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Varano's Italian Restaurant

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60 Mile Rd, Wells, ME 04090-4127
(207) 641-8550
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Just as good as we remembered

Our second trip to Varano's was just as good as the first. It is on our "must do" list when we head to Maine on vacation.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Laurel M
South Hero, Vermont
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South Hero, Vermont
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our second trip to Varano's was just as good as the first. It is on our "must do" list when we head to Maine on vacation.

Thank Laurel M
Shelburne Falls , MA
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

We will always return as long as the quality continues . The wait staff works hard to please the customer. The choices are numerous .

Thank cmbarnes395
Ithaca, New York
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33 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

this is a basic Italian restaurant...no fancy trappings...a wide open and spacious floor plan with competent service even during the most busy periods. the portions are generous and the food is well prepared. because of the open floor plan and all the business it can be noisy and i often get a non-relaxed feeling. they open for dinner at 4:30... More 

Thank chris k
Wells, Maine
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

Varano's is a good option away from the numerous Bud Lite and fried foods places that abound the seacoast. We followed our server's recommendations on one appetizer and a bottle of Chianti (sorry the names escape me) along with the antipasti (they really don't need to puff it up with that mountain of lettuce) and enjoyed all. Among the entrees... More 

Thank Michael T
North Adams, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

We have been to Varano's on multiple occasion's and really enjoyed the ambiance and food. this visit was no exception.the service.cocktails, and Main courses are to die for.

Thank Dick C
Wells, Maine
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129 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

In Wells, which has a plethora of places to get deep friend seafood, Varano's stands out. The food is always delicious, the atmosphere is warm and welcoming and the service is good. It was quite busy last time we were there, so we did have to wait a little for drinks, etc. but the waitstaff was slammed so it was... More 

Thank taralaf
Wells, Maine
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

We are in the Wells area quite often and make it point to eat here. The food is delicious, well prepared. The service is attentive. And the view of the marsh doesn't hurt either.

1 Thank linda r
Saugus, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Love, love, love this place. Food, atmosphere, location....good memories. Dinner reservations there every year during Christmas Prelude week and have never been disappointed.

Thank Gucci423
Wells, Maine
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Whether dining as a couple, with family or out with friends, Varanos delivers! Try the veal braccalatine and the antipasti.

Thank ElmwoodResort
Oceanport, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

Have not had Eggplant Parmigana this incredibly good ever and, at my age, I have eaten out zillions of times. In fact, our entire dinner was so delicious and affordable that we will definitely be coming back in the near future in our travels. Service was also good and the prices, so affordable. Also loved the atmosphere and friendly staff.


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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 60 Mile Rd, Wells, ME 04090-4127
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Wells
  • Phone Number: (207) 641-8550

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups

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