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Ports of Italy

47 Commercial St, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1826
207-633-1011
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
  • Any
English first
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 NEW

We have been to Ports of Italy before last Monday, but again we had an excellent meal, service and ambiance. Love this restaurant with so many choices of where to sit: main dining room, the bar and the balcony. We cannot say enough about Ports of Italy. My husband travels all over the country and eats at fine dining establishments... More

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San Francisco, California
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63 reviews 63 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Given that Boothbay Harbor is a tourist destination, Ports is a step above the usual red gravy Italian--with a very welcoming maitre d'. Located on the 2nd floor with both indoor and outdoor porch seating, the food here is consistently good. There is a variety of pasta and meat dishes as well as an especially light and summery fennel and... More

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

First of all, I understand that many restaurants around need to take reservations, I get it. But for a Sunday night with only 2 people we get an incredibly rude host who seemed bothered by us that we didn't even have a reservation? And instead of pleasantly telling us it would be 15, 30, or even 45 minute wait, he... More

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Jay, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Excellent food and service and soooo worth the wait. We voluntarily waited for over an hour at the bar while we shared a bottle of wine and met new friends. I had a caprese salad served in a crispy Parmesan bowl and the lobster ravioli. Definitely will go back next time we are in town.

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Acton, Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We were in Boothbay for my boyfriends 30th birthday and having an absolutely amazing time. After much thought, we decided to try Ports of Italy for his birthday dinner. We were so excited to try it after seeing the menu while walking by. We thought it would be fun to get a bottle of wine and multiple courses to celebrate... More

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Bangor, Maine
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We chose Ports of Italy for dinner today. I was expecting another tourist trap restaurant. My wife and I we amazed with the great food and service. It was by far the best Italian food we have had in many years. I had the Chicken Ripieno and Mousse cioccolate for dessert. My wife had the Halibut and Tiramisu for dessert.... More

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Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Everything is fresh and cooked to perfection. The tomatoes, fish and vegetables are extremely good and prepared with taste in mind. The house Chianti is very good and reasonable priced. Everyone in resturant is extremely nice especially Jeff the maitre de. Jeff was honest about the wait and met his commitment on the table on the deck. Try get a... More

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Annapolis, Maryland
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84 reviews 84 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

First, let's talk about the great people there. Sarah at the bar working her tail off, Jeff, the Host with The Most, and Rebecca a fine waitress. Then there is Sante, the manager or owner, intense and working hard. You don't want to say too much down about this great crew, but there is a little help needed here. I... More

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Omaha, Nebraska
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We were very disappointed. Our family of 4 (2 adults, 2 older kids) arrived for our reserved table on a Friday evening at 5 pm. The Host offered us a table in the patio area (see photo) and we gladly accepted. As we headed to the patio the "owner-type" gentlemen stopped us in our tracks and brusky announces "no,no,no tables... More

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Milton, Vermont
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

By the third day of our stay in Boothbay Harbor we wanted a change from seafood. We decided to try Ports of Italy and were pleasantly surprised. The food,service and cleanliness exceeded our expectations. Would definitely return!!!

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