishes...More

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Reviewed 2 October 2014

Lovely restaurant with delicious food. Soooo very romantic We had a really enjoyable evening served by friendly staff. The setting is a dream

Thank evie251
Reviewed 9 September 2014 via mobile

Had dinner here during our stay in Varenna. The food was good - but, to be honest, no more than that. This place gets extra points though for it's location, which overlooks the beautiful gardens and has stunning views of Lake Como. We had a...More

Thank IgglePiggle_10
Reviewed 27 June 2014

We visited for lunch and although the setting was beautiful and the service was very good we think it would have been better to visit for an evening meal. The food was quite average, perhaps because the light lunch menu is a bit more basic?...More

Thank space4travel
Reviewed 19 May 2014 via mobile

Having dined with Rick Steve's groups and friends ...always a restaurant that works best sitting outside...there are nice Frescoes inside though so do not miss just because the outside is booked or it is too cold...never a complaint with over 500 clients not shy to...More

1  Thank Tourmanager61
Reviewed 14 October 2013

We cancelled Ristorante La Vista to dine here on our last night in Varenna. Wish we hadn't! Service wasn't as slick. My entree order was taken down incorrectly. Fortunately my husband was having a cold entree so he could wait while mine was being whipped...More

2  Thank Grandview301
Reviewed 10 October 2013

An old axiom in the restaurant business says that the quality of the view usually portends the opposite for the quality of the food. Fortunately, La Contrada operates outside this principle. Set in an elevated garden, the restaurant offers lake views to rival that of...More

1  Thank buonuvo
Reviewed 21 September 2013

Should've ordered the beef because my tablemates had a much better dinner than I did. I did enjoy the scallops appetizer but that was the only thing I ordered that was good. The perch main course meal was all deep fried and greasy and the...More

Thank mauiwahine
Reviewed 5 September 2013

If you can catch this place open, as it does most of the weddings in Varenna, you must book a table under the pergola!! If you can't get the pergola, don't worry all seats have stellar views. Make sure you allow yourself enough time to...More

1  Thank Stacy K
Reviewed 27 August 2013

Firstly, it's a must have dinner here kind of a place. Do make reservations before hand and request for seating near the fountain, for splendid views. Slightly pricey but hey, it's lake como and fine dinning. Fab food but I wish the portion sizes were...More

2  Thank HafsahSyed
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Quattro Novembre 18, 23829 Varenna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Lake Como  >  Varenna
  • Phone Number: +39 0341 830113
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