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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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great food!

My husband and I enjoyed dinner at Varano's 3 nights ago. The food was not inexpensive, however it was excellent with generous portions. They don't take reservations, however, there is a lounge and outdoor patio where you can wait for your table.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
JanetOO7
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Ottawa, Canada
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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Ottawa, Canada
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

My husband and I enjoyed dinner at Varano's 3 nights ago. The food was not inexpensive, however it was excellent with generous portions. They don't take reservations, however, there is a lounge and outdoor patio where you can wait for your table.

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Kingston, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Varano's serves good food to a large number of large people. We arrived before 6 pm, so we did not have to wait for a table for two. The waitress was efficient, but seemed tired. Maybe it was the decor wearing on her, or near the end of a long summer. We enjoyed the standard minestrone soup and Caesar salad... More 

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DownEast and Acadia Maine, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Excellent Italian food on par with the North End. Great bread! Never had a bad meal here. Could get a more extensive beer list.

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Boston
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Take a break from fried seafood and have a nice Italian dinner. Ate here on a short trip to Wells with my wife. Lots of classic Italian food here, and not just red sauce Italian. I had the veal orvieto. Perfect tender veal and artichokes in a delicicous sauce. My wife had the eggplant parm (she always does) and declared... More 

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West Boylston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We went about a two weeks ago, and we decided late to go and try after being new home owners to our seasonal home, and being up in the area all the time.. We knew we would have to wait, we were told we would wait 45 min so we decided to take the girls outside and have a cold... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

After 5 years of visiting Kennebunk, Wells and Saco, Old Orchard areas of Maine I still go back to Verono's. Such good food. Full loaves of warm crusty bread to soak in fresh garlic, parmesan and red pepper flakes to go along with wide choices of wines chosen by the owner during his trip to Italy each year. This restaurant... More 

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Tewksbury, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We went with our friends for dinner on a Friday night. A little bit of a wait, but well worth it. We had drinks outside on a beautiful summer evening. The staff is very nice and accommodating to a larger group. Thanks, we will be back!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This place never disappoint me! Love the food! Service is great! The owner, his wife and daughter were awesome and yes they have a son who does the cooking,too. We will be back.

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Queensbury, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We have enjoyed Varano's twice this year and both times we very much enjoyed the food and atmosphere. The owner is aware of every table and pays attention to all the details of your dining. The wait staff is well trained and work great together serving their customers. My wife had Veal parmigiana and fettuccini and meat balls, both were... More 

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Ajijic, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Very friendly, good for families, and excellent, very authentic Italian food! The mussels and lasagna were great!

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

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