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464 Fore Street, Portland, ME 04101
207 774-3500
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Ranked #78 of 540 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
Hours:
Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Portland, Maine
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

I have been in once before and had a great experience. This time I was really bummed out - I wanted to like it, but this was just downright disappointing. I know fresh food and I grew up in the industry. I understand a caprese salad - the oozy fresh mozzarella, the tender tomatoes, basil, drippings of olive oil and... More 

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Andover, Massachusetts
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

One Saturday night my family and I were looking for something different but good. A local parking lot attendant mentioned Paciarino for Italian. Turns out all their pasta and sauces are prepafed in house each day. We were a party of four and each of us tried a different pasta dish. All were outstanding. Reminded me of the good old... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

I booked a table for my wife and I for our anniversary celebration. This is the second time we've gone for our anniversary, and third overall. First - the service is impeccable. I even made a comment to my wife about how I love the fact that the servers and hostess all work together and keep an eye on the... More 

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Dedham, Maine
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Had a great lunch here, food is excellent, pasta is made fresh. Parking is a bit of a challenge, there is a fee parking lot across the street.

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tennessee
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186 reviews 186 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

We went on a week night for dinner. The hostess was so welcoming and friendly and gave us all of the information on the nightly specials. The restaurant was mostly empty with only 2 other tables seated when we arrived. One of us tried the lasagna which had cloves in it which was unique and did not have ricotta cheese... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Had a wonderful meal at this restaurant. Excellent food and service. Good vegetarian pasta options. Four of us loved the house wines, lasagna, and lobster special.

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donchamp
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66 reviews 66 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Pasta was good. Not much lobster in the lobster dish. Good place for family with kids. Carafe of house wine pretty good. Nice local place, but moderately expensive (center of town)

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Columbia, South Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 via mobile

Took the wife here on our anniversary while vacationing. The service was superb and the fresh handmade pasta was cooked perfectly. I highly recommend if you are ever in Portland, ME

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Boston, MA
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48 reviews 48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014 via mobile

this place has great homemade Italian pasta and excellent wine. If you want anything else, this is not for you. It's good, simple and well done.

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Plymouth, New Hampshire
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68 reviews 68 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Yum... having traveled in Italy, I feel that this establishment comes closer to authentic Italian food than most places that boost to be such! I had ravioli's that were to die for, my husband had a pasta with walnut sauce - total yum! And they had Italian Beer! The portions were not huge - which is another thing I appreciate... More 

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Additional Information about Paciarino

Address: 464 Fore Street, Portland, ME 04101
Phone Number: 207 774-3500
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
Open Hours:
Tuesday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
Cuisine: Italian

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