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464 Fore Street, Portland, ME 04101
+1 207-774-3500
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Portland, United States
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This place was wonderfully amazing. Upon arriving, our reservation was running a little late so we had the opportunity to pick a glass of wine from the extensive wine list and have it brought over to us while we waited. Once we were seated we looked over the menu. It was a lot smaller than I thought it was going... More 

Thank Alexandra_Brook
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sarah admirably served a full room on her own and did so with a friendly smile. The room is warm, inviting and guests seemed to quickly relax in the comfortable atmosphere. The food was good, but not great. The bruschetta appetizer was very average, but the Italian salad was fresh and crisp. Olio was very good - with a spicy... More 

Thank NHJimmy
Phippsburg, Maine
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a regular stop for us in Portland. A couple from Milan runs the place and the pasta is always fresh and good, the sauces are terrific. We will also often buy some sauce to take home with us. For dessert, the tiramisu may be the best I've ever had. We also love the bread served when we sit... More 

Thank northernlights28
Portland, Maine
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154 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016

We are Italians and we came here because we were curious to try their pasta.... mmmm it was not bad bad, but not even authentic italian, and honestly, from a place which is specialized in pasta, I was expecting of having super pasta dishes and instead they were just barely ok....so no, I think they still have to improve a... More 

Thank Valentina D
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016 via mobile

Second time we had dinner at Paciarino and we weren't disappointed. The atmosphere is very relaxing, service was great. We had goat cheese ravioli and one of the special pastas with a boar sauce. Sounds strange but was fantastic. Dessert of Tiramisu was awesome.

Thank Sharon J
San Diego, California
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016

We dined here recently due to the fact that they have fresh made pastas and the reviews indicated the food was really authentic. They offer house wines by the carafe which is fun. Everyone in our group enjoyed the food. There are no craft beers but a decent wine selection. Pasta was fresh and the sauces were interesting, yummy with... More 

Thank Angie D
Atlanta, Georgia
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016

Ate there 11/17/16. Waitress was friendly and attentive (good-looking, too). Had a caprese salad and a fantastic lasagna--one of the best I've ever had. No ricotta--they used a bechamel sauce instead. Just great! Right next to hotel. I would definitely eat there again. My real rating was 4.5 stars, because this was close to perfect.

Thank Paul K
Scarborough, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

We had a couple of hours to get some chores done around Portland, so thought to take advantage of the many restaurants in the area and grab a (hopefully) quick but not "fast" lunch. Paciarino came to mind, and a nice table service pasta dish sounded appealing. We walked over, plenty of parking around this time of year (November). We... More 

Thank Bob D
York, Maine
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016

Paciarino had been our favorite restaurant for quite some time, but after 2 miserable experiences in a row, we won't be back. And the owner, having been informed, was less than interested in coming to our table to discuss the experience with us: shame on you. Having a business in Portland, I had come to know of Paciarino upon its... More 

Thank Russgold1
San Diego, California
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152 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016

We were walking around Old Portland and wanted to have dinner in this area to catch some live music later that evening. It was an old red brick building (as most buildings are in Old Portland) & it was very rustic and cutely decorated. We ordered the organic Italian salad and the Tagliolini alla Bolognese dish. It was a "10";... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $50
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 464 Fore Street, Portland, ME 04101
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-774-3500

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