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Varano's Italian Restaurant

60 Mile Rd, Wells, ME 04090-4127
(207) 641-8550
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Ranked #3 of 59 restaurants in Wells
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
West Boylston, Massachusetts
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

Nice place. Very busy on a Monday night in July. They don't take reservations so we we had to wait about 30 mins for a table. This was our second visit to this restaurant. Antipasti for two was large with a nice assortment of meats and cheeses, olives, romaine, pickled onions, carrots, peppers and artichoke hearts. We had chicken parm... More

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Lee, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We dine here whenever we are in the area...great food, enough for to meals !!! The staff are great and the menu is divine...good luck choosing....a tradition for our family....Love it...

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Montreal, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We've been travelling to the Ogunquit/Wells area for a number of years and stumbled on Varano's when we cycled by on the way to Ocean Street. From other travelers experiences we were expecting something somewhat different than what we found. Other comments had suggested that the restaurant is nice for a romantic meal and yet the restaurant is extremely loud.... More

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Holliston, Massachusetts
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We like to stop in here as a nice change from the typical shore type meals. This time we noticed the service was a bit slow with large gaps between ordering and food driving at the table. There was some issue with the lemonade that my daughter ordered. It took a while for the problem to be solved but you... More

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2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

good food - large portions (too much for most, but they were prepared to send you home with your leftovers)

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Ellenburg Depot, New York, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The food was delicious! Even when there was a problem, the manager took care of it without even batting an eye! We waited about a half an hour to get in with five people on a Friday night. The shrimp scampi was so good. It is a place we are going back to next time we are in Maine!

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Kennebunks, Maine
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Roger and his staff make you feel like you are dinning in there own private home..... Roger the manager is on the floor making sure everyone is enjoying there meal, stopping by tables to chat !.........Big portions ,warm bread and friendly staff make this a great place for all kinds of food...My favorite is the chippino tons of assorted fish... More

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NH
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47 reviews 47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Varano's is located on the Misty Harbor Resort property and it is in walking distance from other motels in the area. The menu offers many local favorite seafood dishes as well as Italian fare. We opted for Italian... My husband chose the Rigatoni alla Bolognese. The meat sauce tasted like it had been slow cooked all day...just like my Nana... More

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Lynn, Massachusetts
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41 reviews 41 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Crowded and many families with small children with an early seating at 6p. Sadly, no Belvedere vodka - martini was good but not excellent, they also forgot the olives. The insalata di farraro di grana was excellent. The grilled swordfish special was very good. vegetable slaw as good - but they need to decide if it is cold or hot....... More

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Near Boston
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Wow was this a surprise for Wells. We did not expect this to be this good but we had a party of 11 hearty and experienced eaters and everybody loved ever single dish! Also the service was excellent. As a fussy Italian eater I'd recommend this place to any of my family or friends. This place has one of the... More

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