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Bar Nilus

Lago Di Como, Varenna, Italy
+39 0341 815228
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good47%
  • Average9%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“crepes” (12 reviews)
“pizza” (15 reviews)
“salad” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
Lago Di Como, Varenna, Italy
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Reviewed yesterday

we waited 20 minutes before anyone took our order, the food came quickly and was decent. we then waited an additional 30 minutes to pay. I understand that euro service is slower but this on another level

Thank lee a
Reviewed 1 week ago

A very disappointing experience for aperitivo yesterday. Despite a beautiful setting and the potential to be fantastic.. we were served an average aperol spritz by a member of staff who just did not care.. no eye contact, no manners and no nibbles etc to go...More

Thank demonchris
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bar Nilus was one of our favourite places in Varenna; we preferred the bistro style establishments over the restaurants, as we preferred smaller meals in the heat. Bar Nilus offers a brilliant location at the waterfront and caters for coffee / snacks as well as...More

Thank John D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking for a nice place for a simple dinner this is the place. Good food, friendly staff and great view just near the lake.

Thank Sebastian N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I have visited this place several times on trips to Varenna and have enjoyed our previous experiences. This time was not so good. On arrival, whilst my family settled at a table, I took my son in to use the bathroom. On...More

Thank Fran G
Reviewed 10 July 2017

The cafè seemed okay at first sight, we noticed that the staff did not seem to be communicating or chatting with eachother. The coffee was fine, we deliberately chose to drink at the bar, as we didn't want to pay inflated tourist prices. The first...More

Thank marg730
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

We were lucky to get a table on the terrace and had a good lunch. The food was good, the service was nice and you couldn't beat the view.

Thank EmmCee
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

We had some very delicious savory crepes with a bottle of wine. Great view -- a wonderful spot to watch the sun set over Lake Como

Thank Amy L
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

Slow but friendly service from most staff. One lady seemed to keep pretending not to hear me when I was trying to get someone's attention at certain times. Service was extremely slow to order, but once ordered our meals were out within 20 minutes. I...More

Thank Laura P
Reviewed 20 May 2017

Town-hopping around Lake Como by ferry , we stopped at Varenna to look for somewhere to have lunch . The Nilus Bar turned out to be the ideal spot - a sunny terrace overlooking the lake , with good service and excellent food . A...More

Thank Tafkag
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  • Value
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lago Di Como, Varenna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Lake Como  >  Varenna
  • Phone Number: +39 0341 815228
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