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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
Most recent review
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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 12, 2015
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Portland, Maine
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Portland, Maine
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 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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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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Augusta, Maine
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55 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

The food here is cooked on premises, not frozen in some faraway factory, shipped, and thawed. Their lasagne is so good, you'll want to lick the plate. They have a nice selection of pasta with meat sauce or marinara, and the four cheese sauce is off the planet. You can get a salad, followed by an entree, and still have... More 

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Jefferson, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 via mobile

Found this restaurant using the trip advisor app. read some of the reviews and they did not disappoint! The food was fresh and very well prepared. The main dishes took a little while to come out but the wait was well worth it. I ordered the spicy meatball pizza as a calzone, my wife ordered the lasagna. Both dishes were... More 

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Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Just dined here for the first time the other day. So glad we did...amazing and authentic Italian cuisine prepared in - house. Lovely European atmosphere on the Kennebec River right in downtown Augusta. They serve Italian bread with a delicious aioli as well as with a serving of bruchetta tomatoes. Caesar salad was fresh and crisp with just the right... More 

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Augusta, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Real pizza with high quality ingredients. Homemade sauce, homemade dough, homemade sausage. Real mozzetta and fresh mushrooms. This pie is the real deal, we can now get takeout pizza that's just flatout great.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I've had a few meals at Gagliano's Italian Bistro, they are a diamond restaurant in downtown Augusta, Maine. The quality of food, I love the Pumpkin Ravioli, is divine.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Absolutely delicious food in an unassuming location. Family owned, serving recipes handed down the generations. A real find!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Small Italian restaurant located in an unassuming location. Servers and cooks who truly care about the quality of service and food. Top notch food. The atmosphere is a little lacking but a minor gripe compared to the overall experience.

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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: 207 213 4708

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

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