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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 58 restaurants in Wells
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
New York
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Went to Varano's on a whim taking a chance as we really didnt know the place (or really even Wells) but the chance paid off! Started off with a drink at the bar - the bartender was friendly and affable. Went up stairs for dinner, the staff were great - friendly and attentive. But the food is what this place... More

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East Coast
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

We went to Varano as a family outing. Some of us had a previous positive or negative experience, but we decided to give it a try. (I had had three prior experiences - two positive one negative). The wine by the glass is mediocre and expensive. The bottle selection is much better. The food is delicious. I think the thing... More

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Syracuse, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Great meal, steep prices. Cozy atmosphere, good staff and good food. Looks fancy but it is a very family friendly restaurant. Hard to find good Italian in an area that specialize in Seafood, but they do it well. Worth every penny spent!

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

If you like a good meal, in a comfortable and pleasant setting, Varano's is the place for you. The food is incredible and the service even better. We've never been disappointed and I highly recommend. Come casual or dressed up, the choice is yours. For a fine Italian meal, north of Boston, you cannot do any better than here!

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Middleborough, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Had a great meal at Varano's. I have always search for the best chicken parm and I found it here. It is the best I have ever had. My wife got the eggplant parm and loved it also! Our server Tracy was attentive and friendly. Whenever we travel to Maine, this is our number one stop!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Dinner at Varano's has been a family tradition for many years. They have a comfortable atmosphere, very friendly staff, and most important of all - amazing meals every time we have dined there. Their extensive wine list, artisan appetizers, generous entree portions, and decadent desserts are second to none. We have special family meals there 6-8 times per year and... More

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Vermont
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36 reviews 36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

My husband and I celebrated my birthday at Varano's.The food+service just keeps getting better+better.It's such a joy to go there.I always buy a bottle of their olive oil to take home.This month we received a free jar of their marinara sauce-delicious!

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Ogunquit, Maine
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

The Veal Orvieto is my favorite! I just tried the haddock with the parmesan tonight and this meal might become my number one. All staff are excellent...We live locally and always have a great experience at Varano's!

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Wells, Maine
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Although I have tried many other delicious items on their menu - the Chicken Orvieto is the bomb.com. Wonderful food. Wonderful people.

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Wells, Maine
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

I go as often as possible! I have never had a bad meal and always have wonderful service with knowledgeable waitstaff.

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