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All 643 Norwich Restaurants

Paolo's Restaurant

1 St Giles Street, Norwich NR2 1JJ, England (Formerly Paolo's Pizzeria)
+44 1603 611857
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Ranked #162 of 643 Restaurants in Norwich
Price range: $10 - $49
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fri 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, Pizza & Pasta, Pasta
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Ciao! Welcome to Paolo's Restaurant, a family run restaurant in Norwich serving delicious authentic Italian cuisine. We offer freshly prepared traditional Italian food, from stone oven baked pizzas to pasta, seafood and salads. Whether you're stopping to sample our authentic Italian dishes, a nice cup of coffee, well deserved glass of wine or refreshing bottle of beer you can kick back and watch the world go by seated indoors, or dine alfresco. Based in the heart of Norwich, housed in a fantastic old art deco building in the Norwich Lanes area, we are amidst a vibrant shopping area and delightful boutiques. Come and join us, arrivederci.
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English first
Norwich, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

My partner and I have been to Paolo's a few times and thoroughly enjoyed it, with great service and tasty food. However on our most recent visit it was extremely disappointing. This has disheartened us and I don't think we will visit again. The food was average and tasted cheap and the service could have been far better. When complaining... More

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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226 reviews 226 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I ate here with a friend whilst visiting Norwich midweek. It has a feel so high quality about it both in terms of service and food.we both chose a ravioli special accompanied by garlic bread - it was wonderful and very filling. I would recommend it for a decent evening meal.

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Northampton, England, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This is a lovely restaurant in that it's non-chain with friendly service and a large open kitchen. The quality of the food was excellent. I had sardines to start which were pan fried and very tasty. The dish itself was quite pricey but there was plenty of it. 4 fillets from 2 large sardines was quite a starter! For main... More

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Cambridge, UK
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Had a lovely meal here and very reasonably priced. Waiting staff superb, very friendly and efficient. Nice atmosphere - would definitely go again.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

A Monday of August, 6.30 pm. As I get in I am approached by a lovely waitress, without an English or Italian accent, probably from the East Europe, but smiley and kind. The only other waitress has the same features. 6 tables being served, quite environment. The background music is Italian: Venditti, Raf, Battisti, Vanoni and Morandi among others. Quickly... More

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Stayed in Norwich for a trip to the theatre and wanted somewhere nice to eat pre-show. Having been disapointed by a Thai restaurant on a previous visit we decided on Italian. I have to say Paolo's delivered with style. Although we were early diners, we were looked after very well and made to feel very welcome. Our food was delicious,... More

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Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We were staying in Norwich & looking for food. We opted for Paolos as we both fancied a pizza, one meat eater & one veggie in the party!!!! We received a nice & friendly welcome. It was a Thursday night & the restaurant had a few diners in but it wasn't packed. We ordered our drinks & our pizzas. We... More

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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Feels authentic Italian food tasty and enjoyable! Restaurant smelt a bit of fried food so not sure how good the kitchen extraction is! Would go back again

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

This place was busy when we got in and the environment quite nice. However the service was slow and we were not attended to promptly. The food itself was not particularly good. The chips were overcooked, the pasta oily.

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Houston, Texas
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96 reviews 96 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 via mobile

We stopped in for dinner one evening in Norwich as it looked nice from the outside and had an interesting menu. The staff didn't know the menu that well when asked about some of the dishes but they were happy to go and ask. The food was good and the service friendly.

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