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464 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101-4029
+1 207-774-3500
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Tue - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
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Portland, Maine
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149 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Atlanta, Georgia
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ate there 11/17/16. Waitress was friendly and attentive (good-looking, too). Had a caprese salad and a fantastic lasagna--one of the best I've ever had. No ricotta--they used a bechamel sauce instead. Just great! Right next to hotel. I would definitely eat there again. My real rating was 4.5 stars, because this was close to perfect.

Thank Paul K
Scarborough, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a couple of hours to get some chores done around Portland, so thought to take advantage of the many restaurants in the area and grab a (hopefully) quick but not "fast" lunch. Paciarino came to mind, and a nice table service pasta dish sounded appealing. We walked over, plenty of parking around this time of year (November). We... More 

Thank Bob D
York, Maine
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Paciarino had been our favorite restaurant for quite some time, but after 2 miserable experiences in a row, we won't be back. And the owner, having been informed, was less than interested in coming to our table to discuss the experience with us: shame on you. Having a business in Portland, I had come to know of Paciarino upon its... More 

Thank Russgold1
San Diego, California
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150 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

We were walking around Old Portland and wanted to have dinner in this area to catch some live music later that evening. It was an old red brick building (as most buildings are in Old Portland) & it was very rustic and cutely decorated. We ordered the organic Italian salad and the Tagliolini alla Bolognese dish. It was a "10";... More 

Thank travelingCAgal
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205 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

We have dined here several times and love it more with every visit. The homemade pasta are amazing, the salads terrific and the service impeccable. Our server, Sarah, was perfect in every way! The casual atmosphere is fun but quiet, for which we are grateful.

Thank KaseyME
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

I have been dining in Portland for years and just discovered this hidden gem on the western end of Fore Street. We did not have a reservation so popped in at 5:30 to put our name in for a table. No problem seating the four of us when the doors opened at 6. By 7:00, the place was packed and... More 

Thank SebagoSue
Springfield, Missouri
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

With a recommendation from the Press Hotel, we enjoyed the last meal of our Maine excursion at this delightful and authentic Italian restaurant. Although the ambiance was more in tune with a cafe, (bright lights and simple table and chairs), the food made this restaurant a "must do" while in Portland. In addition to the delicious meals each of us... More 

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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
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, 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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?