exterior restaurant

About Us

Welcome to Varano's Italian Restaurant located in Wells, Maine. The best Italian restaurant north of Boston. Sit down and relax in our dining room or outside on our patio which both feature stunning views of the Maine coast and the Rachel Carson Wildlife Reserve.

Our extensive menu offers signature Italian dishes and some of our very own special recipes. Browse through our comprehensive all Italian wine list which has achieved awards of excellence from Wine Spectator Magazine ten years running, and was assembled by persons who possess a deep passion for Italian wine.

We are looking forward to making your next night out one to remember. We serve nothing but the freshest seafood, beef, pork and game with an emphasis on organic locally grown produce and cheese. We do not accept reservations, but serve on a first come first serve basis. Come experience Italian food at its finest while sipping on a delicous glass of wine. Food so good, you may never cook at home again.



Dick and Sherri Varano, Owners

Dick and Sherri Varano own two highly successful restaurants, featuring completely different concepts. In 2014, Dick launched his own brewery featuring amazing craft beers. Hidden Cove is a creative outlet that gives Dick the ability to blend his love of wine with the craft of small batch beers. You have to try his Italian barrel aged beers, they are the perfect fusion of beer and wine. Dick Varano is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, he has over forty-three years experience in the restaurant industry. Dick is passionate about food and wine, and he was recently awarded the Entrepreneur of the Year Award in Southern Maine. He has spent the last twenty-four years traveling to Italy, tasting local Italian dishes and sampling Italy's finest wines. His passion is to share his findings and help educate his customers on Italian food and wine.

Roger Sibley, General Manager

Roger Sibley is a partner and the general manager of Varano's Italian Restaurant. He is a graduate of Bryant University, and has over twenty years experience in the hospitality and management fields. He strives to consistently provide delicious food, professional and courteous service, and a welcoming warm atmosphere for everyone at Varano's Italian Restaurant.