We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“food is poor quality”
Review of Great Impasta

Great Impasta
Ranked #20 of 108 Restaurants in Brunswick
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
local10199
Level Contributor
8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“food is poor quality”
Reviewed January 10, 2013

When it comes to cooking they just don't know what they are doing. Their flavor isn't there and their knowledge for food isn't there either. They don't have talent in the kitchen, no technique or understanding for good food combinations. They just need to hire a real chef who can run the back of the house. Their service is good, atmosphere is good but the quality of food is a disgrace.

Visited January 2013
Helpful?
1 Thank Marena D
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

185 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    77
    60
    30
    13
    5
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Hudson, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
123 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“I shouldn't have to ask for Al Dente”
Reviewed December 22, 2012

It's OK to dine here, just know what it is and isn't. We had some good dishes. But when a so-called Italian restaurant serves its thin spaghetti soft and mushy? Not right. When you order veal and the waitress doesn't understand that the sauce choice matters, some choices are better than others, red sauce is not
appropriate but the one with nuts and raisins is? Not right. But the nutty raisin sauce was perfect with the veal, it's just that she should have known that. Anyway, go ahead, give 'em a shot.

Visited December 2012
Helpful?
Thank 4-star-traveler1952
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Italian food at it's best”
Reviewed December 21, 2012

Great food, great price. Seriously, go there; it's worth your while. Terrific service, excellent food and friendly atmosphere. this restaurant has it all. Go!

Visited August 2012
Helpful?
Thank CoachLDFB
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Bailey Island ME
Level Contributor
52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Very innovative and authentic. The staff, the decor and the food make this an award winning eaterie year after year.”
Reviewed December 12, 2012

Love the garlic knots and the fresh seafood entrees. Very nice wine list and fresh salads, too. The staff is very well trained and the food wins awards every year. It is not run-of -the-mill spaghetti house. It is the real thing. Order anything, you can't go wrong.

Visited December 2012
Helpful?
Thank Jill C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Brunswick, Maine
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“One of our favorites”
Reviewed November 15, 2012

A busy Italian restaurant on Maine Street; worth the wait. Food is great with great service.They offer pre ordered party size dishes which are reasonablly priced and taste great!

Visited November 2012
Helpful?
Thank Saint_Eve_Mcqueen
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Great Impasta also viewed

Brunswick, Mid Coast Maine
Brunswick, Mid Coast Maine
 
Brunswick, Mid Coast Maine
Brunswick, Mid Coast Maine
 

Been to Great Impasta? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing