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Gagliano's Italian Bistro

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287 Water Street, Augusta, ME 04330
12072134708
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Little Italy in downtown Augusta, ME

Good food, good service, good portions. Prices are a bit high on some of the menu items, but it can be worth it once in awhile.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Londonderry, New Hampshire
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Augusta, Maine
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Our experiences that have all been terrible. We tried it more that once. I think its too bad to have a local owned restaurant so bad

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Gardiner, Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Two adults and a 3 1/2 year-old went the other evening and had a wonderful meal. The garlic aioli with the bread is a thing of the past, and many of us will miss it. The seasoned oil that replaced it is a good substitute, though. The restaurant has an uncertain future in its current location, due to water problems... More 

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Oak Park, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Italian food as good as we have had in Chicago. We make it a point to eat here whenever we visit Augusta.

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New Brunswick
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We went to this restaurant on a recommendation from the hotel we stayed at and it was the best pizza I've ever had. The atmosphere is romantic with indoor and out door seating. Service was quick and the wait staff were the very best. We can't wait to go back.

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Londonderry, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Good food, good service, good portions. Prices are a bit high on some of the menu items, but it can be worth it once in awhile.

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Manchester, Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

During a walk on the Kennebec Rail Trail we stopped for lunch. The special was for a 14" cheese pizza for $10 and we added two half portions of salad. Locally grown greens were a treat. All was delicious, but the pizza was exceptional!

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Motta Sant'Anastasia, Italy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Having lived in Sicily for three years, we usually avoid Italian in the states, but this was our only chose on the fourth on vacation. Yeah for us as it was amazing. It was like being back in Sicily. The owner is from the Agrigento area, so it was good. They also have a good selection of Sicilian wine. Loved... More 

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Augusta, Maine, United States
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34 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Not what I expected for the money- way too expensive for what I got. My veal was not cooked enough & every thing is extra. Twice I have been there & been disappointed- I won't go back. The service isn't great & neither is the food.

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Kingston, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Very friendly service in a nice quiet authentic setting. Wouldn't be surprised if there was an Italian grandmother in the kitchen! Nice portions, obviously fresh ingredients prepared with care. The veal al limone was excellent!

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 via mobile

The price was ridiculous for the small amount. Of food we received the waitress / cook had on a filthy apron who seated us and the glass I drank my coke from must have had a mojito in it previously because it had an overwhelming flavor of mint. Too costly for the quality. Won't be back even if it were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 287 Water Street, Augusta, ME 04330
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Augusta
  • Phone Number: 12072134708

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

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