We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.


Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
464 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101-4029
+1 207-774-3500
Tue - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

296 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 290: English reviews
Mid Coast Maine, Maine
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of my favorite restaurants of all time. I love taking friends, splitting a bottle of wine, eating dinner and finishing up with some of the best coffee I have ever had. I have never had bad a server or experience here. I do recommend reservations.

Thank jcheco
Level Contributor
25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

All of the pastas are fresh with a variety of sauces, all truly authentic and made from scratch. Salads are generously-sized and warm Italian bread with flavored olive oil is served at table. This is the ideal spot on a cold winter night. We drank an unusual and delightful Italian Viognier with our meals. If fresh pesto sauce is on... More 

Thank 950suzanneh
Wells, Maine
Level Contributor
178 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017 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 

Thank foodiegirl625
Madison, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
87 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

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 

1 Thank brankat
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
45 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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
Level Contributor
27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 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 

1 Thank northernlights28
Portland, Maine
Level Contributor
158 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
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
Level Contributor
9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 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
Level Contributor
10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 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

Travellers who viewed Paciarino also viewed


Been to Paciarino? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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
US$31 - US$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 St, Portland, ME 04101-4029
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-774-3500

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Paciarino and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Paciarino staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?