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“Fantastic”
Review of Maria's Restaurant

Maria's Restaurant
Ranked #219 of 634 Restaurants in Portland
Price range: $12 - $23
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed July 27, 2013

The food was fantastic. The fried clams were like mini clam fritters in a thick batter and by far were some of the best I've ever had.

This is not the Olive Garden. If you want to get in and out in 30 minutes go someplace else.

If you want traditional "old school" Italiano cuisine this is your place.
Call ahead, enjoy some vino, and relax. You will not leave hungry or disappointed.

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Reviewed June 18, 2013

Absolutely the best authentic Italian food in Portland. And would you believe they have the best fried clams as well! The Napolitano family began and have owned this restaurant for years and they have very high standards in cleanliness, food and service. One of my favorite things about this restaurant is that it is not loud and "clang bangy". You can actually have a normal conversation with beautiful Italian opera softly playing....... it has been known as the most romantic restaurant in Portland as well a perfect spot for family gatherings. We will be back to enjoy the great food, service and atmosphere.

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Reviewed June 1, 2013

real Italian food, real homemade taste. Much better tasting than the chain restaurants. Salads freshly made Service was excellent, wait staff knew everything about the menu.
Lovely evening.

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Reviewed March 12, 2013

Maria's Restaurant is hands down Portland's finest Italian in Portland. Fantastic all around, I appreciated the attentiveness and politeness. Servers are sincere with authentic smiles and attitudes. The food is delicious and with the healthy serving sizes you will certainly be satisfied. I love the decoration and setting, reminding me of a trip to Italy. The price was very reasonable. My wife and I had a great time and look forward to returning soon.

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Reviewed March 4, 2013

Five stars for service, atmosphere, and food! Simply the finest in authentic Italian that rivals (or beats in my opinion) similar offerings in Boston or New York. It is simply what an Italian restaurant should be. Perfect for a romantic date or family gathering. You will be thrilled with the wait staff and the food is delicious. The portions are generous...and the price is just right. We look forward to our next visit...hopefully soon.

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