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Traditions Italian Ristorante

162 Main St, Saco, ME 04072-1504
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Ranked #17 of 49 Restaurants in Saco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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  • English first
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English first
Top Contributor
152 reviews 152 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 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
14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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Hooksett, NH
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We've been vacationing in this area for years, and every year we eat at Traditions at least two or three times, and we have never been disappointed.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

I like the food,price, and service. Seems like a nice local family type restaurant. Have always enjoyed dining here. Wish the menu was a bit larger. We noticed the room was too cool; put my coat on. Yes I will go back. All the patrons remark about food.

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Arundel, Maine
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

We have eaten in many Italian places but this one is the top of the list. What a pleasant surprise we had when I got a voucher for a free meal here and decided to try it. The atmosphere is noisy but fun, the food was incredible! The service was the best around and the owner even made the rounds... More

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Springfield, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013 via mobile

The food was excellent and the value was very good. The seating isn't the best but it doesn't take away from the quality of the food. Even with two glasses of wine and two entrees, the bill only came to $67.00. No complaints from us. We will make our way here the next time we are in town.

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