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Via XX Settembre, 12, 23829 Varenna, Italy
+39 338 765 4926
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
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18:00 - 00:00
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 March 2017

We stumbled into this restaurant on our first night of a short break in Varenna, and to be fair we were tired after travelling all day, and just wanted to get something tasty and not too expensive. We found the service to be not very welcoming, and we were surprised that there was no house wine on offer, so we... More 

Thank chrisrimmer2017
Penicuik, United Kingdom
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127 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2016

We had a lovely dinner, good friendly service, food was excellent as was the choice of wine. Booking is probably a good idea at busier times

Thank Alastair H
Portland, Oregon
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Friends told us not to miss Borgovino. Reservations were a bit challenging but out persistence paid off! The staff were efficient and gracious and helpful with the menu questions. Dinner was as delicious as expected.

Thank Tripper4fun2014
Gladwyne, Pennsylvania
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115 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016

We had a good dinner at Borgovino. My husband enjoyed his grilled lake fish but it was not served with anything, not even a garnish. My spaghetti with clams was spicy but very good. However, many of the clams were unopened. The waiter said I should be able to pry them open with my knife (not possible). Some finally opened... More 

Thank Donna B
Penn Valley, California
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72 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

We've been in Venice and now Varenna this trip, five days so far. This was our most expensive and disappointing dinner yet. The ambience and service are excellent, but we found the food rather bland. Not bad, but not great either.

Thank Roger S
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60 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Beautiful surrounds. Overpriced and the food not so good. Service was great , let down by precocious food...nothing special. Went out after spent 8 euros on a pizza.

Thank Craig G
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

The service here is excellent, and the food is great! We both ordered the secret pasta and loved it. Be sure to make a reservation because seating is limited.

Thank Erin J
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37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Small restaurant but big on flavour. Last nights dinner started with their eggplant appetizer - which I would definitely order again. I had the pork scallops with mushrooms and my husband had the steak and green peppercorns. Both were very good. Making a reservation is essential.

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

In the few towns we visited we found that the restaurants away from the lake front to be far more friendly and authentic, Borgovino was another good find. Very friendly and knowledgeable service. Our waiter (maybe the owner) happily explained some menu items and was very knowledgable regarding the wines. I tried the local fish dish of lake Como; Missoltini,... More 

Thank colleen S
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

We had a family meal at this restaurant and did not really enjoy the experience. The restaurant is extremely small and the chairs were very uncomfortable. The service was good but the food was disappointing of all the meals we had. The meat was cooked well but did not have a huge taste. Fish was dry and needed to have... More 

Thank Mbragg1960

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$28
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via XX Settembre, 12, 23829 Varenna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Lake Como  >  Varenna
  • Phone Number: +39 338 765 4926

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