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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%
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“bruschetta” (65 reviews)
“cakes” (20 reviews)
“sandwich” (15 reviews)
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Italian, Bar, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Contrada Scoscesa, 13, 23829 Varenna, Italy
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Visited for late lunch on a Friday. The view and service were impeccable. We ordered the pears in speck, burrata and bruschetta all were delicious and complimented by delicious wine and beer. A must stop in Varenna

Thank Kate E
Reviewed 4 days ago

Nice shady spot to sit and watch the world go by. Decent service, quality and price and view over the lake.

Thank Timmide
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had an aperitivo here. It is a very cute place right by the water with friendly staff (very rare in Varenna). You get some chips and nuts with the drinks and can hang there for a bit. We loved it.

Thank mslovestravel
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here several times during our stay and the food & drinks were excellent. This place is located right next to the water with an awesome view. The staff was always very friendly.

Thank Connie2012_12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came to Varenna for five nights and absolutely loved this place - it's simplicity, charm, wonderful views, unfussy menu and brilliant service. Lucca was very professional, friendly, efficient and helpful - a real asset to the business. Highly recommend.

Thank Traveller2509
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is open for breakfast ,lunch, and dinner. We onl6 had breakfast here but service was great, staff friendly and location was excellent. Right on the waterfront shore so relaxing and perfect . It appeared to be busy all day an$ night so 5hat...More

Thank James L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I stopped here with my wife and two young daughters. The lady who served was very friendly and welcoming and was excellent when helping me choose something dairy free. The food was very good, well priced and overall we had an excellent experience.

1  Thank RedBully1975
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here with friends. Overlooking the lake so a beautiful setting. Food was delicious. Our bill was €100 for four of us, two starters that we shared as large portions, 4 pastas and 2 drinks each. Great value! The food was superb, lasagne, carbonara, pasta...More

4  Thank Zoe B
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Delicious little restaurant right along the water in Varenna. The food was excellent and the cocktails were phenomenal. You should try the Hugo Spritz!

1  Thank Christopher R
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

We ate only toasts and bruschettas but these were excellent. Also coffee was very good (well, is there place in Italy where it's not...). Friendly service. And the location near waterfront with that lake view...10 points to Caffe Varenna.

1  Thank JabbaDeHutt
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11 April 2018|
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Response from Ingolf N | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, but I do not know if they have a dinner menu. Given they close by 5:30 and are quite a small locale, I would guess it would be quite a small menu if they do.
11 April 2018|
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Response from steve8325 | Reviewed this property |
Appetizers, sandwiches and some pastas
4 March 2018|
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Response from Adina I | Reviewed this property |
Usually Caffe Varenna is open until 6:30 PM.
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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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:30 am - 12:00 am
8:30 am - 12:00 am
8:30 am - 12:00 am
8:30 am - 12:00 am
8:30 am - 12:00 am
8:30 am - 12:00 am
8:30 am - 12:00 am
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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