// Location61 Pleasant St.
Portland, ME 04101
// HoursLunch Tuesday - Friday 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.; Dinner Wednesday - Saturday 5 p.m. - close; Brunch Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
// Contact(207) 761-0135
// Price Range$$$
// Cuisine Type Contemporary American, Mediterranean,
// Features Brunch, Kid Friendly,
// AT A GLANCE
You can’t go wrong at this relaxed eatery where evening chef Guy Frenette specializes in classic dishes – many Italian inspired – that are big on flavor and fresh, local ingredients. Groups of up to four will enjoy booths lining the walls of the simple dining room; large parties are seated at central tables. The wait staff is welcoming and responsive and quick to answer questions (agrodolce is an Italian sweet and sour sauce) or accommodate special requests. Go hungry and take a friend so you can try a small appetizer, a shared plate of pasta such as pumpkin ravioli, and seasonal entrees – rich braises like pork osso bucco in fall and winter, lighter fare in warmer months. 4 STARS, NOV 2, 2014