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“awesome food, almost awesome prices”
Review of Ports of Italy

Ports of Italy
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $35
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Description: Come and explore the cuisine of the Ports of Italy from our cozy restaurant on the waterfront in Boothbay Harbor.
Reviewed January 2, 2013

the food rivals some of the best boston north end italian restaurants. they dont drown the food in sauces. its not the meatball and pasta type of place but truly italian cuisine you would find in northern italy. i use to live in trieste and this place reminds me of the foods we had over there. great place.

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Reviewed November 6, 2012

Finding such an authentic Italian restaurant in Boothbay Harbor, particularly this late in the season was a great surprise and a real treat. The food was absolutely delicious -- real Italian. Servers were attentive without being intrusive. We'll definitely be back.

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Reviewed October 29, 2012

Risotto technically means "rice" in Italian but it also should, techinically, be arborio rice cooked slowly by adding broth a cup at a time until it is creamy and just slightly al dente. It is my measure of a true Italian restaurant....and when it is served with long grain rice, it is an epic "Fail".

My lobster over risotto was just such a fail. Service was great (Tony, the Italian/English waiter was great)....the location is wonderful and the view at night is fine.....but when you come back to me and say that the chef advises it is arborio rice when it is clearly not, I have to take you to the 2 star level.

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Pezzodimerda, Owner at Ports of Italy, responded to this reviewResponded October 31, 2012

i am very sorry that you did noit like our risotto, maybe the chef overcooked or i did not taste i cannot really tell you what went wrong, but i assure you that we use only arborio rice, we do not have any other rice in house.

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Reviewed October 23, 2012

Pricey but worth the money. The people are really from Italy and the food was wonderful. It had a romantic atmosphere that made it special.

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Reviewed October 22, 2012

We went with about 25 people and they were very accommodating. We never wanted for anything and everyone loved their food. Highly recommend!

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