Opened in 2013, Enoteca Athena has been a beloved main-stay in the heart of downtown Brunswick, Maine since the very beginning.
Original owner Tim O’Brien’s authentic Italian heritage informed his concept for high quality rustic Mediterranean food that showcase the American influence on the cuisines of Italy and Greece- while also highlighting traditional, regional Italian & Greek foods that are lesser known than their American counterparts.
Now, current owners Carla Eastman and Henry Jost bring the same commitment to authenticity and good value/high quality that our cherished guests, new and old, have come to love and expect over time. With over 5 million years combined experience in the restaurant hospitality business, Carla and Henry- who are not authentic Italians as far as anyone knows- look forward to continuing the tradition of a warm, inviting, and unpretentious dining atmosphere with high quality food, drink, & service at Enoteca Athena.
That same commitment extends to buying from local farms and utilizing sustainably raised proteins as a part of our daily routine- and our seasonal menu plays a big role in that approach.
Also offering interesting wines from different regions of Italy and Greece to enjoy with dinner, thoughtfully crafted cocktails, a Negroni before a night out on the town, or cold refreshing Maine-made craft beers to refresh after a long day at work, we have plenty of delicious & creative beverage choices for your perfect evening.
If you are looking for stunning Italian or Greek inspired food to pair with your beverage, we have much to offer: fried Roman artichokes, beautiful salads, Bruschette (say it with me now: broo-skett-ah) done the right way, tasty spreads, to fresh house-made pasta dishes, Risotto, daily specials and desserts, you are sure to find something you love! Small bites or a full dinner- you decide, we’re flexible.
Carla Eastman, Co-Owner - Mind behind the things
Henry Jost, Co-Owner - Big guy behind the bar