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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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4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

After several days of lobster and more lobster, my wife and I were looking for a change of menu on our last night in Maine. A quick Google search brought us to Varano's Italian Restaurant. We were VERY pleased with everything from the polite hospitality to the price on the check. The Fettuccine Alfredo was quite possibly the best my... More 

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Thank Perry B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

When we get sick of eating seafood, we go to varano's. Very good pasta dishes and the seafood is also excellent. One of our favorites.

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Thank Russell D
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I've visited Varano's a number of times now and have always had a great meal and great service. The gnocchi, risotto balls and bolognese are UNREAL! They never disappoint with their portions or quality of the meal. They have an extensive wine menu, but still no cocktail menu - something I think would only add to the establishment. Tip: they... More 

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Thank Kellieord
Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On our last night of vacation my wife and I decided to have dinner at Varano's. The veal parm was perfect! The service was fantastic. Our waitress Ella was knowledgeable and delightfully entertaining. Varano's made our last night a true Maine treasure! We will be back.

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Thank Mainevacation2016
Windham, New Hampshire
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived after the dinner crowd (about 8pm), seeking coffee cocktail and dessert. Staff was winding down and didn't want to serve coffee at the bar. Disappointing. We stayed and he was friendly.

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Thank ESpath
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We thaught we were going to an Italian reastaurent to get pasta. The waiter was really nice! The food... it was like eating at Ikea but more expensive and nothing like real italian pasta.

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Thank Pia Wølch J
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Some reviewers say the prices are a bit high, but I found them reasonable in comparison to other local restaurants in the area. I ordered the lasagna- it was absolutely fantastic and a massive portion- definitely two meals worth. I rarely order something like lasagna that I can just make at home- but this was really delicious. My boyfriend ordered... More 

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Thank Kristina B
Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Food and service were great. It is a place for a romantic dinner or a family meal. Very friendly staff. Reservations are recomended.

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Thank cookiemanri2015
Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

In the middle of Wells, there is a great Italian restaurant that is a hidden gem Large portions, friendly service. A definite must go to!

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Thank Robin D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was here on a Friday night around 7:00 PM, the restaurant does not take reservations and we were told that it would be about a 30 minute wait. We went downstairs and ordered a bottle of wine for the party, which we were able to bring into the restaurant when the table was ready. We were seated at about... More 

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Restaurant Details

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
Cuisine
Italian, Gluten Free
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 60 Mile Rd, Wells, ME 04090-4127
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Wells
  • Phone Number: (207) 641-8550

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?