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58 Pine St, Portland, ME 04102-3855
207-772-1110
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5:30 pm - 10:00 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
Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 138
    Excellent
  • 59
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Went for the Paella

I had recently read a review of this restaurant, and although we live nearby, we had never eaten there. I saw they served paella, so we went to try it! We were introduced to the dish a few years ago when our son in law prepared it, and it was delicious! We also had it in Barcelona last year... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Portland, Maine
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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233 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Portland, Maine
Top Contributor
124 reviews 124 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I had recently read a review of this restaurant, and although we live nearby, we had never eaten there. I saw they served paella, so we went to try it! We were introduced to the dish a few years ago when our son in law prepared it, and it was delicious! We also had it in Barcelona last year and... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Amazing, amazing food at a reasonable prices ! Their Romain salad with fried oysters is a "Must Have." All other salads and appetizers Fairly quiet, romantic, superb service, and most times brilliant combinations, especially with the seafood ! Reservations probably a good idea as this is a local go-to in Portland's West End

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Milton Mills, New Hampshire
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Not your average Italian Restaurant- excellent, authentic Italian food. Nice ambiance and friendly staff. Timing of the service was very good- not rushed but not so slow you felt ignored

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Portland, Maine
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Charming neighborhood restaurant served us an outstanding meal at a great value. Unpretentious but interesting and well prepared and good variety. Friendly and efficient service.

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Portland, Maine
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015 via mobile

We liked the Wine Cellar enough on New Years Eve 2013 to book it again that night for the following New Year's. In July we received a call from Caiola's asking us if we still wanted the Wine Cellar because another group was interested in reserving it. We confirmed we still wanted it. We called on December 29th to confirm... More 

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Methuen, Massachusetts
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50 reviews 50 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

In a search for an Italian restaurant in our travels to Portland, ME, I came across Caiola's as the #2 ranked Italian restaurant. After dining here, it should be the clear cut #1 ranked restaurant. First, it's the type of place that one might drive by and think "not very appealing" from the outside as it's very ordinary looking and... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

This is just the sort of place you want to have around the corner from you. If I lived in Portland this would be my upscale homey-spot to eat at on a regular basis. The atmosphere is quiet, relaxed and inviting. And the small wooden bar welcomes the lone diner. My first experience was the paella and it exceeded my... More 

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Ridgefield, Connecticut
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Gorgonzola stuffed figs appetizer opened up for a delightful relaxing meal on a cold winter night. My skirt steak entree was tender, juicy and delicious. The young waiter (bearded guy) was polite, attentive and professional. House cab is very good.

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Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We had dinner here after reading reviews on Trip Advisor. So glad we did! Food was sensational. Atmosphere warm and personal. Service splendid. We stopped some locals as we were looking for the restaurant ...they were so happy we were going to eat here because the knew the food was so awesome and they wanted us to love their city.... More 

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Islesford, Maine
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Caiola is a friendly, homey, European style of a small intimate space with attentive service and staff.A great refuge on a recent cold November evening. However the food is tired. They pride themselves on a daily changing menu. I have been here twice, and until there's some attention paid to the menu, it is possibly my last. Looking through the... More 

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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: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?