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Cinque Terre

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36 Wharf St, Portland, ME 04101-4144 (Dana Street)
+1 207-347-6154
10:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 - 14:30
Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
Sat 12:00 - 14:30
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Fort Worth, Texas
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2016

WE asked for appetizers to take back to hotel room. They usually do not do take out but were very accommodating. The food was excellent and reasonably priced.

Thank Eric E
Boston, Massachusetts
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113 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

We had hoped to eat early at Central Provisions and went VERY early. After being told there was a 3 hour wait - but we could wait in the basement bar we left feeling defeated. As we walked out the back, we saw that Cinque Terre and Vingola was still not too crowded. Despite not having a reservation, we scored... More 

Thank Pesky6
Pemaquid, Maine
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Excellent menu choices for the most discriminating. Most knowledgeable staff. Love the bar. One of the best bartenders in town

Thank Woodfyr
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016

Mostly Italian so I was disappointed because I was wanting Lobstah! However what I had was pretty good-my sister liked it better than me I believe.

Thank Anne M
Camden, Maine
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48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016

This charming, unpretentious restaurant is almost too good to review. Everything on the menu was beyond perfect.. and the service was cheerful, attentive and helpful. We loved the wine list as well. Ordering from that excellent menu wa relatively simple..Those of us who ordered the specialty brussels sprouts were delighted with the crispy, tasty preparation, and many in the group... More 

Thank SBLMaine
Tallahassee, Florida
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Cinque Terre is a delightful food experience. While I usually compare Italian restaurants based on the chicken parmigiana, the absence of that dish was overshadowed by the taste of the eggplant parmigiana. I would definitely recommend this place.

Thank Fred A
Cross Rive, United States
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We happened on this charming restaurant by accident, not liking the crowds and noisy music at a harborside restaurant recommended by the hotel. It is a quaint, attractive restaurant on a pictdresque, cobbled side street a block away from the harbor. And the food is just terrific -- creative, delicious, using all kinds of fresh farm ingredients to create a... More 

Thank Linda R
Springfield, Missouri
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85 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Go for Happy Hour with wine and appetizers at half price. Great cheese tray and nice pasta dishes. Salads very good as well.

Thank Richard M
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

I liked my dinner and drink, my husband not so much. Nice old brick building, close to the waterfront, my blueberry martini was great.

Thank PattyLou
New York
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69 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016

This was a great choice for Italian food. We sat in the outdoor patio which was so quaint with white lights strung above. Our waitress was so nice and very knowledgeable about the menu. There is a menu just for cheese which by the way was delicious. The dinner menu was full of tasty options. I had the pizza vignola... More 

Thank Olive54

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Italian, International
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
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
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?