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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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very enjoyable meal, very good service

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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Maine, USA
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Gardiner, Maine
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

I went to Gaglianos because it was family owned and operated and the food and service was acceptable. However, i was informed later that the owner of Gagliano's risked her own children in her care and was involved in a car chase with a pregnant woman that created the woman to go into pre-mature labor. I cannot in good faith... More 

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

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 restaurant reviews
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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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6 restaurant reviews
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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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4 restaurant reviews
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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
2 reviews
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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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Boston
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

The food is fresh, organic, created by Italian chefs who take their time to make truly glorious subtle sauces. I started with the spinach salad with Gorgonzola, walnuts, balsamic, and strawberries (despite this being last week in the dead of a cold January). The dressing was a balsamic reduction, the walnuts had been prepared/toasted, the baby spinach was perfect, and... More 

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Augusta, Maine
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

What an incredible meal! No wait! In Portland there would be a line of customers waiting to get in to this place! Service is excellent. This is Augusta's best kept secret. Food is made from scratch and is magnificent! Give up the Olive Garden and get to this place for the real thing at the same price!

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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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