767 Congress St. Portland, ME

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    The 21st-century reincarnation of the old Roma Cafe is sleek and relaxed, with no white tablecloths or guests in fancy dress. Chef Anders Tallberg’s Italian dishes are… Read more »


    41 Middle St. Portland, ME

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    For over a decade, chef Kevin Quiet has been cooking traditional Italian fare filtered through a Maine lens. He uses local seafood and other ingredients to create… Read more »


    470 Fore Street Portland, ME

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    Simple, authentic, and delicious, Paciarino is the Old Port’s beacon for fresh handmade pasta, including delicate ravioli and a meltingly luscious lasagna. With a mission to “concentrate… Read more »


    618 Congress St. Portland, ME

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    The centerpiece at Portland’s newest pizza place is an enormous, wood-fired copper oven that turns out fabulous and authentic pies. Owner Tom Barr, also of Taco Escobarr,… Read more »


    110 Exchange St. Portland, ME

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    Chef Harding Lee Smith’s passion for authentic Italian cuisine is on display here, with hand-pulled mozzarella, beautiful house-made pasta dishes, and crisp-crusted pizza. Arancini or a generous… Read more »


    100 Commercial St., Portland, ME

    Traditional and creative Italian food is the mission for chef Paolo Laboa, a previous World Pesto Championship winner and Genoa native. The menu changes daily, offering house-made… Read more »

    Vignola Cinque Terre restaurant, Portland, ME


    10 Dana St., Portland, Maine

    One of the original adherents to farm-to-table cuisine, Vignola Cinque Terre presents a full menu of simple, delicious Italian fare, all made with local, seasonal ingredients. Much… Read more »


    111 Middle St., Portland, ME

    Wednesday - Sunday, 5 - 10 p.m.

    This intimate eatery is from the uber-talented husband-and-wife team Ilma Lopez and Damien Sansonetti. They deliver the flavors of Southern Italy with passion and flair, using ingredients… Read more »