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Great Impasta

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42 Maine St, Brunswick, ME 04011-2016
207-729-5858
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 64
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delicious

Seafood pasta and scallops with risotto were very good. Orange peel cheesecake was outstanding! Looking forward to going back.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Ashley C
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Maine
via mobile
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Maine
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20 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Seafood pasta and scallops with risotto were very good. Orange peel cheesecake was outstanding! Looking forward to going back.

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Thank Ashley C
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I absolutely loved this restaurant in my gluten-eating days, but I thought I had to swear it off since cutting out gluten. I was so happy to hear they added gluten-free pasta options, and even happier when it was still as delicious as I remembered. This is a small, cozy restaurant so if you have a group, plan ahead.

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Thank Sara N
Brunswick, Maine
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

Nice fine dine Italian in a casual atmosphere. Small seating area. Call for reservations in advance. You won't be disappointed.

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Thank CasualDayTripper
Maine
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

The food is really good and not the typical Italian. They really know how to handle seafood so all the flavor comes through.

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Thank Lynne H
Brunswick, Maine
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

My wife and I ate at the Great Impasta a few months ago and were disappointed. My meal as fair, but my wife's gluten-free pizza was terrible. Bad crust and rather tasteless. Shame, this used to be a much better place to eat.

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Thank Ted M
Manchester, New Hampshire
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

We stopped here for lunch on the way up to Camden, Maine. This place is small and comfortable. There is no sit-down bar but wine, beer and liquor are available so do not plan on sitting at the bar while you wait for seating. If you are looking for Italian food, you have come to one of the best we... More 

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Thank RHR3
Waterville, Maine
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63 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015 via mobile

Stopped here for lunch on a cool autumn weekday hoping for some Italian comfort food. We ordered both the seafood lasagna and the more traditional meat lasagna. The only accompaniment was the "knots", rolls that we found to be very doughy, perhaps undercooked. The meat lasagna was bland. All in all, a disappointing dining experience.

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Thank PatMaine50
Duluth, Minnesota
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

We stopped by here for dinner and had so much fun. The restaurant is very cute and cozy inside. The service was prompt and helpful. I read reviews online which said to always get the specials and I totally agree. The gnocchi was amazing!

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Thank Ayesha K
in NJ
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248 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

Have been to Brunswick many times, this was our first try at the Great Impasta. It was a Saturday night, parking lot was full, so we parked up the street. The place is very small, cozy inside. After a bit of a wait we were seated. I selected the Pollo Mela chicken with apples & a "spicy" frangelico sauce (17)... More 

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Thank Kitsaattheshore
Massachusetts
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69 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

Following a long day of foliage viewing my wife and I stopped in Brunswick for dinner and were fortunate to hit this restaurant at the right time. We didn't have a reservation, but caught them in a brief lull and were seated around 6:00, just five minutes after arriving. Service was outstanding! The food (Veal Saltimbocca for me, chicken and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 42 Maine St, Brunswick, ME 04011-2016
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Brunswick
  • Phone Number: 207-729-5858

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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