Always enjoy Varanese & your food!
Food was excellent, management was very accommodating of our reservation while dealing with a power company issue outside. The service was attentive and prompt. The only drawback was the entire dining room was filled with smoke from the kitchen. Not a deal-breaker by any means, I'll definitely go back.
Varenese has always been a wonderful experience but avoid the waiter, Jesse. He turned our special event into an awful experience
Excellent service, food and drinks as always! Love the live music as well!
Food & Drinks were excellent! Wonderful Service! Would recommend to others!
It was my first time dining at Varanese and the appetizer (avocado stuffed crab) was delicious, we ordered two specials and they were amazing and the wine menu was very nice. I really enjoyed the live jazz as well.
I’ll definitely be back!
Looking forward to going there again
Celebrating our 20th Wedding Anniversary with a special dinner night and 1st Visit to Varanese. Angela was our waitress and could not have been more gracious. Our food choices were amazing. Would definitely return!
My Canadian friends and I had a very enjoyable evening. Server was very attentive even though he was spread rather thin. Food was delicious. Will return for sure.
Never fails. Wonderful ambiance. Live music but subtle and easy to have conversations at the table. Food is outstanding with nice mix of fish and meat dishes.
My wife and I enjoyed a very pleasant dining experience at Varanese. The food was delicious and well presented. My wife and I both enjoyed the steak tips and tortellini. Our server Jordan was above and beyond. He was so pleasant and very attentive to us as well as other guests seated in our section. A true professional. We have dined at this restaurant on other occasions and will definitely return. Always a very pleasant and positive dining experience.
Unique atmosphere and food. I enjoy Varanese. The waitress had the attitude of “we aim to please”. All involved were friendly and capable.
Great date night - we did not feel rushed to order or to finish. Music is pleasant without being too loud. I ordered the special which was fabulous!
We wanted to have a nice family birthday celebration for the 4 of us. This was accomplished with plenty of room to spare. The meals were very tasty and displayed in a nice manner. Out service was excellent. We All greatly enjoyed our entire experience. We will return.
The food was amazing, and service was wonderful. The overall ambiance was wonderful. The only complaint I have was that I had reservations at opening and there was several employees at the bar watching a football game making a lot of noise.
A great night out. Our waiter was fabulous and the food was great. Music was also a nice added touch.
Absolutely marvelous experience!! My girlfriend and I were celebrating our one year anniversary. Not only was the food beyond belief, they even made us our own special anniversary dessert. Couldn’t have been a better evening. Service was stellar and personal. Thank you to the entire staff at Varanese! You certainly made our special event beyond special!
All was great at one of my favs
I ordered the salmon special, I was brought the wrong dish. It was corrected immediately with a hot, fresh correct dish! We love this place!!!
Always so happy to visit Varanese. The Bourban glazed Salmon and Rainbow fish were both awesome. Coctails were fantastic. We have had several great meals there, pork chops are memorable. Also love the jazz music.
The food was outstanding! We will return!!
The food was very good and the service was outstanding. The venue is very cozy (fairly small and tables are close together) so it was noisy after the restaurant filled up. Halfway through our dinner, a jazz combo came in and started playing which made normal conversation pretty impossible. In all fairness, we were sitting pretty close to the players. If we had known they were going to play, we would have requested a table farther away. My only other comment is that they are very, very proud of their wine! The markup is huge.
The atmosphere, music and service was good. The food was not. The appetizer (cheese balls) was too dark, the kind of dark you get when the oil has not been changed often enough. The braised short ribs in the taquitos was tough as shoe leather. The rest of the food was just as lackluster. Nothing was awful, but sadly nothing was appropriately seasoned either.
Bottom line, I would not recommend the restaurant and would not go back.
Great atmosphere, my girlfriend and I did not enjoy the food but the service was great. Also the band was warming up and it was distracting.
Absolutely fabulous. Our first time there and we will return. Loved it! The Birthday dessert was awesome.
Great service on a big birthday party
We had dinner with friends and we’re pretty disappointed with the Opah special. Chewy and fishy. The wine and service were probably the only good part of the experience. And the two piece band were a lot of fun though.
Varanese is one of our favorite restaurants for special occasions. Whether it’s an anniversary, birthday, or date night, Varanese never disappoints. Last night was no exception. We love the staff, Jordan, Dave, Alex, and Jaquar. They worked hard to make our night special.
The night was special and Jordon made it more so, thanks.
Fabulous server who was going to seminary in L Ville. Food was delish. The curry soup was devine. Loved the experience and will return!
The food was outstanding. Best meal we’d all had in a while. We were seated in the little room off to the side, which was perfect. We could hear the music from the other room but we could still hear each other.
Food was excellent absolutely delicious. Service was great he was very attentive and on top of everything. We were celebrating our Anniversary and they had rose petals on the table and offered us a complimentary dessert. Every thing was wonderful from start to finish.
Excellent pace to the dinner, neither too fast nor too slow. Attentive & knowledgeable server. Excellent food.
I would recommend this restaurant to everyone. The food was delicious and the service was top notch!
The last few years we’ve been going to Varanese for our anniversary. We don’t eat out very often so we really look forward to going to a fine restaurant like Varanese. Good atmosphere great food need I say more.
Loved the music and talking with musicians. Food and server great.
Excellent food and service! We were a little late for our reservation, but the staff were extremely Friendly and understanding. We were seated in the boardroom, which was great. Definitely going back to Varanese the next time I’m in Louisville.
This was my first time at Varanese and I was not disappointed! Excellent food and great service from Jesse, our server. I will be returning!
My wife and I had a wonderful experience. It was our 1 year anniversary and was made even more special by our server. She was one of the best that I have ever had, anywhere. Very attentive, kind, and thoughtful. The ambience was just what I had hoped for. The food was exceptional and the value exceeded what anyone would expect from any restaurant that demanded twice the price. Thank you for helping to make our anniversary very special.
Very nice good service excellent food and very good salad