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Gagliano's Italian Bistro

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287 Water Street, Augusta, ME 04330
207 213 4708
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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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Londonderry, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

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 45 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 79 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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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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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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Maine, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

This was our first visit to this restaurant and found it to be very good. Considering that Augusta is not a culinary mecca, we found Gaglianos to be a refreshing change. Two of us shared the calamari appetizer, (not the calamari fritti, but the other one), and it was excellent. The sauce tasted fresh and was seasoned beautifully. Then we... More 

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East Winthrop, Maine
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

After reading the great reviews we decide to give it a try. I felt like I was at the wrong restaurant. The reviews were of exceptional service and food. I found it anything but not that it was bad just not up to the high standards of the reviews. I dined with my wife and a friend. we ordered one... More 

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Maine
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

My friends and I were the only three people in the restaurant during lunch, but we waited almost 30 minutes for two sandwiches and one salad. When the meals arrived, one of my friends received an eggplant panino instead of the chicken wrap she had ordered. The cheese (what minuscule amount there was) on the panino had been added as... More 

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Portland, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We had a great time at Gagliano's. If you don't mind the tight squeeze and intimate (read: small) tables--eat here. Everything else is larger than life. I found myself saying "This must be how the food tastes in Italy." We started with bruschetta which was so fresh with tangy balsamic vinegar on it. I had chicken saltimboca and a delicious... More 

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Address: 287 Water Street, Augusta, ME 04330
Phone Number: 207 213 4708
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Augusta
Cuisine: Italian

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  • Address: 287 Water Street, Augusta, ME 04330
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Augusta
  • Phone Number: 207 213 4708

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

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