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“Pleasant dining”
Review of Guinness and Porcelli's - CLOSED

Guinness and Porcelli's
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Mt. Desert Street
Reviewed September 8, 2013

We enjoyed our first meal here so much we came back again the next night! The food was fresh, tasty and if you ordered 1/2 size serves - not too big (which can be a problem in the USA). The staff were great too - friendly but not too intrusive.

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Thank Gen M
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Reviewed September 5, 2013

The reviews are all over the place. I don't really understand, the problem. We've eaten here
a number of times over the years and as recently as Labor Day weekend.

First, they have one of the best (price and variety) Italian wine menus in all of the United States and one that rivals many, many places in Italy. That is no small feat.

Yes, it's somewhat pricey but still in line with most top-end restaurants on MDI.

Yes, the kitchen can be somewhat uneven in its execution. However, generally, it delivers
a quality meal at a reasonable price.

On our most recent visit we had a perfectly sized and tasty antipasto and the butternut squash ravioli which was excellent. Creamy sauce and fresh ravioli with a not too sweet filing.

In any case, this place deserves a far higher ranking that the middle of the pack.

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Thank Cinzia1166
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Reviewed September 2, 2013

Horrible gnocchi. Lead would have been softer. Tasteless and unappetizing! Cannot serve old frozen gnocchi and make them tasty. Shame on these people. They have no clue on how to cook a simple plate.

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Thank giparo
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Reviewed August 31, 2013

They have a new chef who thinks that everything needs cracked pepper from bruchetta to the meal. Enough so your mouth is on fire. They changed their gnocchi to having cheese, but did not change that anywhere else. We previously had gone here specifically for the gnocchi ahd since I am lactose intolerant the previous people worked with me. Very disappointed, we won't be returning.

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Thank anglsgrl
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Reviewed August 28, 2013

Given the mixed reviews, I was a bit hesitant to try this place, but we had a fantastic meal here. Cocktails were different and refreshing. The garlic knots were very tasty. We had quite a variety of entrees - there was everything from seafood risotto to pizza to the salmon special and out of this world ravioli at our table and everyone was very pleased. Service was pleasant if a little slow (although there were a lot of people in the restaurant).

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Thank Amy G
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