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464 Fore Street, Portland, ME 04101
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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Florence, South Carolina
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Our first visit to Portland, ME, to begin a coastal cruise tomorrow. Our hotel concierge recommended this restaurant known for its home made fresh pasta daily. Following a tasty fresh green Italian salad, I enjoyed the special tagliolini (pasta thinner than tagliatelle) prepared with olive oil, garlic, sweet cherry tomatoes and fresh lobster. This was absolutely to die for, as... More 

Thank DrKenK
La Mesa, California
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Whenever I am visiting Portland (once or twice a year), I always make it a point to visit this restaurant. It is small and quaint with delicious homemade pastas and sauces. The menu is limited, but with any selection, you will be satisfied with the quality. They start the meal with bread and a delicious homemade bruschetta. Salads are extra,... More 

Thank Cindy V
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36 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

And what's not to love about Paciarino? My husband and I come here at least twice a week for lunch (and it's always incredible) and probably twice a month for dinner (and it's always incredible). What they do they do EXTREMELY well and it's always EXTREMELY delicious (whether it's off the outstanding menu - I say beware of any restaurant... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wanting a break from Lobster we decided to have Italian Food. Paciarino was recommended by the concierge at our hotel. We were not disappointed. Our server Chris was outstanding and the food was even better. Pasta and Sauces were fresh made. (no packaged noodles here.) The Lasagna was delicious, the imported Italian cheese and salami appetizer also excellent and the... More 

Thank Jrcgasket
Wellington, Florida, USA
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67 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The homemade pasta was delicious. My kids cleaned their plates of fresh traditional tomato sauce and the pesto special. My spinach ravioli was good too. It gets and average from me because pasta is literally the only entree on the menu. There are maybe 8 or so pasta dishes to choose from and some salad choices as well. Meat eaters... More 

Thank Partyof5FL
Portland, Maine
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380 reviews
341 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 320 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Every...single...time. Consistently delicious - no small feat for any restaurant - with consistently outstanding service. In a city full of great, if oftentimes over-hyped, restaurants, Paciarino will always get my/our vote as not only one of the very best Italian restaurants anywhere, including Italy (yes, that's true), but definitely one of the best and most pleasant to dine in (and... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Had dinner here one night with friends. If you love love love homemade pasta, this is a place to try. Enrico the owner makes everything from scratch that day. They usually have two daily specials, or you can choose off the menu. The pasta was cooked to perfection. This is an all pasta only restaurant. Nice italian style appetizers and... More 

Thank MusicLuver B
Kennebunk, Maine
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

We have eaten at Paciarino probably half a dozen times in the last five years. We have never been disappointed by either the service or the food. Tonight was an unfortunate exception. We arrived a minute or two before our reservation time and were seated promptly, but had to wait several minutes before a waiter stopped by with bread and... More 

Thank KGfan
Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

WARNING - HOST IS CLUELESS Had put my name down at 6pm and was told a table would be ready by 715pm. We checked back in at 620pm and all was ok and at 645pm when we checked in we were told they could not accommodate their commitment !! Was really frustrating since we were waiting with our family !!... More 

Thank yul_bos_guy
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

We drove from Montreal for a short stay in the Portland area, as we do once a year. This time, with our two young children in tow. Last time we dined at Paciarino, I specifically requested the table at the front (kitchen table) and when we arrived promptly for our reservation, they had given it away before we got there.... 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
Dining on a budget, Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings
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: 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?