Itali-ah Restaurant and Market is an authentic slice of Italy in downtown Waterville, Maine. Our tag line, “Italian with a Maine accent” refers to the melding of local and imported ingredients with interpretations of traditional Italian cuisine from all twenty regions across the peninsula. We’ve lived in Italy and traveled widely, and we are honored and excited to share the dazzling array of flavor, culture, and tradition that is Italian cuisine with our friends and neighbors in Central Maine!
The Market section features pastas (fresh and dried, imported and house-made), sauces, cured meats, cheeses, olives, spices, cooking ingredients, oils, vinegars, candies, chocolates, cookies, preserves, coffee, a carefully curated selection of Italian wine and beer, and much more! We import many products directly from Italy ourselves, some exclusive to our store, traveling several times a year in search of the best and most interesting products to share with our customers.
Our beautiful banco bar counter and equipment were designed and built in Torino, Italy by Marchiodoro Srls, a leading manufacturer of custom-made restaurant solutions.
Itali-ah’s Restaurant menu ranges from Vera Pizza Napoletana, Real Neapolitan Pizza, baked in a wood-fired oven, to fresh, authentic handmade pastas and sauces, delicious soups, salads and a full menu featuring entrées from our wood- burning grill. For a quick, tasty lunch, try a hot grilled Panini or a pillowy soft, savory Venetian Tramezzino sandwich. Start off your workday with a fresh-baked breakfast pastry, filled with Nutella, apricot jam, or pastry cream. Our Steamhammer Espresso machine brews extraordinary Espresso, Cappuccino, Macchiato, Lattes, Americanos, and many other caffeinated (and decaffeinated) drinks using beans from Speckled Ax roasters in Portland, Maine, and Caffè Pascucci in Rimini, Italy. On the sweeter side, we create daily homemade desserts and house-made Gelato Artigianale, artisan Gelato made in vintage Carpigiani machines. It’s gelato made the good, old-fashioned way! Stop in and visit; we are always sampling, and our friendly, knowledgeable staff will be happy to help you!