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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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Entertaining clients
Dining on a budget

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 101
    Excellent
  • 53
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 5
    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
Authentic Italian

This was my first visit to Paciarino and will not be my last. We arrived ten minutes early and expected to have to wait especially as half our party had not arrived. They were fantastic and seated us early and waited twenty minutes for our total party. The food which is authentic Italian with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
Alan B
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Bangor, Maine
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
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188 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Bangor, Maine
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This was my first visit to Paciarino and will not be my last. We arrived ten minutes early and expected to have to wait especially as half our party had not arrived. They were fantastic and seated us early and waited twenty minutes for our total party. The food which is authentic Italian with homemade pasta was amazing. One of... More 

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Lewiston, Maine
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

The restaurant was very good, the food was Delicious the service was great. The Waiter was super cool and down to earth, he didn't try to outclass you with his fancy words, he was just a cool regular guy. You saw the whole crew and the food being made was not far behind. It was kind of expensive but that's... More 

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Fredericton, Canada
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Dropped by without a reservation with my two young boys late on a Saturday evening and pleasant staff managed to find us three seats. Ate delicious fresh pasta dishes.

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Florida Keys, Florida
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

While in Portland we wanted Italian meal and Paciarino was recommended by locals. We were greeted with pleasant staff and seated quickly. They served us a delicious bread with an over the top olive oil. When asked for a wine suggestion we were surprised that the house wine was the recommendation for us after giving them our wine preference. It... More 

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Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

What a great little Italian restaurant. Homemade pasta at it's best. Great gelato. Will definitely recommend this place. Thanks for a great experience

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Portland, Maine
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

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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19 reviews 19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
Top Contributor
187 reviews 187 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 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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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?