Solo Italiano

4.7
1191 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
We currently offer dinner and takeout service Wednesday & Thursday from 5-9pm and Saturday through Sunday from 4 until 9pm. 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.

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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
What 1191 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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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.

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

Truly wonderful

NY
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.

MB
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

OT
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

RH
vipRobertH
New England
10 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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it like always!

OT
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.

EA
vipEmilyA
Atlanta
15 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!

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

Such a great experience! Food and drinks were fantastic!

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

As always a wonderful food and wine experience.

MP
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
46 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.

HC
vipHillaryC
Orlando
10 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

HS
HwrdS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely outstanding restaurant with outstanding service. Equal to the quality of the best Italian restaurants in major cities like New York if not better

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Patrick
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner! I had the ribeye with the tuna to start. My friends had the rabbit and the pesto

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KatharineS
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Amazing food is being served here. If you want to experience a coursed menu where each dish is articulately plated come here! Everything was beautifully delicious.

The service was good, however we had to ask for new plates and utensils between courses. Strange to charge $45 for a filet that needs to be eaten in your pasta sauce. The service needs to match the price point in my book. Could be a fluke.

We will definitely return. The food is incredible.

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barrya
New England
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful, My zuppa depesce may be the best ive evr had and the wait staff was very attentive with out being overbearing!!

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vipTomW
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always an enjoyable experience. Seating is spaced out well. Service is knowledgeable, informative and friendly. Many well-executed dishes on a fairly extensive menu. Great tiramisu!

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vipElizabeth
New England
15 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful meal with an amazing waitress, Sarah, celebrating our anniversary! Incredible and unique dishes, highly recommend!!

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

Fantastic food and impeccable service. It was a truly wonderful dining experience.

KC
KathleenC
New England
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely amazing and server was so attentive and helpful. Will go back again and again!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Northampton
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal - as always.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommended.

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katieh
New England
7 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!! The pasta with truffles was to die for. And the space felt safe, as tables are well spaced and it felt to be good ventilation. Thank you Solo!

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vipapwapw
New England
10 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easy to social distance and be comfortable inside with high ceilings. Outstanding food!

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CFMF
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server (I wish I remembered her name) and everyone that visited our table were extremely pleasant and knowledgeable. Our expectations were not only met, but exceeded. The quality of ingredients and impeccable service make the menu prices worth it. This is our new go-to restaurant for special occasions.

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JessE
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Solo Italiano is wonderful. The food is different from your traditional Italian restaurant menu. Which is a good thing. We got to experience food we never tried before and never heard of. The wait staff was on top of everything and ready with recommendations. We really enjoyed it. It’s definitely not a price point that makes it an every week date night place but it’s worth the price every once in awhile.

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IRCZ98
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, staff was kind—best pesto and espresso martini I’ve ever had! High recommend.

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KristinH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Solo Italiano was delicious! Amazing staff and food

JD
JohnD
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Absolutely fantastic dinner we loved everything from start to finish. Wait staff was attentive to our every need. Will definitely be back again. Thanks for a superb dining experience during Covid.

RD
vipRebeccaD
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Solo was a wonderful experience. I had a burrata appetizer and it was very fresh and enjoyable. My fiancé had the Japanese ribeye, it was absolutely delicious, the best steak we have both ever tasted. The service was excellent. It is a little pricey but worth it!

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 1191 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.