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skimom Feb 11, 2013 03:45 PM

I'll be in the Augusta area Saturday night and am looking for a place with decent Italian food - any suggestions? I'm looking for more than pizza.

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    jackattack Feb 13, 2013 05:25 PM

    My advice would be to take the short drive to Trattoria Athena in Brunswick.

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      HDinCentralME Feb 14, 2013 05:04 AM

      Note Augusta to Brunswick is at least 40 minutes

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      HDinCentralME Feb 13, 2013 02:54 PM

      Gagliano's downtown Augusta or Pastaz in Gardiner

      1. MidCoastMaineiac Feb 13, 2013 12:06 PM

        Well, I see nobody else has posted, so I'll try and help. Let me say upfront, pickings are SLIM in Augusta. And let me also say that I haven't been to any of these places, but may very well be your only choices.

        There's a place called Gagliano's Italian Bistro right downtown...ranked 11 out of 52 on TripAdvisor (decent review) but not well liked on Yelp.

        Cloud 9 at the Senator Inn (Western Ave) is probably the most well known and liked restaurant in Augusta and while it isn't purely Italian, it does have alot of Italian options. It's ranked 4 out of 52 on TA, and gets good reviews on Yelp.

        There's also a new place called Charlamagnes which isn't necessarily an Italian place either, but has some Italian options and gets good reviews on both TA and Yelp.

        Now, if you don't want Italian, i can certainly recommend the Liberal Cup or Slates in neighboring Hallowell.

        But if you have your heart set on Italian, I think I would personally try one of the options at Cloud 9.

        Good luck.

        http://senatorinn.com/cloud9/senatord...

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