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Cinque Terre

36 Wharf St, Portland, ME 04101-4144
+1 207-347-6154
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Overview
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good21%
  • Average18%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“rigatoni” (6 reviews)
“carpaccio” (2 reviews)
“cheese board” (2 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 22:00All hours
CUISINES
Italian, International, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
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Value
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LOCATION
36 Wharf St, Portland, ME 04101-4144
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1 - 10 of 149 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a fantastic dinner here on a Sunday evening. We started with a cheese plate and cocktails. Then moved onto the bolognese pasta dish. Everything was amazing. We had awesome service and the atmosphere was just perfect. It was a nice break from Maine...More

Thank Runnerny2244
Reviewed 26 July 2017

We went to this restaurant early afternoon when it was rather empty, took a table at their back terrace and enjoyed a nice bottle of wine between three girlfriends- that terrace is definitely charming and their wine selection is delicious. We opted for one of...More

Thank Nour K
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

Came with our kids....mostly to get off the streets...as Old Port was shockingly seedy, full of homeless people who were quite aggressive and held signs with swear words, yuck, seriously. Totally un-charming. We were happy to see many open tables upon entering at 7:30 on...More

Thank Allon3
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

Overall the food (only talking about the pizza ordered) was good but we waited for too long (almost 1h) until we got served... which was not so normal. The italian food we get in Italy is different and this restaurant may represent more Ameritaly than...More

Thank guiskywalker
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

Looking to enjoy a meal in Maine that does not include fish? This place is a sophisticated Italian eatery for those who truly love good cheese. 1/3 of the menus is dedicated to a build your ow cheese plate that is a must! The service...More

Thank brimil
Reviewed 23 May 2017

My friend who lives in the area had always wanted to try this restaurant so we did. The atmosphere is very pleasing and comfortable. We had to make reservations for early evening because it was booked up. We had a nice corner table with a...More

Thank Terri R
Reviewed 20 May 2017

This has always been my favorite place to eat when I am in Portland, but for some reason last night they missed the mark. I ordered the grilled rib eye and with kale and potatoes augratin. It is difficult to ruin steak but this was...More

Thank Ayrmid
Reviewed 9 May 2017

We were a party of two and were more than pleasantly surprised at this restaurant. I had not heard of it before and it just happened to be across the street from where we were having cocktails. The food was amazing. We shared two apps...More

Thank Linda T
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

Great take on Italian. Lamb and locally sourced pork Bolognese was exceptional. Wisconsin buttermilk blue cheese with in house made apricot mustard was a great starter. Service was excellent . Nice break from Maine seafood. Highly recommended.

Thank Gumgrove
Reviewed 1 December 2016

WE asked for appetizers to take back to hotel room. They usually do not do take out but were very accommodating. The food was excellent and reasonably priced.

Thank Eric E
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 50
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Monday
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36 Wharf St, Portland, ME 04101-4144
    (Dana Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-347-6154
  • E-mail
Description
Cinque Terre is dedicated to the exploration, discovery, and celebration of northern Italian cuisine and wines. Executive Chef Skawinski tirelessly seeks out the finest products from local and Italian purveyors and producers. At Cinque Terre taste matters. Our handmade pastas, fresh seafood, fine meats, gelatos, Italian wines and housemade desserts make dining at Cinque Terre a memorable event.
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