Solo Italiano

4.7
1209 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
We currently offer dinner and takeout service Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday from 5:30-9:30pm and Friday and Saturday from 4:30 until 10pm. Our patio seating is closed for the season.

All Covid-19 house rules are posted on your menu and around the restaurant. These rules are based on Maine’s mandated opening rules, CDC suggestions AND service guidelines that will allow us to serve food in-house again AND do it in a broadly safe manner. These rules are non-negotiable, apply to everyone and, if needed, will mean that folks not looking to adhere to them will be refused service. Thank you for being respectful during these times!

Our restaurant features Paolo Laboa, international chef from Genova, Italy. His menu consists of simple, flavorful and authentic Northern Italian cuisine. This includes handmade pasta, crudo (raw fish), fresh pizza and an all-Italian wine list. Ingredients are sourced locally, from various Maine farms and from the Gulf of Maine, whenever possible.

Support Solo Italiano during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 1209 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.7
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AngelaF
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Solo was good, but honestly, not as amazing as many folks had made it out to be.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it here. Food is amazing and they always have new dishes. Never had anything I did not like here. Drinks are great. Service is excellent - our server even remembered us. Overall, one of our favorite places to eat in Portland.

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vipLizA
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent valentines day meal. Absolutely loved the homemade hankerchief pasta with pesto. Great ambience.

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JamesC
New England
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Food was good however portions and descriptions on the menu were a bit to be desired. I ordered the Steak dish at $65. The steak was fantastic but it came with fries and that was it. I paid 65$ for steak and fries. All in all the meal was 200 with tip. This is the second time we have been there and will not be looking to return as cost vs quality were not aligned.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding, but the portions were pretty small for the high price points. The quality of the food was unbelievable though.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Try the burrata and focaccia!

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laras
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sensational! The pizza reminded me of my childhood — I grew up in Rome — the octopus was heavenly. Service was stellar. These are serious people doing serious work. Could not recommend it more.

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JohnF
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Probably the best meal I've had in a long, long time. Everything was exceptional.

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vipChloeR
New England
26 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal, great service, and felt totally safe while indoor dining. We shared the pizza to start (unreal) and each had a fresh pasta dish for our mains. Followed by incredible lemon sorbetto and chocolate soufflé. And amazing espresso martinis. Highly recommend eating lots of carbs here- you will not be disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, a wonderful meal accompanied by a wonderful wine suggested by the expert at Solo, Jesse. Ambiance was lovely, service great and very much in respect of COVID instructions.
Would go back a million times!

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Lauren
Memphis/West TN
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, probably the best Italian I’ve ever had.

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HwrdS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This has become my go-to restaurant in Portland. As a recent transplant from NYC I am used to quality dining experiences. Solo is absolutely outstanding. One of the best Italian restaurants I have ever eaten in—including my time in Italy. I highly recommend it.

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LilRed
New England
5 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First class!

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vipAnneF
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Great Friday night out, felt like almost a normal weekend evening! Great COVID procedures though would have felt a little better with extra space between the tables. A little overpriced. Comforting Italian food, great for cold weather.

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vipYelena
New England
13 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent and romantic place. Great food and nice service, excellent wine collection. A perfect place for a nice and relaxing dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience everytime is absolutely amazing. Randi at the bar is super knowledgeable and gives outstanding service. The whole staff in general is very knowledgeable and super genuine. If you are in Portland for the weekend please visit this restaurant!

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MaryAnneC
New England
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Fabulous homemade, fresh pastas, great menu, worth a visit!!

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vipyumeat
New England
22 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently excellent. The large space provides a safe, relaxing, clean environment in this crazy covid time and the food is innovative and delicious. Wait staff is courteous, friendly, and efficient. We dine here often and have never been disappointed. Also, the tiramisu is fabulous.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an incredible experience at solo. The service was exceptional and the food was insanely good.
I recommend you go here, then go 100 more times.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Truly wonderful

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NYFoody
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, service, ambiance the whole package. One of my favorite restaurants on Earth!

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TonyS
Key West
6 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was creative, expertly prepared and artfully presented. Our servers were knowledgeable, courteous and professional.

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MartyB
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

One of the better restaurants in Portland...food was fantastic..service was excellent. I would definitely go back and recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was good overall, we really enjoyed the appetizers and dessert, the pasta course was a little bland and the main course was fine. Overall we felt it was over-priced for what we got. We would wat here again.

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jeffc
New England
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall2food4service3ambience4

Food is good however portions are very small and pricey like the drinks.
Had an app meal and dessert and we ordered pizza later

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vipRobertH
New England
12 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Wonderful food and atmosphere. A slight error with the check was quickly fixed, and we enjoyed our second visit to this establishment very much.

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amesr
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal and they did a great job accommodating my allergies.

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vipefoodie
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Boxing Day dinner. Fabulous from start to finish. Everything was absolutely delicious and we cannot wait to return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it like always!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Italian food with fresh ingredients. Food can be ordered family style or individual. Great restaurant for special celebrations.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
33 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Waitress pushed the braised pork shank, but it was nearly all bone and fat, with 3 bites of meat max, which was burned. I usually have great meals here, but feel I wasted $34 on an entree and was just as hungry as when I came in. Other meals were excellent, so I hope this was a one off of an otherwise great restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
17 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The food is always delicious and service is lovely. However, the portions have become ridiculously small for the prices. Coming home hungry after spending over $100 is unacceptable (I am not overweight either and eat normal portions). I won’t be going back anytime soon.

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vipFoodlove
New England
9 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We found this restaurant a year and a half ago when sailing into Portland. It was memorable then. When returning for a few days this week, we were so excited to see that it is still there and better than ever. Every course was perfection, with layers of flavor and unusual ingredients. The atmosphere was warm and cozy, we had an excellent server and we would highly recommend the experience. Can't wait to return.

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vipEmilyA
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We chose Solo Italiano for a birthday dinner, and it was wonderful! The staff was knowledgeable and personable and the atmosphere was great. Our food was delicious - the tuna tartare was maybe the best I've ever had. Would definitely recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great experience! Food and drinks were fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always a wonderful food and wine experience.

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MelodyP
New England
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly special place. Food, ambiance, service were all on point. Beautifully comfortable and rustic atmosphere and with Covid making things so challenging, this little gem made a night out for the first time in 8 months truly worth it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
49 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service excellent as always !

Please get Coke or Pepsi products That Boylan soda - yeah. Nooo

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Rich
New England
7 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great overall experience...food was exceptional. We all left very satisfied.

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vipHillaryC
Orlando
10 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Server gave wonderful suggestions - knew the menu and wines well!

FAQs

Solo Italiano offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (207) 780-0227.

Solo Italiano is rated 4.7 stars by 1209 OpenTable diners.

Solo Italiano does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://swipeit.com/product/1149/solo-italiano.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.