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Paciarino

4.4
826 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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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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Cuisines
Italian
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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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What 826 People Are SayingWrite a review
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4.4
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4.5
food
4.3
service
3.9
ambience
4.0
value
Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipKasey (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined on November 23, 2015

One of our favorite restaurants in greater Portland. The food is is outstanding-----always interesting, well-prepared and delicious.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0
Dined on November 20, 2015

Outstanding food and must visit when in Portland!
Worth making a reservation.

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vipGlobalTravelKid (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on November 16, 2015

A great place served by a charming male who shared his incredible story. From his "Italia" belt to his love of the food here, he even shared his personal journey to Maine with us, making us fall in love with the entire experience even deeper. Amazing squash/pumpking ravioli!

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MJlocal (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined on November 6, 2015

The owners are from Milano in Italy. The menu is mostly pastas along with some traditional Italian antipastos. So the menu is limited. No steak or haddock or chicken dishes as such. But the pastas are very interesting and different from some Italian restaurants that do the American/Southern Italy standards. Paciarino has more Bolognese pastas. The food is very good. The place is quite informal and not at all pretentious or stuffy. Not fancy. Just good food.

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Christopher (New England)
5.0
Dined on November 1, 2015

We have dined at Paciarino quite a few times- have never been disappointed by the quality of the food and service! This dinner was no exception- wonderful pumpkin filled raviolis and excellent house wine! This was a Sunday night and the restaurant was not filled, which made the ambiance even warmer than usual!

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0
Dined on October 31, 2015

Both pasta dishes my girlfriend and I had were excellent. We're not well versed in wine, but both of our wine choices were very tasty. The service seemed to slow down as the night went on, which is a common theme in their reviews. Would definitely eat here again, but not if I was under any time constraints.

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vipLoveMaine21 (New England)
4.0
Dined on October 23, 2015

Nice comfortable dining; Excellent service. Pasta pasta pasta. Very good, cooked al dente (I like it a little softer).

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vipMaineBigDaddy (New England)
3.0
Dined on October 17, 2015

Really enjoyed the pasta @ Paciarino. The other dishes were ho hum. The supposed fresh bufalo Mozz was rubbery and seemed not so fresh. Additionally the service staff hit my big pet peeve of trying to make me keep my utensils between courses. This is basic good service 101. May go back but won't be rushing to do so.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0
Dined on October 13, 2015

Always a wonderful meal. Pasta is freshly made. The lasagna is second to none

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vipBDE1 (Washington DC)
3.0
Dined on October 12, 2015

The dinner a companion and I had the other evening was a bit of a disappointment - we have had dinner at Pacairino several times and this was the weakest meal. The service was fine and the salad quite nice. The pasta was cooked perfectly but very over peppered - the garlic flavor was lost, We both enjoy spicy food but this was almost inedible.

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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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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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Price range
$31 to $50
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(207) 774-3500
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Catering
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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Executive chef
Enrico Barbiero
Additional
Chef's Table, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Special events & promotions
Paciarino is availably for private events. Please call for details - (207) 774-3500.