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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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413 reviews from our community

86% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Greenville, South Carolina, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

The lobster and risotto was pricey and not very good. Should have stayed with Italian food.asfasdfasdfasdfasdfasfasf

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Petoskey, Michigan
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276 reviews 276 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
218 helpful votes 218 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We were told it would be tough to get a table since this is one of the best dining spots in Boothbay Harbor. We basically begged for a table and they squeezed us in at 6:15 pm on a Thursday night. Outstanding menu with many options. I had a great lobster ravioli. Wine list is good and the bread they... More

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Kensington, CT
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560 reviews 560 reviews
493 restaurant reviews
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We made advance reservations for the night of our 40th wedding anniversary at this northern Italian restaurant and were seated in a booth by the maitre d cum owner. I was surprised how large this 2nd floor restaurant was since it appears much smaller when viewed from the street. We requested glasses of Ramsey cabernet while we read the menu.... More

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Windham, New Hampshire
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Recently visited Boothbay Harbor and by chance ended up dining at Port of Italy restaurant. My family and I had a wonderful meal with great food, wine and very good service. We didn't have a reservation, but Jeff the manager, worked his magic and was able to find us a nice table even on a busy night. We could not... More

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Burlington, Vermont
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51 reviews 51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

On our first visit (last year) Ports of Italy was excellent - and it did not disappoint on this visit a year later. I'd reserved through Open Table and asked for a harbor view if possible; we were seated on a deck that had a clear covering from the railing to the floor, blocking the cool ocean breeze but not... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

We stopped in to Port of Italy by chance. The steep dark steps were curious and the small tight seating area on the deck was cozy but busy and noisy. The staff was attentive and prompt to begin with but then hard to locate after the meal was served. The food really was excellent and guess that's what we truly... More

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Providence, Rhode Island
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

$$$, Excellent Food, Average Service, Very Busy and Noisy. First serving of bread was excellent. Second serving was very plain.

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Abington, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We weren't especially interested in an Italian restaurant in the heart of seafood country, but our innkeeper raved about it so we went. What fabulous food! And I think I've eaten in some spectacular Italian restaurants. It is as good as the ones in Italy.

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Augusta, Maine
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

An amazing Italian restaurant in Boothbay Harbor. Be aware that's in on the second floor and I don't know if there's an elevator. Service is impeccable and the menu has delicious choices. I had a cold plate of meats and cheeses as my entree after a nice glass of Pinot Grigio. My companion had the Cioppino with clams and lobster... More

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Chappaqua, New York
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This was a very nice change-of-pace from eating lobsters every night since we've been here! The restaurant was very busy and we needed reservations, but it was actually worth it. I had a special which was quite pricey , but the regular menus is more reasonable, and all very good. Excellent antipasto, fish, pasta, bread, nice wine list. The waitstaff... More

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