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58 Pine St, Portland, ME 04102-3855
+1 207-772-1110
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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Plymouth, New Hampshire
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148 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I like everything about this restaurant. I always have the beet salad but try different main courses. Last week I had the lamb and it was excellent. Staff is friendly and efficient while working in a small space. Last year a group of us filled the wine cellar for a holiday get together. I like the pace of the service.... More 

1 Thank oldprop13
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

We love Caiola's ambiance, but our meals left us a little disappointed. We opened with the spinach salad and polenta fries. The fries were different- in a good way. The salad's maple vinegarette dressing was not too maple-y, so it worked well. Our entrees were a little disappointing. I had strip steak. It was overly seasoned and tasted salty. It... More 

Thank steve h
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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163 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 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 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 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
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

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 September 23, 2016

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
13 restaurant reviews
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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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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175 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 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 

Thank 0Fernando0
Greensboro, North Carolina
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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

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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
Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Families with children
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: +1 207-772-1110

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?