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Vignola & Cinque Terre

3.9
945 reviews
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$30 and under
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European
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Vignola & Cinque Terre takes its name from a small town in Italy’s heartland known for its food culture. At Vignola & Cinque Terre, we focus on an authentic European experience, and use the best seasonal ingredients, and organic, naturally grown items from local Maine farmers, suppliers and producers.


Our wine and beer selection showcases varietals from around the world that aren’t available anywhere else in New England. We’re really looking forward to sharing these "secret finds".


We look forward to seeing you soon!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
European
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Sunday -Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Lunch: Saturday: 12:00am - 2:30pm
Brunch: Sunday: 10:00am - 2:30pm
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Phone number
(207) 772-1330
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Lee Skawinski
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Cross street
Commercial Street
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wine
What 945 People Are Saying
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3.9  based on recent ratings
3.8
food
3.8
service
4.1
ambience
3.4
value
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64% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (New England)
2.0  Dined 6 days ago

Waitress was kind of rude. We asked for a couple of accommodations on the menu and she was unable to help. Beef filet was not cooked to order and was the worst piece of filet I have had. Eggplant parm was cold. Website says the restaurant takes Amex. We tried 2 different cards to no avail. I would not recommend

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

The fettucini and rigatoni were definitely worth the drive upto Portland! Highly recommended!

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

My 2 friends and I had a wonderful evening experience when we dined there on 2/10/18. The table was lovely and the server was professional and attentive. The food from appetizers through main course and dessert was fresh, well prepared and delicious. We had a variety of dishes from the menu and each was beautifully presented and a treat for the taste buds. I will certainly return.

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ThomasC (New England)
2.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

The food was mediocre to poor in taste, and presentation. The service was not good.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
3.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Very disappointed. Was told this was a fabulous place and we would enjoy tremendously. We had one gluten free guest and two vegetarians. They would only offer eggplant Parmesan and the gluten free pasta wasn’t cooked thoroughly. The trainee was personable and helpful but our waitress barely acknowledged our table forcing us to call out as she passed us by. Very very disappointed. Extremely pricy for mediocre food and poor service

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JeRo (New England)
1.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Easy reservation process. We arrived on time (7:30) and were escorted to our table for 6...special occasion for the family. Immediately told that two menu items were not available - staples of their menu - eggplant and calamari(it was only 7:30 ...on a Saturday night!)??? and....their beer tap system was not working disappointing two craft beer fanatics! Then we found out that two other website Menu items had not been available for a month. No where on the website does it mention that the menu was only an sample...appetizers were fine, but 5 out of 6 of the entrées' were not worth the price...actually disappointing! No apology, no concession....no going back...ever! Stay away!

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vipJerome (New England)
3.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

We were sent to the back room, which was odd since there were empty tables in the main dining room, and which I don't recommend because it feels like you're dining in a storage area next to the washrooms..... Service made up for it as it was prompt, friendly and efficient. The food was ok with some high notes (octopus, Brussels sprouts), some low (lamb bruschetta). Perfectly ok for a quick casual dine out.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

The food was phenomenal, perfectly prepared sea bass and a wonderful chocolate desert. The waitress was the best I've experienced in Portland, very helpful and genuinely interested in helping customers have a wonderful experience.

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Jeff14 (New England)
2.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Had been here before and the food and atmosphere were good. Recently went and did not have a good experience. Food was very bad which was disappointing. Would not recommend.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
1.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

High cost, medium food, low service. We came here on a recommendation and we were very excited to try. We were in town to plan our wedding and required very little from our dinner service to continue our otherwise great weekend with our parents. However, after waiting 30 minutes for our drinks, our next interaction with our server, Sarah, was for her to tell us not to expect our food to come quickly if we chose to order from the entree menus. This was bizarre, as we were here for dinner and presumably that means ordering entrees, and other than waiting far too long for our first drinks, we were perfectly content having a leisurely dinner. From this interaction throughout the rest of our meal, we experienced nothing but rudeness and lack of attention (we would have ordered appetizers and more drinks had she come to our table more than three times) from our server. On top of that, our food was mediocre at best. With the high quality Portland has to offer, choose somewhere else.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

enjoyed it very much, a maturer crowd which we liked, nice atmosphere, menu could be expanded, especially casual menu, service and food were great, not terribly expensive.

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LL26 (New England)
2.0  Dined on January 5, 2018

I remember Vignola being a great place to grab a painless but upscale dinner in the heart of portland. When I went there the other day, the food was stale, the staff was uninspired and the atmosphere was dead. Hope they can figure it out, great location/windows.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
3.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

This place was very nice. The quality of food was great. I do have one issue. When I spend a decent amount of money on a meal, I do not expect to be charged a fee when I ask for some red sauce on the side for an appetizer . (or at least tell me before you bring the bill-hoping we do not notice. )
Poor taste!!!

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Lovinfood61 (Orlando)
4.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

Our meal was excellent particularly the appetizers; I'd consider just doing a variety of apps next time I'm there. My only complaint... it was bitter cold the night we were there and sitting by the big windows in front, we ate with our coats on to ward off the chill slipping through the windows. Back room probably was warmer.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

Christmas Eve outing

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
3.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

This is my fourth time visiting. The food has been underwhelming and overpriced each time. Why did I return? They were the only ones with an open reservation on Christmas Eve. Their pizzas are the best thing on the menu, and are actually decent. The drinks are fine, but you can find better close by. The bar area is pretty. Service has been sub-par each time as well. I would go somewhere else.

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Barb (New England)
4.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

Prompt, attentive, and informed server. Delicious swordfish and rigatoni. Unimpressed with green salad- butter lettuce and radishes with barely a hint of dressing. Great desserts. Tiny amount of bread to start. No refills. Good wine, cheese, and coffee selections. Very pricey.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 13, 2017

Four of us met and dined as part of our meeting with Keelin so we could plan a special event.
Food and service were great. We booked the event!!

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OpenTable Diner (Detroit)
2.0  Dined on December 9, 2017

Take the reviews of poor service seriously. Our waiter was not at all gracious in her interactions with us. To the point that her appearance at our table became uncomfortable.

Food was not the quality expected. Pasta in one dish was undercooked (not close to al dente), and the other dish overly dry. Worse, within an hour of arriving home, my dinner companion and I both felt ill. We suspect it was something in the appetizer we shared.

Had a much better experience the night before at Petite Jacqueline’s where the service was gracious and the food well prepared and presented.

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AngelaFall (New England)
1.0  Dined on December 2, 2017

We have been to Vignola 2-3 times previously, so we booked the reservation knowing we would have great service and a great meal. Drinks were great (I’m pregnant so I only had soda water), but service was just ok and food wasn’t much better. Fourtunately our server took part of the meal off (a side dish), as we didn’t take more than a bite.

It was disappointing knowing in the past our experience was amazing. We probably will not return.

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vipMichelle (New England)
3.0  Dined on December 2, 2017

Our food was amazing - everyone loved the dishes and drinks we ordered. Our waitress was less than stellar... She had zero patience and was short with us for no reason.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on December 1, 2017

Met expectations

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on November 18, 2017

Went as group of six for birthday celebration. Seated right on time. Comfortable table and atmosphere. Wait staff was prompt and attentive. Staff knew menu, specials and drinks available and made excellent recommendations. Timing of meal components was spot on, and everyone's meal was thoroughly enjoyed . Would highly recommend this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner (Miami)
3.0  Dined on November 17, 2017

Service had bad attitude. Food was ok. General feeling is that you are eating in a ghost town.

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vipTommy (New England)
4.0  Dined on November 12, 2017

Salted caramel Budino. Start with an amazing dessert! Very quiet Sunday night in mid-November, wine list getting a bit pricey but they do have some really very good Italian reds. Get their charcuterie. Homemade duck bacon! The whole platter was excellent. I went old school with their own fettucini and sausage. It was actually quite light and very good. But you have to have that dessert. Waitress a wee bit bored but the service was fine.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on November 11, 2017

they accommodated our window table request. thanks so much! We do really like the atmosphere here. Food was very good.

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Rmc1229 (New England)
5.0  Dined on November 4, 2017

This restaurant is perfectly located in the middle of Old Port! This was my fourth time dining here and it didn't disappoint. We had delicious appetizers, dinner, and desserts. The drinks were fabulous too! Great atmosphere for a group of women to eat and enjoy good company.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Miami)
5.0  Dined on October 28, 2017

Really enjoyed our meal. Extensive cheese menu as well as great wines. We really enjoyed the crispy burrata on the happy hour menu. The roasted oysters were also delicious. Overall a really enjoyable experience.

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vipJimB (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on October 17, 2017

We had a quick bite at Vignole &Cinque Terre before catching a plane, and it was wonderful. We had been there once before with some friends and we thoroughly enjoyed our experience then as well.

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PaulC (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on September 29, 2017

Bad table. No ambience. Slow service. Veal special was tough and overlooked. Waited an hour for bread, and then had to ask for oil.

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