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Maria's Restaurant

337 Cumberland Ave, Portland, ME 04101-2957
+1 207-772-9232
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good16%
  • Average8%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“veal” (9 reviews)
“haddock” (5 reviews)
“our waiter” (14 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 21:00All hours
££ - £££
337 Cumberland Ave, Portland, ME 04101-2957
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Always enjoy our visits and this time was no exception. I like the veal dishes and my wife enjoyed the haddock. Calamari was very good as was the garlic bread. Chocolate cake with coffee gelato topped the meal off. Concur with another reviewer, Sonny always...More

Thank phb2nd
Reviewed 14 May 2017

We do not eat a lot of Italian pasta foods as they are usually $25+ for a plate of non original pasta. This restaurant is a wee bit dated and tired and old style Italian food. They could focus even more on this old style...More

2  Thank CS1Portland
Reviewed 11 May 2017

I love everything about Italian food. This was a great Italian meal. Our server Sonny was incredible. He made sure we had no wants during our entire meal. Everything was wonderful. The portion size was enormous. However, I had no want or need for a...More

Thank SPlum B
Reviewed 6 May 2017

Maria's is the place for your basic Italian food. Great Caeser salad and garlic bread. The Haddock was fresh but was only lukewarm and not well seasoned. The Italian platter featured many favorites and was quite tasty. All in all a good experience. Great service.

Thank Kristen M
Reviewed 1 March 2017 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...More

Thank Erik K
Reviewed 20 February 2017

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...More

Thank JodyPWM
Reviewed 4 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...More

Thank Common-Gourmet
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...More

Thank mommabear207
Reviewed 14 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...More

Thank Maine-e-yak_007
anthony n, Owner at Maria's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2017

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...More

Reviewed 4 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...More

Thank maineexpert
anthony n, Owner at Maria's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2016

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...More

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19 May 2017|
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Response from Common-Gourmet | Reviewed this property |
They have a website. I would direct you, but TripAdvisor doesn't allow it.
11 February 2017|
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Response from Common-Gourmet | Reviewed this property |
Greetings. I wore jeans, tee shirt and sweater. It's casual to whatever you're wearing to the opera.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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, Romantic
Open Hours
05:00 - 09:00
17:00 - 21:00
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17:00 - 21:00
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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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