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Clifton
3.0 miles from Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory
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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.
PRICE RANGE
$10 - $28
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Dinner
CUISINES
American
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Outdoor Seating, Live Music, Jazz Bar
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Reviewed July 6, 2020

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

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed February 15, 2020 via mobile

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

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed December 11, 2019 via mobile

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

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 21, 2019 via mobile

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

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 5, 2019

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

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed October 21, 2019

Very good food and great service. Live music was a plus. The orange bourbon salmon which my wife had was great, the California bass that I had was as well. Reservations are recommended they get busy.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed September 3, 2019

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.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed August 4, 2019 via mobile

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

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed August 1, 2019

Every dish was wonderful... and terrific cocktails as well . We went as a result of a TA review and , as usual, we were not disappointed

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed July 6, 2019 via mobile

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

Date of visit: July 2019
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blessedRN85
February 28, 2017|
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Response from Randy B | Property representative |
Yes, we have live music from the Jeff Sherman Trio every night of the week.
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Dee S
December 23, 2016|
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Response from Randy B | Property representative |
We do not have a children's menu but the chef can create something kid friendly upon request!
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MirandaWatson
November 24, 2015|
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There is not a gluten free menu, but chef can accommodate any requests. Thanks!
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