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826 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Paciarino is a casual dining restaurant that specializes in home-style pasta and Italian classics, served in a cheerful and relaxed space. This Portland restaurant lures guests with savory dishes, made to order using fresh ingredients for the best flavor. Visit Paciarino and tease your senses with some lasangne all Bolognese, tossed with carrots, onions, garlic, pork and lean ground beef. Round it off with some delectable tiramisu, layered with mascarpone cream and dusted with cocoa powder. Paciarino also offers catering services, with a special menu that can be customized to fit with different events. This restaurant is open for lunch and dinner.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Tue-Sat: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Tue-Sat: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(207) 774-3500
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Enrico Barbiero
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Please Call 207-774-3500
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Parking details
Street parking is generally available. There are also public lots near by.
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Special events & promotions
Paciarino is availably for private events. Please call for details - (207) 774-3500.
Chef's Table, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Foodies123 (New England)
4.0  Dined on October 2, 2015

My boyfriend and I we headed to a last minute portland trip and this was a great spot for genuine Italian food. Liked the feel and ambiance inside, not too loud, and overall we had a nice time. Great for a date night.

Outstanding (New Orleans)
5.0  Dined on October 1, 2015

We were trying to find a local Italian restaurant and this place was recommended by the bartender at Bull Feeny's. Great place. Hand made pasta and great service. Everything tasted so fresh.

Cmprodxn (New England)
5.0  Dined on September 27, 2015

This cozy little place features fresh pastas and sauces made by hand each day by the owner himself. It's owned and operated by a couple that moved to PORTLAND from Milan recently, and it tastes and feels like you are guests in their home. Great wine list, nice imported cheeses and salamis, delicious food and comfortable, non pretentious atmosphere.

Paciarino is not trendy like most of the stars of the new Portland food scene, but it quietly holds its place among the best in town. I highly recommend it.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on September 26, 2015

Very comfortable, warm restaurant. The food was amazing and the atmosphere fun and relaxed. And the person who waited on us was a delight!

vipThrillerscribe (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on September 18, 2015

My wife and I went to Paciarino last night with another couple, hoping to catch up on old times and to eat some great food. What we found was very decent food in a noisy environment that largely lacked charm. The service was okay, but only okay. The wine list was very limited, and the lack of a full bar filled out the recipe for "meh." I won't be hurrying back.

DateNightOut (New England)
5.0  Dined on September 17, 2015

Simple menu, excellent choices

vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on September 13, 2015

Tiny place with no bar area - food was good but not great and and overall I'd say 3.5 stars

Simple Italian food in a simple place

OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on September 12, 2015

This was our third visit to Paciarino. The food was excellent as usual. Shared a nice Pinot Noir recommended by our server. The Salame e Pecorino for an app hit the spot. Then had Ravioli Milano for a meal. Simple and delicious.

RRE2015 (New England)
5.0  Dined on September 6, 2015

Despite a limited menu, this restaurant delivers big time. Carefully prepared dishes score high on flavor. Service was excellent and the setting in one of the many historic buildings in Old Port made our visit complete. Would highly recommend this place to my pickiest foody friend.

Travelingman (Charleston)
4.0  Dined on August 30, 2015

Pasta dishes are terrific and creative. Wine list is unpretentious and reasonably priced. Only knock might be that there aren't many choices for a person who doesn't care for pasta (my wife).

Chenderson (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on August 22, 2015

We had an outstanding experience at this restaurant. I found it through a review in the New York Times and I was glad I chose it. Everything we ordered was fresh and delectable. It was a true dining experience that was of a high quality. Our waiter was great too. We had a mistake with one of our orders and they gave us an extra while we waited for our correct order, which was above and beyond. I highly recommend this restaurant if you are looking for an authentic Italian experience and freshness beyond comparison!

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on August 21, 2015

We were looking for a nice place in the old port for a relaxing dinner. The food was fabulous, the atmosphere was very relaxing, employees were friendly, making the overall night a wonderful experience. I asked for a corner table when I made the reservations and we couldn't have asked for a better table. We definitely will return again and try something new on the menu.

Jbog (New England)
4.0  Dined on August 20, 2015

The food was excellent. We had the mozzarella and tomato salad and the 2 raviolis. One hD goat cheese filling. So yummy as was the bread and wine
Service disappointing. The waiter never brought me the pepper or water refills I asked for.

vipBarbaraM (New England)
5.0  Dined on August 19, 2015

We have been eating at Paciarino for years. We have never been disappointed. The food is always great and the staff are like family.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on August 18, 2015

Stephanie, our server was very pleasant, attentive but not overbearing and knew the menu well. The menu was not extensive but instead featured several authentic Italian dishes and salads of locally grown greens. The wine list was nicely rounded with reds whites and a selection of seasonal offerings. We especially loved the fact that many of the dishes were family recipes!