Roberto's Restaurant

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1349 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Over the past 30 years, our family has brought you the finest in hand crafted Italian food here in Ogunquit Maine. We stock only the finest imported olive oils, select tomatoes from the Tri-Valley Growers in California, and fresh native seafood. Our greens, herbs and vegetables are delivered to our chefs daily and to offer healthy choices, we do not use ANY salt or preservatives in our Italian recipes. We take pride in selecting and serving our food in Southern Maine and have continued this tradition for over 30 years. We are located in a restored 1850 farm house with wide beams and pumpkin pine hard wood floors, several small dining rooms and two larger rooms. Enjoy our small espresso bar, where full liquor is available and local beers are on tap. Small plates of our gourmet dishes are also available. Have fun watching a big game on our flat screen TV while enjoying the warmth of our working fireplace.
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MaryE
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service3ambience4

Awful . Had sunset special eggplant was maybe 1/4 inch slice . One slice I’m not kidding here . Wrote a message they responded don’t come back here . Awful immature way to handle complaints. Don’t go I promise you will regret it . Too many other restaurants to enjoy. Take a look on Yelp reviews of the hidden ones . Scroll way down page you’ll see what I’m talking about

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viptrainer
New England
63 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We were seated promptly and cordially at a table on the porch. Our server, Christina was pleasant and as she introduced herself, told us that we should expect to wait a bit for our food and drinks. With a "full house" and minimal staff, they were doing the best they could. We did wait but it was a pleasant night and Christina made things work. Overall, we liked Roberto's and would return. The menu was varied and reasonably priced. I hope Christina and the rest of the staff were compensated appropriately.

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KatieL
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The menus is very large with excellent choices. Food was very tasty and presented very nicely. This restaurant was full to capacity. Consequently, food was slow arriving to the table. All in all, we will definitely go again, happily!

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christiner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

There was in adequate staff for the restaurant. We waited over 20 minutes and no one came to our table. We finally just left. Be prepared to wait for at least an hour for your food if you were lucky. I would never come back here.

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vipSaltijem
New England
18 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, atmosphere and service exceptional. Would recommend.

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AJNYer
New England
16 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The food was good, but they were so understaffed it took 90 minutes to arrive. At that point we were so hungry we just wolfed it down.

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vipKris
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

OMG, we had an email-confirmed reservation for October 11 at 7pm. When we got there, the restaurant was closed and dark. They had our email and could have told us they were closed, but they didn't. What gives??

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minot
New England
6 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Yes understaffed and we waited over an hour to have our food
Existing staff very pleasant

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vipCritic
New England
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Good was awful! Meatballs were hard and salty. Eggplant was tough and dry! Chicken cacciatore had watery sauce and fat on chicken.the bread was great!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Good good horrible service. I understand that all service industries are short staffed; but for the server to criticize the hostess is unprofessional to say the least. Our server, Jen, told us that she told the hostess not to seat anymore people in her section, that included us, made us feel
unwanted and uncomfortable. She was relentless at openly crucifying the hostess and saying how stupid she was. This was one of the most unprofessional and uncomfortable situations we’ve ever encountered.

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ChuckL
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Service was horrendous. And if you complain, you are met with indifference. Mussels were bland as well. Would not waste my time on this place.

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vipArtie
Caribbean
8 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience4

Our waitress was fantastic! She was personable, knowledgeable and lovely.

The food, however, was not good. Roberto’s needs to hire an authentic Italian chef.

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ElizabethG
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Sat at the bar and was happy with service and food. Would definitely go back.

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TomVisitor
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The service was terrible - we ended up walking out

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Pepper
New England
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Good was subpar! We watched tables get up and leave . 20 minutes to get our first drink . 1 hour to get our food . They messed up our simple order and did not do anything to correct it

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all around

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JimF
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Arrived early and were immediately seated. Service was very good, attentive waitperson, pleasant, knew the wine menu well, made solid dinner and dessert recommendations.

Would highly recommend.

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Taste2x
New England
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

They need another bartender, one bartender for a restaurant that size makes everyone wait far to long for their beverage. You can tell they are struggling with staffing. Food is great and again slow. We love the restaurant, just wish they could figure out how to speed up this the process.

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Larryf
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We make a reservation and get there on time. The hostess greets us and says it could at least up to a hour for food to come out. So were there at 6:45 reservation and at that point where were we going to go elsewhere, but ogunquit was very busy saturday, so we decided to stay. Next person in line is our waitress who tells us the food could take 1 1/2 to 2 hours to come out !!!. And she pressed us to order our food now. She had just dropped off the menus, we needed a few mins to look over the menu. She then said she "warned " us that we should of ordered right away ?? Saying that to the paying customer ?? Really !!. She proceeded to take our drink order and then as she was " passing by us " she said the drinks would be out in " 15 minutes ". That was it for us, we immediately left our table and informed the hostess that we were leaving. I really hope this makes the review on line, but I'm sure this will never be seen. It was a total " cluster " experience !! I'm just being nice using the word cluster !! Horrendous experience !!!

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DominickT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, great food and service in spite of short staffing. Roberto's cioppino was great. Glad to see it back on the menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience1

Terrible slow uncaring service!

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campta
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food! Kitchen was slow, but we were prepared for that, so wasn’t bad at all.

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KathyW
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Second time dining here and always a good time. The veal piccata was fork tender and rack of lamb superb. Our server, Jennifer was excellent as was all the staff.

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DorisD
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner on 9/22 was excellent. Our server: Duhaney took such good care of us and the whole experience made our vacation.

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vipGreatVibe
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner was fabulous! The kitchen was backed up but they let us know the ETA before we even sat down and brought us our drinks and salads very quickly. Lovely meal, very communicative and kind. Thank you!

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MichaelB
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good. As with most restaurants in the area, they were short staffed and it took longer for our meals to come out but, the staff made sure we had bread drinks while we waited. Overall a good experience.

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TomO
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience3

Average wait for food once seat was 2.5 hours. Staff was working hard to keep people happy but one chef in a full restaurant was a recipe for terrible dining. Food was subpar! This is a shame for a Long standing favorite. Unlike other locations, appears management has gone for revenue verse quality - Don’t go!!

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KevinH
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

We were seated in back room. It was very noisy and the service was very slow. We are there two nights before and everything was wonderful.

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AndrewC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a superb restaurant with a large menu. My wife and I have eaten here many times over many years. It is clearly one of the best restaurants in southern Maine.

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PamH
New England
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience4

First time there. Place was extremely busy which I always take as a good sign. Service was excellent. Food was a bit slow getting to us but based on the amount of people there, and the fact that I'm sure they are short staffed, I was expecting to have to wait. The food was a bit disappointing. Except for the olive oil dipping sauce which was absolutely phenomenal that I'd buy that by the jar if I could. The meal itself was a bit bland. Definitely under seasoned and lacked personality. That may be due to the fact that they were so busy. Or perhaps they've changed chef's recently. I'd give it another try before writing them off.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our waitress was outstanding!

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Mkr46
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience2

45 minute wait for the food to be served. We were tokd that in advance. Clams casino and wedge salad were not as good as i would have liked. Seafood risotto was filled with seafood and was delicious. Overall a good restaurant.

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gemma
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

made a reservation 3 weeks ago, arrive 5 minutes early. hostess appears overwhelmed and unhappy doing her job, not the type of person you would want to be the first face customers interact with at your restaurant. seated outside as we requested, but then waited for 20 minutes and the waiter was so busy he can't even take our drink order. clearly not enough staff to handle the number of patrons, so not the waiter's fault. we walked out, very disappointing because we were looking forward to dining at Roberto's.

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vipDave
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

valet parking: excellent ... reservation time: excellent ... service: poor (our meals took about an hour and a half to be served from time of order) ... food: very good ... note - our experience at other restaurants in the area on this trip served the food in less than a half hour.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We turned up for our reservation and it was immediately clear they were understaffed and overwhelmed. We had to find our own table and then waited 25 minutes during which time nobody attended to us so we politely left. A shame because the menu looked appealing but the service was non existent.

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vipTonythecritic
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience3

I gave Roberto's a 3 based on the service. If I based it solely on service it would be a one, based solely on food it would have been a 5.
We were a party of 4 with a 5:45 reservation. We were seated within 5 minutes of arriving. The waitress came to the table within 5 minutes, asked if we were ready to order, having just received the menus, we were not. She came back near 20 minutes later! We ordered, so this was now a little after 6 PM. Our food arrived in pieces, first 2 entrees. 5 minutes later the other 2, this was near 6:45. After finishing our meal we waited sometime for the waitress to show up to ask if we were ready for desert and or coffee. This was around 7:45. We asked for the desert choices, she said she would give us a minute or two to decide. Almost 15 minutes later she came back, we started to order, she said she had to get her pad and left saying she would be right back. We then waited and watched her run all over the restaurant taking orders, delivering food and checks and not re-appearing at our table. Finally after nearly 20-25 minutes of watching this, I got up and stopped her and asked for our check. We then paid and left!
The food is excellent, but the service is not. It is a shame that a restaurant with such a good menu, prepared and presented excellently is subject to such abysmal service. I blame it mostly on the management as instead of having the wait staff handling sections, they give assign the staff to tables all over the premises. The restaurant is divided into several rooms, as well as 2 outdoor seating areas, none of which is an easy access from the other, thus making it near impossible for the wait staff to efficiently service the tables.
If I based my review solely on the food, I would heartily recommend Roberto's, but if you are looking for a relaxing, enjoyable night out it might not be the place. Thus the 3 in a restaurant which I otherwise would easily give a 5!

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FredM
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great dining experience. Food and service was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
23 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

My husband ordered lobster bisque to start and a haddock entree, both of which he enjoyed. I ordered Italian food as it is an Italian restaurant. I started with bruschetta, which was quite tasty but difficult to eat. The bread slices were too large and had too much topping to pick up to eat, and it was difficult to cut. For my entree, I ordered cheese-stuffed manicotti. I was very happy with the amount of cheese stuffing but found the marinara sauce to be thin and in need of more seasoning.

We were seated in a small room with a number of tables close together, which was a little uncomfortable in the time of Covid, but the biggest problem was the noise level. It was quite loud with every table filled.

Overall, it was a bit disappointing, but I would go again with certain groups.

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Outstanding
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

All of our entrees were exceptional, Seafood Risotto, Lobster Ravioli, Seafood Fra Diavlo.

The service we perfect, engaging, timely, and informative.

The one negative was that the blueberry pie dessert was about half the size that I remember it from previous times. Not sure what happened there. It tasted great but just left me wanting more and didn't feel like I got my money's worth.

Overall a great meal with a somewhat disappointing ending.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food and service was good would go back and I’m picky

FAQs

Roberto's Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (207) 646-8130.

Roberto's Restaurant is rated 4 stars by 1349 OpenTable diners.

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.