Strolling through the cobblestone streets and brick buildings of Portland can sometimes make you feel like you are right in Europe. Wander down Wharf Street and you could convince yourself you’re in Bologna.

This may elicit a feeling in you that makes you crave some authentic Italian cuisine. We may not be in Europe but we do have cozy and authentic eateries that can take you on a date night that feels far away from home.

To help you carry out that craving, this is a manageable list of authentic Italian cuisine in the greater Portland area that offers cozy and intimate settings, just like the little eateries you would find right in Italy.

Whether you're looking for scrumptious seafood linguine or bolognese made with fresh parmesan and pasta in-house, these Italian restaurants will exceed your needs. Most of them have stood the test of time and have been around for decades, so you can trust that they know what they're doing.

But don't just take my word for it, go try them out yourself:

10 Cozy Authentic Italian Restaurants in The Greater Portland Area

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