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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
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
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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
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

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 NEW 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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112 reviews 112 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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New Orleans
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

It's hard to find good places in Boothbay Harbor that are opened late. We enjoyed our lovely italian meal while sitting outside at Ports of Italy. The wine list is excellent, as well as, the pastas and appetizers. The service was excellent and the meal great. We'll eat here again next August when we return to Boothbay.

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Portland, ME
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73 reviews 73 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We were in Boothbay Harbor for a wedding last weekend and had a fabulous dinner at this restaurant on a busy Friday night. We were seated inside (reservations recommended) vs. the outside deck, which was fine, as it was a cool night and it was quieter inside. From start to finish, the food was excellent and not your usual Italian.... More

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