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Solo Italiano, Portland, ME

Solo Italiano

4.7
4.7
2506 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
  • Good for special occasions
  • Charming
  • Great for fine wines
We currently offer in-house dining Tuesday through Sunday from 4:30-10:00pm (last dinner seating is at 9:30). Takeout is no longer available at this time. Patio dining is available Memorial Day weekend through September and always subject to weather. Please call us directly to reserve a patio table, but keep in mind that of the six 4-tops available outside, three are kept for walk-ins only.

Our restaurant features Paolo Laboa, international chef from Genova, Italy. His menu consists of simple, flavorful and authentic Northern Italian cuisine. This includes handmade pasta, crudo (raw fish), fresh pizza and an all-Italian wine list. Ingredients are sourced locally, from various Maine farms and from the Gulf of Maine, whenever possible.


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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 40 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Tue–Sun 4:30 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (207) 780-0227
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Paolo Laboa
  • Private party facilities
    Please visit our website and the reservations tab for large party options and details.
  • Private party contact
    Mercedes Laboa: (508) 284-3368
  • Neighbourhood
    Portland
  • Cross Street
    Harbor St or Pearl St.
  • Parking Details
    Paid parking is also available in DiMillos parking lot a block and a half away. Please keep in mind, street parking is free on Sundays and after 6pm every other day!
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,506 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Maine

    Most Booked

  • Greater Portland

    Best Overall

  • Greater Portland

    Best Food

  • Greater Portland

    Best Ambience

  • Greater Portland

    Good for business meals

  • Greater Portland

    Innovative

  • Greater Portland

    Great for fine wines

  • Greater Portland

    Romantic

  • Greater Portland

    Good for special occasions

  • Greater Portland

    Most Booked

2,506 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was truly meh but the ambiance was nice and service was excellent.

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  2. LawrenceC

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Server was very knowledgeable and helpful, food portions were moderate which is fine by me, taste was excellent. I would recommend them.

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  3. DawnP

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was Outstanding! Food, service, atmosphere - it was our 2nd visit in a week and we are trying to figure out how to fit in another night before guests head home.

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  4. CraigK

    New York City

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Possible to love a restaurant more? Our server was so wonderful. The pesto pasta dish, and the one with mushrooms. Stunning. Some of the best pasta I’ve ever had!

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  5. RW222

    Greater Boston

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious meal and great ambience. We will certainly return.

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  6. RalphA

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best restaurant experiences we’ve had in a long time. Highly recommend Solo Italiano

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  7. JulieS

    New York City

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent meal and enjoyed eating at the bar - mixologist was a pro, made amazing cocktails.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Aberdeen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best dinner we have had in in some time .Great service Salad was great entrees fabulous , dessert wonderful .

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    We were so looking forward to our meal at this restaurant. We had dined there two years ago and had an exceptional experience. We walked in and there was no air conditioning in the main dining room and even though we asked the hostess she basically said it wasn’t getting fixed. So we had to request to sit in a cooler spot. The bar service was unacceptably slow but moreover the meals that we had lacked complete flavor and innovation from our prior experience. It was clear to us that there had been a change in chef. Many of the items were called the same thing for example, the smoked Butatta, but we definitely not what we had enjoyed two years ago. We we expected the flavorful fluffy light and airy focaccia of two years ago and we were served a flatbread with gooey cheese in the middle. The $65 New York strip was fair at best, tough and thin. The bok choy that accompanied it tasted like dishwater. We also had a rack of lamb that came with four small lamb lollipops, and the halibut was the size of a half a graham cracker and dry. we ordered a second round of drinks just before our main course and they never showed up and we had to request to take them off our order. Overall, this was a $500 meal for four people and we left the restaurant sad, and hungry. 

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  10. RIMom

    Salt Lake City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent. Best Italian I’ve had anywhere, even in Sicily and many towns in Italy, north and south. So fresh with amazing flavors. I recommend their signature pesto dish, Mandilli al Vero Pesto Genovese, the King Edward Island mussels (dip the homemade bread in the broth) and have the Torchietti con Sugo d’Ipppoglosso. The service was really, really good. Overall, a wonderful experience. Can’t wait to go back.

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FAQs

Solo Italiano is rated 4.7 stars by 2506 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 40 times today
Google Map for Solo Italiano

100 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Harbor St or Pearl St.
  • Neighbourhood
    Portland
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Tue–Sun 4:30 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Paid parking is also available in DiMillos parking lot a block and a half away. Please keep in mind, street parking is free on Sundays and after 6pm every other day!
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Paolo Laboa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (207) 780-0227
  • Private party facilities
    Please visit our website and the reservations tab for large party options and details.
  • Private party contact
    Mercedes Laboa: (508) 284-3368
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