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Varanese

2106 Frankfort Ave, Louisville, KY 40206-2002
+1 502-899-9904
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Overview
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pork chop” (31 reviews)
“baked brie” (6 reviews)
“scallops” (13 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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2106 Frankfort Ave, Louisville, KY 40206-2002
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is our favorite restaurant, especially to celebrate birthdays and anniversaries. On those occasions, if you let the restaurant in on it when you make a reservation, you will arrive to a tabletop sprinkled with rose petals. But the real treat is the gourmet food...More

Thank JohnandAnne1990
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I made reservations to celebrate his birthday. We arrived right at our reservation time and were seated immediately. The service throughout our visit was great. We had the calamari appetizer and it was very good. My husband has a steak and I...More

Thank Lydia R
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

We are friends with another couple. Due to our busy lifestyles we only get together every once and awhile . We had dinner tonight and had a wonderful time. We sat at the bar and had drinks before our table was ready. Rory our bartender...More

Thank Chris G
Reviewed 3 March 2018

The family has eaten at Varanese many times. Service is good, food is better. On the fence with the drinks. Good menu. Worth a try.

Thank JMcKeehan
Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

Everything we had was excellent! We started with the pork and sweet potato biscuits. They were devine. I had the gin cocktail, it was amazing. My husband had the fried green tomato salad followed by the shrimp and grits and said both were wonderful. I...More

Thank kimkaydee
Reviewed 22 January 2018

My wife and I visit Varanese at least once a week and many weeks we are there twice. The food is always outstanding and the service is even better. I think for an upscale restaurant to maintain a very high level is difficult but David...More

1  Thank Donald R
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

We just left the Varanese restaurant. My husband got the brisket special, I got the white bass, and my son got the cheese tortellini. My sons dish was by far the best and it was just plain butter sauce cheese tortellini. The bass and brisket...More

Thank Rose198625
Reviewed 21 November 2017

We frequently dine out, and have done so in many restaurants in the US and worldwide. This was one of our best meals ever. Everything was perfect. Upon arrival at the time of our reservation we received a warm "happy anniversary" greeting; clearly, the staff...More

1  Thank Mike O
Reviewed 13 November 2017

My boyfriend and I selected Varanese for his birthday celebration and our 4 year anniversary. We made reservations through OpenTable for 7:45 on a Saturday. The table was immediately ready upon arriving and they were extremely generous in giving us a large booth just for...More

1  Thank Luke B
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Such a surprise! Little place packed a big punch with excellent food, VERY reasonable prices and big portions! The live music was a bonus and made the dinner a very pleasurable experience.

Thank Cathy T
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blessedRN85
1 March 2017|
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Response from Randy B | Property representative |
Yes, we have live music from the Jeff Sherman Trio every night of the week.
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Dee S
24 December 2016|
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Response from Randy B | Property representative |
We do not have a children's menu but the chef can create something kid friendly upon request!
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MirandaWatson
25 November 2015|
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$28
Meals
Dinner
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Monday
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Friday
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2106 Frankfort Ave, Louisville, KY 40206-2002
    (Vernon)
  • 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
Description
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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