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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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Portland, Maine
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377 reviews
338 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 297 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 

Thank theghostwriter
Boston, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Scarborough, Maine
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55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is all about the ravioli...in fact it's the only thing you should consider ordering here. I have enjoyed many meals at this spot and all their pasta is good but their ravioli is great...most specifically their sage and butter ravioli. If you come here it's a must try. The owner is from Milan Itialy and the restaurant has... More 

Thank Dan0001
new england
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84 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After spending our vacation in Tuscany, we were pleasantly surprised at how delicious Paciarino was and that the freshly made pasta was comparative to meals we had in Italy. The pesto is to die for, pasta is spot on and wine list is quite good. Salad, app, two entrees and a nice bottle of Sangiovese for $79? Great food and... More 

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great authentic Italian! Pasta is made in house daily - as are the great sauces. My husband's grandparents were from Italy - so he is very particular about real Italian and he gives this restaurant a "thumbs up." The entrees are almost exclusively pasta. They concentrate more on their food than ambiance. Good service and friendly staff. Would definitely return... More 

Thank Gail C
Hong Kong
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59 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Recommended by some close foodie friends. Fab bruschetta. Excellent Barolo. I had the shredded duck tag - my friends the spinach ravioli and their famous lasagne. All good food, fair value.

Thank Gary S
Portland, Maine
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377 reviews
338 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 297 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Well, almost better than....and you get the gist. My wife and I came here last week (truth is we basically come every week) to celebrate our 18th year of meeting and while I went with one of my favorites, Lasagne alla Bolognese (always incredible) my wife went with the special; a delicate and amazingly delicious Fish Ragu with haddock, shrimp... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

Enrico and family are straight from Milano, Italia. They serve lunch and dinner with daily specials. Fabulous salad, vinos, and absolutely amazing pasta. You need a reservation for dinner in the summer and weekends, or you may not get in.

Thank Liz R
Florence, South Carolina
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 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 

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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, Families with children, Romantic
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?