Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00pm
Christmas Eve 11am-10pm
Christmas Day CLOSED
New Year's Eve 4pm-12pm
New Year's Day CLOSED
Every Monday, enjoy a free Flambé Dessert with the purchase of any entrée.
Wine Down Wednesday – Half price bottles of wine all night. Choose from our extensive wine list.
Menu lacks creativity and food presentation has minimal appeal. The salmon was wonderful quality but was bland. On the bright side, the live music creates a great ambiance. We had good service too.
Excellently prepared food, friendly service. We were pleased as always. Looking forward to next time.
We had issues at another local establishment that use to be on open table and switched to some other service which screwed up our reservation. We were able to use open table, make last second reservation and the host looked us up without difficulty and got us seated and served. Service was good,nothing spectacular, same with food. Overall, very happy with the experience!
Our favorite place.... food and service are always excellent.
First time diners. We got the pork chop and a flat iron steak. Based on our experience, I will definitely go back for the pork chop but the steak was not nearly as good. Sides were good.
Excellent food and service.
Love this place! Atmosphere is great and Tommy the bartender is the best in the world!
We had a great time and enjoyed an enjoyable wine dinner.
Food was excellent, but very slowly served. Dining experience took 3 1/2 hrs. The entertainment left after 2 1/2 hrs. We enjoyed the company of the random table of diners and were very pleased with the quality and presentation of the meal.
We love Varanese it never disappoints. They have great food and live music, iconic Louisville restaurant.
We had an exceptional server & experience. The band & ambiance was on point for our date night.
Good food, music way too loud for small venue. Unable to carry on conversation.
Very disappointed! We were from out of town and found this restaurant as one highly rated on google. One of us got the lamb shank and it was luke warm when arrived and the potatoes were still raw! One of us got the baby back ribs and they were very fatty. I got the salmon which was a signature dish and I was really disappointed. It was very simple and plain. The sauce was on the side , which I asked for and was basically a teaspoon of a peach type syrup. The service was excellent and the atmosphere was great with live jazz music! Just wish the food was up to par!
Varanese is always fantastic. Save room for the bread pudding for dessert!
The food, service, and atmosphere were fabulous; the band is good but we were seated close to them and could not carry on conversations very well.
We had a great dinner. The live music was great, the food was delicious, and the open-air environment was very pleasant. We’ll definitely be coming back.
Service was on point, top notch... attentive but not intrusive. We had a nice bottle of wine, and enjoyed the ambience. The avocado appetizer was very good, unique, and easy to share. Salmon entree was fresh, and cooked medium, as requested. Boneless pork chop was more medium well than medium, as ordered, and a little dry/tough. The saute of squash was disappointing, kind of an "oh well" veggie. Overall it was a nice visit, but the food could have been better.
Love Varanese, food is always good! Our server was great and we got to sit outside under cover away from the live music. Just what I requested!
I took my Mother to Varanese for her 79th birthday and it was fabulous! It was so intimate and cozy, we sat outside even though it was raining, the rain didn't put a damper on our evening. It was remarkable! We had a lovely time. The food was delectable, the service was phenomenal, the band was amazing and the atmosphere was just so nice! Matter of fact, it was amazing!
The restaurant has an eclectic menu that they are excellent at preparing. Appetizers thru dessert was amazing. The live music offered a nice backdrop too.
Great food. Felt rushed. Server wanted to turn table
Great service and atmosphere. Food was...interesting.
Great food, wonderful service, great value!! Will visit again soon!!
Very nice venue. Attentive staff. Everything was very good my steak was a little fatty and had grissle for the price
I absolutely love the food at this restaurant in the service. However it was so loud and noisy we could not even hear the conversation at our own table.
Varanese is always a favorite place that delivers consistent quality dishes.
Nice ambience and a perfect spot to celebrate a special occasion.
Food was good loved the extra attention for our anniversary! The portions were large for the cost of the meal!
Great food. Nice music.
Great Jefferson’s bourbon dinner!
Food and service were very good and it was fairly priced. No complaints there. I would say, however, that they had a three or four piece musical group playing in the corner. I love music, but it was too loud to even have conversations over dinner.
Food is the best in town!!! Especially for the price! Ambiance is great! Waiters are fantastic! Excellent restaurant!
The ambiance here is always so great. There was live music, the food was great, and the service was great also. We love coming here. Great date night spot.
Varanese is always a solid choice! I have never been disappointed. Ask for Jordan and your experience will be exceptional.
Another great time and as always delicious food!!
Monday night at Varanese was a perfect time. It was Martini Monday ($5) and the martinis had that little bit of ice on the top which is the mark of a good drink. We had their pork chop special ($15). What a treat! It came with veggies and a potato. They also have a Salmon special that is equally as delicious.
I can’t say enough about the wait staff. Our server was attentive and friendly. He treated us like we were the only couple in the restaurant and they were slammed!
I’ll return to Varanese for another martini Monday and would recommend others experience this restaurant.
We had cold air blowing on us from a make shift AC unit between the bar and dining area.
Our dining experience was exceptional. We ordered the Bourbon Barrel pork chop and the glazed salmon specials. They were outstanding . The jazz band played softly in the background, adding a touch of class not found often in the Louisville dining experience. We will return and take our friends.
The food, cocktails and service were splendid as usual!
Fantastic evening. The staff and our server were great. We asked to add another couple just a couple of hours before our reservation and they were super in accommodating us. The food was fantastic. I would recommit anyone as the menu has many beautiful dishes.