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2106 Frankfort Ave, Louisville, KY 40206
+1 502-899-9904
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“pork chop” (30 reviews)
“beef tips” (12 reviews)
“baked brie” (6 reviews)
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2106 Frankfort Ave, Louisville, KY 40206
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We had a group business dinner here and it was wonderful. The food was amazing and the service was excellent. It's on the pricey side for Louisville but it's well worth it.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We can't thank the manager and staff at Varanese enough for the fabulous food and service for our private wedding dinner from 3-5:30 on Sunday, May 28, 2017. Our local and out of town family and friends all raved about their entree choices, the wait...More

Thank foodiegal78
Reviewed 2 June 2017

My now 20 year old son wanted to go to a nice restaurant for his birthday dinner. We had taken him somewhere nice at Christmas so he decided he wanted another night out. So we decided Varanese was the spot. We were not disappointed and...More

Thank Jim S
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Traveling to Louisville for the first time we stumbled upon this restaurant and couldn't have been more pleased with our meal. Tender and tasty calamari, pork tenderloin was delicious, the ribeye special was perfectly prepared YUM. The risotto was another triumph. Can't go wrong here!

Thank ElectraJoe
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

Returned to the bar at Varanese after a few months and had a great experience. Even though it was Wednesday half price wine bottles, I really wanted a nice cocktail - Martini. Absolutely delicious! Plus, the bartender is so talented on all drinks and easy...More

Thank Tom V
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

My husband and I visited Varanese for our wedding anniversary. We loved it! Sat outside on the covered patio and enjoyed some live music. We had the Brie appetizer and it was so good! When we return in the future I want to try some...More

Thank Andria_Reynolds
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

We will definitely come back if we ever come back to Louisville, Kentucky. Food was delicious with southern taste!

1  Thank PokharaRN
Reviewed 13 May 2017

Our group was in Louisville for Derby Week, and as is the case at all of Louisville's finer restaurants, Veranese had a "Derby menu" with 4 courses price fixe $125 -- Note: This meal was truly superb, & worth it!! Each course had 4-7 delectable...More

1  Thank byMT305
Reviewed 10 May 2017

My wife and I dropped in for dinner during Derby Week. Dinner on that Wednesday night included live music, and a "Hats on the Avenue" display by a neighborhood shop. Both of these added enjoyment to the evening., While imbibing nicely crafted cocktails, we shared...More

Thank PoppaP54
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Had a very enjoyable dinner in the heart of a area of Louisville that offers many restaurants, antique shops, etc. We had dinner on Sunday right when it opened and we're surprised at how quickly it filled up. Like the way the restaurant is comprised...More

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Questions & Answers
1 March 2017|
Response from Randy B | Property representative |
Yes, we have live music from the Jeff Sherman Trio every night of the week.
Dee S
24 December 2016|
Response from Randy B | Property representative |
We do not have a children's menu but the chef can create something kid friendly upon request!
25 November 2015|
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Response from Randy B | Property representative |
There is not a gluten free menu, but chef can accommodate any requests. Thanks!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 28
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2106 Frankfort Ave, Louisville, KY 40206
  • Public Transportation: Varanese has a TARC stop in front along with a Frankfort Ave. Trolly Hop Stop.
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Louisville
  • Phone Number: +1 502-899-9904
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Varanese Restaurant is located in the historic Clifton neighborhood and features an eclectic menu of New American Cuisine using local organic products, prepared by Owner/Chef John Varanese. The restaurant opened in 2007 and has recently completed a renovation and can comfortably seat 150 guests between its bar, dining room and four seasons patio. Open 7 days a week - Sunday through Thursday from 5:00pm to 11:00pm, and Friday and Saturday 5:00pm to midnight.
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