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Maria's Restaurant

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337 Cumberland Ave, Portland, ME 04101-2957
+1 207-772-9232
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good17%
  • Average8%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible9%
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337 Cumberland Ave, Portland, ME 04101-2957
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Reviewed 21 April 2018

Enter from the back, easy parking in Maria's lot. Up the stairs after being buzzed in. Into a living room with Frank Sinatra playing in the backround, just the right volume. Reminds me of an old family South Philly restaurant. Prompt pleasant waiters. Somewhat limited...More

Thank donchamp
Reviewed 23 March 2018

It saddens me to read some reviews that have had what they feel is a not so great experience. I can only speak on what a joy it is visiting this restaurant. From the moment we entered we were greeted warmly and the service was...More

1  Thank beantowncoconuts
Reviewed 17 March 2018

Maria’s Restaurant in Portland Maine is above average. When you get to the entrance you may think you have arrived at a speakeasy. You have to ring the bell to get inside. Once in side you are in a small foyer with no one to...More

1  Thank 47MaineYankee
anthony n, Owner at Maria's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2018

Thanks for your review. We do not use fryolators at Marias. So we are not quiet sure what the aroma you were speaking of. If I seemed unpleasant when I sat you I’m truly sorry. As far as the norcina dish the sausage is is...More

Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

The food was ok. Garlic bread stale, baked rigatoni fine, pesto shrimp pasta bland. But when we ordered coffee and 25 minutes later it never came, and the waiter was no where to be found, we went to the main cash register to pay. The...More

1  Thank Joseph W
anthony n, Owner at Maria's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2018

I am sorry for your experience we were understaffed that evening it was uncontrollable. Please call us mr. Turner we would like to make it up to you.

Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

Seriously one of the best Italian meals I've had since my grandma. The restaurant itself is absolutely beautiful, lowkey building. With an exceptional waiting staff. I highly suggest the eggplant parmesan. You won't he disappointed. Bring extra $$ bc the menu is pricey but you...More

Thank iambwall
anthony n, Owner at Maria's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2018

Thanks for your review Brandon we truly appreciate it. Tony

Reviewed 19 January 2018 via mobile

We had a Groupon. I read many reviews, good and bad, referring to using a Groupon. Obviously we decided to make up our own minds. So glad we did!! Antipasto appetizer was fresh and delicious. All four of us munched on it. I had basic...More

Thank Tammy Jo L
Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

Return visit was worth it. Our prior experience was less than stellar - very slow service and luke-warm, under seasoned food. This visit was GREAT. Quick, efficient and very pleasant service. The food was perfect this time. Hot food and perfectly seasoned. Shrimp scampi was...More

Thank Maine-e-yak_007
anthony n, Owner at Maria's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2017

Thanks for your review. We are a very small family run restaurant I ( Tony ) do all the cooking with brother Greg running the front and sonny our lead waiter we try to make your evening very enjoyable It's like coming into our home....More

Reviewed 24 September 2017

My husband and I were lucky enough to secure the final reservation on a Friday night and we had a wonderful, traditional, Italian meal. The restaurant was very cozy and our waiter, Sonny, was excellent. We had a perfectly prepared Caesar salad with fresh dressing...More

1  Thank Jen H
Reviewed 23 September 2017

My husband and I had a very good meal at Maria's Restaurant while vacationing in Portland. After 7 days of seafood, we needed a break and this was a good choice. We enjoyed their generous cocktails, shared a Caesar salad with anchovies and Chicken Pesto...More

Thank Linda M
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Always enjoy our visits and this time was no exception. I like the veal dishes and my wife enjoyed the haddock. Calamari was very good as was the garlic bread. Chocolate cake with coffee gelato topped the meal off. Concur with another reviewer, Sonny always...More

Thank phb2nd
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Response from Common-Gourmet | Reviewed this property |
They have a website. I would direct you, but TripAdvisor doesn't allow it.
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Response from Common-Gourmet | Reviewed this property |
Greetings. I wore jeans, tee shirt and sweater. It's casual to whatever you're wearing to the opera.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 12 - US$ 23
Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
5:00 AM - 9:00 AM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 AM - 9:00 AM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 AM - 9:00 AM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 AM - 9:00 AM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 AM - 9:00 AM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 337 Cumberland Ave, Portland, ME 04101-2957
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-772-9232
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