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58 Pine St, Portland, ME 04102-3855
207-772-1110
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5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 21
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  • 7
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    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food and service, and the outdoor seating is wonderful on a warm July evening.

This is an appropriately busy (reservations are helpful in the summer), well-managed, and friendly restaurant, The waitstaff are attentive and knowledgeable. The six of us were mostly drinking water on a warm evening, and our glasses were constantly being refilled. The food is great, and save room... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
Gus B
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Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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English first
Massachusetts
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205 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

This is an appropriately busy (reservations are helpful in the summer), well-managed, and friendly restaurant, The waitstaff are attentive and knowledgeable. The six of us were mostly drinking water on a warm evening, and our glasses were constantly being refilled. The food is great, and save room for the tasty desserts.

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Ocean Park, Maine
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

My husband and I usually dine on Friday nights with another couple but this night we found ourselves alone and wanting to try something a little different. I had been to Caiola's once many years ago and remember it being a nice spot so we called and were able to get a reservation for 5:30 that evening. We were taken... More 

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Carrboro, North Carolina
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Caiola's has the feel of a neighborhood restaurant and the food of a downtown dining spot. It is friendly, informal and intimate while serving great seasonal, regional food. Lots of seafood, usually cooked in inventive ways; crab bread pudding and mussels with chorizo were among the things we ate there recently. Dependably very, very good.

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Denver
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We have been in Portland many times for a medical camp for my daughter in Casco Maine. We have eaten at the same places for years. Tonight we decided on something different. We saw the reviews and decided to walk. Little did we know how far from our hotel it was. When we got there we were in for a... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We came here to celebrate our niece's college graduation and reserved the private wine cellar for our party of 12. It worked out very well for conversation and privacy; just know that one must negotiate stairs to the lower level. The use of local produce and suppliers in both Italian and non-Italian dishes was delicious. The adjacent parking lot was... More 

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Mystic, Connecticut
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 via mobile

Chose this restaurant in good part because it was the most highly rated one close to where we staying. We were pleasantly surprised at the very high quality of the food and service. For food, my wife had a chowder and then mussels. I ate Italian. All was very good. For dessert, we split a lime marscapone. Excellent. And parking... More 

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East Bridgewater, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Small local restaurant...easy access by car or foot. Limited menu which changes daily. Our meals were both exceptional and top offed by a truly delicious dessert. excellent, friendly service and fair prices.

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St. Catharines, Canada
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137 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

It's small so I would reserve but worth dropping in on a whim if you can't. We ate dinner here and really enjoyed the food and the whole experience. Deb, at the West End Inn recommended we go there and she was spot on. We dropped in for drinks and a few oysters one afternoon, too.

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Saint Joseph, Missouri
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We had dinner here on the recommendation of our innkeeper and we're not disappointed. The space is small and even on a Monday night it was crowded, so we were glad we had made reservations. The polenta fries were excellent, as noted in multiple other reviews. The green garlic soup with chive blossoms was interesting and tasty. Paella was heavy... More 

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Moncton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

I did. And the next night I went back and ordered it again. The desserts looked great but I'm trying to cut down.

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Additional Information about Caiola's

Address: 58 Pine St, Portland, ME 04102-3855
Phone Number: 207-772-1110
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Italian, American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 58 Pine St, Portland, ME 04102-3855
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: 207-772-1110

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?