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Espo's Trattoria

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1335 Congress St, Portland, ME 04102-2114
+1 207-774-7923
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good24%
  • Average14%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible8%
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“meatballs” (31 reviews)
“fra diavolo” (3 reviews)
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1335 Congress St, Portland, ME 04102-2114
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Reviewed November 12, 2014

We have eaten at this restaurant on previous occasions and have been very happy with the food. This time though, I had to order 3 times before they could actually get my dinner because they were out of the food on the menu. The food...More

2  Thank Susan L
Reviewed October 17, 2014

A once great eatery in Portland brought low by a really bad rendition of baked stuffed haddock. A greasy mass of Ritz cracker crumbs plopped on a small haddock filet. One word people - yuck! Accompanied by lackluster, wallpaper paste potatoes and a salad (soggy)...More

1  Thank Common-Gourmet
Reviewed October 4, 2014 via mobile

Went with a party of 6, staff in general seems very disorganized which I'm sure is do to bad management/ownership. Service was choppy and some of the staff was actually rude to us. Food in general lacked effort and quality. Watery sauce, dry chicken etc.....More

1  Thank PeteBoy81 .
Reviewed September 30, 2014

We gathered with a bunch of girlfriends for dinner .The service was very good . The food however was drab ,had no flavor and I felt was pricey. 3 of us had the cheese lasagna ,it had little to no sauce and no flavor,all I...More

1  Thank Liz S
Reviewed September 10, 2014 via mobile

I've been driving by this restaurant for years and tried it last night for the first time. I was very dissapointed. Service was fine but the meal-chicken Marsala, was almost unedible. Overcooked chicken strips in a bland and salty cream sauce with pasta just wasn't...More

2  Thank John H
Reviewed September 4, 2014

The 2 stars is for the food, not the service. We had a wonderful server who was attentive and knowledgeable. We were trying to stick with lighter dishes. My husband's stuffed chicken breast was overcooked and very dry. My Chicken Marsala was very salty. I...More

1  Thank mainegirl_207802
Reviewed August 14, 2014

I would give this 2 stars, except....the service was pretty good and they had an amazing deal on twin lobsters. ( 16.99 for 1 1/8 lb twin lobsters). Deal is good for rest of Aug 2014 if you read this on time! Lobster was really...More

Thank CanShaun
Reviewed August 12, 2014

Our party of seven was seated quickly and then it was all down hill. We waited and waited and waited while smaller parties all around us were served.Our order was partially wrong (we weren't charged for the incorrect meal) and the food was mediocre. We...More

Thank John O
Reviewed August 6, 2014

This is a small neighborhood restaurant, that was not fancy but clean. Staff was friendly and service was good. However the food is disappointing, especially if you are expecting good, traditional, "red sauce" Italian cooking. My wife ordered spagetti and meatballs, and as mentioned in...More

1  Thank Paul C
Reviewed July 4, 2014

I brought my elderly mother here for dinner on a whim. She had missed her dinner and we just happened to be driving by. I have to say that the staff is wonderful. They were fast and efficient. And very nice. I really wanted to...More

1  Thank Lawlass2014
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Chuck T
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Response from LJ K | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it was Esposito's!
melissa a
February 15, 2017|
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Response from Barb S | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry, I don't know. We went on the early side & only waited a few minutes.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1335 Congress St, Portland, ME 04102-2114
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-774-7923
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