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“Restaurant With a View”

Ristorante La Vista
Ranked #7 of 35 Restaurants in Varenna
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Description: Surrounded by the Pre-Alps and one of the most striking views of Lake Como, at La Vista Restaurant you can dine in the open air admiring spectacular sunsets, making you soothed by the magic of summer evenings where dominating is the lake's atmosphere. The restaurant offers an à la carte menu with regional and national dishes of notable delicacy. The paper varies throughout the year, so that you can always guarantee the fresh and seasonal product. Be pampered by the chef, willing to satisfy any need: there are also vegetarian specialties or suitable for any kind of taste, allergy or intolerance. The charm of the restaurant is represented by the breathtaking view guaranteed by the large windows of the internal hall and the beautiful terrace on which you dine throughout the summer, when the weather permits. Careful and elegant service, an excellent wine list and a bar full of drinks of all kinds: these are the characteristics that make La Vista Restaurant a unique experience for the area
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is located in a small hotel called Albergo Milano. The view over the lake is very beautiful and romantic. Reservations are required as it fills up fast. Make reservations here for a special event like a birthday or anniversary. I wouldn't want to eat here every night because it feels fancy and the portions are small but it's definitely a special place. I had the risotto with scallops and it was delicious.

Date of visit: August 2017
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Reviewed 27 August 2017

You definitely need a reservation for this beautiful restaurant. We were able to get a table without one but only because we were early and there were only two of us. We got a lovely table on the side terrace. I had the best caprese salad that I've ever had and the rest of the meal was delicious as well. Great dinner on our last night of the trip.

Date of visit: August 2017
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Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

Pro: great food , great view, great staff.

Leave the noise of the lakeside restaurants behind and sit at this lovely restaurant

Cons: longer wait between courses when bust than is usual, when it get dark in the terrace you can't see what your eating as no light.

Cost for apperatif three course and wine for two....150 euro

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank mikehY8528NQ
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Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

Fantastic views from the terrace.

Decent all round experience. There are lots of excellent small Varenna restaurants. This was good too but it cost more for the view. Worth it for a 50th tho!

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank Char1ieP
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Reviewed 22 August 2017

We stayed in the hotel for 3 nights, had dinner on a Saturday night. Restaurant was basically fully booked, which seems to be the case in Varenna with the better restaurants, so book in advance. Because of very chilly/windy weather we chose to sit inside. We both chose the 4 course menu, where you can basically choose whatever you want from the menu. The menu was extensive enough, many fish options. The 3 dishes plus the cheese selection were all excellent, nicely presented, big portions, we could not eat everything. The only slight negative was that we asked for a medium steak and it was slightly overdone. Wines were good, service was a bit on the slow side, but this way you had more time to digest :) All in all a great experience, good value for money ( we paid 160 euros for two with aperitif, house wine and water), would definitely return.

Date of visit: August 2017
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