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Varenna Mon Amour

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Contrada Scoscesa, 7, Varenna, Italy
+39 0341 814016
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a wonderful dinner in this little place on one of Varenna's tiny alleys. I loved the eggplant parmigiana antipasto and pistachio crusted salmon. Dominic was wonderful in making suggestions and helping us with our Italian. This was a favorite meal in an extended trip to Italy.

Thank suznnnco
Canmore, Canada
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254 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The place does not look like much from the outside, located on a steep alleyway between the lakeshore and the main Piazza. However, the interior has been tastefully remodelled, and has plenty of tables in three seating areas. The menu, while small, offers a good variety of the Italian food groups, and there is an extensive wine list. I wasn't... More 

Thank CanmoreFunkyDude
Kaysville, Utah
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

We stumbled upon this restaurant. The food was incredible. The pistachio salmon and ravioli were two of our favorite dishes we had in Italy. While the servers didn't speak much English, they were so friendly and seemed to fit the friendliness of the Italian restaurant owner stereotype. This restaurant had a great view when sitting outside. Also, try their Caprese... More 

Thank blackattacknit
St. Petersburg, Florida
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

My friend and I happened upon the restaurant as we were walking down the main walk from the ferry to the town center. Just about 10 steps up from the main drag, it's almost a "hidden" gem. As you can tell from the photos, it's beautiful. Our lunch was excellent and the service exceptionally helpful. Our server's English was not... More 

Thank Carla G
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

We went to mon amour after we couldn't get a table in another restaurant, but we didn't get disappointed. The prices are good, specially considered how portion usually are tiny in the area. We ate a pasta dish and a meat with Parmesan and we were both fully satisfied with the meals.

Thank Sebastian R
Basel, Switzerland
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

In our three days stay in Varenna this restaurant was our highlight. It is a bit hidden and does not offer a view at the lake - but the delicious food compensates this more than enough. It's one of the rare places where you get seafood. The portions will satisfy you. And the Tiramisu is just awesome. By the way:... More 

Thank markus_ko73
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119 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We called in for a late lunch and ordered the €15 set lunch. The restaurant is up a side street and we took a table outside. It was a little cold in the shade but there is inside seating. The service was a bit slow but pleasant and we werent in any real hurry. The set lunch included a glass... More 

Thank Welshkiwi99
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Spaghetti with calms and curled octopus were our choices and we were both extremely satisfied. The tiramisu was outstanding and the staff were very attentive.

Thank Lucy C
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Varenna Monamour came highly recommended by the apartment owner, and we were not disappointed. Hidden in an alley away from main tourist area, with modern decor, great food and friendly & attentive staff. We had the Spaghetti alle Vongole, cooked to perfection. For main, I had the mussel & clam signature dish, which was amazing. While my friend had the... More 

Thank GRVenturini
Encinitas, California
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50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

A beautiful little restaurant up a small side walk in Varenna. A couple of tables outside on the stairs but inside very nice. Reservations are recommended as a pretty small place. The eggplant appetizer was excellent and the lake seabass served with the head and tail on...with fresh parsley, olives tomatoes and potatoes was so fresh and tasty. You will... More 

Thank Susan D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 16 - USD 32
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Contrada Scoscesa, 7, Varenna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Lake Como  >  Varenna
  • Phone Number: +39 0341 814016

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?