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Fresh pastas and sauces lauded by the New York Times and The Boston Globe; tapenades, imported salami, cheeses, and antipasto

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Promotional value expires Mar 15, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Valid only for option purchased. Limit 1 per table. Not valid for the purchase of alcohol. Dine-in only. Valid only for dinner. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

While most people know that Italy is shaped like a boot, few realize that Sicily is shaped like an island. Explore the world with this Groupon.

Choose from Three Options

  • $24 for one appetizer and two dinner entrees (up to a $49.73 total value)
  • $44 for two appetizers and four dinner entrees (up to a $99.46 total value)
  • $59 for three appetizers and six dinner entrees (up to a $149.19 total value)

From the dinner menu, begin with starters (up to a $13.95 value) such as italian salami and pecorino cheese or crostini with a selection of olive, eggplant, garlic, and fennel tapenades. Pasta entrees (up to a $17.89 value) include homemade goat-cheese ravioli in a traditional tomato sauce; lasagna layered with bolognese sauce, béchamel, and fresh parmesan; and ravioli stuffed with seasonal seafood.


After bringing their family across the pond from Milano to Maine, restaurateurs Fabiana de Savino and Enrico Barbiero wasted no time in opening Paciarino. There, pasta made daily by Barbiero "raises the bar for pasta," according to the New York Times. “His tender ravioli are stuffed with sweet local shrimp and haddock, and his spaghetti is hand-stretched and perfectly cooked,” the reporter continued. The chef draws from a palette of imported Taggiasche olives, garlic from Sicily, and peppers, mozzarella, and salamis from around Italy. When possible, the produce is sourced from organic farms, and the selection of seafood, like a neighbor’s level of anger at your Halloween display, depends on the season.

Paciarino's airy interior keeps the mood light and focused on the cuisine, which is complemented by red and white wine. “You can hear a surprising amount of Italian language among the diners,” said a writer for The Boston Globe after a visit, “ and everyone seems a little more cheerful than they did when they walked in."

Customer Reviews

Outstanding! Light and delicious fresh homemade pasta, incredible sauces. Lovely service. Bringing Milan to Portland :-)
Karen H. · February 17, 2014
They were very accommodating allowing us to get take out when they had no available reservations. Great for lunch, one of our favorite spots.
Dr. B. · April 13, 2013
We love it here and wont go anywhere else for Italian!
Maeghan L. · April 13, 2013
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