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58 Pine St, Portland, ME 04102-3855
+1 207-772-1110
17:30 - 21:30
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Sun 09:00 - 14:00
Mon - Thu 17:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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Fairlee, Vermont
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42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2013

Off the beaten path in western downtown Portland, the food is worth the trip to this quiet place. Terrific chef with imaginative combinations. Nice wine list. Not too expensive. Will certainly return.

1 Thank Gordon K
Portland, Maine, USA
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2013

I moved to Portland from NYC and SF -- both of which are proud of their food cultures, and was floored by the quality of this restaurant. The menu changes, and it was evident that the ingredients were fresh. I had the pork belly, which melted at first bite and continued to wow to the last bite. Will definitely return!

Thank Trang N
North Carolina
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105 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2013

This is a lovely little spot in West End. Small plates and a solid wine list were a great fit for me as I was traveling solo on business. The food was delicious and my server was helpful and friiendly. I look forward to a return visit.

Thank Kortni C
north carolina
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92 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2013

We were staying at at B&B close by. This is a great little neighborhood bistro. Small and intimate, only about 10 tables in the front. Small bar, friendly service. We did not have a reservation so had a drink at the bar. The hostess came to get us and took us through the kitchen to another room in the back.... More 

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Franklin, Tennessee
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97 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2013 via mobile

An intimate and cozy atmosphere leading to a wonderful dining experience. Succulent diners with warm wonderful flavors along with excellent martinis. What else can you look for in this city of great restaraunts.

Thank Tom W
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2013

The local 'Maine oysters were very good. The service was efficient and friendly. The quality of the produce is excellent but the execution needs a bit of work in seasoning, I don't mean adding more salt, just adding herbs and spices to food rather than just salt. Despite that, our three cheese penne and a Maine Angus burger were devoured... More 

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2013

Our B&B host recommended this restaurant as it was close--but Caiola's was a very pleasant surprise and way exceeded our expectations. The cosmo martini was one of the best--and the fried polenta sticks appetizer and seafood medley and mutton meatloaf dinners were excellent and all reasonably priced. We just regret we didn't go back for the second evening of our... More 

Thank SDtravelers2108
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31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2013

Went for dinner and drinks with a friend last night for a birthday celebration. We took our seats at the bar. For a Tuesday night, it was busy. My friend ordered the cilantro martini and I had the chocolate martini(not quite sure of the name) but it was really good, so good, I had two. We had the salad, bruschetta,... More 

Thank nettiet62
Scarborough, ME
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2013

What took me so long to discover this wonderful Portland bistro? Caiola's has it all, from varied and superbly presented appetizers to entrees that run the gamut from Mutton Meatloaf, pan-seared Coho Salmon, Paella as well as pasta dishes and steak. Our party enjoyed every bite. The wine list was diverse and well priced. This place is a great find... More 

1 Thank Maine2664
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121 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2013

What a wonderful and delicious experience. We were taken there by a friend who lives nearby and we loved the local flair. The food was fabulous with attentive service. Sure wish we lived closer as this would be our go to restaurant.

Thank durigirl1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, American, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
09:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 58 Pine St, Portland, ME 04102-3855
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-772-1110

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?