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Great Impasta

42 Maine St, Brunswick, ME 04011-2016
207-729-5858
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Ranked #14 of 97 restaurants in Brunswick
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Sierra Madre, California
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Great service and really good food. I had a hankering for lasagna and this seems to be the only Italian place in town. My wife (Italian) loved the lasagna. So that negates what I have to say about it. To my taste, it wasn't the traditional tomato-y sauce I'm used to, so I wasn't as impressed. Still, service and quality... More

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Maine
Top Contributor
145 reviews 145 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

Oh my! Why haven't we dined here before! Just parking the car behind the restaurant and walking to the door made me ask myself this question. We had to wait only a few minutes (less than five) and we were seated at a booth. It was busy but not noisy. Our server came over with menus and ice water for... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Recommended by several people we met on our trip. They do not take reservations but do a 'call ahead' … you should do that! It is a small restaurant that fills up quickly. Known for serving 'garlic knots' … delicious. Waitress was knowledgeable about the menu. I had a seafood and linguine dish. Portions were just the right size …... More

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York Beach, Maine
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142 reviews 142 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We found the food excellent.We had four different meals and everyone loved their meals.Our waitress was excellent. We had a nice leisurely meal with good food and good service.We will go back when we are in the area. A good sign was that the placed was packed on a Monday night and their was always someone waiting.

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Perth, Canada
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59 reviews 59 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We stopped here for lunch and we shared bruschetta, seafood chowder and a salad. I loved their bruschetta with tomatoes, basil, mozzarella, and balsamic vinegar, but my husband not as much. He loved the seafood/leek chowder, the flavour was great but I had virtually no seafood nor leeks. The salad with greens, Gorgonzola, marinated vegetables and nut pesto was great!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

While in Mid-coast Maine for a weekend away, dined here on the advice of family, and was pleased that we did. About 40 seats, was busy but not noisy while we were there. A lot of locals seemed to be here, that's a good sign. Was seated quickly, and waited on with a smile and good humor. Drinks came fast,... More

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Brunswick, Maine
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39 reviews 39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Very good food and reasonably priced. This is one of those restaurants that feels like home. My favorite is chicken parm, my wife says their lasagna is "to die for" and my daughter loves anything they do with pesto.

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Boothbay, Maine
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We've been here many times over the years and food has been consistently good at a very good price. Just took advantage of Brunswick's Restaurant week promotion and got appetizer, main course, dessert, salad and of course - those garlic knots - for $20.14 each. Although this was an extraordinary bargain, even on regular nights, food is reasonably priced. Each... More

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Topsham, Maine
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121 reviews 121 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We have lived in the area for years and heard all kinds of good things about this restaurant, but until yesterday had never tried it. We learned that all the praise was well-earned. The food was excellent -- the Linguine Pescatore was loaded with seafood and a delicious creamy Alfredo sauce; the Veal Saltimbocca was very tasty, but a little... More

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Brunswick, Maine
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15 reviews 15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The food here is always first class. I have been to the Great Impasta many times and have never been disappointed. The food and service have always been excellent. The restaurant is small and cozy and very friendly.

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