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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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Springfield, Missouri
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

With a recommendation from the Press Hotel, we enjoyed the last meal of our Maine excursion at this delightful and authentic Italian restaurant. Although the ambiance was more in tune with a cafe, (bright lights and simple table and chairs), the food made this restaurant a "must do" while in Portland. In addition to the delicious meals each of us... More 

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Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania
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352 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We decided to stop in for dinner for some Italian food. One thing we found out was the appetizers are a little pricey, but they are large. For instance, the Caprese salad is $14.50 and is large enough for two people to share. The homemade sauces & pasta, along with a great atmosphere, make this restaurant a must when visiting... More 

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Montpelier, Vermont
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Started out as a wedding present coupon a few years back and we have been going for a romantic dinner almost every time we are in Portland. I get the amazing Lasagna and my wife gets the daily special. Amazing real Italian food.

Thank Chuck C
Portland, Maine
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379 reviews
340 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Not quite literally but, unfortunately, I did fall over 40 feet off a very steep mountain - steep and all rocks - not quite 2 weeks ago and spent 4 days in the hospital. Luckily my injuries were not nearly as severe as they could have been. Where did I go for my first dinner out? Why Paciarino of course!... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very urban setting serving true Italian food. The pasta is homemade and delicious. Some very nice choices. Service was very good, and no one rushed us at all. Would highly recommend.

Thank NjHyper
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My foodie daughter constantly finds amazing new restaurants in the cities we visit and this was no exception. The decor is plain and bright and the the acoustics are excellent for even a larger party to be able to talk and listen. The appetizers were terrific. We had the bruschetta and crostini which was light, creative and delicious. All three... More 

Thank SteveKMontreal
Scituate, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is small and stark. Who cares! It serves beautifully made, silky pasta in several ways with beautiful sauces that can also be purchased for take out. This was the best place to stop on our trip from Boston to Camden as it was about half way and easy to access from the highway. Portland is special in many... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

close to the Portland harbour hotel[which is also excellent] and friendly service and excellent menu choice. Booking advised..it was full even on a mid week.deserves much high TA rating.The bruschetta and crostini were original and veyt tasty.The home made lasagne and goats cheese ravioli were excellent choices.servers were quick friendly and attentive.all in all a great evening meal

Thank ptrb54
Boston, Massachusetts
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147 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks 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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83 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks 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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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
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?