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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
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
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Kennebunk, Maine
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

We have a cottage nearby and have been here before. We hadn't been recently but returned and were satisfied with the experience. We arrived early and it was already busy,but we were seated immediately. The server was competent,professional and attentive without being overly so. The bread they served was freshly baked and superb. Our son had a swordfish special that... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

Large portions, great food, outstanding serve. Veal and chicken parm was excellent 20oz ribeye tasty. This restaurant was one of the best Italian restaurants I have been to. Bread was served with their blend of olive oil and spice mix very good. I have put this in my black book of places to go. If your here in Wells Maine... More

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Boston, MA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Our entire family enjoyed this restaurant immensely. From the fresh baked bread and dipping oil (you have to love garlic!) to the excellent meals, we had a great time. Chicken Marsala was delicious as were the rest of our meals. We had to wait an hour to be seated, but it was worth the wait!! There is also plenty of... More

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West Boylston, Massachusetts
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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

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
4 helpful votes 4 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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