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Trattoria Athena

25 Mill St, Brunswick, ME 04011
+1 207-721-0700
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Ranked #10 of 99 restaurants in Brunswick
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: Greek, Italian, Mediterranean
Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Petitcodiac, New Brunswick
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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

The restaurant is very small with a limited menu but what you get is fresh and delicious! We ate from the menu Prix Fixe and each course was lovely. Our server was pleasant and was always there to refill our wine glass. The pickled fiddleheads in our salads were excellent and when I inquired about them, the chef came out... More

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Rehoboth MA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

In general this is a nice place, though not exceptional. The best thing that we had was the deep fried artichokes as an appetizer, somewhat like a tempura. I had ravioli which were drowning in olive oil and my wife had sword fish which was good though nothing exceptional. The Greek wine was OK.

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Tunbridge Wells
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We arrived on a weeknight with no reservation, and found the last two places at the bar. Everything was beautifully prepared, with special attention to things in season (fiddleheads) and freshness (fish). The meal was really superb. We had very pleasant waiting staff and just a lovely evening out. Would recommend and go again.

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Portland, Maine
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Waitress was great! App was ok had the smoked pork. there were 3 of us, one had the fettuccine dish, one had the ravioli dish and one had the lamb loin chops. Both pasta dishes were small, the lamb chops were not from the prime cut but the front or back end of the loin, was disappointing for $26. The... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

A charming little restaurant tucked into the town of Brunswick. The appetizers (artichoke and bruschetta) were a delicious start to the meal then the homemade pasta made the meal incredible. We had some of the seasonal ravioli and could even see some of the chefs preparing the pasta in the back. Very cozy and genuine atmosphere. I completely recommend it... More

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Harpswell, Maine
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

First of all, I love lamb chops and they make great ones. I did not know most of the things on the board but our server was a great sales person and very patient. Everything was wonderful. Only problem was cold draft when the door opened and closed. It is a tiny place and now I know to ask for... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Amazing dinner. My husband ordered the ragu, it was absolutely outstanding. Salty, light sauce saturated with lamb flavor and tender, fall off the fork, melt in your mouth lamb. I ordered the seasonal ravioli which had carrot, Parmesan and ricotta cheeses in a white butter sauce. It was light, delicate and I was so sad when it was gone. We... More

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Brunswick, Maine
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Have been a fan of T.A. for several years. The homemade ravioli is always perfect, and when entering the restaurant, if you peek into the kitchen, you will see them making that night's version. Also, the Fried Artichokes with lemon-garlic aioli is a must and everyone at the table sneaks peeks to see who has eaten the most. Might need... More

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Sayville, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

This experience was one of the best I've had in a restaurant in a long time. The four course prixe fixe meal was terrific all the way through, including dessert. Our server Jason was terrific. I overheard what another diner was having (pesto with pistachios) & I was curious about it. Jason did not hesitate to bring some over so... More

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Wells, Maine
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Had the most enjoyable business dinner at Trattoria Athena. Small hidden location. Our total dining experience lasted close to 4 hours. No rush. Took our time. Our server, Jason, knew we weren't in a rush, so stopped by every now and then. Excellent service. You have to start with the Greek spreads. You will never butter your bread after having... More

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