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Crotto di Pino

Via Pino 23, 23829 Varenna, Italy
+39 338 326 1526
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good37%
  • Average19%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible3%
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“stew” (2 reviews)
“truffles” (2 reviews)
“chef fabio” (2 reviews)
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Via Pino 23, 23829 Varenna, Italy
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A walk south of main town of Varenna led us to this small but nice restaurant tight at lunch time. We were lucky to get a table outside, under a tree with a vista over the lake back to the main town. The proprietor was...More

Thank TheBestCook
Reviewed 13 May 2017

We stayed only 3 nights in Fumulatte and the most disappointing thing I can say about Crotto di Pino is that we couldn't schedule time to come back after our first night. Three weeks of Italy later, this meal still stands out as the gem...More

Thank Andy D
Reviewed 29 September 2016

We were staying at an Airbnb in Fiumelatte - a few minutes from Varenna on Lake Como. We took a walk up the hill behind our apartment and found a little restaurant high up .... as everything tends to be... The host - FABIO -...More

1  Thank 456Patricia
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Very cosy place that is off the beaten path. Staff is super friendly and the father gave us a ride home! The restaurant is up the hill and has a fantastic view. Try the pasta with chestnuts, mushrooms and black truffles. Local grilled fish was...More

Thank SingDutch23
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

We went last Friday night and had a beautiful meal, lovely wine and the most amazing views of the Lake! Such wonderful friendly staff added to such an amazing evening. I recommend the ravioli and also the creme brûlée....you won't get a better meal in...More

Thank Ross G
Reviewed 11 July 2016

We ate here on our last night in Italy, mostly out of convenience as we were staying in Fiumelatte and did not want to walk in to Varenna that evening. The food was slightly more Germanic than some of the other places we dined along...More

Thank sme0284
Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Very nice authentic feel with great views welcoming service and food. Picked us up from our hotel and retuned us very content.

Thank stephen k
Reviewed 15 May 2016

Chef Fabio served up some of the best meals ever! Once I tried Crotto di Pino I was so impressed that I went back several more times. Sometimes for dinner and other times for lunch and was always pleased. The chef and staff are super...More

Thank Robin_inFium
Reviewed 2 November 2015

Coming over from Bellagio, we learned of this restaurant as a result of our visit to the Varenna tourist info office near the central square, and after a walk of a bit over two kilometers along the lake we reached our objective. (Hint - if...More

Thank Joe T
Reviewed 29 October 2015

Our first day in Varenna and it was raining. The owner of the villa at which we stayed had recommended restaurant Crotto di Pino and told us that although it wasn't in Varenna, the restaurant would pick is up. As we had no umbrella on...More

Thank cometdog1922
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 36 - USD 142
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 15:00
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12:30 - 15:00
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12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Pino 23, 23829 Varenna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Lake Como  >  Varenna
  • Phone Number: +39 338 326 1526
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It is a typical Italian restaurant with homemade dishes of the area and a wonderfull view of the central part of the lake of Como in Italy.
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