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Espo's Trattoria

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1335 Congress St, Portland, ME 04102-2114
+1 207-774-7923
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

When I crave Eggplant Parmesan, this is where I go. It's convenient, friendly, decently priced and this is my favorite dish! If you order the entree, it's huge. It comes with pasta of your choice and a small chef salad. Most times, I prefer the Eggplant Parm appetizer. It doesn't come with any pasta. Then I get their Spinach Salad... More 

Thank christina11oh2
Rochester, New York
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116 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017

My wife and I went on a recommendation from a local. I had the veal chop, it was as good as I have ever had. She loved the chicken Marsala. Nothing fancy here just good food, nice people and fair prices.. We would defiantly return.

Thank bensson
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65 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2016

I took a friend to Espo's, remembering their fantastic food. The experience was pleasant ... loved our waiter Anthony ... but the food was definitely lack luster. Recently I've been to a number of establishments that season their oil and even offer to add freshly grated cheese to it. We were served a really nice bread. However, even though it... More 

Thank Maine_Light_Sleeper
Buxton, Maine
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80 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

I am sad to report the passing of a once fine eating establishment - Espo's Trattoria in Portland. I used to love their food, but, as you will read, not so much today. Dave had the chicken parm, which is a staple of most Italian eateries. The chicken was as tough as shoe leather and the sauce was raw, not... More 

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Loretto, Minnesota
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016

Passing through and opted to get take-out. Good choice as the place was packed! Massive portions (we should have split something). Salads were fresh and crisp. We ordered stuffed shells and meat lasagna. both cheesy and tasty. Happy to have found this local place.

Thank jandj912
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

The food was excellent. The ambiance fair, it's a " local joint" . We had the specials which included lobster and they were very good. Close to the airport, so we had dinner before we had to catch our flight.

Thank PattyLou
Wyandotte, Michigan
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016

Found this little place on our way to downtown which was so crowded, we couldn't find parking. We ended up heading back to our hotel and decided to stop in, after seeing the 2 lobsters for $16.00. Beyond fresh, although they only came with bread, no sides, but I was there for lobster. The lobster bisque was delicious as well.... More 

Gorham, Maine
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152 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

We used to be regulars here over ten years ago and remembered delicious Italian meals. We went tonight to celebrate my birthday, expecting the same good dinners & service. We found that the place was very busy even though it was a Thursday night. Our waitress was pleasant & somewhat attentive but there were no setups on the table and... More 

Thank madlady22
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Had a great meal in Portland here. It is not near the main downtown area which made it easy to get there. We actually walked from our hotel La Quinta. My wife and I both had great meals. Service was very good. Great Martini's!

1 Thank tsic
Ellsworth, Maine
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66 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Very attentive staff, Anthony is to be commended. Love the atmosphere, very homey & local. The portions are HUGE, share or know you will be taking left overs home. Saw the meatballs, they look incredible & super sized. We will definitely be back.

Thank Barb S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1335 Congress St, Portland, ME 04102-2114
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-774-7923

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?