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English first
Bath, Maine, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I to was a little thrown off by the location.. and was unaware of the parking lot out back.. but once inside it was like walking into another world. So warm and inviting... I really couldn't say what was the best part of the meal. It was so hard to decide what to have after finding out everything, down to... More

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Wiscasset, Maine
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

My girlfriend and I had dinner at Maria's restaurant in Portland, Maine on Cumberland Avenue a couple of nights ago. I was unfamiliar with the area of town and didn't know what to expect. The outside is understated and nondescript, but when we opened the door it was like opening the door from a black and white movie to Wizard... More

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New England
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49 reviews 49 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

First time to Maria's, glad we went, probably won't return. Shaky neighborhood, tough to park. Nice dining room and music. When we ordered, our waiter kept pushing apps, or some 'nice garlic bread'. Wife wanted to try their homemade sausage. As the waiter walked away, I asked if we could get a side of meatballs despite not being on the... More

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Gorham, Maine
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We made 6:30 pm reservations and waited less than 5 mins for our table. We started with a caesar salad and calamari fra diavlo. The salald was big and was great for sharing. If you love fra diavlo then you'll love this. Nice and spicy and we ended up sopping up most of the sauce with our bread! My husband... More

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Cape Elizabeth, Maine
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I had haddock which was the best!!! We always have our Italian Dinners at Maria's, we love the atmosphere,the delicious dinners, and the affordable prices…..

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Kennebunk, Maine
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63 reviews 63 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We dined here a few days ago.( Had eaten here many times in the past but not in quite a few years.) The dinner was very poor and very pricey! This is supposed to be an authentic high quality Italian restaurant but it is far from it. We ordered the eggplant parmesan and it was nothing special. We also ordered... More

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Standish, Maine
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

My husband and I went to Maria's for an early dinner a couple of weeks ago using a Living Social Coupon. We had last been there more than a decade ago, and had really enjoyed the food. The prices are a bit higher than we would normally spend for most meals, but far from outrageous, and well worth it for... More

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Suffield, Connecticut
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79 reviews 79 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

There are hundreds of places to eat in Portland. My wife got a groupon so we decided to eat here. The place was empty (five tables total during our Saturday night visit). They asked us if we had a reservation. We did not but were told that they could find us a table (like they were going to be very... More

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Portland, ME
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62 reviews 62 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I hadn't been to Maria's in years. the atmosphere is still romantic, with soft Italian music in the background. The portions are large. The service is very good. The same waiter handles the entire room. It gives it a more personal touch. I've been to Italy. It's not quite Italy, but it's a lot more convenient :)

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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

the service was outstanding.....having traveled many times in Italy, the meals served at Maria's compare to the best there.

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Additional Information about Maria's Restaurant

Address: 337 Cumberland Ave, Portland, ME 04101-2957
Phone Number: 207-772-9232
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
Cuisine: Italian

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