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Traditions Italian Ristorante

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162 Main St, Saco, ME 04072-1504
207-282-6661
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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76 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Over the past few days, we've gorged ourselves with seafood and needed a break. We read about Traditions, gave it a whirl and weren't disappointed. My wife had a pasta special while I had fettuccine and sausage. We both had the garden salad, which was very fresh and the house dressing was flavorful. My only beef was that the cranberry... More 

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Thank Steven N
Montpelier, Vermont
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42 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

After eating seafood for three days straight, we wanted something different, and we always are on the lookout for good Italian restaurants. Traditions certainly lived up to that! It's not large, but it is very comfortable and the people are friendly. We looked around and saw what we expected were mostly locals and regulars, but we're sure than "in season"... More 

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Thank WarrenKitz
Saco, Maine
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15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

We had been to Traditions years back and not impressed. We decided to give it another shot back in January and what a change!! The food has improved and this restaurant has become another one of our favorites!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016

My wife, daughter and I returned once again, and it was fabulous! We absolutely enjoy this cozy restaurant, and it is one of our favorites. Again, we do make reservations each time. The food and service is really nice, and we drive from Augusta and will continue!

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1 Thank Cigarclassic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016

Any place with an old mahogany bar and tables starts out ahead, but the real attraction is good food from a diversified menu served promptly by friendly staff. The atmosphere is warm and welcoming, and the parking plentiful. Reservations were needed on Valentines Day, but we had good service at the bar. - where the wine glasses were well filled.

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Thank oldwoodboats
Bow, New Hampshire
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Restaurant was packed but was able to get a seat. listened to friends who raved about their meals. I had lasagna and i thought it was average.. service was excellent

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Thank Ron J
Saco, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2016

We go to Traditions often throughout the year. Small place so suggest you make a reservation. Popular with the "locals". Vacatoners coming to the beach in the summer as well as locals found this little hidden restaurant on Main St. in Saco. tI highly recommend Traditions to them for dining often. Good Veal Parm.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

This was our 6th time returning, and it was just as outstanding as all the previous ones! We absolutely "Love" their food and atmosphere. It is a good idea to make reservations, because when they open at 5:00 pm, the folks arriving are constant.

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Thank Cigarclassic
Saco, Maine
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57 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

Have been to Traditions often it's one of our favorite restaurants. We've always had excellent service, a delicious basket of bread as soon as we sit down. The wine and beer are very reasonably priced with a good selection. My favorite meal is Pollo Limone and my husband's is Veal Marsalini we have a choice of pasta, the sea food... More 

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Saco, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

My first impression about this place was "wow, I am in Goodfellas!" The place definitely had its character - it's not your cookie-cutter restaurant with high flow of people. The place has folks that come here all the time to hang out (and the place is not cheap). It's so cozy, you don't wanna leave. The food is to die... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 162 Main St, Saco, ME 04072-1504
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Saco
  • Phone Number: 207-282-6661

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