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Espo's Trattoria

1335 Congress St, Portland, ME 04102-2114
+1 207-774-7923
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good25%
  • Average14%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible9%
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“meatballs” (29 reviews)
“fra diavolo” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
$$ - $$$
1335 Congress St, Portland, ME 04102-2114
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

To go out for Italian food in Portland Maine and not make this restaurant your choice is making a big mistake!!!! The portions are huge the food is Amazing the service is outstanding and the atmosphere!!! Do your self a favor and try it!!!

Thank bmhparker
Reviewed 4 days ago

My son and I stopped here after a doctors appointment Thursday 7/20 for a late lunch. Very nice, friendly staff and a great atmosphere with Italian music playing. We were very happy with everything which was, lasagna, an antipasto to go and my sons favorite,...More

Thank tishlangdon
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I used to eat here every time I flew to Portland which was quite often over many years. . I would land at the airport at 11:30, rent a car, and make a beeline to Espo's. The eggplant parmigiana, salad, and garlic bread used to...More

Thank baysail
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had the stuffed haddock, normally you get 6oz of fish in any restaurant, it had to be a whole pound of fresh haddock, fish was fresh and stuffing was very good also, my girl had the chicken parm, same thing, had to be a pound...More

Thank Paul A
Reviewed 20 June 2017

Stopped in for our second visit to find the menu changed from previous visit. The "spaghetti" was actually angel hair, not the spaghetti most people would expect. This disappointed my wife, though sauce good and meatballs (2) the size of your fist were excellent. I...More

Thank KenandToni207
Reviewed 31 May 2017

Have been 3 times, and impressed with each visit. Good menu variety, and family-friendly service. Great good.

Thank Elizabeth B
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

We stopped by once before about 6 years ago on a visit to Portland. We were not disappointed by stopping by again. The good was fantastic. The eggplant parmigiana was delicious and we ordered a meatball as a side. It was the size of a...More

Thank Neil B
Reviewed 28 May 2017

We are new neighborhood customers. Tonight we came in to have a drink and to dine. This was 9:15pm on a Holiday Saturday evening. When the Server cleared a place for us to sit at the bar (Included all of their "closing" instructions stewn across...More

Thank Jeff R
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

So I have lived in Portland for over 4 decades and have never eaten here. I thought there was no decent Italian food in Maine. I was so wrong! Espo's is the jackpot! I just had the most delicious Italian meal. We had spaghetti and...More

Thank LJ K
Reviewed 24 May 2017

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...More

Thank christina11oh2
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Chuck T
6 June 2017|
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Response from LJ K | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it was Esposito's!
melissa a
16 February 2017|
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Response from Barb S | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry, I don't know. We went on the early side & only waited a few minutes.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
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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