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Pastaz Italian Cuisine

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304 Water St, Gardiner, ME 04345-2159
+1 207-582-8222
Tue - Sat 16:30 - 09:00
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Burlington, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Nice, small restaurant. There are only a dozen or so tables. It's very pleasant and prices are reasonable. The lasagna is excellent. Order this if unsure of what to get. Food is served on hot metal pans. Some like this. I don't as food takes quite awhile to cool down. If you are on a restricted diet, this restaurant has... More 

1 Thank Jane M
Gardiner, Maine
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016

A most excellent home style experience. Delicious and filling family recipe lasagne. And my s.o. loved the shrimp.

Thank Brian G
Woolwich, Maine
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

The Lasagna is sooo good. The wait staff wonderful. We love the decore. You almost feel you are in Italy. Love the booths, very private. I like the fact you can see right into the kitchen.

Thank RobertSandraE
Belgrade Lakes, Maine
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79 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

We are always looking for local restaurants that offer good food, and good service. Pastaz exceed this expectation. From the time we opened the door, until we left, just a nice place to go. Our server Theresa was quick, answered all of our questions, and make good recommendations. The atmosphere is perfect, not upscale, and not low end either, just... More 

Thank Susan H
Gardiner, Maine
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 23 August 2016

The food here was excellent. Very unique, they serve it in the skillet it's cooked it, so it's hot and stays hot. Most meals are in the $15 range. Nice wine selection, some choices are local and again, excellent. The restaurant is located in a nicely refurbished small old clothing store which adds to its charm.

Thank PJAllen47
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 August 2016

This little gem of a restaurant has very delicious Italian style food with the classic north end feel of Italian American Cuisine. We have been all over the East Coast and have dined at many Italian Restaurants. It was a surprise to find one of the top restaurants in Gardinrer, ME. Try this food or you will miss out!

Thank britainb2kforyou
Gardiner, Maine
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

We have never been there and today was the first time hearing about it! So glad we did! Food was amazing Marcello was on point and the lovely couple we met was great conversation! Great night! Great food and great company! We will be back!

1 Thank Anne C
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

My mom and I had dinner here earlier this week on a whim. The food was delicious: I had the ravioli, she had chicken and broccoli Alfredo and we had cannoli and chocolate mousse for dessert. I would definitely go back. It is not fancy but is perfect for a low-key night out.

Thank Amy C
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 May 2016

Very tasty food, and just the right amount -- served right in a hot frying pan on the top of your table, so your meal stays warm (i.e., you do not move it onto a plate -- you eat out of the pan). We will undoubtedly eat here again when we return to Gardiner; eager to try other specialties. The... More 

Thank JRHaig
Gardiner, Maine
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2016

I eat at Pastaz often and love the friendly service, open kitchen, and huge portions of delicious food. Great place to take friends. Place is laid back and a meal is never rushed. My only complaint is their use of tumblers for wine glasses. Class it up a bit folks.

Thank gr8tbaker2007

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
16:30 - 09:00
16:30 - 09:00
16:30 - 09:00
16:30 - 09:00
16:30 - 09:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 304 Water St, Gardiner, ME 04345-2159
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Gardiner
  • Phone Number: +1 207-582-8222

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