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Anania's Variety

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1227 Congress St, Portland, ME 04102-2128
+1 207-774-8104
05:00 - 22:00
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

They were the working man sandwich, now they are a tourist staple. Amato's seems to be the go-to place but I feel that this is one of the best, if not the best Italian sandwich in the city. Fresh bread, seasoned to perfection, you can't go wrong!

Thank hotlantajohn
Bangor ME
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

My sisters and I ate here this morning I was a bit nervous because it was a "store" but the pizza was really good. We will return for sure!

Thank Miguelslvr
Portland, Maine
1 review
Reviewed 24 August 2016

I really want to like this place because of how nice the staff is, but the food is really quite bad. had a breakfast sandwich today. It was ordered as a pick up so as to be fresh, but was small, extremely soggy, and tasted of rancid cooking oil. Portland is full of awesome breakfast spots with killer items, step... More 

Thank berkliams
Waverly, Kansas
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

This Sandwich shop and variety store has been in business since 1968. The service was great. We ordered our sandwiches and waited for them to be ready, altogether it took about 15 minutes for our order. The sandwiches were very tasty, some of the best we've ever had.

Thank vettechtricia
Boston, Massachusetts
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 August 2016

Been coming to this location since the early 1990's, and the quality and service both remain high. If anything, they've improved the food offerings. We go out of our way to go there. Much better than places like Amato's. Stopped in on the way out of state--convenient on/off hwy. location right off rte 295--grabbed a couple of double Italians, some... More 

Thank marktun
New England
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77 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2015

Excellent subs and sandwiches served quickly despite crowds at lunch. Call ahead and your meal will be ready on arrival. Good place to stop en route to airport, open daily @ 5am

Thank DRhodesNewEngland
Pace, Florida
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264 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2015

We ate lunch here today. We chose Ananias over Amatos this time because my family believes Ananias makes a better Italian Sandwich. It was a very good sandwich but my husband and I could detect no difference between the two! We would return.

Thank Ellen B
Gorham, Maine
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2015

Years ago we got sandwiches there almost daily and they were very good! The price was right and it was convenient. The owner passed away and we recently stopped by for sandwiches we remembered. I could not eat it, The bread was very old and dried out..... the original owner would never serve a sandwich like that! It's now off... More 

Thank Greg B
Whitman, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2014

The Food was Terrible i didn't like the Chicken Par mason sandwich at all the service was a OK it wasn't the Greatest food that i would ever eat.

Thank patsfan323170
Bristol, Connecticut
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19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2014

This place must be a gold mine, it was filled with customers at lunch hour, but I cannot understand how they get away with such awful food quality, quantity, and most of all, preparation. I purchased an Large Italian Cold Cut Sub. It was the worst ever, although the staff was firenldy. It was served on a foot long hot... More 

Thank Paul C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Open Hours
05:00 - 21:00
05:00 - 21:00
05:00 - 21:00
05:00 - 21:00
05:00 - 21:00
05:00 - 22:00
05:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1227 Congress St, Portland, ME 04102-2128
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-774-8104

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