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Maria's Restaurant

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337 Cumberland Ave, Portland, ME 04101-2957
+1 207-772-9232
Tue - Sat 05:00 - 09:00
17:00 - 21:00
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Saco, Maine, United States
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97 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went the other night for the first time. The place is neat, and has been there since the 60"s. I had the veal parm. The veal was a bit rough, and quite salty. My wife had the veal picatta she also said it was tough and salty, but hers had better flavor for sure. The pasta was perfectly cooked!.... More 

Thank Erik K
Portland, Maine
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43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My wife and I love this place! Old-school Italian restaurant that has been around for years. Classic menu, and we've never been disappointed with our meal. Be advised though, reservations are STRONGLY recommended. Even if there are "empty" tables if you walk in without a reservation, Maria's may not seat you if they don't have the staff available that night... More 

Thank JodyPWM
Buxton, Maine
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80 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

Heard so many good things about this restaurant, but never dined there . . . until tonight. Went with a couple of friends. First, I will say that the wait staff were awesome! Attentive, always filled the wine glasses when needed. My husband ordered the ravioli and he said it was good and the sauce was good as well, but... More 

Thank Common-Gourmet
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

My husband and I tried this restaurant last night. Called to make reservation as instructed. Restaurant is very small and family owned. Meals are prepared individually, and the taste shows. Think menu changes, though, as some items I saw online were not available on last night's menu. Having said that, the waiter said that we could request anything not on... More 

Thank mommabear207
Phippsburg, Maine
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98 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

I thought this would be better because of some of the reviews. We were disappointed. Fortunately we used a Groupon. My sausage lasagna was lukewarm and not very "sausagey". My wife's chicken Marsala was also fairly bland and not like any Marsala we have ever had at other "real" Italian places. Service was slow - we waited 25 minutes to... More 

Thank Maine-e-yak_007
anthony n, Owner at Maria's Restaurant, responded to this review

I am sorry your evening was not as expected . All of our meals and are prepared to order one at a time,we are not a fast food restaurant and to wait a while for your order is to be expected. We are not food on demand, we would like all of our customers to relax and enjoy their evening... More 

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34 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

We recently ate here because we tried to write a review about Maria's in regards to making reservations..(only Trip-Advisor wouldn't allow this unless we ate there first) Last year when trying to make reservations, this restaurant was so rude they would only speak to us through the speaker system. It was winter, freezing cold outside so we were appalled when... More 

Thank maineexpert
anthony n, Owner at Maria's Restaurant, responded to this review

I am sorry your evening wasent a pleasant one. Our rear entrances is a security door if you were not able to get in it was because we were not open and as far as the quality of the food goes I do know the quality because I cook it. You seem to be basing your complaints at our price... More 

Liberty Hill, TX
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

When looking for a place to feed a group a lobster meal in Portland, an Italian restaurant was not on my list. However, I am so glad I found Maria's through a CVB lead. Chef Tony provided a wonderful atmosphere, great lobster, and the best server for our group. Sonny took care of a group of 40 all by himself... More 

Thank Strime
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

When I opened the door, I was pleasantly surprised. I thought it was warm decor. Then it stops. I ordered lasagna. Paid $22 for lasagna only. No bread no side salad and i only drank water. I feel that's pretty pricey for lukewarm lasagna. I had to ask for a refill of water. So i picked this place from trip... More 

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Waltham, Massachusetts
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

My boyfriend and I decided to go to Maria's because I had gone a few year's back and he had never heard the restaurant. Our waiter, Sonny, was very professional and genuinely kind and concerned with our experience. He was excellent, and sure to point out that if there was any Italian dish we were craving and we didn't see... More 

Thank Alli R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Maria’s recently catered our wedding reception at the Ocean Gateway in Portland. Anthony was professional, knowledgeable and flexible throughout the planning process. He made us feel valued, was respectful of our budget and helped us plan a menu that met the dietary needs of our meat loving, vegetarian and gluten free guests. On the “big day” Maria’s staff was punctual,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$23
Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
05:00 - 09:00
17:00 - 21:00
05:00 - 09:00
17:00 - 21:00
05:00 - 09:00
17:00 - 21:00
05:00 - 09:00
17:00 - 21:00
05:00 - 09:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 337 Cumberland Ave, Portland, ME 04101-2957
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-772-9232

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?