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Cavallino Ristorante Trattoria dei Pescatori

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Piazza Martiri della Liberta' 16, 23829 Varenna, Italy
+39 0341 815219
11:00 - 23:45
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Mission Viejo, California
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Have traveled throughout Italy and sampled the pizza in every city. At this restaurant we ordered the Rustica pizza. Disappointed. Did not taste like Italian sausage and unsure what type of cheese was used, but coming from an Italian this was not pizza. Staff was very nice, did not try any of their other menu items.

Thank Donna P
New Zealand
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63 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We visited here as a family and we all enjoyed the food. The mountain platter was fantastic, as were the other dishes we ordered. The location is great. You can watch the ferrys coming and going and the many tourists boarding them. There are options to sit inside or out, and even in a cold wind, they have cosy blankets... More 

Thank NewZealandKiwifamily
New York City, New York
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stop by at Cavallino Ristorante Trattoria dei Pescatori right before your boat to Bellagio and have some glass of Processo with platter of chess and prosciutto crudo. Please do not expect a sophisticated menu, there is none. You will love fresh and delicious antipasti as well as domestic grilled fresh-water fish dishes surrounded with unforgettable view to Como lake. Relax,... More 

Thank Eugene K
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Unkind waitress and very salty food. We were surprised how disappointing that experience was. Lovely view.

Thank Adrianna K
Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016

This restaurant was right next to our hotel and has a lovely outlook over the lake. It had a lovely selection of food on its menu, great wine and the staff were really friendly.

Thank JanetandRoss
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19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016

The best thing about Cavallino was the service, the waitress was lovely, "solare" e "simpatica." I did not know what to order and she made excellent suggestions. I ate the risotto with pesce which was fantastic. Then I had the fish with roasted potatoes. The food was fresh and prepared with care, and cooked to perfection. The Tiramisu was made... More 

Thank Laura M
Katowice, Poland
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80 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016

We ordered 4 different dishes and only 2 were average, 1 was terrible- the dumplings were ok but the sauce was VERY BITTER that it was impossible to eat it. Spagetti carbonara was full of pepper, even I like middle spicy food but this one burned my mouth.... It was the worst dinner during our stay in Lombardy.

Thank Jolanta A
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Just a great place to unwind. We enjoyed ourselves in the late afternoons, and even later in the evenings.

Thank Andrea C
Rome, Italy
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Near to our VRBO apt and docks. Really pleasant meals there. I have a favorite but thats for you to figure yourself.

Thank Jim T
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Stopped at this lake view restaurants while waiting for our ferry, lovely drinks and extremely friendly service.

Thank colleen S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$52
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:45
11:00 - 23:45
11:00 - 23:45
11:00 - 23:45
11:00 - 23:45
11:00 - 23:45
11:00 - 23:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza Martiri della Liberta' 16, 23829 Varenna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Lake Como  >  Varenna
  • Phone Number: +39 0341 815219
member of slowfood "Osterie d Italia" for lunch and dinner with the wide range of fresh lake fishkichten open from noon till late evening

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