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Paulo's Italian Trattoria

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38 Bridge Street East, Belleville, Ontario, Canada
613 966 6542
Today
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 13
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Thin-crust, wood-oven pizza - yumm !

When visiting downtown Belleville on business, Paulo's Trattoria is a reliable lunch destination. Located in a restored century-old building, I enjoy an unpretentious meal of delicious pizza with salad, and a glass of red wine. Atmosphere is relaxed, and prices are reasonable, but not cheap.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
Stanley F
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Cobourg, Ontario
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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65 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Pembroke, Canada
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We called ahead for a reservation of 20 people. We were given a beautiful private room and even when extra guests arrived it was easily accommodated. We had a delicious lunch. I had the special, a baked manicotti with caesar salad, both were very good.

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Cobourg, Ontario
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

When visiting downtown Belleville on business, Paulo's Trattoria is a reliable lunch destination. Located in a restored century-old building, I enjoy an unpretentious meal of delicious pizza with salad, and a glass of red wine. Atmosphere is relaxed, and prices are reasonable, but not cheap.

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Cannington, Canada
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This is where we went for wedding reception. Very small group---maybe 20 or so. It was just one long table in a room off of main eating area. The were no doors to close off this area so it was very loud from other areas. I felt it was a bit cramped--couldn't get up to visit very easily. The food,... More 

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Belleville, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The food was fair, not exceptional by any means. The service was very slow. It is always seems to be busy. The prices are on the high side. I only come here 1 or 2 times a year, each time hoping for improvement. I have been here with friends and with business associates.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Menu is Italian themed, with items changed up on a regular basis. Casual dining experience, good for lunches. Parking is on street and can be a challenge

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Kingston, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

First Italian restaurant I have been to, lived in belleville 2003-2005. I miss it.Would ask for salmon heads to make soup, cook used to give me a small bucket if salmon fish heads.

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Belleville, Canada
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

I have been to Paulos three times and have never had a great meal. The prices are outrageous for what you get. My partner ordered a shrimp pizza and when it came to the table it smelt awful. It was sent back to the kitchen. The waiter told us the can of shrimp had expired and wondered if we wanted... More 

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Belleville Ontario
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I first visited this restaurant about 5 years ago. My experience the other day was on par with the first one. Upon being seated we were served glasses of water. The wait to get a drink from the bar was way too long. To get another drink we had to flag down servers at least twice to get served. To... More 

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Port Hope, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Stopped in here for a nice lunch when shopping in Belleville with the family. Really good food, you can taste the authenticity and home cooking with every bite. Only problem was that only one waitress was working, and although she was apologetic and very nice, it made for a very slow service. Would go again, but only when I had... More 

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Ottawa
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127 reviews 127 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We had been there a few years ago and had enjoyed the food. We went back recently and were not disappointed. We all enjoyed the dish we selected. Two were from the day's special on the blackboard and two from the menu. We had a slight incident with one pizza but it was replaced very rapidly without any problem. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 38 Bridge Street East, Belleville, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Belleville
  • Phone Number: 613 966 6542

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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