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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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Kennebunk, Maine
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

There are many times when we are not sure where to go for a night out for a good dinner. We always seem to fall back on Verano's Italian Restaurant. It is probably one of the best Italian restaurant's in southern Maine. The service is always great, even during the busy summer season. Even though the dining area is large... More 

Thank Bill M
Queensbury, New York
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96 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

True Italian dishes. Huge portions, as well as many selections. Nice wine list and bartender service. Seating with views of the Wells Salt Marsh. Courteous helpful attentive staff. Worth the trip if you wanna get away from the seafood variety. They have that as well though.

Thank Coastalsnoman
Wells, Maine
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant serves up Italian food worthy of the finest Italian food in Boston's North End OR San Francisco's North Beach restaurants. For those of us fortunate enough to live here, we look forward to the best weather of all 4 seasons and the best food north of Boston at Varanos!

Thank Randall C
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I went to Varano's for our anniversary and had a great meal with an even better waiter. The chicken parm was huge and delicious!

Thank Russell S
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We ate at Varano's last evening. There was a wait but we were able to enjoy a cocktail in the bar. When we were seated for dinner, our waiter, Nate, was there right away and gave us great service throughout the meal. We started with Cesar salad, which was delicious and enough to share. The dressing is homemade and it... More 

Thank Paula N
New Hampshire
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Gathered here with a group of 12 to celebrate a 25th Anniversary for my wife and myself. They don't take reservations, but they do have an open area downstairs where they serve drinks and some snacks. We visited on a Saturday evening, around 5:30pm, waited about 45 minutes to seat our large party, but it's worth the wait. We've come... More 

Thank Jim B
Worcester, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Never disappointed , the food is always fresh and delicious. The staff always makes you feel right at home. Bring your appetite for the portions are large. It's our favorite place to go in Wells. Wayne and Kris B

Thank wayneandkris
Wells, Maine
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99 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I have been going to Varano's for about 18 years. Over the years this place has gotten better and better and our most recent experience was no exception. All of their food is outstanding and authentic Italian. Minestrone soup is to die for and some of our favorites are the bolognese, chicken parmesan and baked ziti. You... More 

Thank Seanroche13
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Busy place, doesn't take reservations but worth a wait. Fantastic food and good service, this is a favorite and a "must" on our trips to Ogunquit. A bit of a drive from Ogunquit, but do-able!

Thank Inkerdoodler
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were in the mood for Italian food tonight and very hungry after a day of sightseeing and a lot of walking. I'm so glad we chose this restaurant! I ordered the chicken parmesan with a small salad and my husband had linguine and meatballs with a small minestrone. Everything was delicious and very hot. The bread was warm, crusty,... 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
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, 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?