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464 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101-4029
+1 207-774-3500
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“fresh pasta” (29 reviews)
“lasagna” (35 reviews)
“italian salad” (13 reviews)
Closes in 24 min
11:30 am - 2:30 pmAll hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
464 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101-4029
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We really enjoyed the pasta dishes although I thought the pasta in my lasagna was slightly undercooked, with that said it was still well above most restaurants lasagna. Only down-side to this place is its fairly limited menu, don't expect to get anything except a...More

Thank Dan717
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A quiet Tuesday after Labor Day, just 3 other tables taken at 6pm of the 13 or so tables. We were presented a basket of bread cubes with olive oil meanwhile studying the wine list. Offer of tasting a couple of wines before ordering the...More

Thank RCS3rd
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our daughter recommended this one and made a good choice. A little upscale in an understated way as many places are doing now. Regardless, our server was fabulous, knew her wines, and the selections on the menu. The wines she brought were superb, their house...More

Thank mbmathome
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enrico (sp?) is the owner/chef and the quality and tase of his bolognese is straight out of Milan, his home. This is a “not fancy,” high quality, affordable, neighborhood Italian jewel. The salads were perfect and the pasta is made fresh on site. My wife...More

Thank Mike S
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Went inside Paciarino to get directions to find a bar we were going to meet up with cousins and inside was one of the cousins having dinner. We stayed and order with them and had a great Ravioli dinner. I had spinach/ricotta ravioli and my...More

Thank Mary Ann C
Reviewed 17 October 2017

We were visiting my family in Portland and for the second time enjoyed a meal at Paciarino. The place is small and somewhat noisy, but the food is excellent as well as the service. Their Italian salad is absolutely delicious with organic greens, tomato, onion...More

Thank unlevin
Reviewed 13 October 2017

All three main dishes were very good. Fresh and delicious. Can't unfortunately say the same for the service. The maitre d' was stand-offish and did us a "favor" when we insisted after waiting for 15 minutes with a table for four sitting empty. The waiter...More

Thank SteveKMontreal
Reviewed 9 October 2017

We were lucky to get in here on a Friday night with a last minute reservation. A very friendly restaurant with a down-to-earth decor. We started with the bruschetta trio and it really was the high point of the meal. We had 2 types of...More

Thank shirley0415
Reviewed 30 September 2017

This charming small trattoria will take you to some back street in Bologna where the pasta is always fresh, the sauces are made that afternoon from ingredients that were picked that morning and with care and love only an Italian chef can create. Our waiter...More

Thank Richard O
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

We were in the mood for some fresh pasta for lunch and were amazed at what we found. The fresh made pasta and sauce were very flavorful. We were greeted by the friendly staff and seated in their comfortable dining area with a very nice...More

Thank Rose0000000
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16 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
USD 31 - USD 50
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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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