Calzolaio Pasta Co.
Calzolaio Pasta Co.

Calzolaio Pasta Co.

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.calzolaiopasta.com/
  • Phone: (207) 645-9500
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:00pm- 9:00pm, Sunday: 11:00am - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Italian
  • Executive Chef: Thomas Marcellino
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Banquet menu available for in house or outside catering. Work with our Event Coordinator, Rocell, for a package that fits your style and budget.
  • Private Party Facilities: Our private banquet room is the perfect setting for celebrating a special occasion or hosting a corporate event. We offer a variety of cuisines, an intimate setting, and gracious hospitality.
  • Private Party Contact: Rocell 8889816268

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Canal St.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking lot in front of main entry door with a handicap space, street parking, and a large public lot adjacent to building
A word from Calzolaio Pasta Co.
Welcome to Calzolaio Pasta Company, we are an Italian Restaurant with some American alternatives, featuring Homemade Sauces & Pasta, Brickoven Style Pizza, Fresh Maine Seafood and Natural Meats. Our restaurant is located at the foot of Wilson Lake in the Historic former Bass Shoe Factory. We are open 7 days a week 11am- 9pm serving lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. There are multiple dining rooms, a function/meeting room and a deck overlooking Wilson Stream for Summer dining.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
Calzolaio Pasta Co. reviews from OpenTable diners
19 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.7
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.8
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (11)special occasion (11)neighborhood gem (11)romantic (9)good for groups (8)great for lunch (6)great for outdoor dining (5)great for brunch (4)hot spot (3)scenic view (3)notable wine list (3)kid-friendly (2)late-night find (2)vibrant bar scene (2)Show More
  • Awesome
    Gfgt
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    I've never been for brunch and will definitely be back! Great menu! Amazing food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    already send email stating what a great time we had and how we like the food and the entertament .
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DINING WITH FRIENDS
    IAMFORCOLLIES
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    WE INTRODUCED TWO OF OUR FRIENDS THIS PAST WEEKEND TO CALZOLAIO. THEY WERE VERY IMPRESSED THAT YOU GREETED US BY NAME AND LOVED THEIR FOOD SELECTIONS. THE WEEKEND PRIOR, WE HAD OUT OF STATE COMPANY AND HE ALSO ENJOYED THE EXPERIENCE. BOTH LOOK FORWARD TO DINING AT CALZOLAIO AGAIN. THANKS!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful New Find!
    ABCMOM
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    While visiting my daughter, we were trying to find a nice place to go for dinner on a Sunday night. This place was perfect! Great food, service and ambiance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Downstairs is better
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Love Calzolaio, it is a highlight of our trips to Farmington. Found the upstairs seating area a bit less appealing, and will ask for downstairs for our next visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food is worth the trip
    pslicker
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Food was wonderful, service, not so much. I'll be back but I hope the service improves. We eat here a few times a year and this was the first time the service disappointed us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • food but not service
    menomsushi
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Staff switched shifts midmeal. We weren't told, the next server didn't introduce and after that we were basically ignored unless we waved our hands. Also had to coach the server on when to remove plates, they didn't maintain the table well.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great evening
    aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Thank you for great summer. Wonderful staff, great food. Thanks
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • our anniversary
    AWESOME
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We had dinner at Calzolaio for our anniversary The food was excellent. The staff was great. They made our night special I am not from the area, but I would eat here often if I was It is a Hidden Jewel
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Inconsistent
    Seraph28
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Dine four times here in the last month, three times were outstanding. The last time I was disappointed. Food wasn't of the same caliber as previous visits, presentation was off and sloppily plated. I had butter crumbed haddock that was smothered in crackers, i had to dig for my haddock. Bread that was served before the meal was burned. On the plus side, I do love the ambiance of the place and the service is good. I will give them another chance as maybe it was a different chef or they were having an off day.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Phil
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    has been a "go to" restaurant for my friends and I on our annual golf trip for several years. Always great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Virginia Visit
    Maineater
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We had previously visited this restaurant and knew that this would be the place we would want to take our friends when they visited from Virginia. With to them being from an Italian background they would be able to assist with the judgement of the food. The food was amazing for all six of us, the plates were all empty and we all had something different. Followed by the desert (blueberry pie, it was of course during the blueberry festival) which was rich with blueberries, crust was perfect and not overly sweet with too much sugar. The service is not topped because they were probably one or two servers short which impacted us slightly (cudos to Courtney). I like to be honest, We definitely will be going back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 7 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating5
    • Food4.9
    • Ambiance4.9
    • Service4.9
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 165 reviews are from the Calzolaio Pasta Co. reviews archive.
  • Best chicken parmesean!
    mrsCVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I asked for the chicken parm well done and it came to me perfectly cooked. Just the way I like it. Perhaps a tad too little sauce on the pasta but it was good nonetheless. Pork chop was huge and cooked to perfection. We'll be back for sure.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great to meet friends
    aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Service a little slow tonight, But restaurant very busy. And was cold food great. Very nice evening
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood gem
    aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    A little disappointed ordered 1/2 Antipasto waitress came and said no one in kitchen had made one before was I sure that was what I wanted. It was a little skimpy but good. Had to ask for crackers to go with it had nothing to put meats or Cheese on. Bill came and part of our drinks were on other persons bill. Restaurant seem a little like no one was in charge. First time I have seen this.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this restaurant!
    Mainers
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    We found this restaurant a couple of years ago by accident and it is absolutely wonderful! The service, the atmosphere, the food, and the servers are all excellent. I wish it was closer to where we live because we would be going several times a month!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Dinner
    aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Everything was great as usual. This is a wrong question you don't need that many words to say things and then when you submit them it won't take it. I am not going to do this review any more
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice celebration
    Myrna
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    We celebrated our anniversary here with friends and everyone had a great time. The food and service, as always, was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I do not like this question
    aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    They could not find open table reservation but did then all was well
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood gem
    aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Do not like some of the new menu changes. All you can eat pasta is gone, and pasta and soup price is a little off. you are better to order soup and then pasta.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So glad we found this place!
    Maddi
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Staying in Maine on for the Trek, we were looking for a nice dinner. Not too fancy, but good. This restaurant was so warm and inviting, the staff were all very friendly, the food was excellent. I wish we could go back when the weather was nicer and sit outside but we were only in town one night. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    foodiefan
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Made reservations and we still had to wait. Took way to long to get service once we were seated. The food for the price was a HUGE disappointment, but I do have to say the ambiance was perfect.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice evening
    Pix413
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    The food was great and the outside dining was very nice. I'm not a fan of the chachka decor inside but other people at my table didn't mind it. The staff was superb! We were greeted quickly upon entering, the waitress was on point and just the right amount of friendly and as we were leaving every single staff member that we passed thanked us for coming or wished us a good evening. Very nice mealsnd evening!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great night
    aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Great to be back after long winter away Staff friendly and welcomed us back Really made you feel good
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, poor service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    I brought my mother to this restaurant for mothers day and we had such a great day, weather wise, we sat outside. The server was very prompt at first. Then she disappeared. Our appetizers and salads came and the food was great!. Then the server disappeared again. The food came shortly after the apps, poor timing, however the food was amazing! This restaurant is one of the best around and if you are looking for a gem, check this place out. The food is to die for but the service was lacking.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fabulous!!
    Table4two
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    As always, our dinner and time there was awesome! Truly enjoyed our visit!
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently excellent
    Myrna
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    The food and service at Calzolaio Pasta Co. is consistently excellent. It is the best restaurant in the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Meal and Experience
    creed
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    We went to eat at 5:30 with reservations. When our turn to be seated came up, the hostess looked right past me and wanted to seat the people behind us first because she knew them. Luckily the man she was trying to seat first told her that we were there first. Maddened by the situation, she told us our table was not ready yet anyway, told us to sit down and wait and then proceeded to seat the man and his wife before us upstairs. She walked people to their seats and then came back to seat us around 5:40. There were plenty of open tables where we sat, so I am not sure why we had to wait. The meal was outstanding and our waitress made up for the horrible hostess. We will go back, but I will not be as reserved and cordial if it happens again.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WOW!!!
    Table4two
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    As always, we had a great time and enjoyed everything about this place! Can't get enough! A true diamond in the rough! Wilton as a town being the rough! Keep up the great work!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, improve on service
    Tommy
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    I took my wife out to dinner for her birthday, this was our second time eating at this establishment. The host seemed like she'd rather be somewhere else besides work and our waitress was less than attentive to our needs. We did a lot of waiting. I will say that the food was excellent and they deserve five stars for this. Please improve on the service.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely
    LivsandCods
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Food was excellent and in a timely manner. Staff was pleasant and friendly. Building is beautiful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!!!
    Table4two
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    We love to go to Calzolaios! My husband and I have made it our "date night retreat"! You don't find much like it here and being from a bigger city - it's a good find to feel more "at home" since we're not true Mainers. I also go to lunch with a friend there often! EXCELLENT service and even better food! Must go to place!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious dining experience
    Kbubble74
    Dined on 2/2/2014
    We are not from the area, but were in town to visit USM. I found Calzolaio in the restaurant section of the in room information book at the Comfort Inn. I am so glad that we decided to come for dinner as it was the best Italian food I have ever had in Maine. The atmosphere was wonderful, the service was outstanding and did I mention the food was amazing? If you are a local you have a gem of a restaurant and if you are traveling through and are looking for a good meal, be sure to stop in, you won't regret it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Evening
    Donna
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    The restaurant has incredible food, service is outstanding and the location is near home. It is our favorite place to eat!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best restaurant in the area
    Myrna
    Dined on 1/28/2014
    Calzolaio Pasta Co. is by far my favorite restaurant within 30 miles. The food is always excellent, the service great, and the owners make us feel welcome. On this occasion, the owners threw a 5th anniversary party, with free appetizers and first-drink-free from 5-7 pm. The buffet table was generously stocked with at least five delicious appetizers. Everyone was encouraged to come dressed up in flowered shirts, straw hats and sunglasses. What fun!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best this side of the Mediterranean
    Guido
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Incredible food; outstanding wait staff; wonderful atmosphere for any occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a perfect experience
    Love2dine
    Dined on 12/4/2013
    The title sums up my opinion of Calzolaio Pasta Company. The staff is thoroughly acquainted with the extensive menu and patiently answers all questions until a guest narrows the choices to place their order. The servers are attentive without hovering and always pleasant. The food? Simply the best in this part of Maine. We have dined at Calzolaio many times with and without guests and without exception, every meal served to our table has been of gourmet quality...well presented, proper temperature, and delicious. Ambience is great...interesting décor, soft lighting, and well-spaced tables.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We love eating here. Love
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    We love eating here. Love the food and love the staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • There were 6 of us all of
    cdman
    Dined on 11/15/2013
    There were 6 of us all of different age groups and taste. Everyone had a great time 4 of us had been there before, the last couple was really impressed we recommend to all of our Friends. Appitizer portions were plenty to pass around the table
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful Dining Experience!
    Cher57
    Dined on 11/3/2013
    The building is beautiful - exposed brick, stone, old wood floors - you get the picture. My husband and I went for a late lunch on a Sunday. The hot bread with dipping sauce (oil & herbs) was delicious. My husband had the 'popcorn shrimp cocktail' for an appetizer. They were spicy, lightly breaded and not greasy. He reported his 'Veal Marsala' to be excellent as was my 'Parmesan Salmon'. Both entrees were served with a choice of pasta and sauce and a seasoned butternut squash side. The portions are huge! I took over half of my dinner home (sweet!). We opted to share the tiramisu which was very light and excellent. Our server Rachel was lovely and efficient. She really has a very nice way about her. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet