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“Good Italian Food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Abbondante

Abbondante
27 Western Avenue, Kennebunk, Kennebunks, ME 04043
207 967 2211
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Ranked #12 of 50 restaurants in Kennebunk
Price range: $12 - $30
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Route 35
Description: Abbondante’s menu is true to its name, offering generous portions of thoughtful Italian preparations. Fresh, homemade pasta is prepared daily for family favorite dishes like spaghetti and meatballs and ravioli with ricotta filling and more inventive dishes like tagliatelle with hazelnut brown butter, rabbit confit, spinach and chevre, and papperedelle with agro dolce pork, sausage and pickled chilis. Pizzas cooked in the wood-burning oven include classics, pizza margherita with tomato, basil, mozzarella and extra virgin olive oil, as well as the more imaginative, such as pizza salsiccia with sausage, pickled chilis, provolone and roasted peppers. The menu is rounded out with comfort specialties like eggplant and chicken parmesan, meatball heroes and lasagna.
Chesterton
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“Good Italian Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

We visited this restaurant in late June while staying at Hidden Pond in Kennebunkport. I believe this restaurant is owned by the same group that owns Hidden Pond, The Tides Beach Club, and a few other places in Kennebunkport.

I am not a big pasta fan, but my husband is. We shared the spaghetti/linguini with marina sauce and meatballs. My husband thought it was very good. I thought it was good, but not great. We also had the antipasto which, again, was good but not great. They did give you a generous serving to spIit between two people. I really can't criticize the restaurant other than to say that it was not exceptional. It's probably a good restaurant for your money if you like Italian. But, I have had better.

We had heard that they make a lot of homemade pasta, so maybe I was expecting more. I have a soy allergy; so I couldn't have some of the food items, because they were a mix of soy oil and olive oil.

We were told we needed reservations, so we made them. But we found that when we went there on a weekday evening around 7:30, it was not crowded at all.

I think this was good Italian, but nothing that will "knock your socks off".

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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County Durham UK
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
“Stylish Italian”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

This restaurant was recommended to us by the B&B we were staying in and we were not disappointed, it is decorated very stylishly and offers a great range of Italian inspired dishes.

The restaurant was lively bordering on noisy but this is probably down to the design of the place.

The overall cost of the meal was not outrageous and we thought it provided us with good value for money as well a a great meal.

If you are in the area give it a try.

Visited July 2014
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Good Effort”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

There was nothing to dislike here on a Thursday night in the summertime but nothing was overly exceptional either. Everything was, average. It's a reasonable place to go in the area for Italian food in a beach town.

Visited July 2014
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North Reading
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3 restaurant reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Excellent dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Such a wonderful restaurant!! The service was great, decor nice and dinner was so good! Try the chicken piccatta, best I've ever had! Hubby got the pasta sausage dish and loved it too! Thanks Abbundante, looking forward to coming back for more!

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Casual warm dining atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

The pizzas are delicious! Try their cannoli and tiramisu. They serve ample portions and don't mind if you share. Our waitress was very pleasant and attentive even though it was pretty busy on a Sunday evening.

Visited June 2014
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