Restaurants in Portland


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  • Arabica Coffee
    Located in the historic Old Port District, Arabica Coffee percolates the palates of thirsty patrons as they reenergize amid pleasantly low-key confines. The menu is stocked with soothing bean blends and reads like a global tasting excursion, boasting freshly brewed coffees of the day ($1.40–$1.87) such as an organic Peruvian blend, a French Roast, and a decaffeinated java imported from Ethiopia. Specialty coffee drinks take international flavors one intergalactic step further with a caffé milky way ($3.50–$5.25)–a rich combination of chocolate, caramel, steamed milk, and espresso that evokes the flavors of dark matter. Other items include the earthy caffé maple soy ($3.75–$5.75), made with espresso, soymilk, and maple syrup. The menu is subject to change and features new energizing concoctions daily, but there's always a selection of regular and gourmet coffee drinks, brew-at-home coffee sold by the pound, and juice drinks. Additionally, Arabica's signature toast serves as a tasty treat that’s also useable as a Post-it note for informing roommates that the basement is flooding.
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    2 Free St
    Portland, ME US
  • G'Vanni's Ristorante
    Today's Groupon gets you $50 worth of authentic Italian cuisine and drink for $20 at G'Vanni's Ristorante. G'Vanni's is a North End eatery known for its tasty tomato sauce and warm atmosphere. This Groupon is good at any of the restaurant's three locations in Boston, Billerica, and Portland.
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    15 Exchange Street
    Portland, ME US
  • The Gelato Fiasco
    Some might say that The Gelato Fiasco is the most delicious type of fiasco there is. Joshua Davis and Bruno Tropeano would certainly agree. They began their mission to perfect Italy's favorite frozen treat in 2007. Nearly six years, two locations, and more than 1,000 flavors later, their signature gelato frequently earns plaudits from gourmands at MSNBC, Fortune, CNN/Money, and Every Day with Rachael Ray. Their new Old Port store also earned praise from taste testers on the ground, winning awards such as Best Ice Cream in Maine in Down East magazine's 2013 Reader's Choice Awards and Food Network Magazine's "50 States, 50 Ice cream Treats" accolade. Each day, the team's trained ice cream makers whip up more than 30 flavors of gelato and sorbetto, ranging from mango and brownie batter to Maine wild blueberry crisp, espresso chip, and dark chocolate caramel sea salt. The Gelato Fiasco’s artisanal methods produce treats using only milk from Maine farms, natural cane sugar, and heaping scoops of fresh fruits, roasted nuts, and high-quality candies and confections. They also craft dairy-free sorbettos in flavors including balsamic-strawberry and chocolate noir. Gelato and sorbetto alike arrives in dishes, housemade waffle cones, or full pints to go; customers are also encouraged to mix flavors to create customized treats. Seasonal favorites are offered such as Pumpkin Pie Gelato and Fall in Bourbon County Gelato, created with Wild Turkey bourbon mixed with cinnamon-glazed peanuts and pecans. They also provide warm beverages during the fall season including God of Thunder, an exclusive house roast.
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    425 Fore St.
    Portland, ME US
  • Bintliff's American Cafe
    For a casual environment and scrumptious American food, stop by Bintliff's American Cafe. The menu at Bintliff's American Cafe does not include any low-fat options, so come ready to indulge. Bintliff's American Cafe is BYOB as well, so guests can choose exactly what they want to drink with dinner. Bintliff's American Cafe patrons can also take advantage of the many drink options offered here. Go ahead and bring your rug rats with you — Bintliff's American Cafe has kid-friendly food and seating. You won't feel cramped at Bintliff's American Cafe, even with a large party — the restaurant is perfect for large groups. At Bintliff's American Cafe, there's no need to confine your meal to a traditional dining room — outdoor seating is available when the weather is warm. Reservations are available, so give the restaurant a call before you head over for the fastest seating. Jeans are just right for a meal at Bintliff's American Cafe, which embraces a casual vibe. The restaurant has catering services as well. If you need to get somewhere fast, the restaurant also serves up grub to go. Bring your car to dinner and easily find a space in the area — street parking is available, as is a nearby lot. Thrifty diners will love the reasonable prices here as well, with a meal usually costing less than $15. Brunch is the house specialty at Bintliff's American Cafe, though you can also stop by for lunch and dinner.
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    98 Portland St
    Portland, ME US
  • Sonny's
    Come hungry and leave happy! Sonny's in Portland aims to please even the pickiest eater. Sonny's is also a good option for those with special dietary needs, offering both low-fat and gluten-free items on the menu. Whether you have something to celebrate or just need something to take the edge off, the drink menu at Sonny's won't disappoint. Plan your next big gathering at Sonny's — patrons will appreciate the spacious interior, and there's even a private room for special occasions. Sit outside when the weather is fine — Sonny's has a lovely patio to enjoy a warm day. Those with sensitive ears may want to stay away from this restaurant, though, as it can get quite loud. It doesn't get much more laid-back than Sonny's, so dress for comfort when you come. Or, take your grub to-go. Love the food so much you want to serve it at your next soiree? No problem — Sonny's offers catering. Garage and lot parking are both available to patrons. Meals at Sonny's are moderately priced — most diners spend about $30 per person. Chow down on breakfast, lunch, or dinner fare at Sonny's — they're open for all three meals.
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    83 Exchange St
    Portland, ME US
  • Gorgeous Gelato
    Gelato connoisseurs Mariagrazia Zanardi and Donato Giovine moved from their native Milan to settle in Portland, attracted by the area's friendly neighborhoods, beautiful scenery, and wide-open market for freshly made Italian desserts. In the parlor of their dessert shop, a sunny-yellow and soothing-violet color scheme surrounds an appetizing display of cannoli, cakes, and frozen delicacies, while the couple works hard in the kitchen to create smooth, dense batches of gelato with time-honored recipes and methods. Each satiny spoonful of their gelato blends New England flavor with exotic European influences, with imported Italian hazelnuts and pistachios mixing with locally sourced whole milks and creams. The team welcomes guests to gather in the shop and enjoy cups and sandwiches of the icy treat, and they pour fresh espresso and cappuccino to complement the experience. Gorgeous Gelato even maintains a handcrafted ice-cream cart, its friendly old-school charm making it ideal for catering office functions, weddings, birthday parties, or the opening of another gelato shop.
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    434 Fore Street
    Portland, ME US
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