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Ristorante Vecchia Varenna

Contrada Scoscesa, 14 | Zona pedonale a lago in Riva Granda, 23829 Varenna, Italy
+39 0341 830793
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Overview
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good40%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“rabbit” (13 reviews)
“baked fish” (37 reviews)
“risotto” (15 reviews)
Open Now
19:30 - 21:30All hours
CUISINES
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
Service
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LOCATION
Contrada Scoscesa, 14 | Zona pedonale a lago in Riva Granda, 23829 Varenna, Italy
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Reviewed 7 November 2011

We spent a very rainy day in Varenna and finally made it to this restaurant without having made any reservation. We were seated at a very nice table next to the window (we could just imagine how this is in clear weather!). Very nice staff,...More

Thank Cece67
vecchiavarenna, Proprietario at Ristorante Vecchia Varenna, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2011

Thank you very much to enjoy our food and wine. We hope to can give you more nice time on our terrace maybe in spring or summer!! Best Regards Castiglioni Luca Vecchia Varenna Restaurant

Reviewed 9 July 2011

As there were some tables free at 13.00 hours we asked to be seated. We were with the two of us and they refused us because the tables were suited for 4 persons! this was the first time in a 3 weeks holiday in Italy...More

3  Thank turbin1
vecchiavarenna, Proprietario at Ristorante Vecchia Varenna, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2011

Thanx for spend your time writing about our restaurant. We can only ask sorry if was "arrogant and rude" what we do. We close the kitchen past " 2.00 pm" and the the table was not only suited for 4 but big for six as...More

Reviewed 19 May 2011

We had a day trip to Varenna from our base in Bellagio. We went to Villa Carlotta in Tremezzo for the morning then ferry to Varenna for the rest of the day. W started with lunch at Vecchia Varenna and we were not disappointed-- the...More

2  Thank Cal_Travel_Lover
vecchiavarenna, Proprietario at Ristorante Vecchia Varenna, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2011

tnx for spend time writing about us. We are very happy to read something good about our food, service and place. best regards Ristorante Vecchia Varenna

Reviewed 24 October 2010

We stopped in here for lunch after hiking to Il Castello at the top of Varenna. The views overlooking the lake are spectucular. Our party had several different risottos and all were excellent. Very nice placeMore

Thank kstraveler81
vecchiavarenna, Proprietario at Ristorante Vecchia Varenna, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2010
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Tnx so much!!... :-) I'm really happy know that my special risotto with concord grapes was good!! :-) Best Regards...More

Reviewed 15 October 2010

This is a great little restaurant in Varenna; I strongly recommend the risotto with perch, which is cooked to perfection and will leave you craving for more. Probably one of the best locations in Varenna, with a nice lake view.

1  Thank DanielDP
vecchiavarenna, Direttore at Ristorante Vecchia Varenna, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2010

thank you very much! We will correct you..... the risotto was with Lavarello (whitefish from Como Lake!) We are able to prepare a good risotto with perch as well!! ;-) Best Regards Vecchia Varenna Restaurant

Reviewed 27 September 2010

We had dinner at Vecchia Varenna and went back for lunch before we left town just because it was so good. The view from the patio overlooking the lake cannot be beat! The pastas were excellent and inventive. The entrees were delicious. For lunch, we...More

Thank MFol
vecchiavarenna, Proprietario at Ristorante Vecchia Varenna, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2010

tnx so much!! :-) WWe spende a lot of time to study and prepare our recipes. We are very happy you can enjoy our food! Best Regards Vecchia Varenna Restaurant

Reviewed 23 July 2010

We dropped in on the Vecchia Varenna just as it opened mid-week and secured a table on the terrace. We ordered a pasta with bacon, tomato and black bean with an insalata mista. We were then convinced to try the grilled vegetables with sea bass...More

Thank lucysail
Reviewed 21 October 2009

Beautiful restaurant in a beautiful village. The outside terrace is lovely. The food is average at best. They serve a somewhat fancier version of Italian cuisine but I have never had anything that I loved.

Thank laabis
vecchiavarenna, Proprietario at Ristorante Vecchia Varenna, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2012

The castiglioni family apologises for not being present in the management in the years 2008, 2009.

Reviewed 9 October 2009

Vecchia Varenna is right on the lake serving local seafood dishes mainly. The food is excellent, but a bit pricey. Very friendly with good service. Excellent views of Lake Como.

Thank alanjgreenhalgh
vecchiavarenna, Proprietario at Ristorante Vecchia Varenna, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2012

The castiglioni family apologises for not being present in the management in the years 2008, 2009.

Reviewed 23 August 2009

Of our 4 dinners in Varenna, this was my least favorite but most expensive. The food was mediocre compared to the other excellent restaurants. We had to reserve 2 days in advance to get an outside table on the water, which was really nice, but...More

Thank NTinDE
vecchiavarenna, Proprietario at Ristorante Vecchia Varenna, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2012

The castiglioni family apologises for not being present in the management in the years 2008, 2009.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$24 - US$73
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 - 14:00
19:30 - 21:30
Monday
12:30 - 14:00
19:30 - 21:30
Tuesday
12:30 - 14:00
19:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
12:30 - 14:00
19:30 - 21:30
Thursday
12:30 - 14:00
19:30 - 21:30
Friday
12:30 - 14:00
19:30 - 21:30
Saturday
12:30 - 14:00
19:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Contrada Scoscesa, 14 | Zona pedonale a lago in Riva Granda, 23829 Varenna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Lake Como  >  Varenna
  • Phone Number: +39 0341 830793
Description
Ristorante con terrazza immersa nelle acque del lago di Como, gode di una impagabile vista nel centro lago. In cucina utilizziamo prodotti freschi e lavoriamo in prima persona tutte le materie prime.
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