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Il Cavatappi

Via XX Settembre 10, 23829 Varenna, Italy
+39 0341 815349
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Mediterranean, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Via XX Settembre 10, 23829 Varenna, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed in Varenna for five nights and three of them we were lucky to get a table here. The food was great and freshly prepared. We enjoyed the atmosphere also.

Thank Tulips0819
Reviewed 1 week ago

My first dinner in this little hamlet on the edge of Lake Como--and the first of many wonderful dinners during a one week stay. Its a very small restaurant, and unless you happen by during low season (mid October til they close) you better have...More

Thank JoelZ195
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small place that we found on tripadvisor before we left and when visiting Varenna made a point a check it out. The eggplant dish I had was amazing. Great mom and pop feel to the place. Just the kind of place we love. You should...More

Thank dworthmaBoston_MA
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our evening at Il Cavatappi was wonderful. You will need a reservation as it's small, which is part of its charm. Pumpkin soup was off the charts and the eggplant parmigiana was simply excellent. Our service was attentive and professional. If you're in Varenna, book...More

Thank Tim L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Located on one of the side streets or alleys of Varenna, we would have walked past this restaurant without a second glance if not for the fact that it came so highly recommended from our B&B proprietor. Our meal was delicious, the restaurant was small...More

Thank SmashB5
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are looking for the best dining experience in Varenna, then you need to go to Il Cavatappi! The food is absolutely delicious and Giuseppe and Riccardo (the owners) are absolutely wonderful! The restaurant is small (so make a reservation several days in advance...More

Thank FoodieBlogs
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had three fabulous meals while in the Lake Como region and this was one of them. Reservations a must as this place seats 14 inside with a few tables outside with good weather. Many people were turned away on a Friday night. Our waiter...More

Thank Popeyebird
Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

Small specialty restaurant with delicious entrees. Friendly staff. Only about 5-8 tables so reservations a must.

Thank macnmiles
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

Knowledgeable and friendly staff and amazing food. We had smoked perch tartar (yum!) and local pasta dishes which were really nice too. This place does not disappoint <3

Thank Adventure537453
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

Ate outside as it was cramped inside and the fresh air was nice, eating in a street is always fun! Anyway the two waiters were very good, very knowledgeable, polite, helpful and friendly. The food was excellent as was the wine too - on recommendation....More

Thank GerbilQueen
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22 August 2018|
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Response from Evren34 | Reviewed this property |
Agree with Beverly954 that better not take your car. Varenna is a small town and there are many narrow alleys, so you can see most places best bu walking.
17 August 2018|
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Response from FIRE1944 | Reviewed this property |
I ate there on two consecutive Sundays.
James B
16 June 2018|
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Response from Dawa62 | Property representative |
Yes. We accept all credit cards.
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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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:00 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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