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Traditions Italian Ristorante

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162 Main St, Saco, ME 04072-1504
207-282-6661
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4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Good for:
Reservations

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  • 30
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    Very good
  • 8
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Real Italian

Last evening was the 5th time we have had dinner here in the last two years. When they open at 5:00 pm, you better be there on time, because the booths fill up quickly. The bread is homemade, which starts things off! Their various meals are very good and usually there are left overs... The price... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 11, 2015
Dave L
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Augusta, Maine
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  • Reservations
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58 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Augusta, Maine
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Last evening was the 5th time we have had dinner here in the last two years. When they open at 5:00 pm, you better be there on time, because the booths fill up quickly. The bread is homemade, which starts things off! Their various meals are very good and usually there are left overs... The price for 3 dinners was... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Very good local small town Italian restaurant. Chicken parmigiano is the go to dish. Red sauce is very flavorful. Nightly specials vary the choices but the regular menu is broad enough for the size of restaurant. Ambience is cozy but small , do not bring party larger than '6 because tables are tight and not made for spacious dining. Do... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

We had a delicious meal, and warm and friendly service from S at the bar. This was an impromptu visit and we'll be back again, thank you!

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Westbrook, Maine
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

My in-laws have been going to this place for years and a few years back, we decided to join them. Now, we go a few times a year for every special occasion. Every time we go, we love it! The food is consistently good and always hot and flavorful! The service is great. Prices have gone up a little, but... More 

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162 reviews 162 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 via mobile

Loved this small (might want to make reservations before you go or at least call) cozy Italian restaurant. The restaurant is mostly booths with a bar on one side. They have a specials board and the waiter is happy to explain each one. I loved how at the end of each booth there was a hat/ coat rack. Not something... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Quick stop off highway resulted in an above average meal. Small place but good service and value for good Italian cuisine. Homemade sausage was great.

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Old Orchard Beach, Maine
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

My husband ordered the veal parm and got scrambled eggs on veal. I ordered the clam dish and they were over cooked and bitter instead of how they should be sweet and salty. We complained about the clam dish and wasn't credited on the bill. Drinks over priced and not done right. This was our first and last time at... More 

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Saco, Maine
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Long a favorite among locals, this cafe apparently fancies itself a better dinner restaurant than it is. They say they specialize in Italian food, but it's less creative than even Olive Garden, and is more expensive. Minestrone soup I had on my latest biz lunch visit tasted like canned soup with leftovers added. Turkey sandwich was good, however.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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44 reviews 44 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This is my favorite restaurant in Southern Maine. Small, old, clean, quaint, wonderful food, best describes this place. First of all make a reservation, this place does not have a fifty page menu, it does have the best fried seafood within 50 miles, the best sausage, sauce and specialty dishes around. Service is excellent, right Nancy, and the food id... More 

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Rutland, Vermont
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

My mom had given me and my husband a gift card to this restaurant for our honeymoon. Couldn't have ask for a better present. Service was excellent and our food came out right on time and was amazing. We both had the veal. I would totally recommend this gem to anyone looking for a great Italian based meal

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 162 Main St, Saco, ME 04072-1504
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Saco
  • Phone Number: 207-282-6661

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?