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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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Woodsville, New Hampshire
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

2 Thank jcmcgg13
Smithfield, Rhode Island
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97 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2014

We've driven past Varano's a ton of times while in the area and never stopped in. We wanted to go somewhere different on this trip and decided to try it out. Glad we did! The toasted bread and oil with parmesan are delicious. Of course, we ate almost all of it and ended up stuffed. The salads are really fresh,... More 

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Bellingham, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2014

We discovered Varanos three years ago and its become a favorite! Every year we go to Ogunquit with friends for her birthday! Looking for an Italian restaurant in the area to take her to we found Varanos and gave it a try! We were pleasantly surprised. Loved it here! We have returned everytime we are in the area.

Thank Sheila B
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79 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2014 via mobile

Not sure why the recent negative posts we were greeted quickly host was very friendly we waited in bar for a few and bartender in bar was excellent, once sat for our meal waitress was excellent and appetizer and meal were awesome

Thank Whse340
Longueuil, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2014

Everything tasted the same from spaghetti to veal parmesan. Very disappointed for an italian restaurant.

2 Thank Sophie L
Salem, New Hampshire
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2014 via mobile

We have become regulars. The food is always excellent. Very large portions at good prices. Chicken Parmesan is good for two meals. They are very accommodating and will do anything to please you. Our favorite waitress is Trixie....she is awesome.

1 Thank Mack207
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181 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2014

Tried Varano's after a recommendation from our hotel staff. Thought it was a bit pricey at first, but this was made up for with the very large dinner portion. I tried the chicken parm and had enough for a full meal the next day as well. The bread and oil starter were very good as well. The staff we interacted... More 

1 Thank 37Geese
Thompson, CT
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2014

My husband and I dined at Varano's last week while on vacation. It was by far the best meal we had all week. Mary, our server, was friendly and extremely attentive, and everything from the warm bread to dessert was absolutely delicious. The atmosphere is very pleasant, everyone was friendly, and I'll go as far as to say this is... More 

1 Thank GSB-Thompson
Salem, Massachusetts
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2014

Reasonable rates, nice atmosphere, polite fast service, great veal parm! Went early on a Friday night, around 6pm, and by the time we left it was packed.

1 Thank eurus352

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 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, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
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?