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Varia, Norfolk, VA

Varia

4.5
4.5
1089 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Welcome to Varia, a Romantic, Upscale Italian Restaurant in Norfolk.
Varia, our Italian restaurant and wine studio, features wine by the glass and a pianist six nights a week. Indulge in homemade pasta, freshly tossed pizzas from our brick oven, or signature Italian desserts like the tiramisu. Varia's modern Italian fare is made from only the best local ingredients and the wine studio features over 100 hand-selected wines, including 50 by the glass.
The dining room's intricate finishes and the warm glow of its reclaimed chandelier, formally of the Historic Cavalier's ballroom, offers an intimate ambiance that invites conversation over a full bodied merlot. Guests can book the ultra private dining room only accessible by hidden doors in the bookshelves for special events.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 10 times today
Experiences are available.

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Private dining

Private dining

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (757) 763-6281
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Private party facilities
    At Varia, old world sophistication and modern charm combine to create an intimate, authentic dining experience. Our Italian inspired menu not only features staple foods of the Tuscany region, but adds a coastal Virginia culinary flair to every dish.
  • Private party contact
    Sara Wagner: (757) 763-6203
  • Neighbourhood
    Norfolk
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Chef's Table: The Language of Yes - Wine Dinner

    US$75.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Aug 15, 2024 only
    Step into a continued exploration of the central California Coast through small-batch vinous experiments, light touches and a deep love of the land. Course 1 Tartiflette Taleggio, Potato, Onion, Bacon Pairing: The Language of Yes “Les Fruits Rouge” Rosé, Central Coast, California 2022 Course 2 Pair of Dice Heirloom Tomato Pine Nut, Spiced Yogurt, Mushroom XO Pairing: The Language of Yes Grenache, Santa Maria Valley, California 2021 Course 3 Tobacco Cured Venison Medallion Venison Ragu, Malfadine Mimolette Pairing: The Language of Yes Syrah, Santa Maria Valley, California 2021 Course 4 Dark Chocolate Pot Du Crème Raspberry Marshmallow, Raspberry Brioche Chocolate Soil Pairing: “Cuvée Sinso” Vin Rouge, Central Coast, California 2022
    Chef's Table: The Language of Yes - Wine Dinner photo
  • Family & Friends Night Every Wednesday

    Multiple dates available
    *Parties of 3 or more Join us every Wednesday at Varia for an unforgettable dining experience with our "Family & Friends Night" promotion. Gather your loved ones and indulge in a delectable Italian feast designed to bring people together. For just $25.00++ per person, our unique menu offers a delightful variety of dishes perfect for sharing. First Course Tableside Caesar or Varia Chopped Salad Second Course Award-winning braised Short Rib or Chicken Cacciatore or Spaghetti Pomodoro Third Course Seasonal Family Style Tiramisu
    Family & Friends Night Every Wednesday photo

What 1,089 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Norfolk / Virginia Beach

    Romantic

  • Norfolk / Virginia Beach

    Italian

1,089 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a fantastic anniversary dinner. The live saxophone music was great and our waitress, Kaylee, was amazing.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I came to Varia for dinner with a friend to celebrate her 40th birthday. We had a fantastic time. Our server Kaylie was incredible- can’t say enough positive things about her and the service she provided. Food, drinks, everything was top notch!

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  3. GinaO

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food. Good service. Decently priced. Nothing special.

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  4. CorinneA

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent. I had the gnocchi with a 2-meatball side and my husband had the chicken marsala. We did have to wait on the bread, but we were thinking it might've been a bit delayed due to our waitress was in training. All-in-all everything was great and will definitely go back again.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We ordered the octopus as appetizer. Had to tell server it was not cooked properly. It was rubbery! They replaced and the same thing. It was not cooked properly. I had this before and was tender. Do not put on menu if it is not cooked well!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our experience at Varia was AMAZING. We were promptly seated in a nice area with nearby live music (pianist with vocals) and wonderful ambience. Our waiter was absolutely delightful! Very respectful, fun, and helpful with the menu and in his recommendations! The food came out quickly and was some of the most flavorful, robust dishes I've ever experienced. To top it all off, my significant other and I were given a free dessert to celebrate our anniversary! Everything about our experience at Varia was absolutely stellar, and we will be certain to return for another meal soon.

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  7. ElenaL

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Great ambulance. Main entries ware ok but appetizers were not. My grilled octopus was very dense so I had to return it. Required more cooking. Italian wedding soup tasted like water. Our waiter didn’t know much about the menu and drinks and forgot to bring stuff until reminded. To finish on a positive note, our sommelier was outstanding. He knew everything about the wine selections and brought it promptly.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were looking for more a romantic setting for our anniversary and Varia was perfect! Quiet and romantic. It was a first for us, but we definitely plan to return to try all the different dishes that they have!

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  9. SmooresFam

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice setting meal for our anniversary dinner!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Harrison our waiter was amazing. He was very knowledgeable. Food was very delicious. The ambience was beautiful. We will definitely go back again.

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FAQs

Varia offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (757) 763-6281.

Varia is rated 4.5 stars by 1089 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 10 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Varia

100 E Main St, Norfolk, VA 23510

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood
    Norfolk
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (757) 763-6281
  • Private party facilities
    At Varia, old world sophistication and modern charm combine to create an intimate, authentic dining experience. Our Italian inspired menu not only features staple foods of the Tuscany region, but adds a coastal Virginia culinary flair to every dish.
  • Private party contact
    Sara Wagner: (757) 763-6203
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