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“Excellent Service and Food with a world class view and a Swan or 2 ”

Ristorante Vecchia Varenna
Ranked #15 of 32 Restaurants in Varenna
Price range: US$17 - US$59
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Good for: View, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
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.
Varenna, Italy
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134 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Excellent Service and Food with a world class view and a Swan or 2 ”
Reviewed 16 May 2014 via mobile

Really expertly done dinner in this Varenna classic, the only one directly on the water...I highly recommend...about the 35th time to have eaten here...Very short menu so far less confusing than than others...Faultless service for a pair of Varenna locals who happen to work for Rick Steves and Insight Vacations...Our perfect evening was cocktails at Du Lac with Janet, dinner here, and desert with Giovanni at the Nilus bar next door.

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“Fantastic food”
Reviewed 1 May 2014 via mobile

We had the slow cooked duck and baked rice, and a lovely rosé to go with it. Panacotta and pairfait for dessert - great food and service!!!

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Chester, United Kingdom
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147 reviews
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“Wonderful experience”
Reviewed 20 January 2014

This is a fantastic restaurant. One of many great restaurants in Varenna.

The setting is brilliant. As you can see from the photos there is a large window with a great view out over the lake. The inside is nice and stylish.

The staff are really friendly. The food is fantastic. Some of the dishes are rather small, a bit too nouvelle cuisine. But it is fantastic. Good wines too.

A great place to treat yourself to a romantic meal.

Book ahead to great a good table by the window.

  • Visited August 2013
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vecchiavarenna, Proprietario at Ristorante Vecchia Varenna, responded to this review, 23 January 2014
Thank you for choosing our restaurant and have appreciated our work.
I just want to clarify that all our tables in the our interior dining room and on the terrace on the Lake, are large (80 x 80 cm) :-)

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Luca and Samantha Castiglioni
Vecchia Varenna Restaurant
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Sydney
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138 reviews
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“Beautiful view with food to match”
Reviewed 23 October 2013

A tranquil and serene setting for an October weekday lunch on the enclosed veranda over looking the beautiful lake and mountains. A delicious lake fish risotto to start (cooked to order) followed by grilled lakefish and a flavoursome rabbit dish of different components of the animal includng the loin, shoulder, ribs and offal - superbly cooked with skill and full of flavour. A shared cheese plate was a delightful way to sample various regional goat and cows milk cheeses and accompaniments. Friendly helpful service.

  • Visited October 2013
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vecchiavarenna, Proprietario at Ristorante Vecchia Varenna, responded to this review, 26 October 2013
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Thnx!! :-)
Happy to give you nice time in Vwecchia Varenna Restaurant :-)

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Luca and Samantha Castiglioni
Vecchia Varenna Restaurant
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Gozo
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“Good food and great wine list”
Reviewed 10 October 2013

Found this place early on our vacation and were always heading back. Menu changes regularly. Food impressive and you could imagine desserts.

Visited October 2013
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vecchiavarenna, Proprietario at Ristorante Vecchia Varenna, responded to this review, 11 October 2013
Thank you !! :-)
We hope to see you again.

Samantha and Luca Castiglioni
Vecchia Varenna Restaurant
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