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Paciarino

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Italian, Pasta
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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

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Visitor rating
  • 104
    Excellent
  • 54
    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
Good Pasta & Only Pasta!

Excellent quality however, a limited selection. The portion size could be a bit larger. Attentive staff although it was not a busy evening.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Joeseminole
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
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192 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Excellent quality however, a limited selection. The portion size could be a bit larger. Attentive staff although it was not a busy evening.

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Peaks Island, Maine
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Went looking for a spot to have lunch and stumbled on Paciarino. Could not have made a better choice. Fantastic homemade pasta, sauce and meatballs infused with basil. Plenty of fresh bread served on the side with a wonderful red pepper spread. Topped off with a shot of espresso. A really great place to eat if your looking for tasty,... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
Top Contributor
217 reviews 217 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

For authentic Italian food, Paciarino cannot be topped. Their fresh pastas and sauces are works of art. Everything is made in house and the care that goes into every dish is evident. If you are ever there when they are featuring the pesto macaroni, don't miss it. The menu is constantly changing and there are usually two specials. Unless you... More 

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Bermuda
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37 reviews 37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Went here for the first time. Small restaurant with wonderful authentic Italian foods. The menu is small but what they serve is excellent; fresh and tasty. Service and staff very good. Will definitely come here again.

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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
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 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
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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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
5 helpful votes 5 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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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: Romantic, 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?