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464 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101-4029
207 774-3500
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Boston, Massachusetts
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136 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

excellent pasta.. great for a casual lunch or dinner.. moderate prices.. the pasta was perfectly cooked! limited menu but delicious!

Thank MakeupArtist40
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106 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hands down the best pasta I have had in the United States; and better than most I had in Italy - and I have been to Italy many times. This little Italian restaurant is everything you could want provided you are in the mood for pasta. Don't expect meat centered dishes, because that is not what they do. But who... More 

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Slingerlands, New York
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant isn't very large so one can enjoy a quiet dinner there. The pasta is homemade and all the other meal ingredients are very fresh. It was the best place to eat that we visited in Portland. Easy to walk to in the downtown area. Service is attentive.

Thank P T
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having ancestry from Bologna Italy I obviously prefer the Bolognese cuisine.Paciarino has perfected that style of Italian culinary cooking. All Pasta is homemade as well as the sauce and bread,along with dessert.Ambience is excellent as is the service and dining. No raucous music,either ! Priced properly for the service and quality of dining. Mangia bene!

Thank Robert F
Lisbon, NH
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74 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After my wife and I completed a sunset cruise on Casco Bay we had late evening reservations at Paciarino, a wonderful and casual Italian restaurant on Fore Street, a short walk from the docks. This restaurant specializes in pasta and I must say that we enjoyed our dinner very much and would recommend this facility to anyone visiting Portland.

Thank snussnus
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67 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The evening was magic ... we met with friends and we so enjoyed our visit. The service was amazing and the server paid special attention to the fact that it was a special occasion.

Thank CarolynMcI
Portland, Maine
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57 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was a family birthday event and my daughter asked for a special Italian dinner. Paciarino filled the bill! Fresh pasta with savory sauces in a family friendly setting was a great choice. The service was first class as was the food. The only warning I'll give you is that this is a very limited menu. It's pasta, salads and... More 

Thank John H
Portland, Maine
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378 reviews
339 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Yes I love the ravioli here (I LOVE ravioli) BUT everything I've ever had here is "SPECIAL". So even when Paciarino offers so-called specials, that means nothing to me as every-single-item made here is. IF you do want to talk about special, Paciarino makes the absolute best Pesto you've ever had. Light, fresh, and indescribably delicious, the secret is the... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

I cannot give enough praise to this restaurant! We had a fantastic waiter who was very familiar with Italy and their culture. The food was so authentic I felt like I was in Italy again. It brought back many wonderful memories. Delizioso! I will surely be back!

Thank fsc415
Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

This restaurant features entrees that are mainly pasta-based. They appetizers may seem pricey until you see that they are large enough to share. Our party of three was quite satisfied with our entrees; goat cheese ravioli, ricotta and spinach ravioli, and spaghetti. There are numerous wines to choose from, and I was quite pleased with the house red and my... 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
$31 - $50
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, 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 St, Portland, ME 04101-4029
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: 207 774-3500

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?