The tale of this long-standing family restaurant in the Old Port of Portland, Maine is just as zesty as the pizza is. Some would call it a made for Lifetime TV love story with plenty of dramatic plot twists, and a final ultimatum that gave Bill's Pizza its name. Whether it be an irresistible Harlequin romance or a juicy rumor turned fable, the pizza is as good as the story.

Bill's Pizza has been around since 1949 for good reason. There's something for everyone on the menu… And not just pizza, which by the way, is made from the same secret recipe that has been passed down to the current owner John from his family. The restaurant also serves chicken, angus beef chili, fries and salads, as well as scrumptious desserts such as cheesecake and ice cream.

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The next time you're in Portland, head to Bill's Pizza at 177 Commercial Street in the Old Port for a slice of pizza and your favorite beer on tap. Ask for John and have him tell you the story of how Bill's came to be.

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