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Via Riva Garibaldi 14, Varenna, Italy
+39 0341 815228
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good45%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“crepes” (19 reviews)
“pizza” (47 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Bar, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Via Riva Garibaldi 14, Varenna, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Busy place in early evening. Attentive and friendly service. Shared a pizza and crispelle carciofi. Great view of the lake, of course.

Thank jchtravel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped off at Bar Nilus on a hot day for lunch. The staff were friendly and really cared about the food they served. The meal was excellent and the views outstanding. Can't praise it enough!

Thank David P
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

Nilus has outside seating overlooking Lake Como. The pasta and pizza was very good with reasonable prices.

Thank Joyce P
Reviewed 30 October 2017

I really doubt that you could find an eatery in Varenna that didn't have atmosphere and good food. We ate here twice during our two nite stay in Varenna. I was craving a good Italy cuppa and they delivered. Party of 4 with a wide...More

Thank gdr23
Reviewed 22 October 2017

View of lake and architecture almost as good as Bar Il Molo, but food not as good. Tortelloni burro salvia (special of the day) didn't look or taste homemade. Bland. Garden salad included interesting items like green beans, zucchini shavings, grated carrot, tomato slices and...More

Thank Cynthia F
Reviewed 22 October 2017

We had only beers with some sandwiches in the afternoon, but place seems to be always busy, has a nice view and the prices are average. Only minus could be that they do not accept card payments for less than 20 Eur.

Thank Klaris1991
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

We had lunch here on our first day in Varenna, on our second night and on the last day too. Highly recommend the pizzas. We got a lakeside table on the last day and it was a stunning view. My pumpkin and prawn risotto was...More

Thank SandyBlue69
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Great lunch. So much choice. I did make a mistake ordering a fromaggio mista thinking a salad with mixed cheeses walnuts and honey but just a cheese board but still lovely! Loads of pizza crepes pastas salads. Need some gluten free options in this part...More

Thank Sophie O
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

We had a lovely relaxed evening in Nilus Bar. Great big , tasty pizzas . A lovely bottle of Chianti and a shared dessert to die for and coffee. €60.

Thank VALEDIreland
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed an impromptu dinner here after a long day, the staff was very accommodating and sat us at a table with an absolutely exceptional view of the lake! The food was very good for the class of restaurant. If you want to enjoy a...More

Thank trav1z2e3q4
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Neil B
13 September 2017|
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Response from kibblesm | Reviewed this property |
We went for lunch in late March=low season, no crowds or reservation needed. It's a pretty casual place. Have your hotel call them the day before to ask about a reservation. Most are happy to help! That should confirm your... More
6 February 2017|
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Response from Ruth S | Reviewed this property |
Yes but restaurant would need to be booked in advance
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Riva Garibaldi 14, Varenna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Lake Como  >  Varenna
  • Phone Number: +39 0341 815228
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