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La Contrada

Via Quattro Novembre 18, 23829 Varenna, Italy
+39 0341 830113
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“baked fish” (4 reviews)
“salads” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Via Quattro Novembre 18, 23829 Varenna, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delicious food in a breath taking outdoor setting with vies of Lake Como! Great service! Just a few steps away from Varenna's church

Thank Beate A
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

On a recommendation from our hotel we booked this restaurant for lunch. The outlook was picturesque the service was good and the food was amazing. Would recommend.

Thank Grant M
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed the extra service offered by the staff - welcoming drink, wonderful fresh bread, inventive salads, chef's comped starter and carefully prepared entrees. The local wine recommended by the staff was a hit with us as well. Desserts were typically Italian and after dinner...More

Thank les p
Reviewed 8 October 2016

The restaurant sign is quite large on the outside of the Villa Cipressi hotel, enter this way. We walked around confused on the entrance, but entered the hotel and it was right there. The dining area views amazing! Lunch portions not too big, very tasty....More

1  Thank Mary M
Reviewed 27 August 2016

We discovered the restaurant by chance one morning by wandering in to look around. We could see the dining terrace through the window and asked if it was open. They gave us the hours and we made a lunch reservation. The outer dining terrace view...More

Thank F4391YUjamesc
Reviewed 12 August 2016

We reserved our table when we checked in to the hotel. The service and the food were fantastic. We started with salads which were very fresh, and I had the most delicious risotto ever. It had a lot of cheese in it, and was topped...More

Thank Maria B
Reviewed 16 May 2016

We were staying at the Hotel Villa Cipressi and ate at their in-house restaurant the first night. Reservations were easy via the front desk and we were seated immediately upon coming down for dinner. The menu was quite varied and the presentation of all dishes...More

Thank Jim C
Reviewed 23 October 2015

On a recent stay at Villa Cipressi hotel we ate dinner one night in the restaurant, La Contrada. I ordered a pasta dish. When it arrived at our table it was cold and sent it back to reheat. Prices are high, portions small. Would not...More

Thank yankeefan2
Reviewed 7 October 2015 via mobile

OK, but nothing to write home about. Went here for lunch with high hopes for a solid small village Italian experience. Found decent service, great ambiance, but below par food. The risotto was tough to a point of crunchiness and far too salty. The minestrone...More

Thank Swampcactus
Reviewed 5 October 2015

Service was excellent -- you are welcomed with a glass of Prosecco and an amuse bouche. The Prosecco was good and the amuse bouche was flavorless. It was mushrooms in a sauce over polenta; very disappointing. On the other hand,the presentation of the dishes were...More

Thank LauraBunny
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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
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  • Address: Via Quattro Novembre 18, 23829 Varenna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Lake Como  >  Varenna
  • Phone Number: +39 0341 830113
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