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Trattoria Athena

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25 Mill St, Brunswick, ME 04011
+1 207-721-0700
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Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, 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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Quaint, Cozy, Delicious! Great Service

Great Wine, Great Food, the menu was one of those where you have trouble choosing because they all sound so good! Great seafood dishes, not your typical pasta heavy Italian, more fresh and light with Italian influence. LOVED it!

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 4, 2015
Santa Barbara, CA
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  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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English first
Santa Barbara, CA
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Great Wine, Great Food, the menu was one of those where you have trouble choosing because they all sound so good! Great seafood dishes, not your typical pasta heavy Italian, more fresh and light with Italian influence. LOVED it!

Thank pupit
White River Junction, Vermont
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

I suppose even a great restaurant can have an off-night. I had heard great things about the Trattoria Athena, but our dinner experience there was so bad that it is highly unlikely I will return. The prices were unjustified in every regard, and the best that can be said of the service is that the place was crowded. (Why, I... More 

Thank Frank G
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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216 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Brought friends here to eat on our last weekend in Maine for Summer 2015! The Trattoria rewarded our choice with tasty appetizers of lightly breaded deep fried arthichokes and crostini topped with layers of pistachios, home made ricotta, and a light touch of honey. For our entre's we chose short rib ragu, tagliatelle with funghi, and superb little pasta envelopes... More 

Thank Gail G
New Hampshire
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Whenever we get to or near Brunswick, we make a point of eating at Trattoria Athena and its sister wine bar Enoteca Athena. We are always greeted with knowledgeable and professional servers who are committed to customer satisfaction. The menu has seasonal changes and always affords nightly specials based on locally available product. The fried artichoke hearts and stems are... More 

Thank SaltRiverFarm
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 

Thank jnwall
Manchester, Maine
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 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 

Thank Sara K
Freeport, Maine
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11 reviews
7 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!

Thank Lillian H
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 

Thank H B
Brunswick, Maine
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7 reviews
3 restaurant 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 

Thank lucy5976
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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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: Special occasions, Romantic


Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?