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42 Maine St, Brunswick, ME 04011-2016
+1 207-729-5858
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Harpswell, Maine
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely little Italian Bistro. A bit pricey, but so worth it. Garlic knots to die for, always great, friendly service.

Thank mahiker2017
Southern Maine
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54 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

Four of us met for dinner... The pluses, perfectly cooked pasta to start...decent but small wine list... Decent but not great service...a request for Chicken Parmesan was graciously done. For the price, I'd expect more than "the specials are on the menu tent". The garlic knots were doughy and not all consistently cooked through, but the idea and the ones... More 

Thank Jim M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016 via mobile

Good pasta! Very busy which is a good thing. Nice people! Enjoyed our meal. Good price and wine list. Walking distance from Our hotel.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
West Buxton, Maine
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133 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

It has been over 20 years since I have visited this restaurant so we tried it on our way to a show at MSMT. We were warmly greeted and the restaurant was clean and pleasant although a little cramped for a big person like me. The food was hot and delicious and we were in and out in plenty of... More 

Thank Michael B
Swanton, Vermont
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

We went to Great Impasta because my dental hygienist used to live in Brunswick Maine and suggest I try this restaurant. It was very good. I had the bolognese sauce with angel hair pasta. When I go to an Italian restaurant I gauge a lot by the red sauce and meat sauce . The sauce was done with the authentic... More 

Thank annarE5888KH
Topsham, Maine
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

The Great Impasta never disappoints. Their menu changes slightly from time to time -- their specials are always exceptional. Good wine, a good salad with every meal and signature garlic bread "knots" to nibble on. And luscious limoncello cake for dessert! Outside dining is fun in good weather. No reservations are taken -- but you should call early to get... More 

Thank 409Barbara
Cornish, Maine
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

We went for dinner after going to the theater. The restaurant filled quickly after the performance. While there, two of the stars came in and everyone applauded. The meal was delicious. The service was excellent. We enjoyed every course and the intimacy of the room.

1 Thank jangolds
Sanbornville, New Hampshire
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145 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

It had been a while since we had been here. The food was as wonderful as I remembered it. I had the seafood lasagna and it was delicious and the portion was a generous size. The garlic knots were great. My husband had the bolonaise with angel hair and said it was delicious. Totally recommend.

Thank cyndyjones47
Bridgton, Maine
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016

Over the last 20 years or so, when we have been in the Brunswick area, we have eaten at The Great Impasta and have never had a bad meal. The sauce for the scampi is thick and rich and not at all greasy. I find the garlic knots to be a little too doughy and greasy but the food has... More 

Thank Briarta
Vernon, Vermont
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

We dined here as both my husband and I were in the mood fro some Italian food. The service and food were both Excellent! My husband had Lasagna and I had Shrimp Scampi . If we lived in the area, this would become a favorite restaurant!

Thank Eileen C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $20
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42 Maine St, Brunswick, ME 04011-2016
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Brunswick
  • Phone Number: +1 207-729-5858

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