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Mama DiMatteo's

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$$ - $$$
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34 Kennebec Pl, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1804
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mackinaw City
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The food here was one of the best meals I ever ate. I had haddock, lobster & scallop scampi with pasta marinara. Wonderful. The problem was the horribly uncomfortable seating & slow service. First we were seated in a wooden booth. We asked if we could be moved to a table because the booth was so uncomfortable. Our waiter kindly... More 

Thank Maureen S
Carteret, New Jersey
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113 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Bar far the best Italian food in Bar Harbor. If you are in a rush-this is not the place to go because all the meals are prepared fresh. You start with bread and humus olive oil. My chicken Parmesan with linguini was well worth the wait. You need to get there early, or have a reservation because it is a... More 

Thank John P
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49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cozy atmosphere and fine Italian food - even the bread and accompanying white bean dip impressed. Service was good. Had the duck confit and wife had eggplant parmesan. I really liked the duck and my wife thought the eggplant was good, too. Lobster bisque was exceptional.

1 Thank Dan50226
Ormond Beach, Florida
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a wonderful dinner here one night while staying in Bar Harbor - the service was very good and the selection of different kinds of meals was excellent.

1 Thank JAM32174
Terrytown, Louisiana
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152 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we arrived at this restaurant, the evening had turned cool. We need to eat outdoors because we travel with a dog. We were shown to a table with no buffer for the wind. We asked to move to a warmer table, since most of them were empty. I'm not sure what it was about this table but the hostess... More 

Thank flowerchild48
Columbus, Ohio
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We've been here a week and had a lot if great food. This was, by far, the best meal we had. It wasn't fancy; but it was quiet and the waiter was attentive. Would definitely return.

Thank DMC12381
Denver, Colorado
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43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mama's it a bit off the beaten path but worth the extra walk. We went back a second night because we enjoyed the food and the atmosphere. Excellent short ribs. Good, inexpensive wine. We enjoyed the heated outside area, cool even in September. Also enjoyed mussels and duck confit.

Thank DenverJack2
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60 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The best thing about this restaurant is the chunky, flavorful sauce full of garlicky goodness. I had the Pasta Diavolo which was filled with a good amount of mussels, lobster, and fat juicy scallops. My husband's Chicken Parm had the aforementioned red sauce plus high quality Parmesan. The white bean spread served with the bread was just OK. This restaurant... More 

Thank TexasHazelnuts
Camden, Maine
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The portions are so large that we split our main entree. We were very impressed with the wine selection. Bread with dipping oil exceptional. Location is very convenient. Try the meatballs! Fantastic recipe.

Thank Aaron N
New York City, New York
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16 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tasty Rib Roast, mashed potatoes vegetables.. Delicious carrot cake cream cheese icing whipped cream

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34 Kennebec Pl, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1804
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Mount Desert Island  >  Bar Harbor
  • Phone Number: 207-288-3666

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