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Gagliano's Italian Bistro

287 Water Street, Augusta, ME 04330
207 213 4708
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Ranked #7 of 78 Restaurants in Augusta
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Augusta, Maine, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

The Pasta Dishes were amazing. We had a Restaurant.com gift that we used to dine there. It was a bit on the pricey side however the food more than made up for the price.

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Portland, Maine, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I have eaten here a number of times and keep coming back every time business brings me to the area. Never had a bad meal here. The food is just amazing! The owners are very friendly and gracious and the restaurant is very nice and tastefully decorated with warm candle light at dinner time. The wine list is superb. I... More

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Augusta, Maine
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I've eaten here twice and thoroughly enjoyed the pumpkin ravioli. The sauce was creamy complimenting the perfect puffs of joy. The staff was attentive but not overwhelming.

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Chelsea, ME
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We were the only people there but it was early. I believe the lady at the bar is one of the owners. She sat at the bar drinking wine and talking to the only server. Bad first impression! Service was OK but I was just not comfortable with the drama at the bar. Food was very salty. Both mine and... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I really tried... Hung out in the lobby for 20 minutes. Waiter (Jason) was incessantly talking to a group of people, who clearly just wanted to order their food and enjoy themselves. Finally seated outside (table was open since the moment we walked in). The table was disgusting... not clean at all. Menus were provided. Waited another 15 minutes for... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

From the minute I met Ryan the bartender at this fantastic family owned authentic Italian Bistro I was impressed by the service and delicious food. The Excellent rating above does not do Gagliano's justice. My Caesar Salad was excellent, the micro brews are terrific and run the gamut of any beer lover's taste. My Chicken Saltimbocca was perfect!! On top... More

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Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Friday evening, warm day, hungry, but wanting a good quiet meal together. Enter Gagliano's Bistro. The owner/hostess (Helena?) discerned our need and offered a quiet corner enveloped with plants verses the small, busy deck. We shared the house salad with balsamic dressing and goat cheese along with fresh baked bread and homemade garlic spread. This all sounds ordinary, but it... More

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York, Maine
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We were so excited to find an Italian restaurant to eat at after a long day outside away from home. Our hotel had this place listed as one of their dinner suggestions, so we thought we would give it a try. As we drove into the downtown area of Augusta I thought the brick buildings were beautiful, but as we... More

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Sidney, ME
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We absolutely LOVE this restaurant! The staff is very friendly and informative, and the owner is excellent. It is always great to see someone taking such pride in their business. Their home made bread with garlic dipping sauce is phenomenal...we always end up getting two or three orders of it. We have not eaten anything that we have not liked!... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

This Italian bistro is authentic and the food was fantastic! The service was very good. The atmosphere was relaxed but elegant. All the dishes we had were prepared well with perfect seasoning. This small bistro is well worthy of the five stars and we will return for sure!

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