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464 Fore Street, Portland, ME 04101
+1 207-774-3500
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
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Wells, Maine
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177 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had planned on having dinner here but after arriving and being seated it became obvious that the server lacked service skill, had no passion for the food or ingredients and could not describe the specials adequately, didn't know how to pour wine correctly, and was so obviously untrained by his employers that we decided to have dinner elsewhere. It... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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87 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was by no means a bad meal. We had a very attentive kind server, and our dishes were authentic Italian preparations. However, we just can't give this a higher score for the following reasons, which might not bother you.... - The atmosphere is very sleek, modern, bright, clean lines, etc. We found this too sterile and uninviting. However, if... More 

Thank brankat
Portland, United States
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34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

This place was wonderfully amazing. Upon arriving, our reservation was running a little late so we had the opportunity to pick a glass of wine from the extensive wine list and have it brought over to us while we waited. Once we were seated we looked over the menu. It was a lot smaller than I thought it was going... More 

Thank Alexandra_Brook
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Sarah admirably served a full room on her own and did so with a friendly smile. The room is warm, inviting and guests seemed to quickly relax in the comfortable atmosphere. The food was good, but not great. The bruschetta appetizer was very average, but the Italian salad was fresh and crisp. Olio was very good - with a spicy... More 

Thank NHJimmy
Phippsburg, Maine
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

This is a regular stop for us in Portland. A couple from Milan runs the place and the pasta is always fresh and good, the sauces are terrific. We will also often buy some sauce to take home with us. For dessert, the tiramisu may be the best I've ever had. We also love the bread served when we sit... More 

Thank northernlights28
Portland, Maine
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158 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

We are Italians and we came here because we were curious to try their pasta.... mmmm it was not bad bad, but not even authentic italian, and honestly, from a place which is specialized in pasta, I was expecting of having super pasta dishes and instead they were just barely ok....so no, I think they still have to improve a... More 

Thank Valentina D
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Second time we had dinner at Paciarino and we weren't disappointed. The atmosphere is very relaxing, service was great. We had goat cheese ravioli and one of the special pastas with a boar sauce. Sounds strange but was fantastic. Dessert of Tiramisu was awesome.

Thank Sharon J
San Diego, California
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

We dined here recently due to the fact that they have fresh made pastas and the reviews indicated the food was really authentic. They offer house wines by the carafe which is fun. Everyone in our group enjoyed the food. There are no craft beers but a decent wine selection. Pasta was fresh and the sauces were interesting, yummy with... More 

Thank Angie D
Atlanta, Georgia
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

Ate there 11/17/16. Waitress was friendly and attentive (good-looking, too). Had a caprese salad and a fantastic lasagna--one of the best I've ever had. No ricotta--they used a bechamel sauce instead. Just great! Right next to hotel. I would definitely eat there again. My real rating was 4.5 stars, because this was close to perfect.

Thank Paul K
Scarborough, Maine
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

We had a couple of hours to get some chores done around Portland, so thought to take advantage of the many restaurants in the area and grab a (hopefully) quick but not "fast" lunch. Paciarino came to mind, and a nice table service pasta dish sounded appealing. We walked over, plenty of parking around this time of year (November). We... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 50
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, 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 Street, Portland, ME 04101
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-774-3500

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