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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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Albany, New York
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 20 January 2015

It is one of our favorite restaurants ever!!! Great food, great service!! We go there on the way to Bar Harbor, and on the way home from Bar Harbor!

1 Thank davia407
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2014

The service is beyond friendly and they are so accommodating ! I haven't had better food in my place! I love the atmosphere !:) I reccomend this restuarant to anyone and everyone!

1 Thank Jennib0891
Wells, Maine
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2014

My husband and I went to Varano's for our anniversary in October and during Columbus Day Weekend. This is a very busy weekend in Maine, but the restaurant has plenty of room and we did not wait. We had an antipasto for an appetizer, It was a perfect size. I had a seafood dish and my husband had chicken Marsala,... More 

1 Thank KayJayO
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2014

The food is good quality Italian, it's just a bit overpriced. If you stay at Misty Harbor during the offseason, they offer packages that include $30 gift certificates to Varano's (as well as three other restaurants located nearby), so after just a couple of stays at Misty, Varano's become free. Figure that dinner for two though, will cost you $60... More 

1 Thank Oneco
Warrensburg, New York
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55 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2014

We went to Varano's on a wet rainy Thursday this past week when we were visiting Maine and it was wonderful. My daughter and granddaughter and I were seated in front of the huge roaring fireplace, had a fantastic meal and excellent service. We will always have Varano's as one of our favorite restaurant's when we visit Maine!!

1 Thank townclerk88
Libertyville, Illinois
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111 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2014

duck breast with brussell sprouts. just wonderful. crisp skin. medium rare meat. good service. reasonably priced. highly recommended.

1 Thank glschles
New Hampshireo
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2014

My husband and I found Varano's through a hotel package years ago and have been going back every chance we get when vacationing in the area ever since. The waitstaff is professional and takes time with each and every customer. They are knowledgable about the vast wine selection and have always steered us to a great bottle to accompany our... More 

1 Thank Kathryn H
New York
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122 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 3 November 2014

Having been to Maine several times in the last year I was looking for a different restaurant. Well I certainly found it . I felt like I was in a restaurant in Little Italy. Fresh bread that you are tempted to just keep eating and eating with fresh oil and parmesean . The appetizers were distinct and unique. The clams... More 

1 Thank Fingerlakes09
Woodsville, New Hampshire
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2014

We have eaten here MANY times and LOVE this restaurant. Don't worry is you have to wait. Head to the bar, Charlie is WONDERFUL! The food is always wonderful and the waitstaff is great and very friendly. Certainly eat here on your next visit to Wells.

1 Thank hobbsks
Scarborough, Maine
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45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2014 via mobile

My husband and I live in Scarborough and we come down to Varano's several times a year to get our fix on real Italian food, something sadly lacking in Southern Maine. My husband is a New York Italian and even he thinks they make great sauce (gravy)! I have food allergies and they are very accommodating to my needs. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

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