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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2017, 2019 Winner
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6 for one cheese
20 for a selection of four
COW’S MILK​
imported italian burrata (italy)
made w/ mozzarella & cream, buttery, mild & sweet
piave (italy)
dense, slightly sweet, mild salinity
asiago trugole (italy)
semi firm, lightly sweet & savory, mild & fruity
ricotta salata (maine)
a locally made buttery & creamy cheese w/ a mild salty aftertaste
asiago fresco (italy)
Semi-firm,​ mild Italian alpine meadow cheese
mahon (spain)
made from raw milk, rubbed in olive oil & paprika before aging, intense flavor w/ lingering aftertaste
creamy gouda (holland)
young gouda w/ a smooth texture & a mild buttery taste
beemster xo (holland)
rare & sought after aged gouda w/ a sweet caramel finish
montasio (italy)
unpasteurized,​ semi-firm mountain cheese, w/ a mild & somewhat fruity flavor
double gloucester (uk)
semi-hard cheese made from the milk of gloucester cows, nutty & mellow flavor
BLEU​
maytag (iowa)
semi-firm cheese w/ a crumble texture, sharp & salty full flavored blue, slight lemon finish
mountain gorgonzola (italy)
strong, dense, milky cheese w/ spicy & earthy characteristics
SHEEP & GOAT’S MILK​
pecorino tartufo (italy)
young​ pecorino style cheese, mild black truffle flavor, semi-soft
chevre (new jersey)
sheep’s milk w/ a wonderful creamy texture & mild flavor
CHARCUTERIE​
20
house charcuterie board
crispy​ pork rillette, house-made salumi cotto, house made pepperoni, lamb shoulder, fennel sausage, fennel mustard, pickled vegetables, crostini
A LA CARTE​
for 6 each
house made pepperoni
salumi cotto
alto adige speck
house cured pancetta
prosciutto di parma
crispy pork rillette
hot pork sausage
fennel sausage
ACCOUTREMENTS​
choice of 2 for 1.50
grand view farm honey, 8oz 8.50
grand view farm honey, 16oz 12
spiced walnuts
grand view farm honey, 8oz 8.50
grand view farm honey, 16oz 12
fig cake
grand view farm honey, 8oz 8.50
grand view farm honey, 16oz 12
apricot coulis
grand view farm honey, 8oz 8.50
grand view farm honey, 16oz 12
fig preserves
grand view farm honey, 8oz 8.50
grand view farm honey, 16oz 12
grand view farm honey
grand view farm honey, 8oz 8.50
grand view farm honey, 16oz 12
cherry jam
grand view farm honey, 8oz 8.50
grand view farm honey, 16oz 12
olive tapenade
grand view farm honey, 8oz 8.50
grand view farm honey, 16oz 12
tomato jam
grand view farm honey, 8oz 8.50
grand view farm honey, 16oz 12
onion jam
PRICE RANGE
$30 - $30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
CUISINES
Italian
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
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Reviewed April 16, 2019

We returned to VIgnola -Cinque Terra in Downtown Portland the other night and enjoyed a superb suppah, as Mainers say.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Christopher H
Reviewed February 25, 2019

The atmosphere ,food , service everything was top notch . "Jersey " is the most amazing server, friendly knowledgeable and so funny and the kitchen staff is incredable ! . Love the fact the kitchen is open and you can watch them create . its...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Kristy L
Reviewed January 28, 2019

Had a reservation for 8 people and we were happy to be seated in the back of the restaurant where it wasn't as noisy. We immediately got our menus, water, and drink orders. Our waiter arrived and I'm not sure if he was trying to...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank stolietta
Reviewed December 28, 2018

We arrived at 5 pm for happy hour, which offers draft at half price and is posted on their site. The waitress didn't know about it but returned and confirmed it was 5 - 6:30. Asked for the happy hour menu we saw online--she left...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Gordon H
Reviewed December 16, 2018

We made reservations a week ahead and requested a quiet table away from the door. When the hostess seated us, the restaurant was so noisy we couldn't even hear the server when she came to the table. Rebecca the server noticed immediately that we requested...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Anne O
Reviewed November 15, 2018

There are so many restaurants to choose from in Portland and many are overpriced, frankly, albeit a lovely ambience. The a-la-carte extras, the skimpy portions, and the rather average food can be frustrating for folks. We ate at Vignola tonight and it was so refreshing...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank dajoho2013
Reviewed November 1, 2018 via mobile

I have passed Vignola many times over the years, however had never stopped in. I wish I had not waited so long. I enjoyed a delicious meal with a couple of friend. We started with a Formaggio cheese board. The cheeses we choose were all...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank sorrylaurie
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

While some places in downtown Portland could be tourist traps, there’s still plenty of good restaurants that deliver quality food and service. Such case is Vignola Cinque Terre which offers great selections in a warm and pleasant atmosphere. I must confess, during previous trips to...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Kiehfe
Reviewed October 12, 2018 via mobile

From arrival to departure this restaurant was fantastic. Our waiter "Jersey John" was wonderful..He was truly a big part of making our evening great . The food was excellent.we had the ratetoulli for an appetizer, it was amazing..all of our entrees were delicious..thank you chef...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank judyrog
Reviewed October 5, 2018 via mobile

Had great anniversary dinner. Lively place. Cheese platter full of tasty choices including some veggies and crostini. Salads are huge. We each got different ones and should have shared. Hubby had scallops which were superbly prepared. I had pork special which really enjoyed.

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank sparks78
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