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Cinque Terre

36 Wharf St, Portland, ME 04101-4144
+1 207-347-6154
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good21%
  • Average18%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible8%
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Italian, Mediterranean, International, Gluten Free Options
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36 Wharf St, Portland, ME 04101-4144
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Reviewed 16 November 2017

I found all dishes that the four of us had were excellent. Our waiter was attentive and knowledgeable. I highly recommend this place.

Thank Jim V
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Very disappointed after haven eaten at Cinque Terre a number of years ago before being absorbed by Vignola. Duck Confit app and deserts were good, but entrees, veal, steak, and fish were just so so. Veal was tough and unseasoned with no salt, pepper, or...More

Thank Axel B
Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

Expensive, not particularly nice. Dishes with pesto have too much pesto. Calamari were actually very good. Meat knife doesn't cut properly. Brought the check without asking if we wished coffee or desert. I understand that it might have been late but a little explanation would...More

1  Thank Silviabyscrapbookcat
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

We had a fantastic dinner here on a Sunday evening. We started with a cheese plate and cocktails. Then moved onto the bolognese pasta dish. Everything was amazing. We had awesome service and the atmosphere was just perfect. It was a nice break from Maine...More

Thank Runnerny2244
Reviewed 26 July 2017

We went to this restaurant early afternoon when it was rather empty, took a table at their back terrace and enjoyed a nice bottle of wine between three girlfriends- that terrace is definitely charming and their wine selection is delicious. We opted for one of...More

Thank Nour K
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

Came with our kids....mostly to get off the streets...as Old Port was shockingly seedy, full of homeless people who were quite aggressive and held signs with swear words, yuck, seriously. Totally un-charming. We were happy to see many open tables upon entering at 7:30 on...More

Thank Allon3
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

Overall the food (only talking about the pizza ordered) was good but we waited for too long (almost 1h) until we got served... which was not so normal. The italian food we get in Italy is different and this restaurant may represent more Ameritaly than...More

Thank guiskywalker
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

Looking to enjoy a meal in Maine that does not include fish? This place is a sophisticated Italian eatery for those who truly love good cheese. 1/3 of the menus is dedicated to a build your ow cheese plate that is a must! The service...More

Thank brimil
Reviewed 23 May 2017

My friend who lives in the area had always wanted to try this restaurant so we did. The atmosphere is very pleasing and comfortable. We had to make reservations for early evening because it was booked up. We had a nice corner table with a...More

Thank Terri R
Reviewed 20 May 2017

This has always been my favorite place to eat when I am in Portland, but for some reason last night they missed the mark. I ordered the grilled rib eye and with kale and potatoes augratin. It is difficult to ruin steak but this was...More

Thank Ayrmid
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36 Wharf St, Portland, ME 04101-4144
    (Dana Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-347-6154
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Cinque Terre is dedicated to the exploration, discovery, and celebration of northern Italian cuisine and wines. Executive Chef Skawinski tirelessly seeks out the finest products from local and Italian purveyors and producers. At Cinque Terre taste matters. Our handmade pastas, fresh seafood, fine meats, gelatos, Italian wines and housemade desserts make dining at Cinque Terre a memorable event.
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