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Bonobo information

// Location46 Pine St.
Portland, ME 04101

// Hours Lunch 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday to Friday; dinner 4 to 10 p.m. Monday to Saturday, 4 to 9 p.m., Sunday

// Contact(207) 347-8267

// Price Range$$

// Cuisine Type Pizza,

// Features Kid Friendly, Off-Street parking, Take Out,

// Reviews

⇢ Deliciously crusty thin pizzas & craft beer at Bonobo Wood Fire Pizza in Portland

⇢ Pick your pie, order a salad and chill out at Bonobo

For nine years, Bonobo has served pizzas, both classic and unusual, to customers in Portland’s West End neighborhood. Pizza might be what you see on the menu, but service is the restaurant’s strongest suit, with front-of-house staff who are warm and welcoming, whether you’re a first-time diner or a patron who has been eating their wood-fired pizzas for years. Both salads on the restaurant’s permanent menu are worth trying, especially the house salad, with curls of thinly shaven endive and sweet, house-made pickle slices. Ordering a first course also gives the kitchen time to fire your pizza in the brick oven that, perplexingly, it keeps a few hundred degrees shy of its optimal temperature. The compromise between heat and speed works out fine for pies that can withstand longer cooking times, like the Middle Eastern-style Morocco; the classic margherita; and the fantastic Marley, with hot peppers, scallions, cheddar, and super-tender jerk chicken. Other pies don’t fare quite as well, with toppings that end up overcooked (Caspian) or a crust that stays pale and is a little tough around the perimeter (Goat and Ocean). Just choose your pizza wisely, order a glass of wine from the concise list of red and white crowd-pleasers, and chat with your server. Chances are good that the