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Espo's Trattoria

1335 Congress St, Portland, ME 04102-2114
+1 207-774-7923
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good24%
  • Average14%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible8%
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“meatballs” (29 reviews)
“fra diavolo” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
Italian, Pizza
$$ - $$$
1335 Congress St, Portland, ME 04102-2114
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Been to this place several times over the years. When first opened, excellent. Chicken parm was the best in the city. But like all restaurants, changes in the kitchen resulted in food going right down. Stayed away for a while but went back a month...More

Thank DRhodesNewEngland
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped for dinner after picking up a friend at the airport. Waitstaff was attentive. The food was very good. We had the linguine with clam sauce, vegetable lasagna & spaghetti with sausages. A nice salad & bread is served first. We will certainly go...More

Thank pamlamb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My boss and I were looking for a place to have dinner as we come to Portland often and are always looking for new and awesome places to eat and relax. We were very pleasantly surprised, the food was excellent, the cannoli...just yummy! Anne was...More

Thank Bluestreak81
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

During our stay in Portland this was the most remarkable restaurant. We had lobster and scallop specials and they were delicious. The server made us feel welcome and was very helpful in providing suggestions. The atmosphere was comfortable, very familial. I will definitely return when...More

Thank Diana F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

To go out for Italian food in Portland Maine and not make this restaurant your choice is making a big mistake!!!! The portions are huge the food is Amazing the service is outstanding and the atmosphere!!! Do your self a favor and try it!!!

Thank bmhparker
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My son and I stopped here after a doctors appointment Thursday 7/20 for a late lunch. Very nice, friendly staff and a great atmosphere with Italian music playing. We were very happy with everything which was, lasagna, an antipasto to go and my sons favorite,...More

Thank tishlangdon
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I used to eat here every time I flew to Portland which was quite often over many years. . I would land at the airport at 11:30, rent a car, and make a beeline to Espo's. The eggplant parmigiana, salad, and garlic bread used to...More

Thank baysail
Reviewed 14 July 2017

Had the stuffed haddock, normally you get 6oz of fish in any restaurant, it had to be a whole pound of fresh haddock, fish was fresh and stuffing was very good also, my girl had the chicken parm, same thing, had to be a pound...More

Thank Paul A
Reviewed 20 June 2017

Stopped in for our second visit to find the menu changed from previous visit. The "spaghetti" was actually angel hair, not the spaghetti most people would expect. This disappointed my wife, though sauce good and meatballs (2) the size of your fist were excellent. I...More

Thank KenandToni207
Reviewed 31 May 2017

Have been 3 times, and impressed with each visit. Good menu variety, and family-friendly service. Great good.

Thank Elizabeth B
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Chuck T
6 June 2017|
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Response from LJ K | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it was Esposito's!
melissa a
16 February 2017|
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Response from Barb S | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry, I don't know. We went on the early side & only waited a few minutes.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1335 Congress St, Portland, ME 04102-2114
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-774-7923
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