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58 Pine St, Portland, ME 04102-3855
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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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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162 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were recommended to try Caiola's as a good, local trattoria. The evening we went, there were obviously some regulars/diners familiar to the staff, which is usually a good sign. We had one particularly good main course - spaghetti Amatriciana, which we've eaten several times in Italy, most recently near the town where it was invented - and one which... More 

Thank VFLondon
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went on a Sunday morning for brunch. The menu was unimaginative. The omelette, home fries and toast were very good. The portions were disappointing. Only one piece of toast and a small amount of homefries. I would expect more for $13-$14 a plate. The service was fair. Our server was a little too attentive as she came to pick... More 

Thank Darcy H
Portland, Maine, United States
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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).

2 Thank 25Bob_L
Manchester, New Hampshire
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44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

3 Thank SunnyT148
Ellsworth, Maine
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

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 

3 Thank Knitme23
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

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.

2 Thank Robert B
Portland, Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

2 Thank kmccall180
New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

1 Thank RileyBKing
Maui, Hawaii
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, American
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?