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464 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101-4029
+1 207-774-3500
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“fresh pasta” (28 reviews)
“lasagna” (39 reviews)
“italian salad” (10 reviews)
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464 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101-4029
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We were in the mood for some fresh pasta for lunch and were amazed at what we found. The fresh made pasta and sauce were very flavorful. We were greeted by the friendly staff and seated in their comfortable dining area with a very nice...More

Thank Rose0000000
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We returned to Paciarino recently and enjoyed the food as much as ever !! We started with a cheese plate and a caprese salad. The truffle oil cheese was excellent. I had the macaroni in the special cheese sauce which is the best comfort food...More

Thank HigginsBeachTraveler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice atmosphere, rather casual which is what I prefer. Very nice staff took wonderful care of us. The ravioli with bolognese was divine. Perfect sized portion and the price is right! Very weak beer list and no liquor license is the biggest drawback, but the...More

Thank JetBlueDriver
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good service, nice atmosphere and delicious food at an affordable price. Right in the center of downtown Portland.

Thank WombatBen
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Went here with my parents and brother's family (wife and two small children). They were extremely accommodating with the little ones. The homemade pasta was great as well.

Thank Abe T
Reviewed 31 July 2017

We arrived in Portland on a Friday evening and this was our first meal of the trip and it did not disappoint...so much so that I even wanted to go back the next night! We started with the caprese salad which was fresh and delicious....More

Thank 130yogamc
Reviewed 14 July 2017

We have eaten at hundreds (thousands?) of Italian restaurants over the years. Based on our experience at Paciarino, we can confidently say that while few may be its equal, none are better. For starters, we tried the Tris di Bruchette, ("three slices‏ of tuscan bread...More

Thank Parker871
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Came across this place by accident. We were looking for somewhere that allowed 2 vegetarians and 1 carnivore a place to eat some really nice food that didn't,include pizzas or burgers. Paciarino delivered in spades. Some of the best Italian home cooking I've eaten for...More

Thank Jonathan B
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

If you enjoy homemade pasta, complex flavors, fresh herbs, and friendly service in a bright and airy setting, look no further than Paciarino. After a few days of seafood, the 18-year-old daughter requested "plain old spaghetti." What we found was a delicious upgrade. The no-ricotta...More

Thank dabsia
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

The food was so delicious we went back two nights in a row! Service was great and fast. Prices were reasonable and portion sizes were good. It's a small place with a quiet atmosphere. If you're looking for fancy this isnt for you, its more...More

1  Thank lastminutetravelbugz
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15 February 2017|
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Response from lindasL3244LC | Reviewed this property |
I would suggest you consult google maps to check the distance as I am not familiar with where Hampton is located Not informed re parking either as we took a taxi from our hotel-- the ( Press Hotel) and we felt that was too... More
29 April 2016|
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Response from nicks60610 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, every time I have been there, the pasta has been made fresh in the kitchen, and the cool thing is, depending on where you sit, you can see them making all the dishes right in front of you almost.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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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