79 Portland St, Portland
(207) 808-8533

Recent Reviews

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Lovely spot behind restaurant. Nicely done. Service was good. Food was good but not outstanding. Octopus was best dish we had. Spaghetti with wild mushrooms bland and disappointing.


The only reason I gave this restaurant 4 stars was the location. This is a 5 plus in other areas. Sadly, Covid shuttered some nearby homeless shelters and some folks are having a hard time. But the food is amazing, the staff attentive and everyone goes the extra mile. The apps, salads, and seafood entree was probably the best I have ever tried.


Excellent food. Menu is limited but choice is still present. Nice cocktails. Small nice place. Location is off the beaten path and at the outskirts of the city.


Vacationing and visiting Kennebunkport. Loved the outdoor patio - and really enjoyed the outstanding food!


A gem of a restaurant. Lovingly prepared food served by attentive and efficient staff. Not overly expensive given the value received. Would highly recommend on any trip to Portland.

opentable dinner

Absolute gem of a spot; off the beaten path, but so worth it. A charming bistro with 5 star dining/food. Not pretentious. Excellent service. Quiet and almost felt as if we were anywhere in Europe. Had a bottle of the XA Mexican red, which had some subtle spice notes. Focaccia was delectable. Octopus app both fantastic. The blueberry cheese cake was like nothing I’ve ever tasted. Refined with a hint of sage. It’s not your run of the mill spot, a definite place that transports you. Will definitely be back!


Great patio space. Great cocktails and loved the dessert!


Wonderful eclectic restaurant. Amazing service and great food. We would go there once a week if we were living closer than Minnesota!


My wife had the Halibut and I relished the Hake and we split the fennel salad. Everything was outstanding. The Isa Bistro deserves a Michelin Star.


Fantastic. Everything about it. The food, the wine, the ambiance of the adorable patio and our outstanding server. A must in Portland.


Excellent food, creative, unique preparation, great service, and pleasing space/atmosphere. Highly recommend as one of the best in Portland.

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The food was awesome - possibly the best grilled octopus I’ve ever had - and every bite was worth savoring. Service was excellent without being intrusive. A great meal and a wonderful night.

opentable dinner

Wonderful food. Ate outdoors. A little chilly but fine


Isa is always wonderful. The food and service are what you'd expect if you were paying twice the price, and the ambiance (especially on the lovely patio) completes the feeling that you're really someplace special. It's what dining should be, and we're very fortunate to have it in Portland. Try the octopus!

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