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) #76 of 455 Restaurants in Portland €€ - €€€ Italian
464 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101-4029
+1 207-774-3500
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“fresh pasta” (28 reviews)
“lasagna” (38 reviews)
“italian salad” (10 reviews)
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464 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101-4029
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have eaten at hundreds (thousands?) of Italian restaurants over the years. Based on our experience at Paciarino, we can confidently say that while few may be its equal, none are better. For starters, we tried the Tris di Bruchette, ("three slices‏ of tuscan bread...More

Thank Parker871
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came across this place by accident. We were looking for somewhere that allowed 2 vegetarians and 1 carnivore a place to eat some really nice food that didn't,include pizzas or burgers. Paciarino delivered in spades. Some of the best Italian home cooking I've eaten for...More

Thank Jonathan B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you enjoy homemade pasta, complex flavors, fresh herbs, and friendly service in a bright and airy setting, look no further than Paciarino. After a few days of seafood, the 18-year-old daughter requested "plain old spaghetti." What we found was a delicious upgrade. The no-ricotta...More

Thank dabsia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was so delicious we went back two nights in a row! Service was great and fast. Prices were reasonable and portion sizes were good. It's a small place with a quiet atmosphere. If you're looking for fancy this isnt for you, its more...More

1  Thank lastminutetravelbugz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We met a couple earlier in the day that told us this was a GREAT Italian and they visited every time they were in Portland. We decided to take their recommendation and give it a try. (I hadn't read any TA reviews so knew nothing...More

Thank Kmad26
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great pasta, wine, and service! We ordered an antipasto plate and the ravioli and split both and it was plenty of food for two of us. Would definitely recommend.

Thank Robert M
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

Seemed like a fairly simple place for the prices. Pasta dishes were obscenely priced and I opted for an antipasti as a main - the server promised to make the salad bigger but when it arrived it was exactly the same as my companions who...More

Thank cdav2014
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Very disappointed. My wife and I arrived at 5:15 and discovered that on Fri and Sat. they open at 6:00 (5:30 Mon-Thur). We were told by a waiter setting up tables to come back at 6:00. Went to Walter's to have a drink and wait....More

Thank JPLanet111
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Service was polite, good natured and relaxed. Paciarino is not about fancy decor. Clean, almost sparse setting with simple tables, classical music playing softly. Easy place for conversation. Menu emphasizes classic Italian pasta dishes with Salsa Bolognese and varieties of ravioli that were well prepared....More

Thank thanth0n
Reviewed 22 April 2017

This is one of my favorite restaurants of all time. I love taking friends, splitting a bottle of wine, eating dinner and finishing up with some of the best coffee I have ever had. I have never had bad a server or experience here. I...More

Thank jcheco
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15 February 2017|
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Response from lindasL3244LC | Reviewed this property |
I would suggest you consult google maps to check the distance as I am not familiar with where Hampton is located Not informed re parking either as we took a taxi from our hotel-- the ( Press Hotel) and we felt that was too... More
29 April 2016|
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Response from nicks60610 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, every time I have been there, the pasta has been made fresh in the kitchen, and the cool thing is, depending on where you sit, you can see them making all the dishes right in front of you almost.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 464 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101-4029
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-774-3500
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