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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, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Casual Dining
Romance
Doing business
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 312
    Excellent
  • 92
    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
Most recent review
A great find in a picturesque villiage

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Mark_and_Buzz
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Boothbay Harbor, Maine
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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465 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Boothbay Harbor, Maine
Senior Reviewer
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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Atlanta, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Enjoyed the black ink spaghetti del mar and a wonderful caesar salad. The cappuccino & tiramisu was fabulous!

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Louisville, Kentucky
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137 reviews 137 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We had a delicious meal and made reservations an hour before. Use Open Table. My husband's veal was tender and my lobster ravioli was light and flavorful. My capeses salad in a parmesan basket was very good. The restaurant is upstairs so be mindful of the steps.

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Guildhall, Vermont
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We had a magnificent meal! The staff was helpful & great! Food - amazing! Wine - incredible wine list & a fabulous recommended selection. All in all - you would be hard pressed to beat this incredible restaurant!

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Cedar Crest, New Mexico
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162 reviews 162 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
367 helpful votes 367 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We'd heard that Ports of Italy was excellent. Well, it was so delightful, we dined there twice during our two week stay in the area. The servers were gracious, knowledgeable and although very busy, never gave the impression of being rushed. The food...well, we've spent months in Italy and were delighted with how authentic and delicious each dish was. The... More 

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Aalsmeer, The Netherlands
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64 reviews 64 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Although the interior might need a make over, do not hesitate to have your Italian dinner here. The staff is very kind and informative and the wine accompanied our dinner was very tasteful. We both had a nice starter and the pasta with seafood and lobster stuffed ravioli were delicious!!!!! You will like it!!!!!

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Portland, Maine
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We've dined in Italy, and Ports of Italy could easily be transported, in one piece, from Maine's midcoast right to Italy. The staff was extremely friendly and worked as a team to provide what we thought was awesome, attentive service. The wine list is very good and the food was several cuts above the usual fare in "Italian" restaurants in... More 

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New York City, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Ports of Italy isn't fancy or snobby -- it's just excellent Italian food and service and likely one of the best restaurants in mid-coast Maine. Last evening we had Risotto with White Truffles and it was one of the best dishes we've had outside of Italy. Fresh white truffles, a delicacy only available in the fall, combined with perfectly-cooked risotto... More 

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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

Questions & Answers

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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?