Siano’s is continuing to grow. And that’s a very good thing.

Joe Pompeo and crew took over an old martini bar in the heart of the Old Port, near Rivalries and Brian Boru, and renovated the space, knocking down walls and painting with classic Italian colors. They also added a wood-burning brick oven and, of course, two bars and some televisions. These additions are new for the space, but classic for anyone that has ever entered a Siano’s restaurant.

You can see the open kitchen from most of the tables in the space, and that’s appealing to me. It makes for good people- watching while enjoying one of the many beer selections, including: Geary’s Pale, Stella Artois ($4,) Gritty’s Red Claw, Guinness, Miller Lite ($3), Long Trail IPA and many more on draft. In a bottle try the 24-ounce PBR’s ($3!), Miller High Life, Corona, Michelob Ultra, Shipyard Export ($4,) Budweiser or Bud Light Lime.

In addition to a decent wine list and a fully stocked bar, Siano’s has some sweet mixed drinks that are worth trying. Go for the Creamsicle ($6), made with Pinnacle whipped-cream vodka and orange juice. The Smore’tini should be listed on the dessert menu; it’s made with Stoli Vanilla, Godiva Chocolate liqueur and finished with a chocolate, graham cracker crumb and mini marshmallow rim.

Siano’s has happy hour Monday through Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. and it includes half-price appetizers. In addition, there are daily themes and drink specials. Monday is two-for-one martinis or get $2 Geary’s drafts and $8 Miller Lite pitchers while watching the game. Tuesday features two-for-one 10-inch pizzas and on Wednesday Skinny Girl Margaritas, Fat Boy Bombs and Jager Bombs are $5. The Friday night promotion is “First Stop on Fore Street” with $3 well drinks and $1 off beers. Saturday brings afternoon pitchers of Miller Lite for $6 and wings and nacho deals. Sunday is my favorite with $4 Absolute bloody Marys and mimosas. There are also $2 Geary’s and Bud Light pints during all NFL games — and if the Pats score a touchdown, Bud Light drafts are 50 cents. This season, that’s been a lot of beer.

If you’re looking for food, go for the steak tip sandwich ($9.99), the chicken Caesar salad or try one of their specialty pizzas. I opted for the basic cheese, adding feta and tomato and, as always, was delighted with the quality sauce and crispy, wood-oven baked crust.

You can head into Siano’s, enjoy some good food and not have to worry about it being a rowdy Old Port bar. Meet a friend, grab the guys or bring the whole family. The place is already a local favorite for those who want to watch the game in a relaxed atmosphere, among friends, with wallet friendly deals.

Amber Olesen is a freelance writer who lives in Westbrook.