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Varano's Italian Restaurant

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60 Mile Rd, Wells, ME 04090-4127
(207) 641-8550
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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St. Catharines, Canada
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58 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Did not eat at the restaurant but did have 2 martini's at the bar and I thought they were very pricey! $25.00 for both???

Thank Beverly T
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

While in Maine, my goal was to have lobster in some shape or form every day and I did but one evening before going to the theater in Ogunquit, we took the advice of the couple who manage the place where we were staying and we headed to Varano's. We were so glad we did. The food was not only... More 

Thank Laura006
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Had to wait a long time outside because it was so crowded, but that is to be expected on a Saturday night. It was worth the wait. Server was very friendly and attentive even though it was extremely busy. Very large portions and good quality Italian food. Would return.

Thank Alyssa291
Fountain Valley, California
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Traditional Italian fare with many house specialty options. The bread was amazing and plentiful. Our server, Emily, was attentive and cheerful even though she was quite busy. Everyone at our table was more than pleased with their dinners.

Thank Kathryn C
Sutton, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I ordered for take out tonight. I got fettuccine Alfredo, green beans and garlic bread. It was all very good. When ever I'm in Wells I stop in and always get the same meal. It is consistent and high quality. Tonight I got to try something new. The meatballs. They too were very good. The portion size is big. Funny... More 

Thank Trecie W
New England
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156 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was my second visit and I loved it just as much today as I did last time. Love the Caesar salad and the oil, garlic and cheese that comes with the bread. Both entrees were delicious as was the cannoli. Look forward to going back!

Thank Napalicoastkauai
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210 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

- Eggplant Parmesan is excellent...the serving is quite large - best to share. (served over - penne marinara) The marinara sauce is excellent as well. Nice ambiance and extensive wine list. Nice Italian bread served with oil and cheese. Bon appetit!

Thank chiantiConnecticut
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have eaten at Varano's several times in the past few years (every time we are close) and they are outstanding. Their food is of excellent quality and the service is first class. Our server was extremely good. We spent 7 days in the area and NO one came close to the level of service they provided. It is a... More 

Thank donnasM3598HW
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We go to Ogunquit, Maine a couple of times a year and wanted to try a new Italian restaurant with good seafood. Well, this is the place. We had a very friendly manager and good waitress service along with a delicious dinner. We got the seafood platter with pasta and it was very fresh. Also had drinks and calamari which... More 

Thank Mary S
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230 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had heard about this place from a relative but hadn't been. Actually met the relative for supper and had a wonderful meal. The fried rice ball appetizer with chive cream cheese was a good start but 3 is a small serving, even for a small plate. However, the serving size was made up for on the entree. The eggplant parm... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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?