Bonos Pizzeria Grille puts its own gourmet spin on Italian culinary tradition. In an open kitchen, executive chef Anthony Guerriero and his team use local ingredients to craft specialties such as slow-braised short ribs with pappardelle, fingerling potatoes, and peas, and juicy burgers crowned with Boursin cheese and wine-poached pears. They also layer pizzas with specialty toppings such as fig jam and hand-picked lobster before firing the pies over flaming Maine hardwoods. A children’s menu offers kid-friendly options like peanut butter and jelly pizza.
Ricetta's is a full service Italian restaurant that serves Pizza, Pasta, Salad and Soup. Ricetta's opened it's South Portland location in 1989 and it's Falmouth location in 2000. Ricetta's has been voted Maine's Best Pizza every year since 1990 and most recently listed in USA Today's Top 51 Pizza Places in America!
Born in Bangkok, Pom Boobphachati has spent her career inside Thai restaurants, picking up skills in the kitchen and gathering management expertise with each new eatery she opens. Pom currently oversees a trio of Thai restaurants in Portland, including Pom's Thai Restaurant. Here, an extensive menu of more than 100 items unfolds before diners' eyes, offering everything from salads spiked with lime juice and curries simmered in coconut milk to noodle and fried rice dishes made from tofu, meat, seafood, or soy chicken. Customized stir-fry entrees come together with your choice of protein, vegetable, and sauce, including garlic, sauce, ginger sauce, or molten-basil sauce.
Putt putters can bask in the soothing phosphorescent splendor of Glowgolf’s mini course as they navigate their illuminated golf balls through glowtopia. Courses contain sights such as light-defying blush corals, incandescent fishes, and lush foliage. Each pass is good for three 18-hole games, giving golfers ample opportunity to outmaneuver any vividly bright and very alive windmills that may appear. Equipment is available on the spot, so players won't risk bending their own putters when they chase after that pesky, good-for-nothing, hole-digging, ball-stealing, and most likely hallucinated gopher.
By name, Jimmy the Greek’s sounds like a typical Mediterranean restaurant. However it’s evident that the restaurant-bar hybrid is much more. On most nights, guests can indulge in live entertainment and drink specials, including martini-and-manicure nights, trivia, and mechanical bull riding. Brewers of craft beers gather on Thursday nights to introduce themselves and their libations to crowds, and crowds put their knowledge to the test during late night trivia. To enhance the raucous happenings, bartenders serve up domestic and imported beers, accompanied by a Mediterranean-slanted menu of brick-oven pizzas, Greek-inspired appetizers, and innovative burgers.
Partners Mike Jerome and Drew Kinney are obsessed with soup. Before they opened Kamasouptra, they spent much of their early professional lives learning about soup, apprenticing under famed chefs, researching techniques, and looking under floorboards for hidden-away family recipes. It must have paid off because readers of The Phoenix named Kamasouptra’s soup the best around in both 2012 and 2011.
The culinary team crafts offerings to satisfy pescatarian, vegetarian, and vegan diets, taking advantage of fresh produce and seafood caught locally. While the menu at the shop’s two locations changes daily, the kitchen tries to keep certain staples on hand, including beer-and-cheddar soup, chili, and vegan pasta fagioli.
For more than 20 years, Willows Pizza & Restaurant's marinara maestros have quelled orbicular cravings with hand-crafted pizzas and a plentiful array of scrumptious Italian dishes. The pesto chicken pizza ($16.99 for a large) dresses fresh chicken breast in a camouflaged coat of basil pesto to protect against bushwhacking pizza poachers, while the Clams Casino pizza’s white clam sauce sings a wistful sea shanty to accompanying bacon, garlic, and romano cheese ($20.99 for a large). Acrobatic calzones flip pizzas inside-out, with savory meats and cheese ensconced in fresh-dough pillows ($7.49), and myriad pastas and salads and hot or cold subs round out the feasting festivities. Willows slakes parched tongue buds with a selection of wine and beer poured into glasses, pints, or hollowed out life-size replicas of the Leaning Tower of Pisa.