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Paciarino

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

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  • 136
    Excellent
  • 64
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 10
    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
Fresh, home-made and delicious ravioli!

Amazingly good home-made fresh pasta market by day / restaurant by night... Had two great ravioli (spinach & ricotta with a bolognaise and a goat cheese with a simple red sauce) and a wonderful bottle of wine... My only criticism is that the bolognaise sauce was very tasty but hardly contained... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
bbypeterson
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Killington, Vermont
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Stockholm, Sweden
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59 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We came here for dinner and had made reservations which I highly recommend as the place is small and fills up quickly. We shared a plate of cheese and olives, which were so fresh it felt like they had just made the cheese in the kitchen and followed that up with plate sharing Ravioli stuffed with spinach, ricotta, various cheeses... More 

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Thank nicks60610
Portland, Maine
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82 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great location, great pasta and salad, wonderful espresso with fantastic service. Couldn't have been a nicer experience. Food is delish and totally authentic. Very, very good!

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Thank bgarrand
Buffalo
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250 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm not local to Portland, but I can't stress how great a food scene this town has considering the size of the city so when I'm in to visit my friend it's always exciting to check out another great spot. Paciarino was one of my best meals in Portland thus far. The restaurant itself is somewhat unassuming from the outside,... More 

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Thank Jameson B
Killington, Vermont
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazingly good home-made fresh pasta market by day / restaurant by night... Had two great ravioli (spinach & ricotta with a bolognaise and a goat cheese with a simple red sauce) and a wonderful bottle of wine... My only criticism is that the bolognaise sauce was very tasty but hardly contained any meat at all? You honestly had to search... More 

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Thank bbypeterson
Falmouth, Maine
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

My husband & I go here every year on my birthday. Although we are local, we don't go more often as it is a "special" place for us. I love the fact that they offer house wines in half carafes. Their ravioli and lasagne are awesome.

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2 Thank CarolFalmouth_Maine
Portland, Maine
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361 reviews
325 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 289 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

And while I might use that word to describe any less than amazing "review" here on Trip Advisor - incredulous is more like it - I prefer to use that word in a positive context and to describe how amazingly wonderful Paciarino is. How amazing? Molto amazing, excuse my Italian. Paciarino has nothing to excuse itself for, for they serve... More 

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Thank theghostwriter
Maine
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28 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Without the cost, and trouble, of airfare. When my husband and I crave authentic, fabulous, Italian food - and we crave it a lot - and, really, who doesn't, there really is only one place to go, and that's here. Why? It's like stepping into a simple but comfortable Tuscan eatery with attentive and friendly service and incredible, thoughtfully-prepared, food.... More 

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2 Thank ragstoriches07
Saratoga Springs, New York
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177 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

We love this restaurant and make sure to make reservations every time we go through Portland. This time we made dinner reservations and were not disappointed! The homemade pasta and delicious sauce, the buffalo mozzarella, the wine selection - all just what we wanted. The waitress was friendly and personable. A totally great experience.

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Thank lncclc
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

The restaurant is bright with somewhat uncomfortable wooden chairs. The tables aren't too close together, which is nice, but the place is small and they were turning away people who didn't have a reservation. The mozzarella appetizer was delicious, but the lobster pasta special wasn't very special and contained very little lobster. The bolognese wasn't bolognese; it was a very... More 

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Thank Chrismmcr
Falmouth, Maine, United States
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

If you like authentic, fresh pasta, you will love Paciarino. We ate there last night and thoroughly enjoyed their seasonal special, pumpkin ravioli. It is a specialty of northern Italy and an absolute treat. The other pasta dishes are also good.

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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: Business meetings, Dining on a budget, Romantic
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?