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Colucci's Hilltop Market

135 Congress St., Portland, ME - (207) 774-2279
Colucci's may be the best place in Portland to get a real Italian – the submarine sandwich unique to Maine. There are two kinds of Italians made here: a real Italian, which means salami and provolone topped with tomato and green pepper, pickles, onions, olives, and oil; and a regular Italian, which features ham and American cheese.
62% Approval Rating (8 votes)

Scorecard

4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Real Italian

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (4)
Roadfood.com Editor
" Colucci's looks like any other corner grocery, its sign advertising, "Meats – Produce – Groceries – Lottery Tickets – Ice – Deli." Inside shelves are stocked with a duo-cultural array of groceries that includes Twinkies and imported olive oil. We love it for the big, ..."   [Read More]
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Bill Brennan
May 02, 2006
"On the advice of friends and after reading the reviews, I sampled a "real Italian" recently and was disappointed. Sure, the servers were friendly and the place smelled enticing, but I came away with the same soggy excuse for an Italian sandwich that is offered by most ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

135 Congress St., Portland, ME
(207) 774-2279

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Coluccis-Hilltop-Market/264344106999

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:Yes
Alcohol Served:No
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:Yes
A REAL Italian is made with salami and provolone, but of course a whole array of other cold cuts are available: ham, capicola, roast beef, turkey, pepperoni, even tuna.
"A REAL Italian is made with salami and provolone, but of course a whole array of other cold cuts are available: ham, capicola, roast beef, turkey, pepperoni, even tuna."
Michael Stern





Colucci's is a neighborhood fixture. In addition to Italian sandwiches and all manner of other cold and hot sandwiches, the dinner case regularly contains such hot items as manicotti, lasagne, chili, mac & cheese, fried chicken pot roast, and chop suey. All is sold on a take-out basis.
"Colucci's is a neighborhood fixture. In addition to Italian sandwiches and all manner of other cold and hot sandwiches, the dinner case regularly contains such hot items as manicotti, lasagne, chili, mac & cheese, fried chicken pot roast, and chop suey. All is sold on a take-out basis."
Michael Stern


Among the daily-made breakfast pastries are these true-Yankee muffins.
"Among the daily-made breakfast pastries are these true-Yankee muffins."
Michael Stern


It is believed that the ORIGINAL formula for Italians was based on ham and American cheese, as shown on this sandwich.
"It is believed that the ORIGINAL formula for Italians was based on ham and American cheese, as shown on this sandwich."
Michael Stern



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