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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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11:00 am - 9:00 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: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 38
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Conversation stopped when our dinners arrived!

I was recently on a business trip in Saco and this restaurant was recommended by business associates. There were 3 in our party. We did not make a reservation and since it is summer in southern Maine, the restaurant filled up quickly after we arrived. We were seated right away. Our waitress was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2015
Reggae052011
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Old Saybrook, Connecticut
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
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English first
San Francisco, California
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Small restaurant with traditional older decor. Menu is traditional Italian - not very creative but typical choices. Good service. Average food. It was very busy and reservations are recommended. The tables are small and I would not recommend this restaurant for larger groups.

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Auburn, Maine
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58 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Waitress did not have a clue about what she serves!! Asked about veal limon....is it medallions, chunks,?? She did not understand so I showed her the menu, one item said pounded veal, another veal medallions and the limon just stated veal!! She said "oh, that's funny". I then asked if the coating on the veal parm was thick and she... More 

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Kennebunkport Maine
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81 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We made a 7 o'clock reservation at Traditions. When we arrived we were told there would be a 15-20 wait. Obviously, I wasn't happy about the situation. We sat at the bar and had a drink. After 15 minutes they told us our table was ready. As it turned out, friends were also having dinners and they joined us. I... More 

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Southern Maine
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38 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

First....the decor is tired, really tired and dated. Second, a few minor changes like fresh ground Parmesan cheese, fresh cracked pepper, and fresh butter would enhance the great food they put out. The pasta was cooked to perfection, the diavolo sauce is fantastic. The scampi was ok...again, just a minor enhancement would propel it to great. The server was adequate... More 

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Bar Harbor, Maine
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

I'm trying to find the words to describe how amazing this food was! Everything was cook amazing. Without a doubt best Italian food both me and my boyfriend have ever had! I recommend this to everyone! This was our first visit and we plan to come back again and again! Reasonable prices considering we both got seafood pastas, spices and... More 

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Old Saybrook, Connecticut
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48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I was recently on a business trip in Saco and this restaurant was recommended by business associates. There were 3 in our party. We did not make a reservation and since it is summer in southern Maine, the restaurant filled up quickly after we arrived. We were seated right away. Our waitress was terrific! Our conversation was non stop and... More 

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Gray
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

My wife and I are seniors and really don't like to take home leftovers. The $5.00 split a plate charge is perfect for our senior appetites. Their upscale house wine selection (Rutherford Ranch Cab) is a perfect match for their up scale food preparations. Convenient around behind their building or across the street parking lots.

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Massachusetts
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36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We had a party of 10 with 6 kids - they set us at two tables across from each other and it went so smoothly!! The service was impeccable and the food was perfect. I would definitely go back there without hesitation!!!

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Jamestown, Rhode Island
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Had a wonderful meal here (June 13, 2015), on a drive from Maine to Rhode Island. It was a great stop: easy access off the highway, convenient across the street parking, terrific wait staff, and a wonderful meal! We had veal limon and veal marsala and both were excellent. The veal limon over pasta (I think of veal francaise) is... More 

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Old Orchard Beach, Maine
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

I had the Sausage with Peppers over Linguine and my wife had the Eggplant Parm over Linguine. Also had an appetizer (Meat Pie - would not recommend) and desert. 2 entrees, appetizer and desert came to $50 with tax and tip.

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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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