Varenna restaurants

Italian in Varenna

Il Cavatappi

Set along a narrow pedestrian lane in the upper part of Varenna, Il Cavatappi is an intimate spot with just seven tables set amid arched ceilings and stone walls, as opera plays quietly in the background. The cookin…
Italian in Varenna

Osteria Quatro Pass

Places that don't have a lake view in Varenna are at a distinct disadvantage, which is why this place works just that extra bit harder with the food and service. Cured meats, lake fish and other local specialities a…
Trattoria in Varenna


Lake-fish specialities pack the menu of this Slow Food eatery set on Varenna's quay. Among the highlights are crostoni topped with a fish and calvados pâté; ravioli filled with lavarello (white fish) in a creamy rad…
Italian in Varenna

Vecchia Varenna

You can't get closer to Lake Como than these 15 or so tables set on a terrace suspended over the water. Which means you can dine on lake fish, duck breast or little gnocchi cooked in goat cheese, cream and truffle o…
Italian in Varenna

Ristorante La Vista

The fabulous views from the terrace high in Varenna's old town are only half the story here. The fresh, inventive food is from a menu that changes with the seasons; service rarely misses a beat.