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“Good food good service!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Varano's Italian Restaurant

Varano's Italian Restaurant
Ranked #7 of 68 Restaurants in Wells
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Valatie
1 review
“Good food good service!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2014 via mobile

Our waitress Mandie directed us in good choices for our meals, wine and desserts. With her help we enjoyed our evening of dinning and We relaxed and enjoyed our evening.

Visited May 2014
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Thank Larry and Karen... M
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Lowell, Massachusetts
1 review
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“Damn Good Italian/Sicilian Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2014

We went to Varano's last month for the first time, being Sicilian myself I tend to be a bit hesitant dining at an Italian restaurant when outside a major metropolitan area. We had Brian as our waiter and he had recommended some dishes to us based on our likes especially if you like veal. Well he was spot on with his recommendations and Varano's cannoli's for desert are to die for!. Last night was our third visit in six weeks and we will be DEFINITELY dining there next month when we staying in Wells Maine.

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank Joseph T
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Gorham, Maine
2 reviews
“Great again and again!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2014

Our favorite Italian restaurant in Maine! Although it's a 45 minute drive from our home, we don't hesitate to take the trip often. We have NEVER been disappointed! Whether we choose to dine in the lower bar with our favorite bartender Charlie or have cocktails below with him and dine in the main dining room with Brian as our waiter, the entire experience is always A+++. The menu consists of a great variety of choices, although my personal favorite is the Veal Parmesan, you can't go wrong with ant choice. While I choose to mention Charlie and Brian specifically, I must also say the ENTIRE staff makes each of our experiences at Varano's fantastic. Whether you are visiting Maine for pleasure or business or are a resident, Varano's is a must!

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Hofbrau2014
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Marlborough, Massachusetts
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23 reviews
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“A bit overpriced for what you get”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2014

We decided to head to Varano's during a recent visit to Wells. We had been there several years ago but forgot how expensive it is. The hostess was very friendly, but the waitress did not seem to be too engaged about waiting on tables the evening we were there. The sauce is mediocre, not too much flavor. They had some gluten free options which was good, but again not much flavor, I had the primavera and my husband had lasagna which he thought was ok. The gnocchi was good as was the pasta bake. With most items on the menu over $23 including some bread with your meal, we will find some other places for dinner during our next visit.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank peaceful_jc
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Lynbrook, New York
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126 reviews
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“Varano's is Delicious!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2014

Went to Varano's on a whim taking a chance as we really didnt know the place (or really even Wells) but the chance paid off! Started off with a drink at the bar - the bartender was friendly and affable. Went up stairs for dinner, the staff were great - friendly and attentive. But the food is what this place is all about ...so delicious. I got sausage, pepper and onions with polenta. I wasn't even sure what polenta was (still not sure) but it is GREAT!!! The meal was fantastic. Delicious, filling and just a great meal. My wife had the lasagna and also loved her meal! The restaurant itself is pretty nice....we were there in mid- April...I would imagine that during the summer season it gets jam packed....but it'd be worth it. Varano's is great....GO!

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank ROR29
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