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Espo's Trattoria

) #131 of 395 Restaurants in Portland ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Italian
1335 Congress St, Portland, ME 04102-2114
+1 207-774-7923
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good25%
  • Average13%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible9%
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

So I have lived in Portland for over 4 decades and have never eaten here. I thought there was no decent Italian food in Maine. I was so wrong! Espo's is the jackpot! I just had the most delicious Italian meal. We had spaghetti and...More

Thank LJ K
Reviewed 4 days ago

When I crave Eggplant Parmesan, this is where I go. It's convenient, friendly, decently priced and this is my favorite dish! If you order the entree, it's huge. It comes with pasta of your choice and a small chef salad. Most times, I prefer the...More

Thank christina11oh2
Reviewed 1 April 2017

My wife and I went on a recommendation from a local. I had the veal chop, it was as good as I have ever had. She loved the chicken Marsala. Nothing fancy here just good food, nice people and fair prices.. We would defiantly return.

Thank bensson
Reviewed 15 December 2016

I took a friend to Espo's, remembering their fantastic food. The experience was pleasant ... loved our waiter Anthony ... but the food was definitely lack luster. Recently I've been to a number of establishments that season their oil and even offer to add freshly...More

Thank Maine_Light_Sleeper
Reviewed 13 October 2016

I am sad to report the passing of a once fine eating establishment - Espo's Trattoria in Portland. I used to love their food, but, as you will read, not so much today. Dave had the chicken parm, which is a staple of most Italian...More

1  Thank Common-Gourmet
Reviewed 8 October 2016

Passing through and opted to get take-out. Good choice as the place was packed! Massive portions (we should have split something). Salads were fresh and crisp. We ordered stuffed shells and meat lasagna. both cheesy and tasty. Happy to have found this local place.

Thank jandj912
Reviewed 13 September 2016

The food was excellent. The ambiance fair, it's a " local joint" . We had the specials which included lobster and they were very good. Close to the airport, so we had dinner before we had to catch our flight.

Thank PattyLou
Reviewed 10 September 2016

Found this little place on our way to downtown which was so crowded, we couldn't find parking. We ended up heading back to our hotel and decided to stop in, after seeing the 2 lobsters for $16.00. Beyond fresh, although they only came with bread,...More

Reviewed 9 September 2016

We used to be regulars here over ten years ago and remembered delicious Italian meals. We went tonight to celebrate my birthday, expecting the same good dinners & service. We found that the place was very busy even though it was a Thursday night. Our...More

Thank madlady22
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Had a great meal in Portland here. It is not near the main downtown area which made it easy to get there. We actually walked from our hotel La Quinta. My wife and I both had great meals. Service was very good. Great Martini's!

1  Thank tsic
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melissa a
Does Espo's take reservations?
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
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1335 Congress St, Portland, ME 04102-2114
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-774-7923
  • E-mail