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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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11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, 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
    3.5 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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English first
Portland, Maine
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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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602 reviews
450 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 398 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

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 

1 Thank BeeMelissa
New York City, New York
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36 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 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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122 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 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 44 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 

1 Thank Mary L
Portland, Maine
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355 reviews
286 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I had not been to Anthony's Italian Kitchen for at least a year, possibly longer. A friend and I had just seen a film and wanted to grab a quick bite, and I suggested here. So off we went. You might not know Anthony's exists unless you've been. It is located in the basement of a mini-mall complex in the... More 

Thank James F
Old Orchard Beach, Maine
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

I reserved weeks ago for the Christmas dinner theatre evening with The Crooners as entertainment. My friends and I appreciate the older style songs and entertainment that we grew up with for a nice evening out. .When making my reservation, I was very clear that I was coming with a party of four. I spoke with a gentleman over the... More 

2 Thank moontide1010
Mark B, General Manager at Anthony's Italian Kitchen, responded to this review

Hello, As General Manager of Anthony's Italian Kitchen, I wanted to take a few moments to respond to your review. After a lengthy discussion with my staff, we have come to the conclusion that your review contains several inaccuracies. First, you claim that you were met at the back door of the building by Anthony. This is simply not the... More 

Gorham, Maine
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I've been a few times for a quick lunch. Pizza is always undercooked and always dripping with grease. Their prices are a bit extreme too. $3.75 for a slice of pizza of that quality? Go to Otto instead.

Thank Victor B

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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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