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Osteria di Piazza Litta

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Piazza Litta 4, 21100 Varese, Italy
+39 0332 289167
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 00:00
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Sun 12:00 - 15:00
Tue - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
Tue - Sat 19:30 - 00:00
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Province of Varese, Italy
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Tiny but really good food, I loved it! The bad thing is you have to book 1 or 2 weeks in advance if you want to go on a weekend. It's worthwhile the wait though.

2 Thank ViviSaMi
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016

Within the ancient heart of Varese there is e pearl of food and wine. The discrete ambient with a brilliant waiter will amaze you surely enjoy!

Thank matteo_marino
Brussels, Belgium
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75 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

We went with friends on a rainy evening and the warm and welcoming atmosphere immediately make us feel comfortable. The was exceptionally friendly and able to suggest according to our tastes. Food was excellent and the wine list as well. Ambience is small (it's recommended to reserve a table in advance) but not noisy and it's pleasant for chatting with... More 

1 Thank Michele M
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 10 June 2016

At first glance it likes very nice taste from some menue of picture,but taste was so-so.But servise was very nice.A lot of customers was enjoyed dinner.

Thank kenken7
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2015 via mobile

I've been here several time and I never found anything below excellent. Small place, awsome food and atmosphere. The menù is particular and changes every couple of months. The courtesy is amazing. Definitely a must

Thank Marco A
Varese, Italy
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226 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 353 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2015

Outside the normal city driving routes, however, a short walk from "Ville Ponti and Villa Panza" (tourist attractions in town) but discovered thanks to Tripadvisor, I had dinner here few months ago, it was a great experience which confirms the excellent reviews already obtained. Despite I'm vegetarian I could find some good options, a place that deserves, in couple or... More 

2 Thank KaITrAvEL
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2015 via mobile

Went with family for dinner. Small restaurant in the old part of Varese. Super friendly service and menu deviates from usual northern Italian fare. Delicious prawn tartare, followed by large fusili with duck ragu-sublime. Pigeon breast with rhubarb sauce was delicious. My son declared the steak was the best he'd ever had. No room for dolce!!! Will return.

Thank Arwyn J
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192 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2015

Good food and good personal service. It is however a good idea to ask prices of specials before you order the; we were quite surprised to find out the price of the lobster, which was very good by the way but also not cheap. But, a good place to have dinner.

1 Thank WallyHolland
Ranco (VA)
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57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2014

A enjoyable lunch in a cosy, intimate restaurant with friendly staff. Three home-made courses (pasta dish, main course & dessert), plus water, two glasses of prosecco and 1/2 litre of wine for 22.50 Euros per person.

Thank Timbo_Ranco
Fairfield, Connecticut
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71 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2014

ravioli filled with a mousse of the local Cantello asparagus, topped with melting burrata...need i say more?

2 Thank jcrowne

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 33 - USD 64
Italian, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 00:00
19:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza Litta 4, 21100 Varese, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Province of Varese  >  Varese
  • Phone Number: +39 0332 289167

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