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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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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
Yummie

The food was good! Creamy polenta with a meat ball mini plate is awesome, we were licking the bowl looking for more! It's a tad bit expensive - pasta is the cheapest thing in the world so to see fettuccini Alfredo at $17 is a bit much- add chicken or shrimp for an additional $7. I would eat here... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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boston
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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boston
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41 reviews 41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

The food was good! Creamy polenta with a meat ball mini plate is awesome, we were licking the bowl looking for more! It's a tad bit expensive - pasta is the cheapest thing in the world so to see fettuccini Alfredo at $17 is a bit much- add chicken or shrimp for an additional $7. I would eat here again... More 

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Portsmouth, NH
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88 reviews 88 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Don't waste your time or money at any other Italian restaurant in the area! This place was wonderful. Food was delicious, pastas tasted homemade, awesome bread and oil dip, homemade blue cheese dressing on a delicious side salad, marinara was also great. We loved the chicken with Marsala. Service was excellent and they even offer a diner's club to reward... More 

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Wells, Maine
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36 reviews 36 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

As a local resident of 5 years I try to hit the local places especially the ones that stay open during the off season. I had the opportunity as I had an out of town visitor so we stopped in. Such a nice place great food great service and management who appreciate the locals who keep it going year round.... More 

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Wells, Maine
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Food is wonderful. There is a nice wine menu and prices are reasonable. Reservations not accepted so the weekends there is a wait to be seated

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Pelham, New Hampshire
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Food was outstanding, HUGE portions. too big my wife and I did not finish our plates. I would prefer smaller dinners and lower prices. but you cant have everything. The Chicken Parm was to die for, my wife had lasagna we loved it. Sauce is just right not bitter not sweet. and the waiter recommended dessert chocolate brownie (shared it)... More 

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Maine
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Went to Varano's with another couple. The wine was excellent, the food delicious. The service was very good and all food came to the table quickly. The brownie for two was a treat and really is enough for 4!! A must have!

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Hartly
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

This restaurant was located next to our timeshare unit and I am sorry to say that our expectations were not high. What a surprise! The food was VERY good, portions were huge, we all left with food enough for another meal. Service was very good & friendly. We were surprised at the number of people there on a Thursday night... More 

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Alfred,m
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45 reviews 45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We enjoyed a nice meal with just my wife and myself, they have a very nice selection of wines and the food was wonderful, the staff was pleasant to us and it has a great marsh view. it was our first time but wont be our last.

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Lebanon, New Hampshire
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

The Italian food selection is outstanding and the wine list is extensive! The price is reasonable and the atmosphere is loud like a big Italian feast should be.

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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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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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