Roberto's Restaurant

4.2
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$30 and under
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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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4.2based on all time ratings
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Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent repas. Le personnel était débordé par l'affluence. C'était extrêmement bruyant en raison de la présence d'un groupe trop exubérant. Le personnel aurait pu est plus attentif.

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G
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Reservations for 4 booked 2 weeks prior to visit, confirmed the day beforehand and arrived to have the very confused hostess inform us there was nothing she could do as no tables were available! I asked her what was the purpose of making reservations if they would not honor them? She said that we may be able to get a table in 1 to 2 hours, maybe. We have dined here often and decided, against our better judgement, to try waiting. We went outside to the deck and waited. While waiting, we saw many patrons walk in and abruptly walk out. They all informed us that they had reservations but couldn’t be seated according to the hostess! Not just seated at a later time but, not seated at all! A party of three waiting at the entrance had decided to stay based on our recommendation that the wait would be worth it. After about 35 minutes, they came out to tell us that they were done waiting and that the establishment had no wait staff and were recruiting bus people to serve patrons. So many people were telling us that customers were waiting over an hour just to get their drinks served. I could see the confusion and disappointment through the windows from the deck. The more I saw and the more I heard from disgruntled patrons on their way out without being served, the more I realized that we could not wait any longer to go somewhere else. I have read many poor reviews about this establishment before, but in all honesty, this was our first negative experience here. We will try again another time because our previous experiences have been great here. I think that for some reason the majority of the wait staff wasn’t available this evening. We had also heard that some kitchen staff was absent as well. Hopefully, this was an anomaly and not indicative of future performance. As I’ve said, we have had many great meals here before with excellent service too. While we were very disappointed this time, we all agreed to try again instead of letting one bad night determine everything. Hope!

GM
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Unfortunately there was a staff shortage or something similar going on. Service was terrible. It was at least 45 minutes before a waitress came to the table. It was then at least another half hour before the drinks came. Unfortunately The wrong drinks were delivered which meant another grueling wait for the correct drinks. Numerous parties stormed out and were yelling at the manager. We finally got food which was ok but not worth the bizarre experience. It would have been helpful if the management had just explained the situation. People could have then made a decision to stay or not. Instead it resembled a minefield with patrons flipping out all over the place.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall1food5service5ambience5

Very poorly managed

C
New England
25 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place for any occasion.

TO
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Understaffed
Wait until next year when staff returns

LS
New England
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience2

I ordered the eggplant parmesan, not
sure what I got. I had to use a steak knife to eat it. The drinks where good, that made it bearable.

MG
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience3

The food was okay, but the service was terrible. After being seated, we waited at least 10 minutes for our server to come to our table. Then we waited a long time for our food, and later for the bill. Our server failed to check on us during our meal, so getting more water, drinks, etc... was not an option. We never saw a manager either. Very disappointing.

DR
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Food was tasty, but I ordered veal piccata and got chicken piccata instead. The server argued with me that it was indeed veal and I ate it. Well, when the bill arrived it was CHICKEN! Lovely ambiance, very clean. Would recommend and return, overall good experience.

D
New England
21 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Service was good. Food was excellent. Noise level was loud but perhaps influenced by one particular group. Would I return? Absolutely.

MM
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

food was excellent......service a little slow......3 hours total............................................................................

F
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Bel endroit. Sympathique. Menu très complet. Les portions sont énormes... et ce n'est pas nécessairement une qualité.

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SP
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I have been to Roberto's on numerous occasions, food, service and ambiance were all outstanding. I had already planned what I was going to have for dinner.... We arrived on time for a reservation, had to wait 25 minutes to be seated to find out folks seated 30 minutes prior still had not had any type of beverage service. Ultimately we decided it would be better to seek an alternate site which we did.
THere was no attempt for restitution for he fact that everyone was miserable. Very sad turn of events. I'll be reluctant to return.

BW
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Took nearly 1:45 minutes to be served our entrees. I know the hostess and our waitress were all stressed out and very apologetic, but bottom line they have to do a better job at getting the food on the table. It ruined the experience. This was a table for 2....food was good but the damage had been done. Could have at least comped us a drink or something.

T
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic!!!! Great food, great service at the bar.

h
New England
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We made our reservation thru open table. When we arrived at the restaurant the hostess had a melt down telling us she doesn’t know what went wrong but couldn’t sit us and was swearing as she walked away. She came back a few minutes later and said she didn’t know what she could do. We left.

d
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our meal at Roberto’s Restaurant was outstanding. I can’t wait to return. Actually the whole experience was great from the nice welcome we received upon arrival, to the friendly server, and the most delicious food !!

MB
Houston
20 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On vacation and we came last year and remembered how great it was. Absolutely outstanding food. Seafood risotto, baked scallops, Osso Buco was awesome. Highly recommend.

s
New England
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time there and nothing but a pleasurable experience!

DB
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was a great experience, we will definitely go back to try their pizza next year. We had the seafood pasta plate and the lobster ravioli and it was perfect, great presentation. The service was great and friendly. Definitely a place to go on a next trip.

DN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After many years of visiting Ogunquit, this the first time that my husband and I went to Roberto’s and are happy to say that Roberto’s has now been added to our favorite restaurant list in Ogunquit. The atmosphere is cozy and charming, and the food was delicious!

GT
New England
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and atmosphere! Would highly recommend!

KD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

fun place! great food good vibe waitress was great.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, waiter did a great job .

JC
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service From the minute we walked into the his door. Food was amazing.

CC
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic server!! Attentive bartender. Amazing food with lots of choices.

F
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The restaurant was booming on a Saturday night and despite a staffing shortage, we had a good experience. We ordered the seafood chowder for an appetizer and it was excellent although could have been served warmer. Our entrees were Lobster Ravioli and Braised Beef over Rosatto; both were superb. The cocktails were served as ordered with a generous poor.

E
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Seating at table was extremely close to 2 tables next to ours. Food took almost 90 minutes after we ordered. Too long to wait for dinner.

MB
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall1food5service1ambience5

We are natives. We love Robertos. We did not love Saturday evening 10-05-2019. I will just highlight the worst happenings of the evening: 1) Had a reservation for the small room. Arrived and was told a table was not available. Told to step aside. Two other parties came in and were immediately seated. We waited and were given a table where we requested not to be. 2) Long wait for entrée. 3) One entrée was a meal not ordered (decided to eat it as it would have taken too long to correct it. 4) Asked for coffee--with cream only--waited 20 minutes--no cream--could not get anyone attention--went to hostess--said she would bring it--20 minutes went by--cream was brought by a woman (owner I believe) who apology for the delay was not at all sincere--coffee now cold--charged for coffee. 5) No small water glasses were ever filled, bread basket left on table along with empty wine bottle and empty wine glasses. 6) 20 more minutes or more the bill came. The worst service ever !! Now we certainly witnessed that the place was busy and very short staffed. Nearly criminal what the owner was expecting of the few servers. I find notfault with them. Management should have stopped taking those without reservation. It seemed that the host was clearing and setting up tables for more customers instead of aiding the servers or helping with those that needed attention. It make me sad to write this. Our other trips this summer were not like this. When you have limited staff--perhaps you should limit the reservations and turn those just walking in away. Maybe this was a lesson for us to stay away in the Fall.

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a perfect restaurant. The food was outstanding and plated in a very creative and appetizing way. I usually order caprese salad and have never had it served in such a beautiful way and it was delicious. This was not our first time at Roberto's and it definitely won't be our last.

A
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We hadn't been to Roberto's for a couple of years, but we'll be back much sooner. The food was served piping hot, and is so fresh. Our waitress, Sonya, was so very attentive. Thanks so much for an enjoyable evening!

LW
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food and service was great! The only comment was that the room we were in was very noisy, hot and stuffy. Either the AC was not able to cool the room or it wasn't on or the windows could have been open to let in the beautiful evening air. One other thing to note, the beautiful wine bottle chandelier needs a good dusting, we could see lots of cob webs between the bottles right over our table. Thank you!

S
New England
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely place to enjoy Italian food and steak. Price was good considering it is a resort town. Great meal and service, thank you.

AS
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Quite expensive and I would make a reservation. We’ve been there twice and both times had tables in very busy and loud areas. I had the Roberto’s chippino ($37.00) which I thought was high and spouse had the lazy lobster an evening special. Our waitress was delightful.

s
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Was just ok nothing stood out to us as great the eggplant parm was so scimpy almost looked like frozen food. It was flat and no cheese on it . chicken picata was ok good but not great. They seemed shirt handed took forever to get dinner out. Dont think we will be back theres better restaurant's all around the area.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience4

We plan to return but definitely not on a Saturday night again. Extremely slow service.

DW
New England
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Much to long a wait even with a reservation.Horrible service and cold food

k
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall2food4service3ambience1

The food was very good and the portions were good. The noise was extremely loud. The tables were so close together that the other couple was only a few inches from us. Low ceiling felt like I was in a box. Wait staff could barely move. Very uncomfortable. Would not go again on a busy night. Could not even hear my husband talk. Wait staff had to lean in very close to take order, just to hear us. No air conditioning and windows all closed, very warm inside.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner, valet needs to slow down with $150,000 cars he bumped another car we will return but insist on parking our own car

c
New England
10 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Roberto's Restaurant has been such a reliable eatery for many years. The menu provides for so many options. While Italian is the main theme, there are always a number of seafood and beef options. The service is consistently above average. The food is always well prepared. The drink options are plentiful. When we visit Ogunquit or the local area we always eat at least once at Roberto's. Roberto's is our #1 restaurant in the Ogunquit area.