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Trattoria Athena

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25 Mill St, Brunswick, ME 04011
+1 207-721-0700
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Hours:
Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer

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  • 91
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Outstanding Food and Service in Brunswick, Maine

Trattoria Athena is one of the best half-dozen Italian restaurants we have eaten in in the USA in the past 5 years -- and we've eaten in dozens and dozens. The food was fabulous, the wine list small but exceptionally well-chosen. We especially enjoyed the tomato and bread soup, the fried... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
jnwall
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Raleigh, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Trattoria Athena is one of the best half-dozen Italian restaurants we have eaten in in the USA in the past 5 years -- and we've eaten in dozens and dozens. The food was fabulous, the wine list small but exceptionally well-chosen. We especially enjoyed the tomato and bread soup, the fried artichokes, the ravioli, the risotto -- everything was truly... More 

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Manchester, Maine
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Great little restaurant, we were so glad to learn it's there and will definitely return. Food is very good--we especially enjoyed the following: fig/ricotta starter, smoked trout dip, blue fish entree, ravioli with lobster, baklava, budino. It is really an Italian/Greek combination restaurant, so don't expect a Greek menu only. The portions are on the small side, but that is... More 

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Freeport, Maine
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We were out for birthday dinner. Four teenagers and three adults. Meals were varied; all met expectations. Service was good even with the size of our party. It was a wonderful evening. Discovered that there were two other birthday parties. Singing filled the air!

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Richmond, Maine
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

I experienced this restaurant a number of years ago when it was new. Real, old fashioned Greek food with a new world twist and decent prices. Now it is very pricey and very nouveau cuisine. And the service was unbelievably slow. I made reservations for 7:30 (we arrived promptly) and we did not get a table (any table) until after... More 

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Brunswick, Maine
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

One would never guess from the street and outside of the place, what a treasure is inside. This tiny restaurant (make a reservation if possible) serves food that one would expect to find in a bigger city. For a real treat are try one of the wine dinners offered several times a year--an opportunity to taste four or five wines... More 

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Topsham, Maine, USA
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26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

When we want to go out for a bit of a fancier dinner we love hitting Trattoria Athena. There are always fresh local food choices (the seem to work very hard on getting local fish which is appreciated) and the food is divine. My only complaint is that they don't have a wide selection of beers and would love to... More 

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Brunswick, Maine
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Great, relaxed atmosphere with really good food. It's great to have a place where you can drop in on the way home from shopping or just when you don't want to cook. It's so convenient on Maine Street in Brunswick.

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Brunswick, Maine
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Definitely one of Maine's best. Reserve in advance. And the night we were there they were almost out of desserts but what they did offer us was magnificent. We had baklava and an order of biscotti that was served with a delicious sweet Italian wine to dip and sip.

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Portland
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We ate here on Saturday night for a friend's birthday dinner, based on the reviews here. We don't exactly regret our choice, but we all decided we probably wouldn't go back. The decor is a little wanting - tacky ceramic figurines in the window, bright light over our table, etc. When we asked if the light could be dimmed a... More 

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Portland, Maine
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

The food here can be stellar, and they finally have a wait staff that isn't syrupy sweet and annoying, BUT ... on more than one occasion we've come at 7:00pm during the weekend only to find out that they are already out of a half dozen menu items, including entrees. To make matters worse, the kitchen staff can be very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 25 Mill St, Brunswick, ME 04011
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Brunswick
  • Phone Number: +1 207-721-0700

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?