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Good Italian in Ogunquit?

hiddenboston Jun 10, 2008 06:05 AM

I'm sad to hear that the Impastable Dream in Ogunquit closed down. Sure, it had a silly name, but I thuoght that the food was decent and I liked the laid-back and somewhat romantic atmosphere.

Now that the Impastable Dream is closed, can anyone suggest another place to get Italian food in Ogunquit? A friend of mine told me about a place that he and his wife loved somewhere in Ogunquit, but they can't remember the name of it. :-)

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    Mainegal Jun 10, 2008 06:57 AM

    I had a very good meal at Angelina's.

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      emilief Jun 10, 2008 09:13 AM

      Roberto's on Shore Road is quite good. However, the service is slow.

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        Earle Jun 11, 2008 04:26 AM

        There is a place in Well's ,its right off of Rt1 Take the road to Wells Beach. Its called Varano's its on Mile Rd. (http://www.varanos.com/) Also they say that a place called Jullie's is also good. Its on Rt1 in Ogunquit. (http://www.juliesristorante.com/) I personal have eaten at Varano's and enjoyed it. Also I have enjoyed Vinny's East Coast Grill which is right on Rt 1 in Ogunquit. ,they serve a decent Italian menu. and there salad dressing in really good. its a pre mixed and as far as I know its the only kind they serve, My wife and I have eaten there at least a dozen times in the last 5 years and have enjoyed it everytime. Hope this helps! Earle Ct.

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          emilief Jun 11, 2008 08:30 AM

          Julies is gone.

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            Earle Jun 12, 2008 04:34 AM

            Thats for the information on Julies. I wont plan on going there the end of the month. Earle

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              emilief Jun 15, 2008 12:41 PM

              We drove- by again yesterday. In the building next towhere Julies used to be is a sign"Coming soon . . . .Julies" So the old location is now occupied by the Blue Elephant Thai restaurant and Julies will reopen in a new location. It looks much nicer than the old location.

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          few Jun 11, 2008 05:17 AM

          why would you go to Ogunquit to eat Italian? Try the seafood - lobster is my recommendation (8->

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            hiddenboston Jun 11, 2008 05:47 AM

            Heh, good point, few. :-) But Ogunquit in December (especially when it was 10 degrees like it was last December when we went) isn't quite the seafood destination that it is in the summer. The year before, we also opted against seafood (and again, it was around zero degrees out), going to Five-O after the Prelude for some New American/Mediterranean cuisine. I wasn't all that thrilled by that place, to be honest.

            I hope to get to the area this summer. If I do, I'll probably end up at Barnacle Billy's or the Ogunquit Lobster Pound for seafood (been to both places several times).

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              LindaBarbara Jun 11, 2008 08:24 AM

              Five-O isn't an Italian restaurant and I do enjoy the bar food more than the food in the dining room, but they do serve a wonderful bolognese both at the bar and in the dining room!

              The food at Five-O's restaurant next door, Caffe Prego has good pizza. I never had the pasta there, but I did see some dishes pass me by and they looked really good.

          2. Morganna Jun 11, 2008 12:51 PM

            Just spent a long weekend in Ogunquit last month...

            Angelina's, Caffe Prego, and Pizza Napoli were all good (I wrote reviews for all of these, they're here somewhere). Angelina's is fine dining, Caffe Prego was more like a bistro, and Pizza Napoli was more like a NY Pizza place but it had much of the same menu as Angelina's, for all that. :)

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              unocal Jun 11, 2008 03:24 PM

              i've always loved roberto's as long as i can remember going there w/ my folks (since the early 80's at least). the last time i was there was in october, and had a lovely piece of swordfish, along w/ some kind of pesto pizza flatbread appetizer w/ roasted peppers that was delicious. i love seafood as much as the next person, but it's good to change it up a bit.

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                foxhill7 Jul 21, 2008 03:28 PM

                Ogunquit is definitely not the place to eat italian but after being here for 2 weeks we get pretty sick of seafood...Roberto's is one of the worst italian restaurants I have ever been to.....service is slow and they just don't satisfy this NY Italian girl.....really hoping that Angelina's will be better.....For pizza - especially Lobster Pizza - we love Le Pizzeria in the center of town, their other offerings however leave a bit to be desired....

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                  Earle Jul 21, 2008 04:03 PM

                  My wife and I ate at Angelina's the end of June this year and found the food to be very nice and the service was very good as well. The inside is very nicely decorated, white linen table clothes and the stall all dressed alike. Very nice! Also a place you might try is a place in Wells on the beach road called Varano's. Very Italian.(http://www.varanos.com/) Enjoyed a nice meal there last summer. Also a place called Vinny's East Coast Bar and Grill on Rt.1 in Ogunquit is nice for a Italian meal. Not as fancy inside as the other two, but the food is good. They have a great sports bar. with large screen Tv.To watch the Red Sox. Vinny is a big red sox fan. Hope this helps , Earle Ct.

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                    Morganna Jul 22, 2008 05:04 AM

                    Let us know what you think of Angelina's. I wrote up a review of it when we went back in May, but I'd be interested to know what people think during the high season. :)

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