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Varano's Italian Restaurant

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60 Mile Rd, Wells, ME 04090-4127
+1 207-641-8550
16:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 16:30 - 21:00
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Nashua, New Hampshire
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was great- drinks and service were fantastic. Great atmosphere. Definitely worth trying out if you like Italian. Owner was on site and was wonderful. Give it a try!

Thank Lolafromnh
Brisbane, Australia
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80 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When you are on vacation the first thing you think about is delicious food. Varano's was and recommended by our hotel receptionist and also by a charming local store owner. The restaurant is off the main road surrounded by spectacular water views. You can see the views throughout the restaurant. On arrival the restaurant owner Roger welcomed us warmly and... More 

Thank Leoni34
Center Barnstead, New Hampshire
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love Varanasi for special occasion dining. Romantic and friendly atmosphere. Food is fantastic. Make reserves for window seats looking toward ocean!

Thank myhighlandpup
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45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Varano's with my Zumba group for our monthly dinner night out. We usually have a decent sized group, this month it was 17 ladies all of which request separate checks. Our server handled it like a charm without the bat of an eyelash. She was efficient, quick and very sweet. The bread and oil are amazing, the chicken parm... More 

Thank Callily
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Food as always was pretty good, a little disappointed with the change in bread from a nice batard variety to plain white bread, very short pour on wine. Food portions seemed a little smaller and prices up a little . Veal Marsala off the mark tasted tough and Marsala was pretty mild , plate was mostly mushrooms. Ordered a Pinot... More 

Thank Joeogunquit
Queensbury, New York
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107 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Italiano! Numerous dishes and specials. Wine list.All that you could wish for is an Italian Restaurant.

Thank Coastalsnoman
Kennebunk, Maine
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

I have always loved Varano's, particularly the mussels appetizer and chicken orvieto. This Italian food is the real thing, and very delicious. It is the "old Italian" as opposed to "new Italian," with traditional large portions plated nicely. The only thing I don't like about Varano's is their house salad dressing, which I find too strongly balsamic. The owner is... More 

1 Thank Linda D
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

Our meals were delicious as was the Hidden Cove beer. We were disappointed when the waitress informed us that special orders were not allowed when ordering off the $15 specials menu. One person in our group ordered a side salad and requested no sauce on the chicken parm. The waitress said the chicken parm could not be ordered off the... More 

1 Thank lyn s
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

Just got back from dinner at Varanos in wells Maine.Got there early 5pm ordered an appetizer which was good.Being Italian I had ordered lamb chops which came with roasted Brussel sprouts,when the meal came lamb was chewy sent back Brussel sprouts back 2 times the were burned,waitress wasn't that attentive seemed kind of mad when I asked to see the... More 

2 Thank bigjimchelsea.ma
Saco, Maine
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137 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Attended a dinner business meeting in their downstairs function room. One waitress who managed to take really good care of all of us!. I had the haddock with the lemon aioili sauce ( simply light and refreshing and did not obscure the flavor of the moist fish!) The green beans were crisp and hot and well-seasoned, but the potatoes were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 60 Mile Rd, Wells, ME 04090-4127
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Wells
  • Phone Number: +1 207-641-8550

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?