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58 Pine St. (Brackett St.) Send to Phone
207-772-1110 | Menu
Caiola’s is the most charming eatery in Portland’s most charming neighborhood.
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Dinner Tues.-Sat., Brunch Sun.

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Caiola's Restaurant Review

: Caiola’s is the West End’s quintessential neighborhood restaurant with a charming out-of-the-way feel. Chef Abby Harmon is known for her seafood from her days at Street & Co., and the fish at Caiola’s is always spot-on, such as pan-sautéed spicy scallops with a beet and tomato gazpacho. It is also nice to see what Harmon can do with terrestrial ingredients (nearly all of them obtained locally). Her menu has Mediterranean leanings, as in dishes like Provençal roma tomatoes with tapenade and goat cheese and Spanish paella with grilled chicken, chorizo and shellfish. Classic Maine cuisine and American comfort food is honored as well. Try the lobster pudding with corn salad, a gourmet burger or mac ‘n’ cheese. End with a rich and dense slice of chocolate cake. The down-to-earth spot is cozy inside and the bar hums pleasantly, but the patio out back is the place to be in the summertime. Just about any wine you order will be affordable. If only the nearby condos were too; then Caiola’s could be everyone’s home away from home.

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