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Paciarino

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464 Fore Street, Portland, ME 04101
207 774-3500
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Today
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 118
    Excellent
  • 58
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 7
    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
Relaxing and Delicious

Fresh pasta, daily specials and interesting wine selection made for an excellent dinner. Quiet atmosphere and friendly service.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
AcerKK
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New Jersey
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
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English first
New Jersey
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Fresh pasta, daily specials and interesting wine selection made for an excellent dinner. Quiet atmosphere and friendly service.

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Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Lovely small restaurant in the heart of Portland. After having traveled to Italy I crave fresh pasta when dining out Italian. This was the most delicious pasta ever! Thanks for bringing back happy memories of Italy!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I just celebrated my birthday dinner here worth my boyfriend. The pasta was delicious and fresh. My boyfriend had the lasagna and tiramisu and he can't stop talking about his meal! I had the ravioli special and that was fantastic too. We shared an amazing bottle of wine. Our waitress was super friendly and sweet and had just the right... More 

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10 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Worst service in any place during our whole trip in Maine. Food was below average and we went out for dinner after dinner because we were still hungry.

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Riverton, IL
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

This was one of the best dinners I have had in an Italian restaurant. The pasta is homemade daily and the seafood is fresh. I had a lobster dish with spinach angel hair pasta with white wine, olive oil, garlic and pine nuts - and it was so delicious that I am still thinking about it 2 weeks later. The... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

You can count on delicious pasta, cheap wine, nice service... and reasonable prices to boot. One of the best places on Fore Street

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Maine
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Nothing particularly special about this place. Sauces are bland. Pastas are pastas. Cheese plate app was good as was the service. Chairs are uncomfortable in , I presume, an effort to turn tables in the small space. Overrated.

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NH
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Very good restaurant and good service. Had the special recommended by the server...mushroom ravioli and is was quite good.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Stopped in a for a late dinner after a Sea Dogs game with our 2 year old. They were very accommodating and even have him a chalk board and chalk to keep him busy. The fresh homemade pasta was to die for. I had the bolognese and my husband had the goat cheese ravioli with sage... Both amazing. Service was... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

The homemade pasta dishes here are superb. You will feel like you are eating in your grandmother's kitchen. Wooden tables in this small quaint restaurant add to the charm. Menu may look limited at first but you will have a hard time deciding. The seafood over spinach pasta was a special and excellent. So was the fusilli pasta in red... 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, Pasta

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 464 Fore Street, Portland, ME 04101
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: 207 774-3500

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Romantic, Doing business
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?