Meanwhile in Belfast

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$30 and under
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Italian
Meanwhile is a Wine and Cocktail Lounge with a Dining Room in the heart of Belfast.
Our Lounge Area offers an A La Carte Menu with daily specials, focusing on drinks and small plates. Along with our Champagne and Wine List, we offer fresh made from scratch Cocktails.
Our Dining Room offers a Chef Choice Tasting Menu. The Chefs choice will change monthly according to the season and local produce available.
Most of our products are prepped or baked in our wood fired oven. We strive for simple, fresh, quality food. Sommeliers on site. Food and Wine pairing options.
Meanwhile is located at the lower level of the historical Ocean House, just few steps away from the harbormaster and the harbor walk, downtown Belfast Maine.
The Owners, Alessandro and Clementina, were both born and raised in Italy.
Alessandro is Certified Neapolitan Pizza Chef by Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana in Napoli, Italy, and Meanwhile in Belfast is the only Neapolitan Pizzeria Cer
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WestCoastTransplant
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a fantastic meal with phenomenal service. We didn't take advantage of any wine or cocktails because it was 'a wok night' but we're heading back on Friday to try something! A great upscale food destination for Belfast, ME.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

very authentic Italian cuisine..but we found it very expensive for pizza

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JamesB
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal. Great cocktails. Super fresh and local
Salad. Amazing authentic Neapolitan pizza and awesome tiramisu. Service was top notch. Will return

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Bruce
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We all had different pizzas. Each was excellent and a little more than one person could eat. An Italian style meal: we enjoyed a cocktail, then the meal with a bottle of wine from the extensive list, without being rushed. Allow two hours for a liesurely time.

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vipczb1
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Excellent pizza oven. Deserves accolades. Incredibly overpriced.

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Mtmaine
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food is fabulous. The grilled peach and goat cheese bruschetta was perfect. The pizza crust is think and chewy, toppings are fresh and well balances. Servers and friendly and knowledgeable. Love this spot!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have never had less than an excellent meal here. Wine and beer selection is thoughtful, focused.

TC
vipTastersChoice
Charlotte
13 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Erika was our server and was excellent. The pizza was excellent but expensive.

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connrea
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Our visit wasn’t quite up to previous ones. They have so many rules now regarding ANY alterations to the menu, and there are ridiculous fines for cancellation, or changes of any kind, to a reservation. They even have pretty strict rules for the behavior of your children.

DJ
DanaJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience2

As always the pizza was the best-as good as the best I get in Italy. The crowd was fun and pres obama’s Inaugural poet laureate came in post poetry reading that many diners had attended. We had the burrata salad for the first time-cold, tangy, perfect. Unfortunately the restaurant was incredibly hot and none of the staff seemed to care and certainly didn’t take action. I think this is a standard set by the owners and it will make us less likely to go as often as we might have.

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vipneko8282
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time at Meanwhile and we were very pleased. Great salad with just the perfect amount of a light dressing and big enough to share. The pizza was "charred" on the edges and just right. Waitstaff very knowledgeable on wine list. We are looking forward to making it a regular stop.

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RaymelleM
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meanwhile in Belfast is my go to spot for special occasions. My boyfriend and I dined at Meanwhile on New Years Eve 2018. The six coarse sharing menu, including a traditional lentil soup, mussels, wood fried steak, chicken cacciatora pizza and tiramisu, was out of this world! Everything was prepared to perfection. The bottle of Sangiovese was superb. Service, impeccable as always! Thank for making our night so special.

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StaceyW
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Meanwhile in Belfast! It is our go to date night spot! We celebrate birthdays and special occasions there often, and we love to take out of town visitors. In fact, it's so special to us that my fiancee proposed to me there after a FANTASTIC New Year's Eve dinner! Molto buono! Grazie! ❤

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connrea
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The atmosphere has changed. Their popularity may have gone to their heads a bit. It’s not as friendly or relaxed. I’m all for well behaved children in a restaurant but the printed rules regarding children was somewhat over the top. After all, the restaurant is in Belfast , Maine. The food is still excellent.

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Meanwhile in Belfast offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (207) 218-1288.

Meanwhile in Belfast is rated 4.6 stars by 14 OpenTable diners.

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