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“Stick with the lower priced dishes & you'll be pleased.”
Review of Varanese

Varanese
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Ranked #45 of 1,821 Restaurants in Louisville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $28
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Bar scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Private Dining, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Vernon
Transit: Varanese has a TARC stop in front along with a Frankfort Ave. Trolly Hop Stop.
Description: 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.
Reviewed September 29, 2012

The bison burger was awesome & fairly priced. Most of the menu seemed overpriced. Service was exceptional.

Thank Munc2004
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Reviewed September 22, 2012

We wanted a nice restaurant to celebrate our 20 year anniversary. Boy did we find the perfect place! The weather was nice, so the entire glass wall was opened. It was like we were eating outside, yet still under roof. With the waterfall wall and the open air dining, it felt like we were in Hawaii! Then came a delicious appetizer, Shrimp Cervichi, followed by Mahi-Mahi and Salmon. Yum! Jay, our server, took excellent care of us the entire evening. The trio band topped it off. We will definitely be visiting again.

Thank Paul G
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Reviewed September 13, 2012

Upscale casual place with fantastic atmosphere, particularly when the garage door walls are open to the outside. Love that their menu incorporates both high-end sandwiches/ burger and full entrees, providing lots of different price points. Food is consistently very good and interesting. Prices are reasonable for the high quality food. Chef/Owner John pays very close attention to the quality and customer service at his namesake restaurant.

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Reviewed August 19, 2012 via mobile

Food was excellent. Atmosphere was great, jazz band playing outside during our meal. Service was great, someone was always checking on our table.

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Thank baseball55
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Reviewed August 13, 2012

We stopped here after a long road trip and had a great little meal. Especially good were the pork chops (especially the sauce and potato side), the beef tips, and the calamari appetizer. The owner/chef came out for a nice chat - so nice!!

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Thank Bighutch
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