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Il Cavatappi

Via XX Settembre 10, 23829 Varenna, Italy
+39 0341 815349
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good20%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“cavatappi” (19 reviews)
“pasta” (59 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Via XX Settembre 10, 23829 Varenna, Italy
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We looked up this restaurant earlier during our stay in Varenna and tried out luck for an early dinner one evening without a reservation (although I think its best to make a reservation). We were very lucky to be seated and enjoyed one of our...More

1  Thank Amir S
Reviewed 27 December 2017

Months later, I’m still thinking about this restaurant, so I figured I should leave a review. On our last day in Lake Como, we stopped by Il Cavatappi in the morning. The proprietor told us that there were no reservations available, but people often cancel,...More

Thank RJBWhite
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

We visited this restaurant during a weekend-trip to Varenna/Como in october. It is a small and cozy restaurant, around 8 tables and just one waiter. I'm glad that we called ahead to book a table! The food was great. Absolutely worth a visit!

Thank johannamaa
Reviewed 31 October 2017

Well, let's just start by saying the people of Varenna are so wonderful and the town is enchanting. Match that with the most amazing restaurant down this little alleyway. It is open only for a short period of time at lunch and dinner, and boasts...More

Thank Christine M
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

We booked lunch here based on the Trip Advisor Reviews. There are just 7 tables so you must book. The waiter was extremely pleasant and did not try to persuade us to have anything. Caprese salad had both delicious tomatoes and burrata and the spinach...More

1  Thank Lisa011
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Add us to the list of people who had a great meal at Il Cavatappi. Our favorite from our recent 2 weeks in Italy. I recommend their version of a Caprese Salad, the Lasagna, and a memorable Pana Cota. A small restaurant on a side...More

Thank StevenSue
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Can't complement this place enough. All the courses I had were excellent. It's small so reservations are recommended but worth any trouble eating here. I can see why they get such good ratings on Tripadvisor. Great music in the background for what amounts to a...More

Thank Singingbaker
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

Had a really good meal here with possibly the best pasta of our time in Varenna. Felt as if it was a 'local' place rather than just aimed at tourists. Staff were very friendly. Very close to Piazza San Georgio.

Thank lovestravel99
Reviewed 5 October 2017

My husband and I stopped in for lunch and were granted one of the last tables in this small but charming establishment. (Tip: make reservations!) We thoroughly enjoyed the meal and the service and it was our favorite place we ate in all of Varenna.

Thank valeriebraegger
Reviewed 2 October 2017

We were staying in Lecco and found this restaurant with good rating in Tripadvisor. First of all, the restaurant closes the kitchen too early, at 21:00 and it is very small. You should make reservation. it is not easy to find the location either. Secondly,...More

Thank Demet T
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25 May 2015|
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Response from Kathleen A | Reviewed this property |
You must make reservations. It is a very small and often booked restaurant. It opens at 6:30 Pm. The last boat leaves Varenna for Cadenabia is at 19:50 (passenger boat only) so that gives you very little time to eat... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via XX Settembre 10, 23829 Varenna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Lake Como  >  Varenna
  • Phone Number: +39 0341 815349
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