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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 - 10:00 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
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150 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 2 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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Thank kmccall180
New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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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Thank RileyBKing
Maui, Hawaii
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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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Thank bacation2
Portland, Maine
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458 reviews
364 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 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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24 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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Westbrook, Maine
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

the people were nice but the food was Ok. I was not impressed for the price. The atmosphere was ok. All and all It was ok.

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Thank SherwoodProperties
Santiago, Chile
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

This is a small, friendly restaurant with very good Italian food. The plates are not the typical Italian pastas and the combination with seafood was great. The service was also fast, much appreciated when you arrive hungry and thirsty after a long drive!

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Thank HelsbyAnthony
Boston, Massachusetts
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105 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

My company tried to book a large party of 10 in their private room. I receive a call Friday (the function was Monday) saying that the restaurant will suddenly be closed. We booked this weeks ago. We were given 1 day notice prior to the weekend that we had to change our plans. They then offered that in order to... More 

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Portland, Maine
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129 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

I had paella and it was so salty it was not edible...I'm not sure what happened but for 25+ dollars for an entree I expect to be able to eat it. The salad was good, the service was good...its a cute place overall.

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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
Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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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