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Ports of Italy

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47 Commercial St, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1826
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Vienna, Virginia
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

An unexpected surprise to find a really nice, authentic Italian restaurant in the heart of Boothbay. If you are tired (or not) of lobster and all the fried seafood, definitely give this place a try. Food and service were very good. I had the Chitarrucci Neri Ai Frutti Di Mare. The place was packed, so highly recommend making a reservation.... More 

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Nutley, New Jersey
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172 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Maine is not an Italian place. I know Italian since I grew up in a heavy Italian neighborhood. Ports of Italy offers very good Italian dishes with that very fresh Maine seafood flair. Food: 8.5 Drink: 8 Atmosphere: 7 Service: 9 Value: 7 The waitstaff is very good and friendly. Loved how they attempt at speaking with Italian accents sometimes,... More 

Thank RobChills
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Menu is nicely varied and pasta, veal, beef and fish all well prepared. Enclosed outside area is fine but prefer coziness of inside dining. Parking can be a challenge during Summertime. Service is very slow, really slow on weekends, and not sure if that is a result of a kitchen that can't keep up with the expanded seating or servers... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is definitely THE place to eat in Boothbay Harbor. The atmosphere was very nice, though the food was not the level that we were expecting. It was good, but not outstanding. We did appreciate the effort that the maitre'd put into finding us a table on a VERY busy evening.

Thank Robert M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I ate dinner here on a Friday night. We did have early reservations. I had the chicken piccata and he had the veal piccata. It was delicious!! Melissa, the bartender, is very nice and friendly. Our waiter was great also. I would highly recommend this place.

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I ate here one night during our stay in Boothsbay Harbor. I highly suggest making a reservation! We sat at a table in the bar area and enjoyed the daily special appetizer and wine. I ordered the seafood pasta dish and it was amazing! I loved it! My mouth is watering now as I type this! My... More 

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Kennebunk, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was our second experience at Ports of Italy and it was every bit as wonderful as our first visit a couple years back. Reservations are a must during the summer. Make them as far ahead as possible and request a porch table. We've been in both and the porch is more open and bright. We ate inside this visit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Most amazing dinner in Boothbay!!!! There were eight of us and ALL of us were completely satisfied! The management is so on point here! You can not go wrong with anything on the menu! This one is a little pricey but at least here you really get what u pay for! Keep up the good work!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Both my wife and I loved our food. We went to Italy less than a year ago and the food was right up there with the best meals we had.

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Charlotte, NC
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141 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Definitely make reservations as this restaurant gets very busy in the summer! I went here with my husband and daughter. We had chicken, steak, and pasta. We were tempted by the halibut special but have been eating seafood every day so we wanted to change it up a bit. My daughter is a vegetarian so her choices are usually limited... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$9 - $32
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 47 Commercial St, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1826
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Boothbay Harbor
  • Phone Number: 12076331011
Come and explore the cuisine of the Ports of Italy from our cozy restaurant on the waterfront in Boothbay Harbor.

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?