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34 Kennebec Pl, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1804
207-288-3666
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4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 101
    Excellent
  • 59
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 17
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good Italian food

We were here a few years ago and enjoyed it, so we came back, as after a long hike, italian sounded like a good idea. We weren't disappointed. The service was friendly and attentive from both the hostess and the waitress. The food was tasty as well. I ordered the lobster alfredo which was creamy... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 10, 2015
nutsgoalie
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Norwich, Connecticut
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Bar Harbor, ME
Level Contributor
53 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You've got to love this restaurant! Eric, owner and chef, saw that I was in Mexico for the holidays and posted Beef Wellington! Well let me tell you I had it tonight and it was the best ever! Eric out does himself in creating fresh ingrediates and the best of food! A must have for anyone on the island!

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Thank BonnieBarHarbor
Belmont, California
Level Contributor
81 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

This is a spartan facility with acceptable basic Italian American food at a reasonable price, but nothing was great. The salad, bread, fish and desert were all just basic faire. But if you've had too many high-end fancy meals and want something simple and unpretentious, then this could be an okay pick.

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Thank Tom_and_Vicki_W
07871
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

The atmosphere is poor. Holes in the ceiling in a number of spots. Obviously the roof leaks. The service is ok but nothing great. The food is not good. Quality and preparation was poor. It isn't even a good bargain for the money. I had the pasta bolonese. The pasta was under cooked and stuck together. Part of it was... More 

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Thank BigZ07871
Havre de Grace, Maryland
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268 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

I have eaten at Dimatteo's every year since they opened in 1993. No visit to BH is complete, in my opinion, without a dinner at this fabulous place. The staff is always courteous and attentive and the food simply heavenly. The wine list is also well balanced and even the house wines are decent.

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Thank LesPicker
Elgin, Illinois
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251 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Noting to write home about. Good sized portions, good food for a good, not great meal. The linguine was a bit over cooked but my clam in white wine sauce had way too much garlic.. and I like garlic. It is fine if you are after Italian, pedestrian, family food.

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Thank Tom R
Norwich, Connecticut
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317 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015 via mobile

We were here a few years ago and enjoyed it, so we came back, as after a long hike, italian sounded like a good idea. We weren't disappointed. The service was friendly and attentive from both the hostess and the waitress. The food was tasty as well. I ordered the lobster alfredo which was creamy, a decent portion, and quite... More 

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Thank nutsgoalie
Lebanon, Tennessee
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015 via mobile

We needed some comfort food after being on the road for 10 days, plus a break from seafood. We were headed to another place, but passed this restaurant on the way. The other place was packed, loud, and seafood heavy. The nice manager or owner was out front and agreed to seat Ius later after we shopped a bit. We... More 

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Thank GenX2014
Rowland Heights, California
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

We had great eggplant parmagiana with a wonderful sauce. The waiter was great. Very affordable food among many other restaurants that were super expensive. We even got an early bird discount. Nice atmosphere off the main streets.

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Thank elm948
Maine
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

We enjoyed everything about this place- nice price and we had scallops. They were delicious! Nancy was our server- she was a great one!

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Thank Travel101102
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 via mobile

Looking for a change up we decided on Italian. We wondered into this out of the way spot around 5 pm and ordered off the early bird specials. Wait staff was friendly and brought us fresh out of the oven focaccia bread with a light white bean and olive oil spread that was very tasty. I ordered the mussels maranara... More 

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Thank Rosemarie S

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 34 Kennebec Pl, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1804
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Mount Desert Island  >  Bar Harbor
  • Phone Number: 207-288-3666

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:30 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?