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41 Middle St, Portland, ME 04101-4213
+1 207-774-2972
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
41 Middle St, Portland, ME 04101-4213
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a great little find. Walkable from the hotel (Residence Inn). Place was small & quaint. Had a reservation at 7pm for 4 and was seated right away. Took me a bit to decide but ordered the Artichoke crusted cod with bean ragu which was...More

Thank Laurie F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Italian food can be had in many forms: cheap or expensive, a filling mass of pasta or bony soups. Ribollita seems to fill the middle: Not outrageously expensive, but a good sized serving of really tasty Italian food! Hey, this combo works for me. I'm...More

Thank Andrew D
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Atmosphere: small, few tables, but cozy. Just two window tables I would request next time if available, but all tables were comfortable. Mostly tables two, or four. Quiet music and atmosphere, smells amazing. We had the salad special and it was delicious, flavors melting together...arugula,...More

Thank Arlene55
Reviewed 8 April 2017

They make their own pasta and they fuse older Italian dishes with new culinary touches. I really enjoyed everything being sooo fresh, the use the local farmers and fisherman. The dish Ribollita itself is delicious. So are the others. Their desserts are also real good....More

Thank Helia d
Reviewed 29 January 2017

We found this tiny restaurant on line and it had rave reviews. "Best Italian in Portland!" Well, not so much. The restaurant is, in fact, tiny. We sat at a table in the back and were unable to have a conversation due to being so...More

Thank weble56
Reviewed 28 January 2017

My husband and I discovered Ribollita at the end of a very hard day when were exhausted both mentally and physically. It was truly a balm for our souls. This small restaurant has a wonderfully relaxing atmosphere, with soft music and great service. And the...More

Thank foodie6776
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Celebrating my birthday on a very busy Saturday night. Our waitress was running behind so we were offered drinks and a run down of the specials by another employee. He was a nice man but was unfamiliar with the wine list and had difficulties reviewing...More

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 16 January 2017

This restaurant was excellent. A relatively small dining room, so I would recommend reservations. The atmosphere is somewhat casual, jeans ok, but could also dress nicer and not be out of place. The service was great, very prompt. The food was the best out of...More

Thank Rob M
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

We went as a family visit and all had a good dinner. They make their own pasta here and it is very good. The atmosphere is pleasant and comfortable and not too loud.

Thank CindyFW
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Local Friends booked dinner for us and we weren't disappointed. We tried for a 7pm reservation but they were booked. Just as well that we went early. It was a Friday and the small rooms filled quickly. The service was good, but the kitchen was...More

Thank CapeCodTravler
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 41 Middle St, Portland, ME 04101-4213
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-774-2972
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