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40 Paper

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European, Italian, Mediterranean, Contemporary
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40 Washington Street, Camden, ME 04843
207-230-0111
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4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Located in the century-old Knox Mill, our bistro is situated on top of the...
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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Good for:
Romance
Bar scene
Doing business
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 75
    Excellent
  • 52
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A very happy Happy Hour

This place is crowded for good reason - great half-price drinks and $5 appetizer selection between 4-6 P.M. Went with friends one night last week and liked it so much we returned a few days later. The bartender is amazing, the place was hopping both nights and he kept everyone supplied and in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
Laura T
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Owls Head, Maine
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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177 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Owls Head, Maine
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

This place is crowded for good reason - great half-price drinks and $5 appetizer selection between 4-6 P.M. Went with friends one night last week and liked it so much we returned a few days later. The bartender is amazing, the place was hopping both nights and he kept everyone supplied and in good spirits. Delicious flatbread (we sampled the... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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94 reviews 94 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Dined with a party of 8 and the waitstaff pulled it off flawlessly. Friendly and efficient. Great place to go for a dining experience - regardless of the party size. Food and wine menu options are all interesting and unique - ,making the selection difficult. I tried the osso bocce lasagna and it was memorable. I wasn't hungry for 24... More 

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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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72 reviews 72 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 via mobile

My B&B recommended this restaurant. There is not much open this time of year in Camden, ME but 40 Paper is, which is a great thing. I had a salad and one of their focaccia for dinner and sat at the bar. The service was great, the food very good and overall a great atmosphere, glad I went there for... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

40 Paper continually updates their pizza offerings with unexpected combinations of vegetables and cheeses. The handmade ravioli was excellent. They have modified the space a bit so that conversations are easier.

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Ithaca, New York
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63 reviews 63 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Went there based on local recommendation and were greatly disappointed. Food was average at best, but the service was the worst we have experienced in many years. "Indifferent" doesn't begin to describe it

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South Berwick, Maine
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

I'll start off by saying that I'm Italian. I've grown up my whole life eating homemade lasagna, spaghetti, and the like. So in order for me to rave about an Italian restaurant, it has to be good. I was delighted to see that 40 Paper had lasagna on their menu, so I opted for that (as well as the stuffed... More 

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Friendship, Maine
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We were getting together with a couple/friends that we had not spent time with in awhile. One recommended 40 Paper since she had been there for Happy Hour with MAM members earlier in the week. PROS....I had the mussels in a garlic, herb, white wine sauce as an appetizer which was delicious. As mains, we had the black trumpet mushroom... More 

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Newport, Rhode Island
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Went here for dinner as it was right across the street. As promised by the website, the drinks were as inventive as the cuisine. The service was good, but some nights they have only one person working as hostess/server, so I'd imagine it could get dicey. The food was exquisite and made with fresh ingredients. We enjoyed a couple of... More 

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Camden, Maine
Top Contributor
112 reviews 112 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Appears to be the place to go in Camden for pre dinner drinks and appetizers. Very busy with a mostly younger crowd, my wife goes periodically to meet with friends and have a light dinner. There is more formal dining in the back room and the food is excellent with great service to match.

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midcoastmaine
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

We had dinner at 40 Paper Monday, November 24 as part of a pre-holiday getaway. Located in a refurbished mill the restaurant's bar was jamming with folks taking advantage of happy hour specials. There wasn't room for us at the bar and we opted for dinner. Very original cocktails with ingredients we'd not yet tried, very fun. Hanger steak was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 40 Washington Street, Camden, ME 04843
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Camden
  • Phone Number: 207-230-0111

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 20
  • Cuisine: European, Italian, Mediterranean, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?