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“Amazing Food. Traditional setting. Great Service.”
Review of Il Cavatappi

Il Cavatappi
Ranked #1 of 32 Restaurants in Varenna
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Fantastic dining experience. Lovely staff and outstanding food. Probably our best dining experience in Italy and we have had some good ones. Very friendly and attentive waiters. We had the Ravioli and Lasagne (special) for starters which were outstanding. The steak as a shared main was one of the best pieces of meat I have had from a restaurant. It is justified that this is the best restaurant in town. Reasonable prices for fantastic quality. Keep up the good work guys.

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Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

So glad we were able to get a table here. Staff and restaurant very charming. The food was great-- we had the burratta caprese salad and tuna carpaccio, then shared the amazing lasagna and a cheese plate for dessert!

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Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

We were so impressed that ended up going twice during our five day stay in Varenna. The food and service were excellent, and the ambiance inside was pleasant with nice tables and decoration. You don't get lake views but it is located in a lovely Varenna alley.

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Reviewed 3 August 2017

Skip the lake side touristy spots and book a table here. (Definitely call or email in advance to reserve at peak season.) It's on the pricer side (a bottle of wine, appetizer, pasta and main, dessert split for two will run 70 euro) but worth it. The food is spectacular and much more inventive than the other spots, and the service is lovely. The tuna tartare and the gnocchi are particularly good! Remember this is Italy - dinners are marvelously slow.

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2  Thank Clara S
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Reviewed 31 July 2017

My husband and I enjoyed our dinner at Il Cavatappi! This was one our our top meals while on our 2 month holiday in Italy! Very small & intimate restaurant. Wait service is extremely attentive and the preparation of the food was nothing short of spectacular. We started with an appetizer of Burrata with tomatoes followed by my husband enjoying a lamb dish while I enjoyed a superbly cooked beef dish. Since we are both chocoholics we ordered the chocolate desert with pistachios! Of course the meal was accompanied by a delicious red wine. This is a restaurant that needs reservations several weeks in advance as it is very small.

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