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Cinque Terre

36 Wharf St, Portland, ME 04101-4144
+1 207-347-6154
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good21%
  • Average18%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (13 reviews)
“carpaccio” (2 reviews)
“cheese board” (2 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, International
$$ - $$$
36 Wharf St, Portland, ME 04101-4144
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Reviewed yesterday

My friend who lives in the area had always wanted to try this restaurant so we did. The atmosphere is very pleasing and comfortable. We had to make reservations for early evening because it was booked up. We had a nice corner table with a...More

Thank Terri R
Reviewed 3 days ago

This has always been my favorite place to eat when I am in Portland, but for some reason last night they missed the mark. I ordered the grilled rib eye and with kale and potatoes augratin. It is difficult to ruin steak but this was...More

Thank Ayrmid
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were a party of two and were more than pleasantly surprised at this restaurant. I had not heard of it before and it just happened to be across the street from where we were having cocktails. The food was amazing. We shared two apps...More

Thank Linda T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great take on Italian. Lamb and locally sourced pork Bolognese was exceptional. Wisconsin buttermilk blue cheese with in house made apricot mustard was a great starter. Service was excellent . Nice break from Maine seafood. Highly recommended.

Thank Gumgrove
Reviewed 30 November 2016

WE asked for appetizers to take back to hotel room. They usually do not do take out but were very accommodating. The food was excellent and reasonably priced.

Thank Eric E
Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

We had hoped to eat early at Central Provisions and went VERY early. After being told there was a 3 hour wait - but we could wait in the basement bar we left feeling defeated. As we walked out the back, we saw that Cinque...More

Thank Pesky6
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Excellent menu choices for the most discriminating. Most knowledgeable staff. Love the bar. One of the best bartenders in town

Thank Woodfyr
Reviewed 10 November 2016

Mostly Italian so I was disappointed because I was wanting Lobstah! However what I had was pretty good-my sister liked it better than me I believe.

Thank Anne M
Reviewed 7 November 2016

This charming, unpretentious restaurant is almost too good to review. Everything on the menu was beyond perfect.. and the service was cheerful, attentive and helpful. We loved the wine list as well. Ordering from that excellent menu wa relatively simple..Those of us who ordered the...More

1  Thank SBLMaine
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Cinque Terre is a delightful food experience. While I usually compare Italian restaurants based on the chicken parmigiana, the absence of that dish was overshadowed by the taste of the eggplant parmigiana. I would definitely recommend this place.

Thank Fred A
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36 Wharf St, Portland, ME 04101-4144
    (Dana Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-347-6154
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Cinque Terre is dedicated to the exploration, discovery, and celebration of northern Italian cuisine and wines. Executive Chef Skawinski tirelessly seeks out the finest products from local and Italian purveyors and producers. At Cinque Terre taste matters. Our handmade pastas, fresh seafood, fine meats, gelatos, Italian wines and housemade desserts make dining at Cinque Terre a memorable event.