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Our Latest Reviews

Careysusanmarie about 1 month ago

Chicken Parmesan

Amazing food with each visit! The atmosphere is beautiful and safely spread out. Our server Leslie is always both knowledgeable and entertaining! The chicken cutlet fills the plate, is deliciously smothered in cheese, and topped off with your tasty signature sauce! Definitely worth the trip, if you're not lucky enough to live close by to frequent often as we do.

Hilda 2 months ago

Steamed Mussels

My husband and I had the caprese salad and steamed mussels for supper the other night. Both were excellent and will definitely get them again. We enjoyed our dinner, as always, and we so appreciate the efforts of all the staff during this difficult time with the carona virus!

Harriet 3 months ago

Eggplant Parmesan

My husband is Sicilian and his mother made the best eggplant parmesan. I have to say that this is better than my mother-in-laws. Verano's is our favorite Italian restaurant.

Rich 4 months ago

Rigatoni Bolognese

Best Italian restaurant I've been to. I'm Italian and cook it well and live in MA and it beats the north end restaurants.

Lynnegass123 5 months ago


Delicious, safe outdoor dining - a great experience all around.

Trinarock24 5 months ago

Steamed Mussels

The steamed mussels are unbelievable. The mussels taste like they were just scooped up from the ocean and probably are. My cousin and I are from New York and have had steamed mussels from many restaurants. This dish from Verano's is THE MOST DELICIOUS we have ever tasted. But all their food is excellent and dinning is an experience . The servers are amazing and the food is brought to the table HOT. We're coming up in July and I will probably eat at Verano's every night.

Pmadden0408 6 months ago


This is my favorite dish. I order the Orvieto 75% of the time. The other 25% I try another dish and love it. But I can get enough of the Orvieto. This is by far my favorite restaurant in all of new England.

Shanebrophy42 6 months ago

Frutti Di Mare

Awesome dish with big bold flavor. Can't wait to get back to have it again.

Bob 6 months ago

Veal Parmigiana

Varano's veal parmigiana is as good it gets! I'm a seasonal resident in Wells and I look forward to this meal all winter long. Growing up in the suburbs of Boston I enjoyed Italian food from the North End, but this meal is better than anything I can find there today!

Rvitali23 7 months ago

Chicken Parmesan

Always great! Pasta cooked perfect, house marinara is delicious! That combined with perfectly cooked moist chicken is my favorite!

Susan 7 months ago


Sadly, it's been a couple years since we have been able to visit Varano's, but the memory of that evening lingers still. The one dish my brother ordered remains the most memorable... it was simply lasagna . Amazing, delightful, melt-in-your-chair with tears streaming down your face delicious! Honest. No exaggeration. 😄. My sister and I are headed for a few days vacation in the Wells area in early June and the plan is to hit Varano's at least twice in the 48 hours that we will be there! Can't wait!

Richard 7 months ago


Fantastic, fabulous, i can go on but you get the idea. No matter what you choose it will be wonderful.

Rcg2961 7 months ago

Veal Parmesan

WOW, hard to find tender delicious Veal Parm that you can cut with a fork!!! But it is still available at Varano's. mate it with their perfectly cooked pasta and wonderful sauce and you think you have gone to heaven. So glad to be a Wells Resident so we can experience Varano's often. Thanks DONT CHANGE A THING!

Sully0633 8 months ago

Chicken Parmigiana

This is one of our favorite dishes at Varanos. We got a to-go order and it was almost as good as visiting our favorite restaurant in person. We're going back again for the Chicken Parm this week. Lets all support these good folks during these hard times. We're also buying gift certificates!!

Lanctot 8 months ago

Gnocchi Saute

always amazing!

Sharon2941 8 months ago

Eggplant Parmesan

Only true Italians know how to make eggplant parmesan and Verano's is the BEST. When making eggplant parmesan only true Italians peel the eggplant, my grandmother and family are from Italy and she taught me how to make eggplant parmesan, Verano's taste just like my nana's. Well done! Please don't ever stop doing what you do. Thank you.

Johng03825 9 months ago


The claim sauce is out of this world. The best I ever had. Service is top of the line. We were greeted as if we were important customers. Great experience.

Lcvc54 9 months ago


Always delicious! & Gordon makes fabulous cocktails!

Rhonda 9 months ago

Gnocchi Saute

This is our go to Italian Restaurant! We go several times in a year.It is our favorite and the best food around. This is real and delicious Italian food. We try something new on the menu every time and we are never disappointed!! The service is always great and very friendly. I highly recommend Varano's

Warren214jersey 9 months ago


This Lasagna Dish is one of the best - just great I must say have been here several times & all the dishes I had were cooked to perfection! Love all the apps😋😋🤗

Guest about 2 months ago

Frutti Di Mare

Once again Varano's nailed it with Frutti Di Mare! I love this dish, right down to wipeing up the sauce on the plate with bread. Frequent flyer .

Rptrav 3 months ago

Frutti Di Mare

The Food is Always Delicious!! I've tried Many entree's and All are Fantastic!!

Guest 3 months ago

Chicken Parmesan

Every meal at Varano's is wonderful but my all time favorite is chicken parm! Large, delicious portion...add their fabulous bread and EVOO dip and you have the most heavenly meal!

Christalbot1964 4 months ago

Seafood Fettucini

Best meal I've had out for a long time! Fresh seafood & fettuccini. Awesome white sauce. I have lots of leftovers & I'm to full to try the Tiramisu I ordered. Can't wait 🤗. I was also impressed with the Door Dash service & person doing delivery. Awesome service & food!

Guest 5 months ago

Veal Parmesan

Absolutely delicious.

Anzivino 6 months ago

Shrimp Scampi

This is one of our favorite restaurants and one of my favorite dishes. We were excited that Varano's opened for outside dining just before our anniversary. It was really good to see all the familiar staff and have again the wonderful Italian food--was like being back in Florence, Italy! We also took veal picatta home for the next night--also wonderful!!!

Zayda 6 months ago

Fettuccini Alfredo

Just finished dining at Varano's for my girlfriend and Is anniversary. After seeing all of the glowing reviews for the Alfredo, I decided to order it and let me tell you.. it does not disappoint! Creamy, perfectly balanced with the fettuccine. Funny little story, I assumed the pasta would be underdressed so I order extra sauce, once the pasta arrived I was pleased to see that my plate had plenty of sauce. I was satisfied with my extra sauce, until I realized that the extra sauce was on the side and that was just the regular portion! Always great to be pleasantly surprised.. and of course the extra sauce did not go to waste LoL. Service was also wonderful!

Barbara 6 months ago

Eggplant Parmesan

I love Eggplant Parmesan, and this always melts in my mouth! Hits the spot every time I order it!

Samm189 6 months ago

Chicken Parmesan

Wonderful! Great dinner, best part. I've had! Would order more if there was delivery!

Kbelanger777 7 months ago

Gnocchi Saute

This dish is heaven on earth! We are Italian and have been eating gnocchi our entire life at home and at restaurants. This is hands down the best gnocchi we have ever tasted! Between the texture of the gnocchi and the taste of the sauce it is exceptional! When we go out to eat my entire family orders the dish and eats every last bit. We just can't get enough of it! Every friend I have introduced this dish too feels the exact same way and devours it. We have been getting this dish for years now. It still managed to taste phenomenal even through quarantine takeout! Thank you Varano's!

Dkvenbch 7 months ago


My favorite dish at Varano's! In fact, I've never had chicken piccata that is a fantastic as their version. The chicken was cooked perfectly & the sauce of butter, white wine, lemon & capers was perfectly balanced. The Caesar salad is fantastic too! I order it every time I eat there. In my opinion, Varano's is the best Italian restaurant in the Wells area & beyond.

Jennifer 7 months ago

Seafood Fettucini

I also added artichokes to it & it is absolutely amazing ❤️

Rtremblay 8 months ago

Veal Parmesan

Ordered Sat. evening April 4th two veal parm for supper. Found very easy to order,staff as usual was very friendly and accommodating.Instructions were very easy. Supper was ,as usual ,great. Finished our take out tonight. Food was great but still not as good as when we can eat with all of you. Thanks and we will order again . Stay Safe

Brian 8 months ago

Chicken Parmesan

It's hard to choose one dish to review because they are all so good, but the chicken parmesan is just so satisfying on so many levels. Is there a bigger piece of chicken on the southern Maine coast? Unlikely. And it's cooked to perfection every time - tender and juicy inside with a nice crust on the outside that adds a welcome texture. It's topped off with Varano's legendary sauce [gravy to some] that has such great 'comfort' to it. Of course, it has a terrific parmesan cheese finish, all over a bed of your favorite pasta. The portion is so generous, you can usually get 2 meals out of it, but sometimes I just can't stop eating it. Pair it with a nice bottle of sangiovese and you'll find yourself in southern Italy rather than southern Maine.

Nancyseacoast 8 months ago

Eggplant Parmigiana

😋 yummy!

Joanne 8 months ago

Fried Calamari

OMGosh! So GOOD and plenty!

Cdraper38 9 months ago

Chicken Parmesan

Best Chicken Parmesan that i have ever had in my life. Homemade sauce, perfect chicken & penne. I get this meal every time that I come to Varano's. This is my main dish & I wouldn't have it any other way.

Jmkolias 9 months ago

Eggplant Parmesan

Great flavor and portion - had to take some home. Be back again since my husband also liked the Chicken Parmesan.

Kafisher7 9 months ago


One word—Delicious! Highly recommend!! You will not be disappointed.

Anthony 9 months ago

Chicken Parmesan

We loved our Dinner, Chicken Parmesan was Amazing! Service was wonderful, and we are so glad we found this Gem of a restaurant!


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