Roberto's Restaurant

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1246 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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3.9
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TonyM
New England
1 review
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous night at Roberto’s!!
The hostess was outstanding and went above and beyond to greet and seat everyone. It was super busy and she smiled through it all.
Waitstaff all work together so nicely. Very attentive all evening and very friendly.
Food was great!
The owner of this restaurant should be very proud of his staff.
I highly recommend going to this restaurant. We will be back soon!!

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BillS
New England
6 reviews
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fabulous, as usual, and Greg, our server was wonderful.

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Mike
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

It was our first time dining here. The food was superb! Our server was a delight. My only concerns were that the tables were really close together and the noise level was wicked high. We'll be back!

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TMac
New England
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Out of the main part of town. Staff was great, but there are not enough of them. I felt bad as they tried to keep up with all the tables. Décor was odd- they just hung a few old school Italian posters and some plastic garlic. Seemed weird. More like a breakfast place they converted to dinner.
Food was decent, nothing spectacular.

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vipLulu
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience5

We waited for dinner for over an hour. The waitress was argumentative. It was overall a bad experience.

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Corky
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was phenomenal! Servive was top notch. We had a great waiter. He was very attentive even though he was covering a lot of tables.
We arrived about 15 minutes prior to our 6:30 reservation. We were told the table wasn't ready. We came back at 6:30 and got the distinct impression that our table was given away, something the hostess said. Looked like she then scrambled to put together a couple mismatched tables.
Food and waiter made up for the blunder.

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Michael
New England
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience4

We had a number of issues with our meal here:
1. It took the waitress 25 min. before she got to our table.
2. It took 30 min. another before we got the drinks we ordered.
3. One of the sets of silverware, rolled in a napkin had a knife that was used, had red sauce on it. I showed the waitress, she said nothing and just returned with a new set of rolled up silverware.
4. The clams casino appetizer was just panko breadcrumbs on small clams, only flavor was the lemon squeezed on them, very disappointing.
5. The oysters rockefeller was undercooked, we ate half and had to stop.
6. We ordered a glass of wine each when our dinner arrived at the table. We finished our meals and our drink order never arrived, had to ask the waitress to remove them from the bill.
7. My dinner (short rib/risotto) was pretty good but my wife's dinner (chicken rollatini) was burnt black on the bottom and had no flavor and a slight amount of sauce. She did say the pasta was cooked perfectly though.

I really don't complain about meals or service but this dinner out was a big disappointment. A couple next to our table saw our situation and complained with their service/food as well. I'm sorry to say we would never go back to this restaurant.

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DonnaW
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We had a 7:00 reservation which it seemed many other people did too. The hostess could not keep up with people trying to check in. We had to wait several minutes past our reservation to be seated. The staff had to run around like crazy trying to keep up. Most of them had a great attitude but were obviously working very hard. It took a very long time for our dinner to arrive but we ordered an appetizer so that helped. Our server came back to get us more drinks and check in with us. It was a bit on the noisy side and my husband and I sometimes had a difficult time hearing one another in conversation. He had chicken parmesan and said it was very good. I had the eggplant parmesan and while it was good, parts of the edges were on the overdone and crispy side. The pasta was cooked al dente. The wine list was good.

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Maui58
New England
17 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall1food4service3ambience2

Our party of 6 was seated at 6:45 for a 6:30 reservation for a table we reserved in the bar which was unavailable upon arrival , poor planing on their part. They hastily put together two tables in the line of fire to the kitchen, far cry from what we reserved. Once seated, we waited an hour for our drinks which arrived the same time as our appetizers leaving us no time to savor our cocktails prior to eating. The hostess and our waitress couldn’t have been nicer, problem is they were understaffed and the bartender wasn’t preparing drinks in succession of the orders coming in. The food was quite good, but were were frustrated with not getting seated at the lovely table we requested, being seated in the line of fire, waiting an hour for cocktails and the lack of an apology or offer to make it right. Similar experience occurred the last time we came which left us saying we would never return. We all decided to give it another chance hoping for a better experience, that’s it for us, hope you have better luck.

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vipmainediner6
New England
27 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Food was good, but we did have send back an appetizer (grilled asparagus) because it was brought out after the other members of the party had already finished their appetizers and was missing components. (Kitchen's hot and cold stations weren't in sync). Side of garlic bread ordered for the table were made with olive oil according to menu but they were overly soaked in butter and soggy. Cake desserts were good but overpriced for the portion size. Service was good, with no complaints.

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vipDavidB
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was delicious!

LM
LauraM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We travel from NJ to Ogunquit 3-4 times a year and never miss dinner at Roberto’s. It’s one of the highlights of our trip!

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vipMarilynS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience2

The food was okay but the service was very slow and not responsive.
I would not go back with all the choices available in Ogonquit.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Long wait even with reservations and very loud, food was okay.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Sat at the bar, service was extremely slow and very unorganized.
Ordered the chicken Marsala with penne. Never expected the penne to be on the side with a red sauce. Very odd sauce with the marsala, it was some type of red sauce.
Won’t be returning for a long while but service at a table might have been better.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

The bar staff was inexperienced and very slow. The restaurant was understaffed for the amount of people they were seating. We waited over a 1/2 hour after being seated for a server. The staff was overwhelmed and visibly testy with one another. The food was ok, wasn’t worth the price. The table we were given was basically in the waitstaff’s area..they were slamming plates filling silverware drawers and ringing in orders basically right next to our table. Should not be seating guests in that area.

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vipGaryD
New England
43 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the food is on point and the bar tenders make cold cocktails. The valet parking is great

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jennifer was our waitress and she is top notch. The food, the service and the whole experience was phenomenal.

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Jimmy
New England
5 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Roberto's has really stepped up this year. The food is a lot better than I remember. Be prepared to wait for your food. The restaurant is very busy and there does not appear to be enough help. With that said, the servers were excellent and very friendly. The hostess did a great job of accommodating our seating and we had an excellent experience because of that. Overall, really good meal and the experience was great.

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GlennM
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We sat outside which was very quiet. The food took awhile to come up but that is to be expected as they were still a bit short handed. But Greg the waiter certainly made up for it. He was really working hard to keep all customers happy. The food was excellent and we all enjoyed our meals. Well worth it if you can be patient.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Beautiful restaurant. I ordered the chicken Marsala over penne. When delivered to the table it was chicken in the Marsala sauce with pasta and red sauce on the side. The sauce tasted like Campbell’s tomato soup. I have never seen a red Marsala sauce. My son ordered chicken saltamboca and asked for no sage over penne. Again pasta with red sauce on the side and loaded with sage. My husband ordered eggplant Parm. It was just ok. Again beautiful atmosphere but will not return.

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TomG
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I have eaten here many times in the past and have always enjoyed their Italian Food.
The Veal Parmigiana didn’t disappoint it was pounded thin and crispy on the edges.The gravy is excellent also as were the drinks and service.
The only flaw was the Antipasto for two that we ordered.It didn’t have any cheese on it other than than a couple of small pieces of mozzarella on 2 tomato slices.The antipasto usually comes with a bunch of olives also and there were only a couple.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very pleasant dining experience! Our meals were excellent and the valet, hostesses and our waitstaff were all friendly and proactively helpful.

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RichardL
New England
30 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great server Jennifer. She made the experience wonderful. Reservations a must ask for her table.

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vipFrankM
Naples
12 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was terrific.

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SteveB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, one of our favorites in Ogunquit!!

JC
JanetC
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

My husband & I spent a week in Ogunquit and tried several restaurants.
… mist were wonderful. Robertos was fair at best. The worst part of the dining experience was the service. It was obvious that the wait staff had little or no experience…. They didn’t bring the drinks at the same time, left the dishes on the table after we had completed our meals and it appeared that they had no clue that they should me removed. We had to ask for the dishes to be removed….

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OpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience4

An Hour for the food to arrive. Barely got a second glass of wine while I waited. Finally someone brought me some bread.

ME
MaineEater
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Wonderful red sauce (gravy). And I say that having a Nana whose red sauce was an event 😄 Great atmosphere and service plus they have valet parking. And the value for cost IMHO can’t be beat in town.

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TheFrenchCouchon
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Atmosphere is welcoming and intimate yet celebratory where a bottle of wine is a must
Staff is discreet with a warm friendliness undertone,
Food offerings of traditional Italian married with Maine fare,
Beef Carpaccio whets the appetite along with the Oysters Rockefeller
Pasta that melts in your mouth enhanced with a sauce that compliments perfectly,
Blueberry Crumb Ice Cream that begs for seconds to take home for breakfast,
All while inhaling the Maine sea mist with whispers of pine freshness,
Surrounded by beauty that is intoxicating to leave an imprint to last a lifetime.
Thank you Roberto’s!

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vipLindaL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was great, as always.
Service was very friendly.
They seem alittle short staffed.

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Monica
Pittsburgh
9 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very authentic Italian cusine. Dined here many times and it is always very good.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food good service..overall good place to eat

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mick
New England
5 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chicken rolatini and seafood risotto DELICIOUS
Brandon server/bartender wonderful

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Jane
New England
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitstaff was very friendly and the food was delicious. Very good dining experience.

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ScottS
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food from start to finish..Our Waitress went above and beyond to assure us of a fine dining experience despite a busy restaurant..Well Done.

MD
MarieD
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience3

Had a table reserved but it was way too crowded and understaffed. Waited at the bar where we met Brandon our bar tender. Decided to stay there. He was wonderful and we enjoyed amazing drinks and quick prompt service. Food was very very good! Like I would cook at home.

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vipHeather
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

We arrived for our reservation and we were seated without menus. The hostess was overwhelmed by the number of people checking in - two hostesses are needed to handle a busy dinner time rush of seating inside and out. We sat for 35 min before getting water. We went inside to speak to the owner about the lack of service and she was extremely rude.

Updates to the online Open Table menus are needed because we were surprised to see our meals of choice were both $6 higher than advertised.

My husband received the wrong meal which the waitress remedied.

The Caesar salad was overdressed. The lobster risotto was very good after a 40 min wait for meals.

Do not visit if you are in a hurry as overall experience was over 2 hours due to SLOW service.

GD
vipGaryD
New England
44 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! The food was on point, the drinks were cold and creative 🍸🍸🍸. Friendly and professional servers. Love the complementary valet parking

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I have to start by saying we have been coming to Roberto’s for years and always had a wonderful meal & a good experience. However, something has changed as we had the worst experience last night. It started when they sat us in a small side room with another party of about 15. Then the waitress spilled my wine as she was collecting the menus & never came back to clean it up. It went downhill from there. How you can mess up manicotti is beyond me but they did. It came out hard & we had to send it back. I suspect it was not fresh made they stuck it in a microwave as it was even worse when they brought it back out. The bolognese was so salty you could only have a couple bites & was not much more than over salted ground beef & some noodles. My husband got the sausage & linguine & just ate the sausage as the noodles were tasteless. Twice we had to go into the bat to order our drinks as our waitress was nowhere to be found. Finally on the way out I tried to let the owner know how disappointed we were however she got incredibly defensive & told us they haven’t changed a thing & didn’t seem at all interested in our feedback. Consequently I felt compelled to post this review.

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 1246 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.