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Canova Bar and lake terrace

Since 1873, Bar Canova has been the go-to destination on Lake Como for an unparalleled mixology experience, featuring a menu of signature cocktails and reimagined classics, enriched by an impeccable selection of spirits. The elegant, sumptuous, and inviting interiors make Bar Canova an exclusive space for meeting and relaxation at any time of day.

The afternoon tea at Villa d’Este is a delightful tradition, providing the ideal setting to come together and enjoy special moments or unwind in pleasant company.

For external guests, reservations are mandatory. To book your table, please call +39 031 348400 or write to

Kindly note that reservations are accepted up to 90 days in advance.


DRESS CODE: Smart casual attire during the day.

Guests are requested to refrain from wearing flip-flops, swimsuits and tank tops. Casual elegant/cocktail attire from 6 pm.

To uphold the elegance and charm for which Villa d’Este is renowned, guests are kindly requested to observe the afore-stated dress code. Jackets, long trousers and closed shoes are required for gentlemen at dinner.


All Day:

10:00 - 24:00

Our mixologists' offerings span across four exclusive themes, aiming to provide guests with a unique sensory experience marked by sophistication and innovation: "Amphora" cocktails, which exalt the values of history and craftsmanship; "La Dolce Vita" cocktails, celebrating the grand Italian tradition; "Classici" cocktails, paying homage to the most well-known drinks of the past two centuries; and finally, "Signature Cocktails" inspired by the life and artistic production of Canova - to whom our bar is dedicated - in a blend of tradition and creativity.

The menu also offers a sophisticated selection of snacks, liqueurs, and non-alcoholic beverages.

In good weather, guests can move to the lakeside terrace, under the majestic chestnut trees, enveloped by the scent of jasmine and accompanied by live music.

Canova Bar open every day during the hotel's opening season, from 10.00 am to 12.00 midnight. In the evening, you will be gladdened by piano music from 7.30 pm to 8.45 pm and then from 10.00 pm until midnight (on Saturdays until 00.30 am).