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Ports of Italy

47 Commercial St, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1826
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $20 - $20
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Description: Come and explore the cuisine of the Ports of Italy from our cozy restaurant on the waterfront in Boothbay Harbor.
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
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English first
Portland, Maine
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The food is always amazing and service is exceptional, especially Josh! He remembers what I like even if he hasn't waited on us in months! I've never had anything I didn't like.

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Wayne, New Jersey
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154 reviews 154 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Based on its ratings on TA, we decided we would take a break from seafood and give it a shot. While we had a reservation, we ended up waiting in the bar appx. 20 minutes for a table. That wouldn't have been so bad if it was possible to get a drink but they were serving dinner at the small... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Our first night in Boothbay Harbor always includes a dinner at Ports of Italy. Terrific food and drinks.

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Reston, Virginia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

I dined at the bar where others were and met the lovely bartender Melissa. She could not have been nicer. Her recommendations were perfect and suggested the lobster ravioli. They had half portions of the ravioli, which were just enough with a salad. The ravioli was just rich enough and filled with chunks of perfectly done lobster, as was the... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Boothbay is pretty and it's seafood is undeniably good, but repetitious. Ports of Italy is a wonderful compliment to the standard fare. But it is not just a change of pace; it is a very good, authentically Italian restaurant which could hold its own in Rome, Venice or Naples. And, more amazingly, the service is great.

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Falmouth, Maine
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59 reviews 59 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

It's after Labor Day and the place is still packed. They start you off with homemade bread seasoned olive oil in addition to tomato, olive oil and basil bruschetta. Delicious while sipping on our Rosso de Montalcino. The still water has lemon and mint- a nice simple touch. We ordered a seafood insalata to start . It was filled with... More

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Columbia, South Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

This is the best resturant in Boothbay Harbor. My wife and &I have eaten there several times and the food have been excellent.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We found this restaurant by smell the night before we dined. We were attracted to the site by our noses, and we were spot-on! The dinner was outstanding with freshly made pasta and incredible sauces. The lobster ravioli was incredible an the gnocchi was heaven. It is a very busy spot, but if you've only one night in Boothbay Harbor... More

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Central NJ
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 via mobile

Wife and I ordered and the waiter came back 20 minutes later telling us they were out of their special which my wife ordered. She reordered a spinach ravioli which was average. Funny though a local who came in after us got the special my wife ordered. I had the veal saltimbocca which turned out to be veal cutlet not... More

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sante c, Owner at Ports of Italy, responded to this review

I am very sorry that you where very disappointed !!!! We have Lasagna only in the specials and Chef Fabrizio made 36 portions that usually are enough for one night!!! Tony the waiter told me that you where very pist about that people that come after you did have lasagna but they did order before you!!!! Never have a complain... More

Pocklington, United Kingdom
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114 reviews 114 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Black ink spaghetti with freshest seafood was excellent, partners choice of the special had just sold out so had the bolognaise Mine superb, partners "had better" Good olive oil and bread Excellent bottle of Pinot Grigio Top service

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