Pizzarino

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$30 and under
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Welcome to Pizzarino!
Eat at the Bar, in the dining room, or outside during the right season - You will receive a truly authentic Italian experience.
Come try our Pizza, Risotto, Gnocchi, Polenta, Salads and Gorgeous home-made Desserts, all perfectly paired with Italians Wines, Beers and Cocktails.
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New England
19 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great meal - it’s pizza and pasta, but it’s all really well done in a place that has a fun vibe to it. A great place to go with kids... and the hosts and staff were attentive and great. Good salads, too!

I
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the moment you walk into Pizzarino you are greeted like family! Our server was terrific - the owner, Mauro came to ours and all of the tables to deliver food and chat and make sure everything was ok. We had 2 kinds of pizza, their delicious house salad, 2 kinds of risotto cakes and their delicious gnocchi. We look forward to eating at Pizzarino every time! Can’t wait to go back!

KB
New England
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

This spot was nice. I was looking for a place with Italian food as we were rubbing a marathon the next day. Great options for a gluten free, vegan pizza! They had two varieties of gluten free pasta as well but could not say for sure if there was dairy (likely butter) in some items on the menu. Either way, the pizza was great and we’d go back.

d
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It was a magical evening for us while visiting Portland from Chicago & San Francisco. With Mauro in Italy, his second in command charmed us with conversation at the bar, very good drinks, and such good food!

SB
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

WISH WE WERE LOCAL SO WE COULD COME ONE A WEEK! We cannot say enough positive things about our experience at Pizzarino! From the moment we sat down and the owner came to thank us for coming in to when we left everything was excellent. The family feel this restaurant generates is exceptional. The owners story of how he came to open the restaurant, the fact that his close friend from Italy opened one down the street, and the photos of the 2 of them that hang in the dining room all made this experience so authentic. The servers clearly love working here as was demonstrated by their interactions with Mauro (the owner). He spent time with every customer that came in - not once, but throughout the meal. THEN the food came - the arancini Bolognese was delicious and the pizza far surpassed anything we have had. Whole wheat, thin crust with the freshest of ingredients. While we live in Massachusetts, we will be making some day trips just to go back to Pizzarino and we have told friends in the area it is a must to put into their routine!

ML
New England
11 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had such a nice dinner here recently. We sat at the bar after Melody greeted us very warmly. Mauro the owner took our order himself. My gorgonzola polenta with mushroom sauce was absolutely delicious and my husband's prosciutto/mushroom pizza looked amazing. I finished up with a chocolate mousse which will satisfy my sweet tooth for a week! Needless to say - we can't wait to go back. (Giving only 4 out of 5 stars for food as the tiramisu was tasty but had been sitting in the fridge a bit too long and there was some water pooled at the bottom of the dish. Still very flavorful though.)

p
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome pizza, risotto and gnocchi!!!

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EC
New England
5 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun dinner in the Old Port

SS
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was terrific, but a pineapple pizza (my favorite) was $8 more than every other pizza. I decided to order it anyway after asking if it was fresh pineapple. Great pizza... but it was canned pineapple.
Desserts were outstanding. Salads were huge. Everyone loved their meals.

J
New England
23 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

Good crust! Love the bartender, too!

MT
New England
7 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic experience. The owner and staff were so welcoming, and the salad, pizzas and dessert were all amazing.
This is where to eat pizza in Portland.

r
New England
10 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Love the atmosphere at this place. Mauro is such a nice host. This time, the lobster pizza was a little bland. Would have like more flavor and more lobster. But we’ll be back.

RR
Charleston
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Good service and nice space but food was average. I had a pizza and salad. I prefer their sister restaurant that serves pasta.

CM
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Loved this restaurant! Very welcoming staff, great service and delicious food. We had the artichoke, mushroom pizza and gnocchi with meat sauce. Nice wines with carafe option. Panna cotta was amazing! Highly recommend!

OT
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful. The happy hour specials were great, and I loved my pizza. We also had a delicious tiramisu for dessert. Service was excellent, and we loved getting to meet the owner.

KA
New England
5 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very loud. Otherwise great. Food was excellent and the service was fantastic.

t
New England
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Best pizza in Portland. My wife usually has 2-3 slices of any pizza. She ate her entire 11” pizza with enthusiasm.

ML
New England
12 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great dinner here tonight. There were six of us and a baby. Service was quick and the food was DELICIOUS. I appreciate that the menu isn’t extensive; but what they prepare, they prepare so well. Gorgonzola polenta with mushrooms is my go-to dish. Risotto was fantastic and the prosciutto pizza was yummy. The chocolate mousse is decadent. My friend said the panna cotta was the best she had ever had.

P
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was AMAZING. We had to wait a bit to get served but it was tolerable. The place was a lively, loud atmosphere so if you are seeking a quiet dinner, go elsewhere. Again, the food was outstanding. Probably the best pizza I've ever had in my life.