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Ristorante Vecchia Varenna

Contrada Scoscesa, 14, 23829 Varenna, Italy
+39 0341 830793
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good42%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“baked fish” (29 reviews)
“risotto” (13 reviews)
“mousse” (5 reviews)
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Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Contrada Scoscesa, 14, 23829 Varenna, Italy
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Although the food was not special, the view was spectacular, the service is OK, the vine is overpriced , and do not take the advice of the waiters for vine, nor the food. We had an oxidized wine which indeed was suggested by the waiter....More

Thank Krkd
Reviewed 3 days ago

Having decided to have lunch at this restaurant one our Motorcycle ride out today, we chose this place as it was in a great location, with terrace overlooking the bay, and was nowhere near as busy or "touristy" as the other restaurants. The owner was...More

Thank Ian H
Reviewed 5 days ago

Romantic restaurant, right on the water. Good food, attentive staff and reasonable prices. The chocolate tagliolini with dolce gorgonzola was delicious!

Thank Gbmars
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After eating here a couple of times on previous visits to Varenna, we visited with friends - slightly concerned that all our enthusiasm might be ill founded. We needn't have worried - after a very friendly welcome and sorting out drinks, we chose from the...More

Thank rj38
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Limited choice menu but nicely cooked and presented. Book ahead if you want to sit overlooking the lake - the main reason for eating here. Prices compare favourably.

Thank Joy070
Reviewed 17 May 2017

We found the menu very limited and overpriced. I ordered the lakefish sardina and something about the combination of flavours was really off - I did not enjoy it. My partner had the rabbit which he enjoyed. The service was slow & unfriendly which added...More

Thank nessmclean
Reviewed 26 April 2017

We first ate here 2 years ago and greatly enjoyed our meal. Returning in 2017 we were delighted to see that the menu was still very imaginative and the cooking of a high standard. The menu is quite short but full of slighly unexpected twists...More

Thank quantockm
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

We waited 20 patient minutes after sitting at a table whilst other diners who arrived after us were served. During that time no one attended us even though there seemed to be an abundance of staff. Walked out without even ordering. A first and last....More

Thank Colin W
Reviewed 20 April 2017

The view is wonderful, the risotto is heavenly, the best meal we had while visiting Lake Como area. The staff are friendly and efficient. A must place to eat in Veranna.

Thank pdigger56
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

We had dinner at Ristorante Vecchia Varenna last night. The staff could not have been more accommodating or helpful. We split the asparagus soup with and without pork belly. My husband had fall off the bone tender rabbit and I had a pasta with beans....More

Thank spencer k
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$17 - US$59
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
19:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
19:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
19:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
19:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
19:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
19:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
19:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Contrada Scoscesa, 14, 23829 Varenna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Lake Como  >  Varenna
  • Phone Number: +39 0341 830793
  • E-mail
Ristorante con terrazza immersa nelle acque del lago di Como, gode di una impagabile vista nel centro lago. In cucina utilizziamo prodotti freschi e lavoriamo in prima persona tutte le materie prime.
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