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.
- 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
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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.
Fantastic food, service, ambiance the whole package. One of my favorite restaurants on Earth!
The food was creative, expertly prepared and artfully presented. Our servers were knowledgeable, courteous and professional.
One of the better restaurants in Portland...food was fantastic..service was excellent. I would definitely go back and recommend
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.
Food is good however portions are very small and pricey like the drinks.
Had an app meal and dessert and we ordered pizza later
Wonderful food and atmosphere. A slight error with the check was quickly fixed, and we enjoyed our second visit to this establishment very much.
Wonderful meal and they did a great job accommodating my allergies.
Boxing Day dinner. Fabulous from start to finish. Everything was absolutely delicious and we cannot wait to return.
Loved it like always!
Amazing Italian food with fresh ingredients. Food can be ordered family style or individual. Great restaurant for special celebrations.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Such a great experience! Food and drinks were fantastic!
As always a wonderful food and wine experience.
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.
Food and service excellent as always !
Please get Coke or Pepsi products That Boylan soda - yeah. Nooo
Great overall experience...food was exceptional. We all left very satisfied.
Excellent food and service. Server gave wonderful suggestions - knew the menu and wines well!
Absolutely outstanding restaurant with outstanding service. Equal to the quality of the best Italian restaurants in major cities like New York if not better
Great dinner! I had the ribeye with the tuna to start. My friends had the rabbit and the pesto
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.
Everything was wonderful, My zuppa depesce may be the best ive evr had and the wait staff was very attentive with out being overbearing!!
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!
Had a wonderful meal with an amazing waitress, Sarah, celebrating our anniversary! Incredible and unique dishes, highly recommend!!
Fantastic food and impeccable service. It was a truly wonderful dining experience.
Food was absolutely amazing and server was so attentive and helpful. Will go back again and again!
Excellent meal - as always.
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!
Easy to social distance and be comfortable inside with high ceilings. Outstanding food!
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.
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.
Food was delicious, staff was kind—best pesto and espresso martini I’ve ever had! High recommend.
Solo Italiano was delicious! Amazing staff and food
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.
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!
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.