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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, Dessert
Good for:
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 260
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  • 34
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Main reason to visit Maine

We look forward to our trips to Maine so we can eat at varano's!Great authentic Italian food, super wine list, very reasonable.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
Cameron B
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Knowlton, Canada
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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371 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Knowlton, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We look forward to our trips to Maine so we can eat at varano's!Great authentic Italian food, super wine list, very reasonable.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Very good food and service. The veal parm was excellent. Generous portions. Chick parm was also very good.

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Wells, Maine
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great food, wonderful ambiance, and friendly/customer service-oriented staff!!! As a local, we dine here on a monthly basis. Particularly cozy during the fall and winter months when the fireplace is lit.

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West Warwick, Rhode Island
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Great menu, though a bit more expensive than we usually spend. Huge wine list. The chicken orietto and the chicken parmigiana were delicious. Plus, we had a lovely table right by the fireplace. The bread/spiced olive oil combo is delicious!

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Albany, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

It is one of our favorite restaurants ever!!! Great food, great service!! We go there on the way to Bar Harbor, and on the way home from Bar Harbor!

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The service is beyond friendly and they are so accommodating ! I haven't had better food in my place! I love the atmosphere !:) I reccomend this restuarant to anyone and everyone!

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Wells, Maine
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

My husband and I went to Varano's for our anniversary in October and during Columbus Day Weekend. This is a very busy weekend in Maine, but the restaurant has plenty of room and we did not wait. We had an antipasto for an appetizer, It was a perfect size. I had a seafood dish and my husband had chicken Marsala,... More 

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Connecticut
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

The food is good quality Italian, it's just a bit overpriced. If you stay at Misty Harbor during the offseason, they offer packages that include $30 gift certificates to Varano's (as well as three other restaurants located nearby), so after just a couple of stays at Misty, Varano's become free. Figure that dinner for two though, will cost you $60... More 

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Warrensburg, New York
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34 reviews 34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We went to Varano's on a wet rainy Thursday this past week when we were visiting Maine and it was wonderful. My daughter and granddaughter and I were seated in front of the huge roaring fireplace, had a fantastic meal and excellent service. We will always have Varano's as one of our favorite restaurant's when we visit Maine!!

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Libertyville, Illinois
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60 reviews 60 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

duck breast with brussell sprouts. just wonderful. crisp skin. medium rare meat. good service. reasonably priced. highly recommended.

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

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