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Ports of Italy

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47 Commercial St, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1826
207-633-1011
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4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Come and explore the cuisine of the Ports of Italy from our cozy...
Come and explore the cuisine of the Ports of Italy from our cozy restaurant on the waterfront in Boothbay Harbor.
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  • 317
    Excellent
  • 94
    Very good
  • 33
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 11
    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
Best ever Italian food in Maine

We are Italians and we live in Maine since more than 6 years. We hardly go to Italians restaurants out of Italy because we know that it's hard to find one which makes REAL Italian cuisine. Ports of Italy made us change our mind. The food was perfect, the owner Sante is as friendly as he can be... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
lat48
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Camden, Maine
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
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472 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Camden, Maine
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We are Italians and we live in Maine since more than 6 years. We hardly go to Italians restaurants out of Italy because we know that it's hard to find one which makes REAL Italian cuisine. Ports of Italy made us change our mind. The food was perfect, the owner Sante is as friendly as he can be, and the... More 

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nwNJ
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Black spaghetti made with squid ink, topped with fresh tomatoes, garlic, and select bits of seafood - clams, scallops and shrimp. I et it all, mom. Would eat there every night if I could.

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Boothbay Harbor, Maine
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

In a sea of ordinary - this restaurant stands out. The cooking is fine and consistent. Sante (the owner) is a show. Though he does not suffer fools lightly he and his staff are committed to giving you value. The atmosphere is ordinary (though the porch on a summer night is wonderful. Price shoppers beware - it's not cheap. But... More 

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Bloomfield, New Jersey
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58 reviews 58 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
186 helpful votes 186 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

PORTS IF ITALY RESTAURANT (ITALIAN) NORTHERN ITALY IN BOOTHBAY HARBOR (MAINES’S HIDDEN BYWAYS III) If you have been hiking, rambling, rafting, boating, fishing, or doing all that we do in the Boothbay Harbor, Maine region, and are literally dying to rap your tonsils around some good Northern Italian food, I know the place for you. In the edge of town,... More 

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Gardner, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Excellent food, wine and service. Cozy bar to sit at while you wait for your table. The restaurant is small and cozy. If you do not mind sitting kind of close to other tables it is well worth going. Sitting outside on the porch is the best place.

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Portland, Maine
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Strives to be high quality with both service and food and mostly makes it. Well worth a visit. Likely the best Italian eatery in the area tho we didn't check deeply.

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Potomac, Maryland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

As a solo traveler I really enjoyed that I was treated so well. The food was excellent and the staff, especially the host, really treated me like they expected to see me over and over even though they knew I was on a short holiday. I also appreciated that I could drink part of a bottle of wine (and get... More 

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Boothbay Harbor, Maine
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A meal at Ports of Italy may not be what you might have in mind when visiting the coast of Maine, but it is definitely a place not to be missed. Owner and manage Sante is the real deal, a hard working gracious host. The staff follow his lead and offer exceptional service. The food is simply great. All pastas... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Let's start by saying this was recommended to us by Chris at Bayberry house B and B. We are from Montreal so good quality food isn't hard to find. The pasta here was great, something my wife tried the first time and we came back to both order was the lobster ravioli. Absolutely phenomenal. Good wine list. We didn't give... More 

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Hull, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Excellent and attentive service. Truly authentic and delicious meals. The best bolognese I have ever had!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 47 Commercial St, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1826
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Boothbay Harbor
  • Phone Number: 207-633-1011

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 20
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?