One of our favorites! It never disappoints!
Parking a problem. Way too noisy. Food was quite good.
Celebrating my sons white Coat ceremony for pharmacy school. My granddaughter Enjoyed the band and dance to the music. The food was delicious and the service was exquisite
Best salmon dish I've ever had. Very attentive wait staff. Wonderful live music, too!
Enjoyed Varanese this past Sunday evening for a birthday celebration. Our server Thomas was the most amazing part of our experience!!! He was very attentive to our birthday honoree and was such a delight overall. Thank you Thomas for helping to make a special memory : )
I have enjoyed dining at Varanese many times. However, my recent experience was extremely disappointing. The server brought our bottle of wine to the table, but after the initial pour, did not refill the glasses. We had to request water when our water glasses were empty. The soft shell crab was mushy and when we asked our server about it , he told us it was a regional thing (Chesapeake Bay). Sorry, but unacceptable excuse. He then suggested we go to a casual restaurant in the area that served seafood. There was no acknowledgement of our complaint. I know that I this is not how Varanese works! I will be hesitant about coming back.
Food is ordinary
The front desk was inappropriate and our of line. I changed my arrival time 30 min on Open Table and the hostess refused to honor it. She gave us a table with minimal view of the open dining room and asked us to be OUT of the restaurant in 1 hr 45 min. Food and wait staff exceptional. But front desk personal needs better manners
Veranese is always outstanding. Best service in Louisville, hands down.
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All dinners were spectacular!! Great service as well.
We had a great birthday celebration at Varanese! All of the food was wonderful! Things our group tried: calamari, heirloom tomato salad, baked brie, V Burger, salmon, strip steak and shrimp and grits, and a side of brussel sprouts (to die for!). We will be back!!!
Group of 8 ranging in ages from 12 to 55 and we all loved it! Our server, Jordan, was one of the best we’ve ever had - we’d give him 10 stars if we could!
My husband and I celebrated our 42nd anniversary at Varanese and we definitely made the right choice of restaurants! Everything was wonderful from the excellent service to the delicious food and the overall ambiance. We were treated like special guests. Looking forward to returning again in the near future.
The food and drinks were incredible! Our server was fantastic and attentive. We will definitely return!
Varanese is one of our favorite neighborhood spots. The atmosphere is great and the service is top notch. We love sitting at the bar and the live jazz is a nice touch & cool way for a local restaurant to support our local musicians.
Great food in a good atmosphere. The jazz session has very good taste and provides a nice complement for the atmosphere. They just need to stop trying to push customers to consume expense bottle of wines and respect customer choices.
We ‘re travelers from out of town, and found that Varanese had good reviews.
We weren’t disappointed. Great food. Great ambiance. Great service. We all give it a thumbs up.
Love this restaurant! For me one of the best in Louisville!
The menu has a large variety of food! This time I tried the Encrusted White Sea Bass and it’s delicious
Loved everything about this place!
Celebrated our engagement at one of our favorite restaurants in town! We had great service and couldn’t be happier that with our choice.
Our waiter was great, very personable. But the service was rather slow at points. We were in the room off to the left of the door and sometimes felt forgotten.
Great food and service. Large party and everyone loved their meal Will highly recommend
Fantastic, we’ll be back!
We went to the Wild Turkey bourbon dinner & it was amazing. The food, cocktails & service were top notch & the history of Wild Turkey was interesting to hear. Will definitely do another event dinner!!
Varanese is my go to restaurant when in Louisville because it never fails to be outstanding. Once again, it was. Food, service, value.
One of the best restaurants in town. It had been a while time since we were here. We won’t wait that long again.
Food & service were great. nice drink selections also.
We had never been to Louisville before, and just sort of picked this restaurant out of a hat, so to speak. What a glorious surprise. A neighborhood gem, in a neighborhood full of restaurants. If the others are as good, it might be the place to move to.
The menus was good, the food even better. Friendly staff complimented a cozy dining room.
Have been there a few times the past couple of years. The food was excellent - our friends had the halu fish and my partner and I really enjoyed the sea bass and lamb. The sauvignon blanc wine paire nicely with all of these entrees. If you like Manhattens, theirs is tough to beat with the orange marmalade. This time around, the noise from Franfort Avenue and two trains passing through during dinner was a bit much. But, the jazz trio helped.
Great food bourbon selection was fantastic but prices were high.
Best food/service/value in the city. When we choose to go out, my wife and I compare any other place to Varanese. This is the benchmark for what a dining experience should be.
Friend visiting from out of town and birthday.
Attentive service and delicious entrees.
The restaurant is incredible. It was my first time there and I loved. The food is delicious! Good ambiance and great service. I’m sure I’ll be back soon.
First time dining at Varanese and it will not be my last. Excellent service and food.
I have had mostly good experiences at Varanese, several years back. But they were off their game this particular evening. Everything was just average.
Always a wonderful experience at Varanese!
It was a great night! We enjoyed the food and music for the first time after returning to Louisville after living out of town for 20 years. Great restaurant!
Everything was amazing from the appetizers to the main course and then dessert! I highly recommend!
Excellent experience; great food, top notch service, super atmosphere, and worth every penny!