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Ports of Italy

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47 Commercial St, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538
12076331011
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4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Bar scene, Families with children, Romantic
Description: Come and explore the cuisine of the Ports of Italy from our cozy restaurant...
Come and explore the cuisine of the Ports of Italy from our cozy restaurant on the waterfront in Boothbay Harbor.
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  • 458
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  • 130
    Very good
  • 49
    Average
  • 21
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Ports of Italy Boothbay Harbor

This is the finest Italian food north of Boston. I actually feel the food is better than the best in the North End. Reasonable price. Excellent service. Casual atmosphere.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Debrah Y
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Boothbay Harbor, Maine
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Boothbay Harbor, Maine
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the finest Italian food north of Boston. I actually feel the food is better than the best in the North End. Reasonable price. Excellent service. Casual atmosphere.

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Chippewa Falls
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Authentic Italian as it gets in Maine. Up stairs , outside on the patio dining..Fairly crowded, but a friendly atmosphere. Italian wines were well chosen, and the wait staff was very knowledgeable about the wine, and the menu. Other than close quarters , this was a great place to dine.

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Walnut Creek, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

We live in nearby Damariscotta. Went here with a friend and neighbor and my better half. Although this is off-season the restaurant was full at 7:00. We shared salads and each had a different entree, and we shared. All were very happy, and our friend took the remainder of her generous portion home. We also split a chocolate dessert. All... More 

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Maine
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

Five of us had dinner at Ports of Italy last evening. Not only did we all love our food, but the staff was extremely accommodating when, because of a snafu, three of our party couldn't arrive until a half hour after our reservation time. This in spite of its being a busy Saturday evening the day after Christmas. The atmosphere... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

The whole experience at the Ports of Italy was excellent !!!!! The homemade pasta was just the texture and with the seafood added was a real palate pleaser. I have to add we ate at the bar which worked to our advantage since the bartender was so good and kind to us that it really added to our evening It... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

Went to Ports of Italy for dinner with friends and family. While my wife and I have been there before this was the first time for my friends. Although they have been to Boothbay before. To say they loved the food and atmosphere is an understatement. Everyone had a different appertized and dinner choice. Everyone raved about thier dish. Even... More 

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Falmouth, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

Dinner with friends before Rhianna Giddens performance at the Opera House. Food and atmosphere were 1st class as was Rhianna. All had different dishes. Pasta, of course, and they were so tasty that you wanted to share your plate. Service was warm, friendly and fast (considering it was packed and just before show. And, this was "off season". I would... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

In mid-October, Boothbay Harbor can be deserted in the evening and food difficult to find. No surprise that Ports of Italy was the place were everybody went for a meal. A bustling place in a deserted village! The italian food, even from a European perspective, was good to very good, the pasta al dente, the tomato sauce maybe a bit... More 

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Blumenau, SC
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Very good italian restaurant! Great atmosphere and great service. We really recommend this place. The pasta is homemade and delicious.

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Hartford CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

I have been to "Ports" many times and it is ALWAYS fantastic. Quality. Delicious. And as another reviewer wrote, it is the simplicity of the food, as is true in Italy. Outstanding every time. The owner makes a huge effort to be warm and welcoming. As does ALL the staff. Truly a great restaurant-- enjoy!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 47 Commercial St, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Boothbay Harbor
  • Phone Number: 12076331011

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 32
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Bar scene, Families with children, Romantic

Description

Come and explore the cuisine of the Ports of Italy from our cozy restaurant on the waterfront in Boothbay Harbor.
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?