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“Delicious, homemade Italian!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Paciarino

Paciarino
Ranked #70 of 601 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$31 - US$50
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Massachusetts, United States
Level Contributor
5 reviews
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“Delicious, homemade Italian!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2014

My wife and I happened upon Paciarino while in Portland and couldn't have been happier that we did. Everything is made fresh in house and done perfectly. I had the goat cheese, onion, and sage ravioli with a classic red sauce. My wife had pasta with a walnut cream sauce. We frequently eat in the North End of Boston, which is known for Italian food, but none of those restaurants can compare with Paciarino! Not only was the food outstanding but the prices were incredibly reasonable, $18 for mine and $16 for my wife's. We will definitely be returning here next time we are in Portland!

  • Visited April 2014
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Portland, Maine
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380 reviews
340 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 294 helpful votes
“WHAT'S NOT TO LOVE???”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2014

When it comes to authentic Italian - and recently I've been taking many of my Italian business partners here for lunch or dinner (yes, real Italians...from Italy!) - this is not only the only game in town but the very best game in town (confusing though that may sound). After countless meals I can safely - and always - say the service, atmosphere (decor), and above all the food is never ever anything less than spectacular. And did I say authentic?

  • Visited March 2014
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Fresh food, lovely wines!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2014 via mobile

Pleasant atmosphere, extremely authentic and fresh. Wine selection is enough to make you come back again, wonderful pairings with lovely Italian salads, pastas, desserts. Lovely night, thank you!

Visited August 2013
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BOSTON
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great homemade Italian food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2014

One of my favorite choices in Portland. Nice comfortable atmosphere, friendly staff and consistently excellent food. Would recommend to all for an excellent, friendly and reasonably priced evening.

Visited October 2013
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Portland, Maine
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Delicious Comfort Food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2014

I had the Ravioli Goat cheese al Pomodoro and it was amazing. Hearty portions so I even had leftovers! Very friendly staff and great wine list. Can't wait to go back!

  • Visited February 2014
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