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“Excellent, relaxing meal”
Review of 40 Paper

40 Paper
Ranked #16 of 48 Restaurants in Camden
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $20
Cuisines: European, Italian, Mediterranean, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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.
Amherst, Massachusetts
2 reviews
“Excellent, relaxing meal”
Reviewed September 26, 2012

Leah and I arrived early (5pm) on a Sunday evening; we wanted to make sure we were back at the hotel to watch the 60 Minutes interviews with the presidential candidates (little did we know that the NFL would make that a non-issue).
The bar was quite busy (opens at 4pm I believe), but we were the first dinner guests.
Our server was very friendly, and pointed out local items and things he particularly liked on the menu. We later discovered that our server was, in fact, the owner.
We started splitting the shaved-zucchini flatbread, a special that evening. Very good. Nice crust, garlic-y and cheese-y without being overpowering. I'm going to have to think about adding thinly-sliced zucchini to my home-made pizza palette.
For entrees, Leah ordered the fedelini pasta with local tomato, olives, and garlic, and I chose the bucatini carbonara. Leah said her dish tasted fresh and clean and perfectly balanced; my carbonara was well balanced, not heavy, and the guanciale was heavenly.
To finish up, we had the rhubarb-blueberry crisp, and it was a great ending to the meal - not at all sweet, clearly tasting of the fruit.

Things to know:
This is not a "family restaurant" .. there are no chicken fingers or meatballs on the menu. It is more a restaurant that I'd take my best friends to. The portions are not huge, and the prices are not low. But - Leah and I both felt that we had a good meal and experience, a good value for the dollars spent, and we would certainly return.

  • Visited September 2012
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Spruce Head, Maine
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
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Reviewed September 23, 2012

Menu and food both outstanding.....unusual drinks that are fun! Wine list is good and not overpriced. Love the pizza.

Visited July 2012
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Brunswick, Maine
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
“Great choice”
Reviewed September 22, 2012

Visiting Camden and checked out website so we decided to try it. Got there with out a reservation but they were very accommodating and found us a table. Impressive. The best surprise was the food. So good.so fresh. The heirloom tomato salad was incredible as was the local greens. Spinach ravolli was outstanding!! Also loved the fedilini It was citusy and yummy. The carmelized onion goat cheese and beet flat bread was delicious!! Would recommend this to all our friends!! Yum!!

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
2 reviews
“Unexpected Surprise”
Reviewed September 22, 2012

We were visiting Camden for a long anniversary weekend, staying at a friends cabin. They recommend 40 Paper as one of their favorite restaurants in town. They were right on! The waitress was one of the best we have ever encountered. She directed our entire meal, from the drinks to the Flatbread special of the day and the chicken pasta dish. All were equally excellent. However, the rhubarb blueberry cobbler and honey vanilla ice cream was unbelievable, and our choice. We'll be going back again tonight for dessert! What a wonderful surprise on our first night in Camden.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
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“Excellent Italian cuisine”
Reviewed September 20, 2012

The dishes were well prepared, and not run-of-the-mill fare. The tables were small and fairly close together. The room was noisy. However, the delicious food outweighed the detractions of this cafe.

Visited September 2012
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