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40 Paper

40 Washington Street, Camden, ME 04843
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Ranked #26 of 46 Restaurants in Camden
Price range: $7 - $20
Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: European, Italian, Mediterranean, Contemporary
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Located in the century-old Knox Mill, our bistro is situated on top of the Megunticook River, just between the two waterfalls. At Brevetto, our modern Italian bistro cuisine is designed to pair perfectly with our extensive– and almost exclusively Italian– wine list. Brevetto is Italian for “patent,” and throughout the restaurant you will find turn-of-the-century schematics of wine presses and odd, out-dated food machines. In stark contrast to the complicated workings of a “salami washing machine,” our menu is simple and straightforward. We feature a large menu with a range of grilled pizzas, Italian pastas, and a variety of entrées. In addition to our extensive wine list, we also have a full bar with artisan draft beers and liquors. Enjoy your dinner in our inviting dining room, or on our waterfront deck. Relax with an obscure Italian red wine at our bar, or an extra-dry gin martini on the leather sofa. Brevetto has some of the best of both worlds, right in downtown Camden.
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We both got pasta dishes and they were delicious. The pasta here is fresh and you can definitely tell the difference. Some of the other reviews mention bad service, but we thought the service was really good. We went on a Sunday night around 5:30/6:00 pm. I was afraid the waitress would forget about us since we were seated in... More

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Kensington, CT
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569 reviews 569 reviews
502 restaurant reviews
166 helpful votes 166 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

I am a big fan of their nightly happy hour featuring 1/2 priced drinks and $5 appetizers. Featured drinks are creative and well executed as was the apps. We stopped in twice during our 3 day visit to the Camden area. On the first night I ordered a Moscow Mule from the same bartender as 2 years ago, but it... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We had a very disappointing experience. We picked 40 paper because it looked cool from the outside and when we went in, it was even cooler. Great décor. We asked if we could be seated, after seeing at least 5 open tables for our group of 4. The host said we can seat you in a half hour. OK, that... More

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Simsbury, Connecticut
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Located in a large office building, it’s entrance is through an outside orange door to the right of the main building entrance. Free parking in the lot across the street. There is a definite contemporary décor and atmosphere inside. They offer many unusual mixed drink cocktails and several (~8) craft beers on tap. The hanger steak with asparagus and mushroom... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

Walked in for dinner, no Rez, sat at bar table, they said no tables for an hour, yet tables sat uncleaned for an hour. Our waiter was a young man with glasses, he works the bar area. This guy was just about the snotiest and made us to feel like we were a burden consistency throughout our dinner. On top... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This restaurant had the lighting down just right. It had a good romantic night life feel. Flatbread pizza was spot on and some great drinks and high end local beer choices. Staff efficient one or two seemed too cool for school. (dude you are not in NYC, chill :) So if you head to Paper, dress nice and not in... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

1/2 price happy hour, drinks (moscow mule and cilantro margaritas two thumbs up) and flat bread pizzas hit the spot. Good first stop!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

Truly excellent food. We had minestrone, and two different (veggie) pastas; strong flavors, fresh ingredients, attractive presentation. Delightful, nice decor, and good service. And terrific pannacotta with grilled peaches. I'd go back in a heartbeat.

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Hanover, New Hampshire
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51 reviews 51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We were very grateful for the recommendation of friends once we were seated and the owner of Forty Paper greeted us and explained his passion for authentic Italian cuisine. We were even more impressed when he treated us to a small pizza "just so we could taste it" before our appetizer. The pasta was remarkable and exactly as it should... More

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Detroit, Michigan
13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

Maybe if we'd had a crafted cocktail or a special beer we would have felt differently.... We had wine, which was fine and the artichoke appetizer was very very good as was the bread and butter-like mixture that came with it. The flatbread was tasty but ordinary and the carbonara was ok. The service was just ok as well. The... More

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