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Varia, Norfolk, VA

Varia

4.6
4.6
1049 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Welcome to Varia, a Romantic, Upscale Italian Restaurant in Norfolk.
Varia, our Italian restaurant and wine studio, features wine by the glass and a pianist six nights a week. Indulge in homemade pasta, freshly tossed pizzas from our brick oven, or signature Italian desserts like the tiramisu. Varia's modern Italian fare is made from only the best local ingredients and the wine studio features over 100 hand-selected wines, including 50 by the glass.
The dining room's intricate finishes and the warm glow of its reclaimed chandelier, formally of the Historic Cavalier's ballroom, offers an intimate ambiance that invites conversation over a full bodied merlot. Guests can book the ultra private dining room only accessible by hidden doors in the bookshelves for special events.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 20 times today
Experiences are available.

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (757) 763-6281
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Private party facilities
    At Varia, old world sophistication and modern charm combine to create an intimate, authentic dining experience. Our Italian inspired menu not only features staple foods of the Tuscany region, but adds a coastal Virginia culinary flair to every dish.
  • Private party contact
    Sara Wagner: (757) 763-6203
  • Neighborhood
    Norfolk
  • Parking details
    None
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Family & Friends Night Every Wednesday

    Multiple dates available
    *Parties of 3 or more Join us every Wednesday at Varia for an unforgettable dining experience with our "Family & Friends Night" promotion. Gather your loved ones and indulge in a delectable Italian feast designed to bring people together. For just $25.00++ per person, our unique menu offers a delightful variety of dishes perfect for sharing. First Course Tableside Caesar or Varia Chopped Salad Second Course Award-winning braised Short Rib or Chicken Cacciatore or Spaghetti Pomodoro Third Course Seasonal Family Style Tiramisu
    Family & Friends Night Every Wednesday Photo
  • Somm's Table: French-Inspired 4-Course Wine Dinner

    $75.00 per person

    Prepaid

    May 9, 2024 only
    Join us for a memorable evening as our Sommelier, Matthew Emborski, alongside our esteemed Executive Sous Chef, Matthias Maihoefer, co-host a Pre-Mother's Day wine dinner that promises an unparalleled culinary journey. 1st - Chateau Gaudrelle Cremant de Loire Brut by Alexandre Monmousseau Swordfish Croquette accompanied by Hot Olive Tapenade and Chili 2nd - Chateau de Segries Tavel Nettle & Ricotta Gnudi with Pecorino 3rd - Bertrand Bachelet "Les Clos Russots" Maranges 1er Cru Pan Roasted Veal Medallions with Wild Garlic Espuma and Veal Stuffed More, and Madeira Jus 4th - Domaine de la Beliere Bugey-Cerdon Sparkling Rose Chocolate Terrine featuring White Chocolate, Strawberry Ganache, and Strawberry Marshmallow
  • Mother's Day: A Dine-Around Brunch

    $60.00 per person

    May 12, 2024 only
    Our Chef has curated a unique "dine-around" brunch for Mother's Day at Varia, blending self-serve stations and plated entrees into an unforgettable meal. Start with Assorted Breakfast Pastries and Seasonal Sliced Fruits, or enjoy Greek Yogurt Parfaits and Toasted Granola. Explore chilled delights like Citrus Poached Shrimp Cocktail and Local Oysters, or savor Hot Smoked Salmon & Lox. The Artisan Cheese & Charcuterie offers a taste of local flavors, while salads like Spring Greens and Caesar await. Entree choices include Uovo Diablo, Chicken Saltimbocca, Butter Poached Lobster Tail, and Bavette Steak & Eggs. Finish with all-you-can-eat desserts. Celebrate Mother's Day at Varia, the perfect place to make mom feel special. $60++ per person.

What 1,049 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Virginia

    Romantic

  • Norfolk / Virginia Beach

    Hot spot

  • Norfolk / Virginia Beach

    Romantic

1,049 Reviews
  1. ShannonC

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful artistic ambience, good food, and excellent service.

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    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was great and the food was great too! Definitely will be coming back.

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  3. Bisho

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Please let Varia be available for delivery. The food is such a hidden gem for a hotel!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Jordan our server was EXCELLENT!!! Very attentive and great demeanor!

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  5. TinaG

    Charlotte

    38 reviews

    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing atmosphere, food and service. My husband and I sat at the bar and watched them make hand tossed pizza. The bartender was very knowledgeable and friendly. I had the chicken Parmesan and my husband had the pizza. Both were incredible as well as the craft cocktails.

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  6. Tammy

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Dinner was amazing and Ashley our waitress was so kind and excellent!

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  7. Trip

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waitress Jordan was amazing, she made us laugh, was very personable, and I appreciated her service greatly!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The gnocchi was sooooo good! My partner and I went when there was live music and had a great time

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  9. JanB

    Richmond

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It's just not so Italian to me, Sauce is spicy and thick, I do not like it. Meatballs were very good. Spaghetti was boring.

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  10. Janeg

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed happy hour specials at the bar before our meal. Always very nice experience with good food.

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FAQs

Varia offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (757) 763-6281.

Varia is rated 4.6 stars by 1049 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 20 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Varia

100 E Main St, Norfolk, VA 23510

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Norfolk
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    None
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (757) 763-6281
  • Private party facilities
    At Varia, old world sophistication and modern charm combine to create an intimate, authentic dining experience. Our Italian inspired menu not only features staple foods of the Tuscany region, but adds a coastal Virginia culinary flair to every dish.
  • Private party contact
    Sara Wagner: (757) 763-6203
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