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Il Cavatappi

Via XX Settembre 10, 23829 Varenna, Italy
+39 0341 815349
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good20%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“cavatappi” (18 reviews)
“pasta” (58 reviews)
Closes in 21 min
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Via XX Settembre 10, 23829 Varenna, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant takes reservations and is so quaint. Less than 10 tables, with a few out in the small alley that makes up the little avenues of Varenna. It is perfect for couples and families. Great attention to detail and service is excellent. All their...More

Thank Karen M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked via email (using our best translated Italian). Our prenotazione per 2 persone was confirmed the next day by Giuseppe & Riccardo. These gents subsequently proved to be the definition of professional servers: graceful in their movements in a small restaurant; careful (e.g., not...More

Thank DecafSorry
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came to Lake Como in the shoulder season when it was mostly deserted of tourists so that we could enjoy the area in piece as if we were locals. Many of the restaurants in Varenna are ok and will take care of your need...More

Thank raverjb
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner and it was excellent all the way. Service, food and wine were all first class. We shared several items and they all were fabulous. This is a cant miss place for dinner. You need reservations. Very small maybe 12 seats. Enjoy!

Thank mbrstuff
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very small and delicious Italian restaurant. Food is very good. Service is great. You can see the chef cooking the food in the kitchen. Lovely, friendly atmosphere.

Thank Evren34
Reviewed 21 February 2018

We looked up this restaurant earlier during our stay in Varenna and tried out luck for an early dinner one evening without a reservation (although I think its best to make a reservation). We were very lucky to be seated and enjoyed one of our...More

1  Thank Amir S
Reviewed 27 December 2017

Months later, I’m still thinking about this restaurant, so I figured I should leave a review. On our last day in Lake Como, we stopped by Il Cavatappi in the morning. The proprietor told us that there were no reservations available, but people often cancel,...More

Thank RJBWhite
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

We visited this restaurant during a weekend-trip to Varenna/Como in october. It is a small and cozy restaurant, around 8 tables and just one waiter. I'm glad that we called ahead to book a table! The food was great. Absolutely worth a visit!

Thank johannamaa
Reviewed 31 October 2017

Well, let's just start by saying the people of Varenna are so wonderful and the town is enchanting. Match that with the most amazing restaurant down this little alleyway. It is open only for a short period of time at lunch and dinner, and boasts...More

Thank Christine M
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

We booked lunch here based on the Trip Advisor Reviews. There are just 7 tables so you must book. The waiter was extremely pleasant and did not try to persuade us to have anything. Caprese salad had both delicious tomatoes and burrata and the spinach...More

1  Thank Lisa011
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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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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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