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Varano's Italian Restaurant

60 Mile Rd, Wells, ME 04090-4127
+1 207-641-8550
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good19%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
60 Mile Rd, Wells, ME 04090-4127
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We had enjoyed terrific Italian food at Varano's before, so we were eager to return for dinner before attending a a show at Ogunquit Playhouse, not too far south. Reaching Varano's dining room is a challenge for a mobility impaired person, stairs from the parking...More

Thank Raleigh51
Reviewed 5 days ago

We ordered takeout this visit 4 ten people. Roger, the takeout Mgr. was extremely helpfull & Luke , the chef went out of there way 2 make the most delectable lasagna we have ever had! Our guests were happy they came. NO leftovers !! They...More

1  Thank MaineEllen63
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Are used to go to this place A lot and liked it. Last time I was there the service was terrible The waitress was terrible. I was pretty much ignored. She did not know the menu. She did not know the wine list could not...More

1  Thank joseph c
Reviewed 1 week ago

Despite our arriving 45 minutes before KITCHEN-CLOSE-time, and with a dining room only 20% full, because we were only 2, the host tried seating us at a deuce next to a pole & he begrudgingly allowed us to sit at one of the 4-tops next...More

Thank andreakimkey
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you like seafood and Italian food, this restaurant is a very good choice! Prices, portions, taste, service, and atmosphere were all good!

1  Thank MissingNirvana
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been here several times and have never had a bad meal. Great pasta, bread and marsala. The service is top notch as well.

1  Thank MaineDale8fan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Funny that it's a great restaurant but the hostess was clueless and unaccomodating . I know she went to speak to management about the potential for adding an extra seat with a late arrival....or did she inquire?!? Our party grew later and we had to...More

1  Thank Jeffrey H
RichardVarano, Owner at Varano's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

All restaurants have policies, being in a very busy tourist area, one of our rules is that we don't seat partial parties. We have first come, first serve seating. When this party arrived and were short one person, the hostess (who is new and only...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food here is consistently good, from meat, pasta or fish options, there's something to please every appetite. A good family restaurant or a quaint couples dinner. Family favorites are the Ciopino, Haddock with garlic mashed potatoes, eggplant parm, chicken piccata and gnocchi. I've always...More

1  Thank Michele D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking for a change from lobster, (tho I still find away to have every day) very tasty dishes, veal Marsala, calamari, and occasionally special veal chop, nice atmosphere with view of the marsh. And your Billy's chowder house rewards card is good...More

2  Thank nyg142
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We joined the Mile Rd restaurant club when we bought a cottage in Wells. Varano's and Billy's Chowder House are sister restaurants both on Mile Rd- a beautiful road with tidal marshes that leads to Wells Beach. Varano's has an open dining room and bar...More

1  Thank Skantravellady
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, 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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