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2106 Frankfort Ave, Louisville, KY 40206-2002
+1 502-899-9904
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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2106 Frankfort Ave, Louisville, KY 40206-2002
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great menu! Wonderful food! Excellent atmosphere! The special of crab stuffed squash blossoms was very tasty. The almond fish was good and the crispy brussels were delicious. My husband enjoyed the taquitos and burger. The price for the quality meal was great. Very pleased!

Thank Smennings
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had to wait 24 hours to write this review, needed to calm down. My husband and I made a 7:45 pm reservation for May 19, our 39th wedding anniversary. We arrived at 7:43 and checked in at the hostess station right behind another couple....More

1  Thank kim h
Reviewed April 11, 2018 via mobile

This is our favorite restaurant, especially to celebrate birthdays and anniversaries. On those occasions, if you let the restaurant in on it when you make a reservation, you will arrive to a tabletop sprinkled with rose petals. But the real treat is the gourmet food...More

Thank JohnandAnne1990
Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I made reservations to celebrate his birthday. We arrived right at our reservation time and were seated immediately. The service throughout our visit was great. We had the calamari appetizer and it was very good. My husband has a steak and I...More

Thank Lydia R
Reviewed March 10, 2018 via mobile

We are friends with another couple. Due to our busy lifestyles we only get together every once and awhile . We had dinner tonight and had a wonderful time. We sat at the bar and had drinks before our table was ready. Rory our bartender...More

Thank Chris G
Reviewed March 3, 2018

The family has eaten at Varanese many times. Service is good, food is better. On the fence with the drinks. Good menu. Worth a try.

Thank JMcKeehan
Reviewed February 18, 2018 via mobile

Everything we had was excellent! We started with the pork and sweet potato biscuits. They were devine. I had the gin cocktail, it was amazing. My husband had the fried green tomato salad followed by the shrimp and grits and said both were wonderful. I...More

Thank kimkaydee
Reviewed January 22, 2018

My wife and I visit Varanese at least once a week and many weeks we are there twice. The food is always outstanding and the service is even better. I think for an upscale restaurant to maintain a very high level is difficult but David...More

1  Thank Donald R
Reviewed December 9, 2017 via mobile

We just left the Varanese restaurant. My husband got the brisket special, I got the white bass, and my son got the cheese tortellini. My sons dish was by far the best and it was just plain butter sauce cheese tortellini. The bass and brisket...More

Thank Rose198625
Reviewed November 20, 2017

We frequently dine out, and have done so in many restaurants in the US and worldwide. This was one of our best meals ever. Everything was perfect. Upon arrival at the time of our reservation we received a warm "happy anniversary" greeting; clearly, the staff...More

1  Thank Mike O
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Questions & Answers
February 28, 2017|
Response from Randy B | Property representative |
Yes, we have live music from the Jeff Sherman Trio every night of the week.
Dee S
December 23, 2016|
Response from Randy B | Property representative |
We do not have a children's menu but the chef can create something kid friendly upon request!
November 24, 2015|
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Response from Randy B | Property representative |
There is not a gluten free menu, but chef can accommodate any requests. Thanks!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $28
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2106 Frankfort Ave, Louisville, KY 40206-2002
  • Public Transportation: Varanese has a TARC stop in front along with a Frankfort Ave. Trolly Hop Stop.
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Louisville
  • Phone Number: +1 502-899-9904
  • E-mail
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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