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Caiola's

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58 Pine St, Portland, ME 04102-3855
207-772-1110
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5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Portland, Maine, United States
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This restaurant has a fresh food, gourmet style approach. The service was excellent, and the outside patio seating (recently remodeled and upgraded) was great. The new menu and service makes Caiola's one of Portland's best restaurants. (Not an easy feat in a big restaurant/foodie town).

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband and I came here after eating at a not so great place and were lucky enough to find this place to fill up at! I was surprised that I could love spaghetti so much at a restaurant. The sauce was delicious and the noodles were thick. It's just spaghetti but it was so good, it had a nice... More 

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Ellsworth, Maine
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My adult son and I took my husband to Caiola's for his b'day. My husband and I had been a year ago and wanted to take my son, who lived in Italy several years ago. It was everything we'd hoped for: solicitous service, good drinks, a varied, enticing menu, terrific service. . . . At the end my son mentioned... More 

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Sydney
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife & I were visiting from Australia August 2016 & were pleasantly surprised at the nice food served, particularly the desserts. Service was also friendly & efficient.

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Portland, Maine
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150 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

We live down the street from Caiola's and have dined there only twice. Both times were disappointing. The food was uninspiring for the price, and the service was slow. The front dining room is charming, but the last time we visited, we were seated in the dull and dimly lit back room with inadequate ventilation. You would think that on... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

Caiola's is a neighborhood restaurant located in the West End. It was located 5 minutes walking distance from our B&B (West End Inn). Wife and I enjoyed an excellent dinner (chicken marsala) , wine and desert. Friendly, cozy atmosphere. Highly recommended.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

Farm to table. You can't get any fresher then this. The staff and food are on point. If you're in Portland you have to go there.

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Maui, Hawaii
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

There are so many good restaurants in this city and lots of slow food/ farm to table chefs. BUT this chef delivers inspiring tastes in inventive ways at a reasonable price. Not a huge wine list but certainly fine choices to accompany the culinary deletes. Don't be afraid to order several or more appetizers to share so you can taste... More 

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Portland, Maine
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372 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

OK, so Caiola's is ' in my hood ' (and City) but honestly, it is worth a visit. I don't go often, it is not an inexpensive (and not the priciest) restaurant among the many many good ones in town- but it really holds up there with the best of them. I wanted to sit on their nice deck out... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I walked all over Portland today and were looking forward to a good dinner. What we got at Caiola's was that and so much more. The food was exquisite. I only wish I could have eaten more. My husband had the soup and it was very good. I had the little gem salad and the gorgonzola salad... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Italian, American
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 58 Pine St, Portland, ME 04102-3855
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: 207-772-1110

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?