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2106 Frankfort Ave, Louisville, KY 40206
+1 502-899-9904
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good19%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“pork chop” (30 reviews)
“beef tips” (12 reviews)
“baked brie” (6 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
2106 Frankfort Ave, Louisville, KY 40206
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My now 20 year old son wanted to go to a nice restaurant for his birthday dinner. We had taken him somewhere nice at Christmas so he decided he wanted another night out. So we decided Varanese was the spot. We were not disappointed and...More

Thank Jim S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Traveling to Louisville for the first time we stumbled upon this restaurant and couldn't have been more pleased with our meal. Tender and tasty calamari, pork tenderloin was delicious, the ribeye special was perfectly prepared YUM. The risotto was another triumph. Can't go wrong here!

Thank ElectraJoe
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Returned to the bar at Varanese after a few months and had a great experience. Even though it was Wednesday half price wine bottles, I really wanted a nice cocktail - Martini. Absolutely delicious! Plus, the bartender is so talented on all drinks and easy...More

Thank Tom V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I visited Varanese for our wedding anniversary. We loved it! Sat outside on the covered patio and enjoyed some live music. We had the Brie appetizer and it was so good! When we return in the future I want to try some...More

Thank Andria_Reynolds
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

We will definitely come back if we ever come back to Louisville, Kentucky. Food was delicious with southern taste!

1  Thank PokharaRN
Reviewed 13 May 2017

Our group was in Louisville for Derby Week, and as is the case at all of Louisville's finer restaurants, Veranese had a "Derby menu" with 4 courses price fixe $125 -- Note: This meal was truly superb, & worth it!! Each course had 4-7 delectable...More

1  Thank byMT305
Reviewed 10 May 2017

My wife and I dropped in for dinner during Derby Week. Dinner on that Wednesday night included live music, and a "Hats on the Avenue" display by a neighborhood shop. Both of these added enjoyment to the evening., While imbibing nicely crafted cocktails, we shared...More

Thank PoppaP54
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Had a very enjoyable dinner in the heart of a area of Louisville that offers many restaurants, antique shops, etc. We had dinner on Sunday right when it opened and we're surprised at how quickly it filled up. Like the way the restaurant is comprised...More

Thank Dixiecup2014
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

Went for a business dinner with several coworkers. Had heard good things about Varanese and they were confirmed. I order one of the daily specials which was pan fried soft shell crabs on a bed of pea risotto that was topped with just the right...More

Thank wamzie
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

Went to this place for a business meeting with some colleagues. The food was spectacular. The duck egg rolls were the best I've ever eaten. The Ribeye was delicious and from the looks of everyone else's food it was delicious as well. The staff was...More

Thank JhibbnJuno
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Is there live music on Fridays?
1 March 2017|
Response from Randy B | Property representative |
Yes, we have live music from the Jeff Sherman Trio every night of the week.
Dee S
Do you have a menu for kids?
23 December 2016|
Response from Randy B | Property representative |
We do not have a children's menu but the chef can create something kid friendly upon request!
Is there a gluten free menu?
24 November 2015|
Answer Show all 3 answers
Response from Randy B | Property representative |
There is not a gluten free menu, but chef can accommodate any requests. Thanks!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$28
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2106 Frankfort Ave, Louisville, KY 40206
  • Public Transportation: Varanese has a TARC stop in front along with a Frankfort Ave. Trolly Hop Stop.
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Louisville
  • Phone Number: +1 502-899-9904
  • E-mail
Varanese Restaurant is located in the historic Clifton neighborhood and features an eclectic menu of New American Cuisine using local organic products, prepared by Owner/Chef John Varanese. The restaurant opened in 2007 and has recently completed a renovation and can comfortably seat 150 guests between its bar, dining room and four seasons patio. Open 7 days a week - Sunday through Thursday from 5:00pm to 11:00pm, and Friday and Saturday 5:00pm to midnight.
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