Vinoteca + Asador

Mediterranean Flavors | Local Ingredients


Lolita is a modern American restaurant that embraces the flavors, traditions, and simplicity of Mediterranean cuisine.



You'll be greeted with the warm glow of our custom wood-fired grill and rough-hewn walls lined with Lolita’s thoughtfully curated wine collection. The setting is reminiscent of an Old World bodega where, throughout the day, neighbors and visitors alike gather to share some wine, snacks or a meal, and a lot of congenial conversation.

We're open every day, offering dinner Monday through Friday and brunch and dinner Saturday and Sunday. [We also have a pretty fabulous happy hour that's two and a half hours long - Tuesday through Friday from 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm.] Take a seat at the long zinc bar or cozy banquette, and relax. Savor an expertly prepared espresso from our vintage machine, grab a midday bite, a leisurely lunch, or linger well into the evening to enjoy small or large dishes meant for sharing. Our extensive menu showcases the freshest ingredients from land, sky or sea, prepared simply and respectfully.

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(207) 775-5652



90 Congress Street
Portland, ME  04101



M-Th 3:30p-9:30p          F 3:30p–10:30p
Sa 10:30a–10:30p
Su 10:30a–9:30p



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Cocktails + Wine + Beer



Reservations can be made by calling us at 207-775-5652, or online through the reservation link below or at

For parties of 5 or more, please call us to check for availability.

However, in keeping with the spirit of Lolita, we encourage you to visit without a reservation, as well. We keep about half of our tables and all of our bar seats open for walk-in dining. When there is a short wait, we will happily take a name and phone number at the door and call you as seats become available. Please note – names can only be added to the walk-in wait list in person.

For more information, or to inquire about a special event, please click here or email us at



Piedmont Wine Dinner!

Tuesday | November 13th | 6:30 pm

Join us for our Piedmont Wine Dinner on Tuesday, November 13th @ 6:30 pm

Italy's Piedmont is one of the world's premier winemaking regions. It's home to 'The Wine of Kings and The King of Wines' - Barolo. It is also the home to the incredible wines of Barbaresco which are equally noble and a bit more approachable in their youth. The white wines of Piedmont - including Cortese and Arneis - are often overlooked but are of high quality and uniquely delicious. We have a line up that features some of the best producers in the region and their impeccable wines and Chef Guy Hernandez will be pairing them with a four-course Piedmont-influenced menu that will highlight the uniqueness of each wine:

Broglia Gavi 'La Meirana', 2016, Cortese di Gavi DOCG | Bagna Cauda & Stonecipher Farm Vegetables

Castello di Neive Santo Stefano Barbaresco, 2009, Barbaresco DOCG | Pork & Sage Agnelotti del Plin

Vietti Roero Arneis, 2017, Roero DOCG | Grilled Caesar Tonnato

Massolino Barolo Serralunga d’Alba, 2013, Barolo DOCG | Nebbiolo-Braised Caldwell Farms Beef & Polenta

Torta di Nocciole (Hazelnut Tart) | Coffee or Tea

Cost is $125 per person. Price is all-inclusive and includes dinner with wine pairings, service/gratuity, and tax. Please note that while this is a fixed menu, we are able to accommodate dietary restrictions. Just let us know when ordering your tickets. For tickets and more information, visit:


IF you love someone, send them a Lolita gift card...

It's simple.  You can send a physical gift card that will arrive in the mail. Or, if you prefer, you can send a virtual gift card that will be sent via email.  Your choice, and either way, they'll be thrilled to get some Lolita love! Right this way!