Flat Iron Steak
Char grilled flat iron steak served with a mushroom and parmesan risotto finished with Chef John's V-12 sauce
Baked brie wrapped in puff pastry served with bourbon caramel, toasted pecans and sliced apples
Beef Tips & Tortellini
Sauteed beef tips and tortellini tossed in a rich gorgonzola cream sauce, baby spinach, grape tomatoes and toasted pine nuts topped with crispy prosciutto
Food was amazing as always, Mason provided the best service we have ever had here. Highly recommend!
As always, Varanese was great. Food was fabulous, we were the only people in the dining room due to going for an early dinner at 5:00pm.
Everything was good quality with excellent presentation and fantastic flavors.
Substantial menu options, great atmosphere and service. Rory makes an awesome espresso martini!
Food, service, atmosphere and entertainment were all excellent.
The service was top notch and the food was very good.
We had a great dinner. And couldn’t have had better service. Thanks & I will return
Christine was wonderful and gave great suggestions/feedback on entrees and wine.
Food was incredible as always - bacon wrapped pork special needs to be a regular on the menu!
Ordered Brie came out cold and uncooked, sent back it was nuked until it was burnt, rest of food was not good either, this place was one of my favorite , but never again
Great Food, great sevice and they have live music you can enjoy and still hear to be able to have a conversation at the table.
Was our 1st time there, the food and service was great. Well come back 😊
Delicious, as always!
We drove to Louisville just to eat at Varanese. We have eaten there several times over the past four years and enjoyed it. Since we live two hours away in Cincinnati we decided it was time to treat ourselves. We were not disappoionted. The food was great..the server was wonderful and the music was fantastic. Wish we lived closer.
Then on Sunday, we went to River House!
I love the live jazz music playing in the background & the lighting, food, and service was all excellent. We came for our anniversary but will be back for our regular date nights because of the good food, ambiance, and value.
We had our 30th anniversary dinner at Varanese and were very impressed. The wait staff was totally professional and there when needed. The food was wonderful. We plan on going back in the near future.
Great food and muaic
We had a wonderful dinner! Great wines and cocktails before dinner. Then we ordered the Beef Tips Tortellini, Bacon Wrapped Tenderloin, and the Bourbon Barrel Smoked Pork Chop. We bragged to my in-laws about how great the pork chop is so my sister-in-law ordered it. All the dishes were great except the pork chop which came out too salty for her to eat. When we tried a bite, it tasted like someone had spilled an entire salt shaker on the chop. We have NEVER had that issue with a meal at Varanese before. My sister-in-law refused to send it back but she should have. We were embarrassed about this after bragging on the dish before! The dish was taken off our check at the end of the evening which we greatly appreciated even though we were expecting to pay for it. We still love the food at Varanese; the service is ALWAYS top notch. We'll be back soon!
Our car got hit out front on Frankfort Avenue - parking lot was full. Do you have security cameras?
Enjoyed a birthday dinner Saturday evening.....consistently the best dining experience in the area.
Thanks to all
Good but music was very loud. Couldn’t hear to talk. Other than that it was great.
Always a lovely evening at Varanese. David, the manager, has a friendly and attentive staff and the food from Chef Jon Varanese is exceptional. We especially enjoy too the live music from the Jeff Sherman combo. We will be back soon ... and often.
Atmosphere was great, food was very good and service was excellent. Our server, Liza was attentive without being intrusive, really pleasant and professional. Varanese is consistently very good, creative, relaxing and a great place to end the week.
Amazing dinner, waitress was extremely nice and the staff was all wonderful! They provided me with a birthday dessert and the band played happy birthday!
Everything was delicious, and the service was great. I will definitely be returning.
Loved everything about this! Food was great and the live music and atmosphere was awesome! So nice to be in a place that had live music again.
Everything was absolutely perfect for our Anniversary dinner! Amazing food, fantastic drinks, and such a great atmosphere! Highly recommend!!!!
Mackenzie was a wonderful caring server. Highly reco9.
We had a wonderful experience at Varanase. They had a lot of outdoor seating and the weather was great. We sat just next to the jazz trio. Service was really nice. Had the baked Brie appetizer and the stuffed trout entree. Both were great. Overall a great time
We enjoyed Varanese for a friend date night out and birthday celebration. The restaurant had a great feel with open air dining and live music. The service from our server was lacking but the other staff were on point. The food was yummy - steak was average.
A breath of fresh air! It was almost like it was 2019 again! :) Live jazz band played all night as we watched the city go by from the open air dining area. Our server Jesse was awesome! Get the Duck Eggroll appetizer!
Our dinner at Varanese was lovely. The specials were interesting and well prepared. Service was excellent and we enjoyed the live music from Jeff Sherman and his trio. They even played an inspired rendition of “Wipeout” at our request. A perfect evening!
We had decided on Varanese on short notice, and had a reservation at an optimal time. The host staff were very accomodating and provided us a great table, the waitress was attentive but not intrusive and carried out her duties very well. The food was delicious, everything seemed to be on the same playing field in terms of flavor and presentation. For the experience and meal itself, the value was well worth it. Definitely would return again and patronize this restaurant.
Anniversary dinner with hubby. Our server was fabulous. Very nice open area was beautiful.
Great service, incredible food and ambiance
Treated special for our anniversary. Food was excellent as always and service was very good.
We had a wonderful birthday dinner!! Food was delicious and the ambiance is always nice! Our waitress Lizza was the best!!!
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Wonderful service and tasty food for a reasonable price! Great service and ambiance. I would recommend
We always enjoy Varanese. I had my favorite Salmon and cheese grits which was wonderful. My husband had the Ahi Tuna which was very salty. He loves the salmon but was trying something different tonight. Server was great!
Ambience and food were very good. I had lamb (fall off the bone tender and very tasty), my wife had strip steak (perhaps a bit too chewy). Wontons as appetizer were out of this world good. Lava cake was good - but no lava in the middle.
We had asked to sit outside, but table was a bit distant and felt more like the parking lot than a nice restaurant. Staff happily moved us to inside table - and it was great. Could still hear the live music, and the setting was relaxing and comfortable.
Pricing more reasonable than we recalled.
Varanese offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (502) 899-9904.
Varanese is rated 4.7 stars by 3298 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.