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Paciarino

464 Fore Street, Portland, ME 04101
207 774-3500
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Ranked #56 of 539 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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
Davie, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

The goat cheese ravioli was superb. My mother had the lasagne and it was delicious. The portions are very satisfying. Nice, small, intimate restaurant. The menu is not huge but the food was excellent. We would definitely return. The service was very good and fast. Dinner for 2 with one glass if wine was $48 plus tip.

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Portland, Maine
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Friendly, accommodating and the meal was delicious. Their caprese is the best ever. Our very attentive server was helpful and delightful. Casual and not rushed at all during our time there --- very much appreciated.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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172 reviews 172 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We walked over fro the Marriott Courtyard--easy walk--Had a fabulous meal--shared a salad then had delicious pasta --served with olive oil and garlic and pepper flakes..it was simple and perfect. I would definitely eat here again--having just returned from Italy, I found this place to be just as good. Very small and quaint..loved the atmosphere. we were so happy to... More

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Portland, Maine
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The pasta and sauces are created daily by chef owners Enrico and Fabiana Da Silva who moved to Portland Maine from Milan a few years ago. The only reason I know is that I had to ask because the freshness, flavor and quality of the pasta and the sauce of the many dishes I've tried is reminiscent of being in... More

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Helsinki, Southern Finland, Finland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

Looked at the reviews, went and tried it. Bland with amateur service. Lasagna was terrible and pasta was just passable. Operated like your mom opened a restaurant but with professional prices. Underwhelmed.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Quaint little place! Great food and very nice service!! Reasonable pricing, only downside is a limited menu but everything on the menu seemed great so I don't think it's hard to find something for everyone!

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Portland, Maine
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

had dinner here with friends. Service very uneven and server, even when asked, couldn't provide much help with the menu or specials. Apps of bruschetta and similar came with just three pieces of bread...for four of us even though it was obvious to the server we ordered these for the table. Pet peeve of mine are restaurants that don't account... More

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Portland, Maine
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Very disappointing meal. There are some great Italian restaurants in Portland, but this is not one of them. Had the pasta with bolognese sauce, which was advertised as made with three types of meat, but between three of us, we had about 2oz, of meat in our bolognese sauce. It tasted like watered down tomatoes from a can. The caprese... More

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Tampa, Florida, USA
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57 reviews 57 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Great pasta, large portions. Should have only ordered one appetizer for two people. Was a little concerned that there were no secondi. However, the large primi and pasta plates were more than we could eat. Small and authentic. The chefs doubled as busboys.

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DC
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

We had an excellent dinner at Paciarino on July 10th - both the food and service were perfect. Both salad and pasta were flavorful and fresh.

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