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“very good and tasty”

Osteria Quatro Pass
Ranked #4 of 32 Restaurants in Varenna
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“very good and tasty”
Reviewed 4 May 2014

We enjoyed the dinner the first night we arrived in Italy. I would definitely recommend one of your meals while in Varenna. The weather was bad but sitting outside would be nice there. Many locals which is always a good sign

Visited April 2014
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San Diego, California
Level 6 Contributor
101 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2014 via mobile

Loved this little restaurant so much we went twice in our three night stay. Helpful and friendly staff who greeted us by name the second might. They gave us no trouble with sharing, since we cannot eat as much as we used to. Every dish was well prepared and with local fresh ingredients. Our wine was the best and reasonably priced. Highly recommend this place. Our best meal in Italy so far!

Visited May 2014
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Varenna, Italy
Level 6 Contributor
137 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Simply Great”
Reviewed 2 May 2014 via mobile

I have eaten here 20+'times and am going tonight to get the bad taste out of my mouth from MonAmour last night...QuatroPasse is superb family restaurant that served simple bit great food at decent prices...super service in a rock walled wine cellar-like little room gives the diner an intimate place to enjoy great food that reflects the little village that Varenna is...I think this is the best that Varenna has to offer... BOOK AHEAD, and try the Ca'Brione white wine from the Valtellina, and a Sforzato with some strong cheese or heavy meat dish...Sforzato is an air dried Nebbiolo grape that increases its strength in the cold Autumn air of the local valley above Lake Como..the 2001 Sforzato 5 Stelle of Nino Negri(Chiuro Italy, and amazingly on the wine list at Hanks in the Green Valley Ranch hotel of the reality TV show fame in Las Vegas)is the greatest wine to come out of Lombardia...Put up a Petrus 82 and pocket $5500, for the difference in price...

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Sydney, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Great food that's not distracted by good views!”
Reviewed 13 April 2014 via mobile

This is a fabulous restaurant with great ambience and service. Tucked away in a little alley way in Varenna, this place will deliver great sophisticated Italian food without the 'touristy' feel of the waterfront restaurants. Friendly good service, and well priced. The suckling pig was excellent!

Visited April 2014
1 Thank Miki K
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San Antonio
Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“This is the real deal! Get away from the tourists and "the view" and eat extremely well.”
Reviewed 30 March 2014

In Varenna there are a lot of "view" restaurants. Have drinks there, and climb the street to Quarto Pass for a fantastic dinner experience. Make reservations in high season--we didn't and barely got a table. We were happy we did. The service was top notch and had a family feel to it.

We began with a complimentary warm gorgonzola tart that was the perfect little bite. Next came the meat and cheese with polenta souffle. The lake perch with risotto was wonderful!

We liked everything about this place. Such a great memory and experience.

  • Visited March 2014
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