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Il Cavatappi

Via XX Settembre 10, 23829 Varenna, Italy
+39 0341 815349
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“cavatappi” (19 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 2 days ago

The meal was fantastic. Great service. Only 7 tables so book in advance. Little or no chance to get a table justing walking in. A must when visiting Varenna.

Thank mikebishop007
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely restaurant. And very popular so do book. They were full for 3 nights in a row when we asked. Great ambiance for dining. And very attentive staff. The meal unfortunately lacked the great flavours of Italy I was expecting. The food was executed well....More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked this small restaurant based on reviews and were not disappointed. Dined at one of few tables outside and both wait staff were welcoming and clearly well trained. We had delicious three courses and would highly recommend the lamb and pork main meal options....More

Thank Anne K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a superb meal and a demonstration of knowledgeable waiters and service . Everything done well- including a kingfish ragout the chef leaned from his grandmother

Thank Selwyn B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After reading the reviews we took a chance and waited outside for the place to open and possibly get a seat. And we hit the jackpot. They were very friendly and accommodating. Gave us a great table but mentioned as they are fully booked we'd...More

Thank Shimeedu
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really great food - a caprese with a perfect portion of burrata followed by charcoal grilled lamb and eggplant-stuffed ravioli. Gnocchi good but not great. Diverse and reasonably priced wine list with great local representation.

Thank TorontoCanuck55
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is an excellent local restaurant with pride and creativity. One of best meals we had in region Small but really good Great menu and clearly passionate about what they serve

Thank Jan Z
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went for a birthday after researching online. Small, only 7 tables, reservations required. It did not disappoint. Amazing food, great service, friendly staff and wonderful place. Definitely the best place we dined while staying in Varenna!

1  Thank mikicarey1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must when visiting Varenna, you won't be disappointed. Based on others reviews I asked the Villa to book us a table for two and we got in the very next night on an outside table in a quaint alley way. Service was...More

Thank Michellemo1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place had really great food compared to the other places we tried. Make sure to make your reservation as it is a very small place but the service was excellent and staff very friendly.

Thank Muneeza A
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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, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
18:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:00
18:30 - 21:00
18:30 - 21:00
18:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
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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