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“Upscale Italian Restaurant” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Varano's Italian Restaurant

Varano's Italian Restaurant
Ranked #6 of 68 Restaurants in Wells
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Sebastian, Florida
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Upscale Italian Restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2014

This Italian restaurant had some unusual menu selections - not the usual pizza and pasta - although they had those also. My daughter had the artichoke stuffed pasta and a large caesar salad. My husband had a seafood dish that was excellent and I had the caesar salad and the mussels that were supposed to be an appetizer - but was large enough to be a dinner portion. Very nice atmosphere.

Visited June 2014
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HartfordCt
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
“Great meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2014

This was a great dining experience. We were staying at the Misty Harbor Resort that shares the same parking lot.
If you are staying at Misty Harbor and have had a few adult beverages this is the only place you should be eating because you can walk to it in about 20 seconds and you won't be served with a DUI.
This also happens to be a great Italian restaurant. We were two couples and we all had different meals and loved them all. The atmosphere was good and so was the service.

  • Visited June 2014
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Newfields, New Hampshire
1 review
“Great menu - excellent meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2014

Enjoyed a great family meal at Varano's. I always have to try the marinara sauce at first visit to an Italian restaurant, and this was one of the best I have ever had. The Veal Parmigiana, Frutti di Mare, and Eggplant were all outstanding. Love that fact that they have both Frutti di Mare and Zuppa di Pesce on the menu. The friendly and informative staff, and of course the food, made this well worth the 45 minute drive to get there. We're looking forward to going back.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Martin P
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North andover
2 reviews
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“Overpriced”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2014

Overpriced. Food was good but at 23-27 a dish I expected stellar food. It was acceptable but not for such high prices. We ordered two wines by the glass and it was embarrassing how little wine was poured. No more than three sips. Service was ok but again with such high prices the service needs to be perfect. I would feel better about returning if it wasn't so expensive. Probably won't go back again and I go out to eat at least 3-4 times a week. Was looking forward to varanos delivering good food at reasonable prices. They delivered on the food, not even close with prices.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Jadisanto
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Newton, Massachusetts
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165 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
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“Worth a trip for good food and ambience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2014

After reading so many good reviews of Varano's, we decided to try it. While my views are a little tempered, the overall meal was enjoyable. I had the chicken orvieto with spinach as a side dish, and my friend had pasta marinara with meatballs. While the chicken orvieto was not the best I'd ever had, it was tasty and I enjoyed it. At $20-something per entree, it's a bit pricy, but the portions are pretty large. The view from the dining room is pretty if you have a table near the window, but the windows all along that side really open up the space. The thing that impressed me the most was the owner. He really sets the tone by visiting table by table in a genuinely gracious and affable way, much like the host of a friendly get-together. It really contributes to the ambience and sense of welcome you get at this restaurant. We had a small problem with the meal and he generously comped that part of it. All in all, it was an enjoyable meal and experience, and we would go again. Note - no reservations are accepted but there are a lot of tables. You can call ahead and get a sense of whether it will be crowded when you arrive.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank GreentreeMA
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