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Gagliano's Italian Bistro

287 Water Street, Augusta, ME 04330
207 213 4708
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Ranked #9 of 78 Restaurants in Augusta
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Chelsea, ME
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 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
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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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4 restaurant reviews
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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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Jefferson, Maine
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Authentic amazing in Augusta! We read the reviews in search of something special nearby. Gaglianos was a goldmine. Our server, sorry we didn't get his name, was terrific, friendly and knowledgable. We weren't rushed and he took the time to check with us often and meet every need. The food.... Outstanding.... The bread and aioli was delightful. Meatball appetizer was... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We tried Gagliano's last night because of a Trip Advisor posting. Nothing but good to report. The Caesar salad, available as a full or half order, had an eggy, garlicky dressing, and not too much of it. The bread was homemade and came with aioli and chopped tomatoes in oil, also homemade. The freshly made farfalle pasta was cooked just... More

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Amherst, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014 via mobile

After reading reviews here, we decided to give Gaglianos a try last night. The food was incredible - authentic Italian through and through. We started with the meatballs...a must have. The meat melts in your mouth and the sauce was to die for. Great flavor and a little kick - the sauce shows up in some entrées (bolognese uses the... More

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