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“beautiful view of the marsh”

Varano's Italian Restaurant
Ranked #7 of 71 Restaurants in Wells
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Wells, Maine
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29 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“beautiful view of the marsh”
Reviewed May 28, 2014

The food is very good, love the bread and dipping olive oil with garlic! The prices are little high, salad is not included, but the portions are huge, we usually have a leftover lunch the next day! It is a popular restaurant with the locals and tourists alike. Only serve dinner, open at 4:30. There is a bar downstairs and the restaurant is upstairs. Quite a few tables overlook the marsh, a large fireplace on the other side of the room. We always enjoy a going out for Italian here, would recommend a visit.

  • Visited April 2014
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English first
Wells, Maine
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Best italian in wells or Ogunquit”
Reviewed May 28, 2014

Always great; always consistent. Chicken broccilitini is excellent... Homemade gelato caps off the meal! Very nice atmosphere, service and food

  • Visited April 2014
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Brookline, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Great food in casual setting”
Reviewed May 27, 2014

The menu is varied and the cooking absolutely first rate. Some delightful surprises, too: the bread was scrumptious, and the Caesar salad fantastic because somehow the Romaine lettuce had a sweet taste of its own (not just a neutral carrier for the dressing). Service was attentive and efficient too, even though we were there at a peak time. Prices are moderate. One caution: the atmosphere is casual (no tablecloths) and the decor kind of rustic. As a result, it lacks a special occasion feeling even though the food is special occasion worthy.

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank Mike B
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North Andover, Massachusetts
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“The best Italian from here to the North End ”
Reviewed May 13, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I have been vacationing in Wells for a decade and have never been to varanos. So, we decided to give it a try. From the moment we walked in, to the moment we left, we felt like part of a family. We were greeted by an older man who we assumed was the owner. We sat by the fire place, and our server suggested a great Italian red to drink. I got the Marsala, and my husband got the steak. It was spectacular. Our server was great, and very personable. She told us about the rewards program, and we signed up! There is no way we won't be back! A++

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Thank Clembem
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2 reviews
“Best Italian Restaurant Around In Mass, N.H. And Maine”
Reviewed May 12, 2014

This has to one of the best Italian restaurants i ever had been to. The service was great. The food was the best i ever had. My wife and i will be back as much as we can.

Visited May 2014
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Thank Jim D
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