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Anthony's Italian Kitchen

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151 Middle St, Ste 5, Portland, ME 04101
+1 207-774-8668
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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Nice local Italian place for a quick meal at a reasonable price.

We were looking for a reasonable lunch place before seeing a show at the Merrill on Saturday. The relatively low rating on TripAdvisor (300 of 500) did not deter us. We weren't looking for gourmet, or white cloth -- but a place for some solid tavern or Italian food. Anthony's suited this... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 15, 2015
Rumford, Maine
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Columbia, Maryland USA
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Anthony's is a friendly, family-run restaurant on the edge of the Old Port District. The food is the real deal and very reasonably priced. Just to give one example, they make the only classic Italian submarine sandwich that I've been able to find anywhere north of Boston's North End, East Boston or Revere, Mass. The sub rolls are better than... More 

Thank Peter W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you're looking for a delicious no fuss place for a hearty meal, then this is the place for you. It has a warm family run feel and the staff are the nicest on the North East Coast. We had the meatball Italian roll with cheese. Absolutely delicious! Just what we needed on a cold winter day. Great prices, hearty... More 

Thank aus-vick
Portland, Maine
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I've been a customer of Anthony's Italian Kitchen for about 20 years. I first started eating there in college and right away, I loved it. The employees are always friendly, the food is always delicious and the owner, Anthony, is a genuinely nice person. I moved to ME from CT and had a hard time finding "real" Italian comfort food... More 

Thank TCNL
Portland, Maine
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015 via mobile

Convenient location for downtown Portland businesses. The entire family is very friendly and they remember your face. Lunch sandwiches are consistently delicious and quick. Their daily specialty calzones & pizza are interesting and delicious.

Thank Where2Next04101
Brunswick, Maine
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

I've heard that their pizza and sandwichesespecially are good but we went for dinner. Husband had the spaghetti and Italian sausage. Quite good. I had chicken marsala. Unlike any I've had before! Chunks of breaded chicken with chunks of ham and mushrooms. Almost no sauce and I couldn't taste any marsala. Husband asked for garlic bread. "No problems! " Dinto... More 

Thank judimama04011
Kissimmee, Florida
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132 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

Found this eatery in one of the local tourist map - " winner of the last three years cheap eats". We went on a Tuesday night and couldn't find a place to park. It's downtown Portland ;on the street parking or parking garage. We drove around 20 minutes before finding a metered spot 2 blocks away. We arrive at 7:15... More 

Thank 1995win
Portland, Maine
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608 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I stopped in here today for lunch...We were pleasantly surprised. We had dined here several years ago in the evening for the theater performances and it was very good...the cuisine and the entertainment. Lunch was delicious. I had the Boston Italian and it truly tasted of my Boston favorite spots for subs. Extremely fresh bread...fresh meats, tomatoes,... More 

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New York City, New York
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42 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I rarely write a subpar review but I was surprised by the stellar recommendations this place had as compared to its food. The positive: the place has a bit of a quirky ambiance to it, set in the bottom floor of a building with an old movie theatre vibe to it. The seating is typical of a NYC pizzeria, nothing... More 

Thank DesiGulliver
Rumford, Maine
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124 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We were looking for a reasonable lunch place before seeing a show at the Merrill on Saturday. The relatively low rating on TripAdvisor (300 of 500) did not deter us. We weren't looking for gourmet, or white cloth -- but a place for some solid tavern or Italian food. Anthony's suited this perfectly. The size is intimate -- seats about... More 

Thank JandK1958
Cape Elizabeth, Maine
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64 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I love this place for lunch, just have never been there for dinner. Nice salads, good soups, and geek pizza. The crowd is a mix of Portland HS kids, lawyers and judges from the nearby courthouse, and others in the old Port area. The prices cannot be beat, and Tony, the owner is one of the warmest, generous, and most... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 151 Middle St, Ste 5, Portland, ME 04101
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-774-8668

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 13
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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