Open Hours: Breakfast at The Maine Grind starting at 7:30 Monday - Saturday, Lunch service begins at 11:00 and is full service until 2:30. Bite to eat in the afternoon? our cafe is open for pizza, salads, and our great coffees. Dinner starts at 5:00 and during the winter: Tuesday - Saturday.
Chef Rich Hanson named this charming bistro in downtown Ellsworth after his Italian mother, Cleonice Renzetti, who inspired his cooking career. This ... More
Cleonice Mediteranean Bistro
Chef Rich Hanson named this charming bistro in downtown Ellsworth after his Italian mother, Cleonice Renzetti, who inspired his cooking career. This casually elegant restaurant sources fine local ingredients, blends them with flavors from around the Mediterranean Rim to produce spectacular Tapas and Meze as well as soul satisfying lunches and elegant dinners.
Thank goodness they just put their world class BLT back on the menu at lunch. There are BLTs, and then there is this one...made with house-smoked bacon from locally raised, grain fed pigs; the freshest tomatoes and greens; basil pesto mayonnaise; and fantastic focaccia made by a regional bakery. Everything here is locally sourced, and tastes all the better for it. I come to Maine for the month of July every year, and even with a 15 mile drive to get to Cleonice, I'm good for at least 3 visits.
Ellsworth is a great town with wonderful people... and ho-hum restaurants. There are a few exceptions, and one of them is Cleonice.
The menu is imaginative and varied. Their extensive use of local ingredients adds a freshness and depth of flavor to everything they put on the table. Their desserts are quite good... but not as amazing as their starters (a long list of tapas) or their entrees. The wine list is more than satisfactory, and the bartenders are skilled mixologists (who don't skimp!)
Beautiful hand-carved wood lines the walls of the restaurant. The service is highly professional, cordial, and attentive.
I recommend it enthusiastically.
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New England colonial Across from Ellsworth Shopping Ctr next to LL Beans & Outlet stores. Amenities:Air Conditioning (In Room). Telephone.
Television (Cable/Satellite). Non Smoking Rooms. Television. Daily Maid Service. Hotel Details:33 Rooms / 2 Floors. Built in 1957. Pets ...