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Caffe Varenna

Contrada Scoscesa, 13, 23829 Varenna, Italy
+39 0341 830459
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“bruschetta” (59 reviews)
“cakes” (34 reviews)
“sandwich” (15 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Bar, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Contrada Scoscesa, 13, 23829 Varenna, Italy
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Reviewed yesterday

Tiny cafe-bar-bistro set right on the cobbled lakeside path. There's several options but for a tasty light lunch we enjoyed fresh made bruschettas with wine & coffee.

Thank hildenley
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We visited the place on a rainy afternoon. We ordered 2 lasagnas and 2 glasses of Moscato d'Asti. The service was very fast. We paid 34 euro. A minus is the fact that the menu hasn't so many choices.

Thank Adina I
Reviewed 4 days ago

We didn't have a reservation for one of the nearby restaurant so we got a table here. Service was prompt and attentive. But the menu tells you the obvious. It's a bar. There is some food available. Why it's so highly rated is beyond me.

Thank walnut123
Reviewed 4 days ago

We took the ferry from Bellagio to do some sightseeing and decided to try this spot for lunch. Most of the seating is outside with a great lake view. But if you dine here, be sure to check out the inside! It's beautiful. I love...More

Thank turquoisewater4
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This beautiful little cafe is perfectly located on the lake shore. Lots of tables outside and a few inside so great whatever the weather. Lots of menu choice for both food and drink, including my favourite Rooibos tea, all served with a friendly smile. Definitely...More

Thank harlyc
Reviewed 6 days ago

extensive drinks menus - food looked great , friendly polite service. we spent many times with coffees drinks etc gazing at the stunning lake view and taking in the atmosphere of beautiful varenna

Thank nerja18
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great coffee and an unbeatable lakefront view, coupled with friendly and prompt service...4 straight mornings in Varenna, great to start the day!

Thank TorontoCanuck55
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a nice place to take a fresh breath. Café Varenna was excellent to relax after a short trail of the sentiero Viandante. We were lucky, because we had a table in front of the terras, looking at the beautiful view of the lake. I...More

Thank Bo S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Two years ago, Caffe Varena was my favourite inexpensive Varenna restaurant, with an excellent choice of cold plates featuring fine smoked ham, melon cheeses etc for €10 each with a 6€ glass of wine. These dishes are still there, but hidden away in the menu...More

1  Thank hibou22
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice cafe with a fantasic location. Nothing to complain here. Was good. Sadly we wanted an ice cream but were told that their ice cream is factory made and we should try the store two blocks down. Nice enough to advise this but it would...More

Thank Shimeedu
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Questions & Answers
23 January 2017|
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Response from Carol B | Reviewed this property |
No, reservations are not needed
5 April 2016|
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Response from Maureen M | Reviewed this property |
I think it opens around 8 or 9 and closes around 9 or 10, in the evening.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Romantic, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Contrada Scoscesa, 13, 23829 Varenna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Lake Como  >  Varenna
  • Phone Number: +39 0341 830459
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Exclusive Lake View, Light Lunch & Dinner, Continental Breakfast
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