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Varanese Restaurant is located in the historic Clifton neighborhood and features an eclectic menu of New American Cuisine using local organic products, prepared by Owner/Chef John Varanese. The restaurant opened in 2007 and has recently completed a renovation and can comfortably seat 150 guests between its bar, dining room and four seasons patio. Open 7 days a week - Sunday through Thursday from 5:00pm to 11:00pm, and Friday and Saturday 5:00pm to midnight.
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Dinner on Sunday night was so very pleasant. Tried the pork pot stickers and duck egg rolls as an appetizer. Both very tasty as were the sauces. Dinner for our party of three consisted of the ribeye, the flank steak, and the monk fish. All...More
We had reservations and were seated immediately. The server was very friendly and prompt. I ordered the 16 oz ribeye and my date had the 8 oz fillet. The meat was very tender and flavorful. I definitely prefer this restaurant over another one that starts...More
What I loved best about Varanese was the atmosphere, the beautiful light live music, white table cloths, and friendly servers. The food was okay, but actually the seasonal tur-duck-en wasn’t exceptional. I guess I expected better, I just need to try something else on the...More
The food is delicious, the service top notch, and atmosphere relaxed. We tried the Progressive Dinner and were delighted. Plenty of food, from 4 appetizers (Shrimp Wonton, Benedictine Crostini, Seafood Salad on Crostini,and Rueben Bites); choice of entrees with wine (Grilled Salmon, Smoked Pork Chop,...More
Our group of six ate at Varanese for the first time. The menu was adequate, with a decent variety. The pork chop was excellent and other dishes were good. They have a nice wine selection and the martinis were excellent. Service was quite good. Attentive,...More
The food is always special with an added taste experience. I highly recommend the special tastings. If you sign up for emails, most weeks you'll receive a special offer. The live music is pleasant and not at all intrusive.
The food was fantastic. The Orange Bourbon Salmon may be the best restaurant salmon I’ve ever had. My wife loved the burger. Extensive bourbon selection (as any Louisville establishment should have). They were out of a few rare whiskies listed in the menu, but that...More
We are out of town travelers, and stopped at Varanese since it was so close to our VRBO. We also read several great reviews on the internet.
Everything exceeded our expectations. There were great menu selections. We ordered scallops & pork belly, beef tips &...More