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Ristorante Vecchia Varenna

Contrada Scoscesa, 14 | Zona pedonale a lago in Riva Granda, 23829 Varenna, Italy
+39 0341 830793
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good41%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“rabbit” (13 reviews)
“baked fish” (36 reviews)
“risotto” (15 reviews)
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Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Contrada Scoscesa, 14 | Zona pedonale a lago in Riva Granda, 23829 Varenna, Italy
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had a two course meal here on the first night of our weekend in Varenna. The weather was cool and we were struggling to find anywhere to fit us in. The food was great, we had the creamy risotto which was very good. I...More

Thank jess69
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful terrace overlooks Lago di Come from the water’s edge of Varenna. Food and service were excellent. If you go for lunch be seated by 2 pm.

Thank BellaItaliana
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is just so so here. not many choices on the menu. Location is lovely. right over the water. I had lake fish which still has skin with scales on it. the parsley pasta was decent. did not eat here again after the one...More

Thank mnsp1964
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Struggling to see why this isn't number 1 in Varenna, perhaps the slightly average service but the food was some of the best we had in our 10 day trip to Italy. Different from the standard Italian. The setting is also lovely.

Thank Andrew P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The position of this restaurant is excellent, with outside tables available on the lake. The food was fantastic! Service was great, and the wine list offered some nice choices. I would return here in a heartbeat.

Thank RoadWrangler
Reviewed 9 September 2017

We into to this restaurant three years ago and had a really outstanding lunch experience. This time we travelled from Como to Varenna specifically to have lunch there. As we expected, it was really worth the trip. The lakeside setting is wonderful, as others have...More

Thank KCiscasey
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

The main dining area is set across the walkway and directly over the lake, to my knowledge this layout is unique to this establishment. White table cloth dining. Food is very good and price point reasonable. The host is wonderful.

Thank Jason L
Reviewed 7 September 2017

What a memorable romantic evening.The pasta dishes are home made from the finest ingredients and made dailey.

Thank cozzie50
Reviewed 7 September 2017

We knew that restaurant since many years and last august, we wanted to enjoy it again. The environment is exciting because we were in the part of the restaurant on the lake. Great emotion to see the lake's water with fishes and the birds in...More

Thank albinaepaolo
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

We had nice dinner , typical lake fish nicely cooked Italian style. Nice sunset view of the lake. Highly recommend

Thank Karim R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
USD 24 - USD 71
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, View, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Contrada Scoscesa, 14 | Zona pedonale a lago in Riva Granda, 23829 Varenna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Lake Como  >  Varenna
  • Phone Number: +39 0341 830793
Ristorante con terrazza immersa nelle acque del lago di Como, gode di una impagabile vista nel centro lago. In cucina utilizziamo prodotti freschi e lavoriamo in prima persona tutte le materie prime.
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