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Varanese

2106 Frankfort Ave, Louisville, KY 40206
+1 502-899-9904
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Overview
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pork chop” (30 reviews)
“beef tips” (12 reviews)
“baked brie” (6 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
2106 Frankfort Ave, Louisville, KY 40206
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1 - 10 of 287 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

My husband and I went to Varanese for our anniversary and enjoyed ourselves quite a bit. Our waitress, Emily, was very attentive and pleasant. We even had management come out and congratulate us on our anniversary. Our cocktails were superb, and each of our entrees...More

Thank Denise N G
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

I hate to give bad reviews but I rely on ordinary customers such myself when making decisions that I feel obligated to share my experience. The first time that I ate here the wine I ordered was old and stale. That's been months ago. So...More

1  Thank Phynna W
Reviewed 26 July 2017

We found this place on a drive from Nashville to Chicago and were so glad we stopped here! The food is absolutely outstanding. Everything we ate was fresh, high quality ingredients, incredible flavors and textures, and the value was remarkable - fine dining at very...More

Thank Hallie B
Reviewed 21 July 2017

We had a group business dinner here and it was wonderful. The food was amazing and the service was excellent. It's on the pricey side for Louisville but it's well worth it.

Thank Foodhound_ATL
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

We can't thank the manager and staff at Varanese enough for the fabulous food and service for our private wedding dinner from 3-5:30 on Sunday, May 28, 2017. Our local and out of town family and friends all raved about their entree choices, the wait...More

Thank foodiegal78
Reviewed 2 June 2017

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 25 May 2017

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 25 May 2017 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 24 May 2017 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
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Questions & Answers
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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 23:00
Monday
17:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 23:00
Thursday
17:00 - 23:00
Friday
17:00 - 00:00
Saturday
17:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2106 Frankfort Ave, Louisville, KY 40206
    (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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