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Great Impasta

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42 Maine St, Brunswick, ME 04011-2016
207-729-5858
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Visitor rating
  • 53
    Excellent
  • 36
    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
Food was very good

Only ate here once but the food was very good and the service was attentive considering they were so busy. The wait wasn't too bad either.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
EricaM78
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Verona, Maine, United States
Good for:
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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123 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Verona, Maine, United States
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Only ate here once but the food was very good and the service was attentive considering they were so busy. The wait wasn't too bad either.

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Durham, Maine
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

When you are hungry and want good Southern Italian food, this is the place in Brunswick. Reasonable prices. A bit noisy, and usually have to wait in line. It is worth it.

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San Juan Islands, Washington
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209 reviews 209 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

When our daughter went to the college here twenty years ago, this place was just getting started. Good to see it is still going. Simple and plain with good, friendly service, and very good food. Wife had very good seafood lasagna and my surprise was an Italian BLT using pancetta. Delicious. And finished with a real, genuine, crispy cannoli with... More 

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Brunswick, Maine
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
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75 reviews 75 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
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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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 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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457 reviews 457 reviews
352 restaurant reviews
222 helpful votes 222 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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Senior Reviewer
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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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?