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Trattoria Athena

25 Mill St, Brunswick, ME 04011
+1 207-721-0700
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Ranked #12 of 97 restaurants in Brunswick
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $30
Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Mount Vernon, New York
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The special prix fixe of Sunday made our day (and evening) prior to Maine State Theatre. My pan-fried skate (an exotic fish that was cooked delightfully with rich flavors, unpretentiously) and the friendly “I’m almost like your Mamma” waitress who was personable but not intrusive, made this a beautiful meal in a cozy, honest environment. Nothing flashy, and I could... More

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Bath, Maine
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We had been to this restaurant before and loved it it is very small so we made a reservation for 7:30 3 days before. We arrived at 7:30 and had to wait 30 minutes for a table we were told the specials I ordered one of the specials then I was informed that two of the specials were no longer... More

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Portland, Maine
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57 reviews 57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

There are better places to eat downtown. The service is very subpar, the server didn't even know what the specials were for the day. We went for drinks and I was disappointed the Italian soda is just served in a can for $2.50. We were debating ordering dessert and the waitress told us we had plenty of time because they... More

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Petitcodiac, New Brunswick
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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
16 helpful votes 16 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
30 helpful votes 30 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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