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Maria's Restaurant

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337 Cumberland Ave, Portland, ME 04101-2957
+1 207-772-9232
Tue - Sat 05:00 - 09:00
17:00 - 21:00
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We recently ate here because we tried to write a review about Maria's in regards to making reservations..(only Trip-Advisor wouldn't allow this unless we ate there first) Last year when trying to make reservations, this restaurant was so rude they would only speak to us through the speaker system. It was winter, freezing cold outside so we were appalled when... More 

Thank maineexpert
anthony n, Owner at Maria's Restaurant, responded to this review

I am sorry your evening wasent a pleasant one. Our rear entrances is a security door if you were not able to get in it was because we were not open and as far as the quality of the food goes I do know the quality because I cook it. You seem to be basing your complaints at our price... More 

Liberty Hill, TX
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

When looking for a place to feed a group a lobster meal in Portland, an Italian restaurant was not on my list. However, I am so glad I found Maria's through a CVB lead. Chef Tony provided a wonderful atmosphere, great lobster, and the best server for our group. Sonny took care of a group of 40 all by himself... More 

Thank Strime
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

When I opened the door, I was pleasantly surprised. I thought it was warm decor. Then it stops. I ordered lasagna. Paid $22 for lasagna only. No bread no side salad and i only drank water. I feel that's pretty pricey for lukewarm lasagna. I had to ask for a refill of water. So i picked this place from trip... More 

Thank Barbara H
Waltham, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

My boyfriend and I decided to go to Maria's because I had gone a few year's back and he had never heard the restaurant. Our waiter, Sonny, was very professional and genuinely kind and concerned with our experience. He was excellent, and sure to point out that if there was any Italian dish we were craving and we didn't see... More 

Thank Alli R
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Maria’s recently catered our wedding reception at the Ocean Gateway in Portland. Anthony was professional, knowledgeable and flexible throughout the planning process. He made us feel valued, was respectful of our budget and helped us plan a menu that met the dietary needs of our meat loving, vegetarian and gluten free guests. On the “big day” Maria’s staff was punctual,... More 

Thank Jessica D
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

My husband and I have a home in Wells, Maine, and on Friday we decided to drive 38 miles and have dinner at Maria's. We got there at 6:45pm, no one was waiting for a table and there was not a crowd inside the restaurant. The maître d' came out, asked my husband for his name. My husband stated we... More 

Thank Mary C
Stratham, New Hampshire
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108 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

We had two large group business dinners here this year, and both times they exceeded our expectations. Both were served as five course family style meals. Everyone raved about the food, atmosphere and service. This is a great venue for Holiday parties, business meetings and quiet evenings with someone special.

Thank Jim T
Augusta, Maine
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016

Greeting was friendly and table selection was good at first. After our selection was made we were brought the most terrific garlic bread I've ever had ! Oh this is going to be a great meal thought I . We both ordered chicken parmigiano all I can say about this is Ugh! It was a mushy mess in a gelatinous... More 

Thank merseygirl20
anthony n, Owner at Maria's Restaurant, responded to this review

I am sorry for your not so great experience ,we would of gladly prepared you anything that you would of liked if only we knew of your displeasure , that is the only way we can fix a problem you may of had. There was no AC on last night so we are not so sure why you were blue.... More 

Portland, Maine
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016 via mobile

Stopped by with a friend spur the moment and was deliciously impressed! The service was attentive and friendly and the food was just delicious and attractively presented. From appetizer to dessert it was such a pleasant dining experience that I definitely plan to go back!

1 Thank Coleen S
Turner, Maine
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77 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016

We purchased a Groupon for Maria's and we are glad we did. We might not have gone here if we did not have the deal. The staff was polite and we were told they could also make most favorite Italian meals even if it was not on the menu. We enjoyed a reasonably priced wine and chose to also order... More 

1 Thank Cyndy P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$23
Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating
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Open Hours
05:00 - 09:00
17:00 - 21:00
05:00 - 09:00
17:00 - 21:00
05:00 - 09:00
17:00 - 21:00
05:00 - 09:00
17:00 - 21:00
05:00 - 09:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 337 Cumberland Ave, Portland, ME 04101-2957
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-772-9232

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?