We select our ingredients daily from a variety of local distributors and growers; providing our customers with the best of the area has to offer in local seafood, meats and vegetables while placing an emphasis on supporting our local community.
Our specialties include homemade pasta, homemade ravioli, bread, focaccia and desserts all made daily using free range eggs.
We also have an extensive wine list.
At the corner of the entrance there is a small display of our delicious vegetable Antipasto, consisting of zucchini scapece, roasted eggplants, asparagus, red beets, white beans and roasted peppers, along with our famous roasted Suckling Pig called “Porchetta”. And of course we cannot forget about our whole “Branzino” fish imported from Italy, roasted with rosemary and garlic and can be de-boned table side of your dish.
Choose from fine range of preferred wines or enjoy some of our refreshing intermezzos.
- Cuisine: Traditional Italian.
- Neighborhood: Downtown Boothbay Harbor.
- Menu: Check it here
- Price: $10-$32.
- Hours of Operation: 4:30pm – 9pm.
- Payment Options: All major credit cards / Cash.
- Dress Code: Smart casual.
- Accepts walk-ins.
- Fully air-conditioned.
- Parking: We offer free parking in our private lot behind the restaurant off of McKown Street, downtown Boothbay Harbor, Maine.
- Open everyday except Wednesday. May 9th — January 1.
WHAT OTHERS THINK OF US
“For an exceptional Italian experience there is no other option”.Plantasiagirl - TripAdvisor - August 2019
“This is food truly made from the heart”.Joe Ricchio - Maine Magazine - EAT feature - March 2013
“Do you believe in serendipity? This place has gone from good to great”.Diane Hudson - July / August 2010
“Ports of Italy is truly a jewel in the midcoast. An outstanding dining experience”.Bruce M. Hardina - The Coastal Journal Editor & Publisher
“Stellar”.Elaine Hardina - Saturday, July 28, 2013
“Rave-worthy classic Northern Italian fare”.Boston Globe - Dine / September 2013
“One of the best meals I had”.Susan Grisanti - Maine Magazine Editor-in-Chief / August 2012
“This is food meant to be savored — and that’s what we did”.Meadow Rue Merrill - Down East Magazine - May 2015
Sante Calandri not only brings the true essence of Italy, but also years of experience in the business. Beginning his soon to be career at age thirteen, Sante started working at the famous Il Cochetto in Trevi, Italy. In his early twenties, he worked at Il Pescatore da Alberto in Fumicino, Rome and later at Il Castellaccio in Perugia – central Italy. Sante moved to the United States when he was just twenty-four years old and found work at Taormina Restaurant in Little Italy, NYC where he stayed for three years when he moved on to work at Bice for the next twenty-three years.
In 2010, Sante bought Ports of Italy in Boothbay Harbor, Maine and stepped away from the fast-paced New York lifestyle to pursue his new project.
Now, along with his chef Fabrizio Ventricini, serve authentic Italian dishes – focusing on the simplicity of each dish, while surprising guests with all the bold yet perfectly mixed flavors in every bite.
Sante wants his diners to “feel relaxed like when you come back home from work and smell all the odors that coming out from the kitchen of your mother”.
And that’s exactly what he brings to the table.
47 Commercial St.
Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538, US
Phone: +1 (207) 633 1011