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Traditions Italian Ristorante

162 Main St, Saco, ME 04072-1504
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Ranked #11 of 49 Restaurants in Saco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Aug 5, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
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51 reviews from our community

70% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Saco, Maine
13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 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
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
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62 reviews 62 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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st Petersburg, United States
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85 reviews 85 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

The food at Traditions is very good, very well cooked, well served and generous portions. Their mussels are some of the most flavorful I have experienced. What takes the edge off a little is the uncomfortable seating, for 2 the seating is adequate but for 4 it is too cramped and therefore takes the edge off the dining experience. The... More

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Waterboro, Maine
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

My waitress was not very attentive, but when I did get her attention, she was O.K. The food is American-Italian, not authentic Italian. Lots of red sauce (gravy), and the pasta is usually cooked just fine. Plenty of seafood and good grilled steaks. I'd go back in a heartbeat.

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Aiken, South Carolina
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

This warm and cozy restaurant with great service had the most amazing Italian food. The huge salad, warm bread and delicious veal limonene was excellent. Prices were very good, better than other restaurants' in the area. A great change from seafood. Try it, you'll love it.

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