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Ports of Italy

47 Commercial St, Across from Kaler, parking is on the back of the restaurant, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1826
+1 207-633-1011
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good19%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Seafood, Italian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
47 Commercial St, Across from Kaler, parking is on the back of the restaurant, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1826
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Reviewed 14 February 2018

We arrived without a reservation, and were happy to sit in the lounge area with a glass of wine while we waited for a table. The restaurant was very busy, loud and seemed to be quite chaotic, with no apparent rhyme or reason as to...More

Thank MandB56
Reviewed 26 January 2018

We typically go to the Boathouse Bistro but it was closed, so we thought we would try this....NOT disappointed. The food was absolutely amazing and authentic Italian. I am going to force my husband to take me back! :)

Thank mmalinowski
Reviewed 31 December 2017

This was a surprise to me. I am very familiar with the area, and had never been to this restaurant until last night. What a terrific experience. The food was great as was the service reflective of an experienced owner/chef Sante Calandri. I would consider...More

Thank Itivdleq
Reviewed 30 December 2017

We walked to this restaurant from our hotel on the coldest night of 2017 and were welcomed warmly. Great martini, fresh homemade angel hair with clams, veal of the day, limoncello and cannoli. Great service and food.

Thank Mary M
Reviewed 27 December 2017

They accommodated a party of 12 for us. Food was delicious, kids all found something to eat which can be tricky at times with them. Adults all raved about their meals. Great location in downtown Boothbay!

Thank Dan B
Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

I have lived in Italy for several months over a period of four years. Each trip was a food lovers experience. I only had to travel a few minutes to Boothbay Harbor to relive my Italian experiences. The four of us had four different dishes,...More

Thank John M
Reviewed 21 December 2017

I've been to Ports of Italy several times. And each time I go, I keep hoping I'll be pleasantly surprised. But that never happens. Here's the scoop. I have many friends who rave about POI. They absolutely love it. Thus the reason I continue to...More

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sante c, Owner at Ports of Italy, responded to this reviewResponded 23 December 2017

Thank GOD that you have lots of wonderful Friends that love us and do not listen to you!!!!! Marry Christmas and a fantastic New Year!!! Ciao Sante

Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

While food was excellent, service was subpar. Wait staff cold and inattentive. So much so that we were not comfortable.

1  Thank Beth N
Reviewed 7 December 2017

It is not for the budget minded, but the food was excellent. Most of us had the special, sole, and it was great.

Reviewed 4 December 2017

Homemade everything. Expensive but then so is everything in this tourist town. Went with a party of six. Everyone ordered something different and everyone loved their food. The decor isn't snazzy so the money must go into the food. If you like Italian food, you'll...More

Thank Rich and Pam R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$ 9 - US$ 35
Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
4:30 PM - 9:30 PM
4:30 PM - 9:30 PM
4:30 PM - 9:30 PM
4:30 PM - 9:30 PM
4:30 PM - 9:30 PM
4:30 PM - 9:30 PM
4:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 47 Commercial St, Across from Kaler, parking is on the back of the restaurant, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1826
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Boothbay Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 207-633-1011
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Come and explore the cuisine of the Ports of Italy from our cozy restaurant on the waterfront in Boothbay Harbor.
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