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Maria's Restaurant

337 Cumberland Ave, Portland, ME 04101-2957
+1 207-772-9232
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good18%
  • Average8%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“veal” (10 reviews)
“haddock” (6 reviews)
“seafood” (2 reviews)
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337 Cumberland Ave, Portland, ME 04101-2957
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 25 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

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
Reviewed 15 May 2017

We do not eat a lot of Italian pasta foods as they are usually $25+ for a plate of non original pasta. This restaurant is a wee bit dated and tired and old style Italian food. They could focus even more on this old style...More

2  Thank CS1Portland
Reviewed 12 May 2017

I love everything about Italian food. This was a great Italian meal. Our server Sonny was incredible. He made sure we had no wants during our entire meal. Everything was wonderful. The portion size was enormous. However, I had no want or need for a...More

Thank SPlum B
Reviewed 6 May 2017

Maria's is the place for your basic Italian food. Great Caeser salad and garlic bread. The Haddock was fresh but was only lukewarm and not well seasoned. The Italian platter featured many favorites and was quite tasty. All in all a good experience. Great service.

Thank Kristen M
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

We went the other night for the first time. The place is neat, and has been there since the 60"s. I had the veal parm. The veal was a bit rough, and quite salty. My wife had the veal picatta she also said it was...More

Thank Erik K
Reviewed 20 February 2017

My wife and I love this place! Old-school Italian restaurant that has been around for years. Classic menu, and we've never been disappointed with our meal. Be advised though, reservations are STRONGLY recommended. Even if there are "empty" tables if you walk in without a...More

Thank JodyPWM
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Heard so many good things about this restaurant, but never dined there . . . until tonight. Went with a couple of friends. First, I will say that the wait staff were awesome! Attentive, always filled the wine glasses when needed. My husband ordered the...More

Thank Common-Gourmet
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19 May 2017|
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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.
12 February 2017|
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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
Child-friendly, 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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