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111 Middle St, Portland, ME 04101-4104
+1 207-747-5307
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good16%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (10 reviews)
“ragu” (18 reviews)
“lamb rack” (13 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
111 Middle St, Portland, ME 04101-4104
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is tiny and very charming. My wife and I ordered a charcuterie/cheese starter, two appetizers to share and pasta mains. Each course was excellent. Portion sizes are generous and we were quite full, but still made room for a shared dessert. Servers were...More

1  Thank tww37
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

Piccolo has become an annual spot for us to dine when we visit friends vacation home close to Portland. With seating for less than twenty or so you need to reserve a table in advance. I called the day before our visit and although all...More

2  Thank Bob W
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

Outstanding service and food quality in this small Italian restaurant, pronounced “peak-a-low”. Especially recommend the salad with anchovy dressing and their best selling entree Pasta Fatta in Casa, a ground lamb neck ragu with eggplant and other tasty ingredients. Very good wine selected to accompany...More

3  Thank TravelerPlano
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

Incredible meal..Perfect wine pairing. Highly recommend this restaurant. Recommended a reservation is made. It is a gem that is worth finding.

3  Thank Siartma2018
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

Food was amazing in this quaint and delightful place. Wonderful wines to complement delicious entrees. Staff was lovely definitely a treasure that won’t disappoint.

3  Thank Michele E
Reviewed 21 July 2018

I happened upon Piccolo while looking for a birthday dinner with my sons. We shared several dishes - laden with sumptuous flavors - appetizer of brushcetta - layers of creamy and zesty flavors to compliment white anchovies., Entrees; fettucine bolognaise and ink based spaghetti with...More

5  Thank Anne-Marie M
Reviewed 20 July 2018

I read the reviews on trip advisor and saw goood comments in several guide books, so I booked a table. The place is tiny,probably 9 tables, it had a charming feeling of being in someone’s home. Delightful. We were seated immediately and scored a window...More

2  Thank John K
Reviewed 27 May 2018

Delectable and creative Italian that will cost you a bit, but which will delight all foodies who like the small-dining-room approach to restaurants.

4  Thank g0ldengut
Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

We visited last night for an early Mother’s Day dinner. When we arrived for our reservation, our table was ready and waiting for us. The restaurant is very small, very intimate, and nicely appointed. If you want lots of space between you and other diners,...More

1  Thank debonvine
ilma l, Owner at Piccolo, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2018

Happy Mother’s Day! Thank you for dining with us, we appreciate your feedback. Looking forward to your next visit. Best Ilma Lopez

Reviewed 7 May 2018

My husband and I dined at Piccolo on Sunday, April 15th for dinner. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience. Our waitress Kelly was very knowledgeable and friendly. The stracciatella di bufala and the orecchietti with pork sausage ragu were amazing. My dessert, the struffoli was absolutely...More

2  Thank cdel718
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 111 Middle St, Portland, ME 04101-4104
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-747-5307
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Modern Italian restaurant with cuisine inspired from the humble foods of Southern and Central Italy that incorporates local Maine products.
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