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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, Dessert, Late Night

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  • 35
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Gluten free and allergy friendly bar

Had a great time at the bar. We ordered an appetizer for two that was gluten free and shellfish safe, great wine, and the gelato. The vanilla and chocolate were fabulous. The bartender was awesome on checking on stuff, it was fast service and the food was delicious.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
maineinexile
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boston, MA
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
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boston, MA
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59 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Had a great time at the bar. We ordered an appetizer for two that was gluten free and shellfish safe, great wine, and the gelato. The vanilla and chocolate were fabulous. The bartender was awesome on checking on stuff, it was fast service and the food was delicious.

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Turners Falls, Massachusetts
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I've eaten here a couple of times, and have been pleased with the service, the quality of the food and the portions for price paid.

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Bellingham, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The best Italian Food. Servings are very large and price is fair. You can't beat this restaurant. Outside it didn't look like much but walk up the stairs and what a pleasant surprise.

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Avon, Indiana
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

It's been several years since we last visited the area and we're staying a little further away but we remembered Varano's as a place to get authentic Italian food that is just indescribably delicious like the North End in Boston. We were so glad to see that nothing has changed and it's still reliably delicious. From the dipping sauce and... More 

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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Great food and good prices.Local and handy to everything.If you stay at Misty Harbor Resort you can walk there.

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Sanford, Maine
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

My family and I have been going to Varano's for years and enjoy the wonderful food and great service. My mom is Italian and it is hard to find a restaurant that meets with her approval but Varano's has become a family favorite. Some may find it pricey but I consider it worth it as a special treat once in... More 

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Greenfield Center, New York
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Acoustics are terrible. Do not go if you want to have a conversation at the dinner table with your friends. Unimpressed with the food, not fresh, but more than likely frozen and thawed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

After spending 10 days in Ogunquit, dinner at Varano's was the perfect ending. The food was better than ever, the staff was competent and friendly, and the prices were fair for an upscale restaurant. We have been going there for years, but this dinner exceeded all that went before. Highly recommended.

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Kennebunkport, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant is very popular with locals and tourists. The food is very good and the portions are large. Always crowded in the Summer. There is a bar downstairs where you can wait after putting your name on a list for a table. They do take reservations. The staff are very friendly and efficient.

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York, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We love dinners here and frequent Varano's regularly. Everything I've tried has been great--my favorite is pork with mushroom farro. They also have a generous frequent diner program.

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

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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, Entertaining clients, Doing business, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups

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