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Espo's Trattoria

1335 Congress St, Portland, ME 04102-2114
+1 207-774-7923
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good24%
  • Average14%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible8%
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“lasagna” (17 reviews)
“fra diavolo” (3 reviews)
Opens in 6 min
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
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1335 Congress St, Portland, ME 04102-2114
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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Cute little place on Congress St. Family owned for 40 years. Delicious food, good service. I had the shrimp scampi and my husband had lasagna. Plenty to eat and we had a very nice time. Will go again.

Thank Beth D
Reviewed 18 February 2018

We went to Espo's before the Circus at Thomson's Point with our 3 grandkids and our daughter. The food is very good and the portions are enormous. There are some very clever mixed drinks from the Bar as well. We ended up splitting a few...More

Thank laurencer466
Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

So glad we chose Espo's for our Valentine dinner date. Started off with fresh mussels as a appetizer, let me tell you they were amazing! For entrees we had shrimp scampi and clams with linguine. Portions were huge, we had to take food home with...More

Thank Rebecca S
Reviewed 28 November 2017 via mobile

Just have to say excellent , excellent , excellent From the time we arrived till the time we left Service , atmosphere, food All great !!! Thank you Great visit from PEI Canada

Thank Rhonda G
Reviewed 13 November 2017

I've been driving by this restaurant for many years, it was recently recommended by a friend so I decided to try it out. Italian is my favorite and this place has moved to #2 on my list. The food (I had Eggplant Parmesan) portion was...More

Thank CountyGirl81
Reviewed 1 November 2017

We went to Espo's for dinner and started off with a bottle of wine and I had the meat lasagna. I have had it here before and the cheese was slightly funky on this occasion. We had the Lava Cake to finish and it was...More

Thank MRVEGAS711
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

I had a large dinner salad that looked like it had been sitting around for a while. A side dish of baked potato that was cooked earlier then microwaved. He had dinner special of stuffed haddock. It was dry and tasteless. The stuffing was just...More

Thank WonderWoman20162016
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

We had the chicken marsala and the big stuffed haddock. I found both to be outstanding, piping Hot, and thoroughly delicious. I like the bread dipping in olive oil as they didn’t use just Italian white bread, this had herbs in it , And it...More

Thank charlieome
Reviewed 18 October 2017

We live an hour away and stop for lunch when in the area. Did not disappoint! Very quick and attentive serve. Today we had the Chicken Marsala and the Chicken Fra Diavolo. I don't know whose idea it was, but giving the option of putting...More

Thank tishlangdon
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Probably will not rush back. Second visit for some and more for others. Service waitress was ok. Place is small and tables very small. 3 had Haddock parm. preferred fish fried first but they do not do this , broil only. Meal ok but not...More

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Chuck T
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Response from LJ K | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it was Esposito's!
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16 February 2017|
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Response from Barb S | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry, I don't know. We went on the early side & only waited a few minutes.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1335 Congress St, Portland, ME 04102-2114
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-774-7923
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