restaurants & bars

Many of the best restaurants, osterias, trattorias, pizzerias, cafès & bars in and around Varenna are just on your door step!

RISTORANTE IL CAVATAPPI
Via XX Settembre - 23829 Varenna
Tel: +39 0341 815349 / www.ilcavatappiwine-food.it

Lunch: 12.30 - 14.30 / Dinner: 19.30 - 21.45
Notes: Booking in advance is highly recommended.

 

OSTERIA QUATRO PASS
Via XX Settembre, 20 - Varenna
Tel: +39 0341 815091 / www.quatropass.it

Lunch: 12.30 - 14.30 / Dinner: 19.30 - 21.30

 

RISTORANTE LA VISTA - HOTEL MILANO
Via XX Settembre, 35 - 23829 Varenna
Tel: 0341 830298 / www.varenna.net
Closed at Noon / Dinner: 19.30 - 22.00

The restaurant is closed on Tues & Sun

Notes: Located in the heart of the old ancient village of Varenna, the restaurant offers a panoramic view of the lake. Our cuisine is light with Mediterranean flavors. The terrace is the ideal place to have a romantic dinner and spend your cocktail hours in style. Reservations recommended.

 

VARENNA MON AMOUR - NEW!
Contrada Scoscesa, 7 - Varenna
Tel: +39 0341 814016 / www.varennamonamour.it

Closed on Tuesday's.

 

RISTORANTE ISOLA NUOVA 1169
Via del Prato, 6 - Varenna
Tel: +39 0341 830125 / www.nuovaisola1169.it

Lunch: 12.30 - 14.00 / Dinner: 19.30 - 21.00

 

RISTORANTE IL CAMINETTO
Viale Progresso, 4 - 23828 Perledo (LC)
Tel: +39 0341 815225 / 815217
Email: info@ilcaminettoonline.com
www.ilcaminettoonline.com

Lunch: 12.30 - 14.30 / Dinner: 19.30 - 22.00
Notes: Top quality cuisine & courteous service. Transport to the restaurant, free of charge. You can also take a cookery lesson with Chef Moreno at 'Il Caminetto' (Tel: +39 0341 815225). Cost €34 per person in July. Within the walls of this family-run traditional Italian restaurant, you’ll learn how to make pasta the authentic way: your own hands and a rolling pin will be your utensils to make what is the pride and joy of Italian cuisine.

 

VECCHIA VARENNA

Via Scoscesa,10 - 23829 Varenna
Tel: +39 0341 830793 / www.vecchiavarenna.it

Lunch: 12.30 - 14.00 / Dinner: 19.30 - 21.30

 

VICTORIA GRILL
Piazza San Giorgio, 1 - 23829 Varenna
Tel: 0341 815111 / www.royalvictoria.com

Lunch: 12.30-14.00 / Dinner: 19.30-22.00

Notes: The ideal place for lunch or dinner in cheerful environment, excellent cuisine, efficient and courteous service. The Grill's Pizza is not to be missed!

 

27 MQ BAR & CAFÉ

Piazza San Giorgio, 5 / Tel: +39 0341 815365 www.27metriquadri.it/varenna.swf

Notes: Marco and Daniele welcome you with delicious breakfasts, sandwiches, cocktails, rich aperitifs, and lots more. Enjoy some special moments in the charming atmosphere of Piazza San Giorgio.

 

AL BARILOTT BAR, CAFETERIA & INTERNET CAFÉ

Via IV Novembre, 6 - 23829 Varenna
Tel: +39 0341 815045 / www.albarilott.com

Notes: Fabrizio and Claudia welcome you at the Bar Al Barilott. Coffee shop, Enoteca with wine tasting, snack bar with sandwiches and piadine.

 

Borgovino Wine Bar & Restaurant
Via XX Settembre, 12, 23829 Varenna, Italy
Tel: +393387654926

 

RISTORANTE LA CONTRADA (HOTEL VILLA CIPRESSI)
Via IV Novembre 18, Varenna, Italy
Tel: +39 0341 830113
www.hotelvillacipressi.it/english/index.html

 

LIDO BEACH

Localita' Olivedo di Perledo, 23828 Varenna
Tel: 0341 815370 - 339 5364111

Notes: Bar & restaurant with lake fish specialties & local cuisine. A perfect spot to celebrate birthdays & special evenings plus Saturday night disco, dance nights and surprise nights. Deck chair rental, changing rooms and showers.

 

PUB L'ORSO
Piazza Martiri, 1 - 23829 - Varenna
Tel: +39 0341 815 144 / augusto.balbi@libero.it

Lunch: 12.15 - 14.15 / Dinner: 19.30 - 21.15

Known to stay open till 2am!

 

CAVALLINO - TRATORIA DEI PESCATORI

Piazza Libertà, 5 - Varenna
Tel: 0341 815219 / www.cavallino-varenna.it

 

BAR IL MOLO
Via Riva Garibaldi 14, 23829 Varenna
Tel: +39 0341 830070 / barilmolo@fastwebnet.it
Open: 09.00 - 13.30 and every Wednesday evening from 20.00 - 24.00 with live music on the patio - Brazilian Jazz - Boosa Nova from 1st Jun - 30th Sept.

Notes: Bar and ice cream parlour with a terrace, on the shores of the lake. Kitchen is open from 11.00 13.00. Serving pasta dishes, pizza, bruschette and sandwiches, salads, cold platters, salted piadine and dessert.

 

NILUS BAR & ICE CREAM SHOP

Via Riva Garibaldi, 16 - 23829 Varenna
Tel: +39 0341 815228

Notes: Bar, ice-cream shop by the waters edge. Terrace on the lake and indoor tables. You can taste crêpes, pizzas, ice-creams, cocktails, hot and cold dishes.

 

DU LAC BAR @ THE DU LAC HOTEL
Via del Prestino, 11 - 23829 Varenna
Tel: +39 0341 830238

Notes: A terrace among flowers in the green and blue of lake, an ideal place to sip cool drinks, enjoy sorbets, ice-creams and excellent sweets.

 

LA GIAZZERA - GELATERIA

Lungolago - 23829 Varenna / Tel: +39 338 3412482

Notes: Handcrafted ice-creams with genuine natural flavours. Water ices, yoghurt & shakes. This is the only ice-cream parlour in the village to produce and sell on the premises without preservatives or colouring agents. The ice-cream is made with only with fresh fruits, milk and cream. Smoothies prepared with fresh fruit juices. Daily fresh production of ice cream.

 

LA FRULLERIA ICE CREAM SHOP
Riva Garibaldi, 4 - 23829 Varenna
Tel: +39 338 70 83147

Notes: Shakes, bowls and something savoury at "Frulleria" with home-made ice-creams and hundreds dainties to take refreshment.

 

AL TERRAZZO EREMO GAUDIO
Via Roma, 11 - 23829 Perledo
Tel: 0341 815301 / www.eremogaudio.it

Closed at Noon / Dinner: 19.00 - 23.00

 

CANTINA FOLLIE- WINE BAR IN TREMEZZO

THE BEST WINE BAR ON THE LAKE !!! and if you don't believe me, just read all the Trip Adviser comments!

Via A. Volta 14/16 - 22019 Tremezzo
Tel: +39 0344 42311 / www.cantinafollie.it

Open: 10:30 - 23:00 (out on the terrace) & up to 02:00am inside. Tues 15:00 - 02:am (1 Jun - mid Sept). Closed: Tuesdays (from mid Sept - 31st May).

Notes: Joost & Deborah, the proprietors of 'Cantina Follie' are the most generous & hospitable people you could ever meet. Joost, an expert of regional wines, entertains with stories & facts about the hundreds of different labels that adorn the cellars at Cantina Follie. Complimentary cold cuts, cheeses & anti-pasta accompany an early evening glass of wine. Their 'Online Shop' is now available on their website for delivery direct to 'Casa Varenna'. I can't recommend this 'watering hole' enough! Map directions


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