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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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220 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 

Thank rnmteach
Orlando, Florida
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Not consistent and for that I will not return again. I prefer to have the meal be at least similar to what I had there in the past and this was not the case. so Hit or Miss!

Thank shnot
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33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were craving Italian, but refused to go back to Angelina's after 2 horrible experiences. Not only is the food a thousand times better here, the staff is as well and you don't get insulted if there's a problem. They just fix it, happily. The chicken Parm was fantastic & the portions were huge! Definitely going back next time we're... More 

Thank crs10257
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was on vacation with the family and wanted to get away with just the hubby. This restaurant fit the bill. Nice atmosphere, very quiet. Good Italian and good service.

Thank Deb D
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Discrepancies in my bill. Questionable but good was excellent. Atmosphere was relaxing. Waitress was pleasantly accommodating

Thank Rafael G
Blackstone, Massachusetts
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We shared a delightful Italian meal at Varano's. One of us had gnocchi and the other had lasagna. The serving sizes were abundant! Garden salad was interesting and nice and crispy. The bread and dipping sauce was phenomenal. Our waitress was very attentive and took good care of us from start to finish. We did not have room for dessert!

Thank Val C
Watervliet, New York, United States
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104 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Real Italian food made with love and attention from start to finish. Had not been here in 10 years and even better than I remembered. I had a broccoli rabe, sausage and penne dish that was made with their homemade sausage and my wife had linguine marinara with sausage and meatballs. Both dishes were outstanding. A real nice Italian atmosphere... More 

Thank Susan S
Rainbow Lake, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As soon as we walked in we felt we'd picked the right place. There were a number of customers, but not crowded mid-week in late August, and the tables were not spaced too close together. It was comfortable. There were several good vegetarian options, which allowed my husband a choice. He opted for eggplant parmigiana, which was good, although the... More 

Thank Cheryl C
Hudson, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you haven't been to Varano's Italian Restaurant...GO! We have been there many times over the last few years and it continues to be our favorite. Not only is the food excellent ...our go to dinner is the chicken Orvieto....but the service is wonderful and the host and hostess are the nicest folks you would ever meet. So, if you... More 

Thank jandal1275
Methuen, Massachusetts
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great restaurant.Old time italien style and feel.Mary,our waitress was an ace at her craft.We asked if the meals were huge as described in the reviews and she told us we could split a dinner.The bread was squares of toasted bread with a garlicky oil and cheese.Delicious.Caprese salad was heirloom tomatoes with mozzarella and whole basil leaves.We chose chicken... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
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?