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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%
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“fresh pasta” (30 reviews)
“lasagna” (41 reviews)
“italian salad” (14 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
464 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101-4029
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived early on a weekday evening, received a friendly welcome, and were immediately seated. The photos on Paciarino's website show its interior perfectly. Our server, Rose, was excellent, the perfect blend of friendly and professional and very helpful in our making our selections. House...More

Thank BuxtonMaineTraveler
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family went to Paciarino for a special birthday dinner. To sum it up, the food was very good but the service was terrible, thus ruining the experience. 20 minuets for water, 45 for a simple cheese plate and 90 minutes for entrees to arrive....More

Thank clusty2018
Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

We loved this place! Fresh, homemade pastas and authentic sauces. The dishes were simple yet perfect, like homemade meals. The space mirrored the food- unfussy, open, and fresh, with a hip, European vibe. Our waitress was attentive.

Thank JRBrandes
Reviewed 17 December 2017

We have been to this restaurant many times, and it never fails to be a fun, upbeat experience that brings our love of Italian food home to Portland, ME--especially on a cold winter night. Last night we had old favorites: raviolis with spinach in bolognese...More

Thank Donna I
Reviewed 19 November 2017

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 22 October 2017

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 22 October 2017

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 21 October 2017 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 16 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 16 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
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15 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
28 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
US$31 - US$50
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 464 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101-4029
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-774-3500
  • E-mail
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