Caiola Caiolas Abby Harmon

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58 Pine St. (Brackett St.) Send to Phone
207-772-1110 | Menu
Neighborhood restaurant for Portland’s West End crowd featuring hearty meals with a Mediterranean flair and affordable wines and cocktails.


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, or the Spanish Rossejat with shrimp and scallops. Classic Maine cuisine is honored as well; try the gourmet burger with additions of bacon, cheddar, homemade tater tots and sautéed onions. There are plenty of options for vegetarians, starting with the polenta fries, black and white bean soup, and eggplant puttanesca with grilled fennel bread and sautéed greens. End the meal 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.

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