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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, 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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Visitor rating
  • 88
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
One of our favorite restaurants in the area

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
lucy5976
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Brunswick, Maine
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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English first
Brunswick, Maine
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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19 reviews 19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 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
18 helpful votes 18 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 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 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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Plymouth, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Brunswick is a great place to spend the night when traveling for business in Maine. There are wonderful restaurants to chose from. This one in particular is my favorite so far. The menu options change, the meal can be light or heavy and the Greek wine selection is great. I often sit at the bar and find the waitresses to... More 

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Hillsborough, California, United States
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112 reviews 112 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Everything here is delicious, especially the lamb dishes -- make a reservation because it is small but charming.

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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175 reviews 175 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 via mobile

On the last Saturday of September, restaurants near the shore teemed with busloads hungry for lobsters, so we headed into town and found a parking spot in front of the Trattoria...AND there was an unreserved table. The meal was superb from lamb's neck to duck's breast with figs. Red and white Greek wines were tasty and distinctly flavored. The gnocchi,... More 

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Sierra Madre, California
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80 reviews 80 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

First a caveat, I'm not a huge Greek food fan. That being said, I was not impressed with the food here. Service was great, just didn't like the taste of the food. They do make an incredible flavored martini. One man's humble opinion.

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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?