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“Delicious Pasta”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Paciarino

Paciarino
Ranked #71 of 607 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Elegant
DC
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Delicious Pasta”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

We had an excellent dinner at Paciarino on July 10th - both the food and service were perfect. Both salad and pasta were flavorful and fresh.

Visited July 2014
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Quebec City, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Good Italian food in a convivial setting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2014

After 5 days on the Maine coast we needed a break from steamers and lobster so we headed to this restaurant which was recommended by our hotel. The atmosphere was very friendly and the staff and owner with whom we chatted were very gracious and welcoming. The food was simple Italian fare prepared with fresh ingredients which included some really good olive oil (which you can buy at the end of the meal). We both enjoyed simple appetizers (tomatoes with mozzarella; a mixed plate of cheese, olives and salami) followed by fish-based pasta dishes. We shared a really good tiramisù for dessert. The wine list was reasonably priced as well. All in all a really satisfying experience, we would definitely go back if we're even in Portland again.

  • Visited July 2014
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Belmont, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A Nice Surprise”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2014

My family and I stumbled upon this place on a day trip to Portland. It was July 3, a Friday night and we did n't have reservations. They graciously accommodated us for which we were grateful.

Paciarino is a warm, cozy place. Everything is fresh--bread with olive oil, salads and their pasta dishes.

  • Visited July 2014
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Portland, Maine
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“ONCE A WEEK RITUAL!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2014

If the title doesn't tell you how I feel about Paciarino...well...there's really not much else to say. Lunch this week - it's either that or dinner - was, as always, perfect. Lauren was our server this time - and she was lovely! and spot-on - and lunch for me and two friends (including one from Italy) had Lauren bring back to the kitchen three spotlessly empty dishes after what the Italians call scarpetta. Clean plates all around. If that doesn't tell you how I feel...well...there's really not much else to say.

How about: perfect!

  • Visited June 2014
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Manchester, New Hampshire
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Authentic simple Italian”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2014

I've been here a few times and have enjoyed my dishes every time. They accommodate dietary restrictions and I was able to have a lobster/wine sauce and gluten free pasta. My favorite dish before gluten free was a goat cheese ravioli. My husband enjoys their red sauce dishes. Only drawback is it is a little pricey but good quality and the menu is very small. As other reviewers have said, there are no meat dishes like chicken parm or cream sauces- however it seems like that is what they are going for. Still very yummy!

  • Visited June 2014
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