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Great Impasta

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42 Maine St, Brunswick, ME 04011-2016
207-729-5858
Today
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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert

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Visitor rating
  • 52
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Disappointing

Went to the Great Impasta with group of friends, ordered the Butternut Squash Ravioli, which I have had previously, was supposed to have a sauce but was served dry with grains on top, dry, dry ,dry, barely edible, I couldn't finish. So disappointing because this used to be such a nice place and... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
mainer116
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Brunswick, Maine
Good for:
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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120 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Brunswick, Maine
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Went to the Great Impasta with group of friends, ordered the Butternut Squash Ravioli, which I have had previously, was supposed to have a sauce but was served dry with grains on top, dry, dry ,dry, barely edible, I couldn't finish. So disappointing because this used to be such a nice place and one of my favorites in Brunswick. Maybe... More 

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Maine
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Went to the Great Impasta for my mother's birthday lunch. We were promptly seated upon arrival and the waitress was very nice. We ordered the fried mozzarella for an appetizer which was cooked to perfection and delicious! Then we ordered the seafood lasagna and an antipasto salad. The lasagna was very light and tasty with lots of different ingredients. The... More 

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Lewiston, Maine
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

The Great Impasta defines charming dining. The cozy, intimate atmosphere, delicious food, and friendly, attentive staff make this place a great experience. It's casual dining at incredibly prices. The owner is incredibly thoughtful and welcoming. It's hard to find true charm when we're so overrun by chain restaurants. The Great Impasta is truly a gem.

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Brunswick, Maine
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Once proud restaurant has grown old and tired. Meals seem more of the same old same old than something where the chef prepares a meal with passion and drive.

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Portland, Maine
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426 reviews 426 reviews
336 restaurant reviews
192 helpful votes 192 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

While in the Brunswick area for a family wedding, we visited The Great Impasta. Most had never been, but my husband and I had been here several times before. Lots of pasta options, including risotto. Wonderful appetizers...served fresh and hot. All pastas, whether the sauce was pomodoro, meat, Bolognese, oil and garlic...were touted as delicious. Also on the menu were... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Can't say enough good things about the Great Impasta. Our dinner was absolutely delicious, the service friendly and the portions more than generous. Oh, and did I mention the garlic knots? Love the antipasto salad. The butternut squash ravioli is sublime. We have been many times his year and the food is consistently good. Worth the visit.

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Lewiston, Maine
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Yummy food, appetizers and main course. Service was good. Seating was a little tight. All dishes prepared nice. Food portions were just enought.

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Brunswick, ME
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

These guys have been around forever and their food has always been consistent and a great value. I love their staples, the fried mozzarella, antipasto salad and garlic knots. I've tried fried mozzarella all over and have never encountered anything as good as here. I usually get the seafood pasta with Alfredo sauce which is very good. Their lobster roll... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Good dinner overall. They accommodated my request for gulf shrimp on my pasta. Their sauce is marinara which we don't usually care for (we prefer smooth sauce), but it didn't have too many chunks. The garlic knots were not hot and were tough. Our hometown is full of really great italian restaurants, so our standard is pretty high. This was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 via mobile

Wonderful dinner; attentive service and great team work. Definitely make reservations. Veal Marcella a favorite of wife and myself. Mostly seating for two but a few tables for larger group.

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