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Paolo's Restaurant

1 St Giles Street, Norwich NR2 1JJ, England (Formerly Paolo's Pizzeria)
+44 1603 611857
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Ranked #181 of 654 Restaurants in Norwich
Price range: $9 - $47
Hours:
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
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

Terrible place, outdated decor, microwaved food but the Caesar salad was something else! It contained a minuscule amount of cos lettuce, limp chunks of bread ..croutons ?? Huge chunks of cucumber and unripe chunks of tomato...but the piece de resistance was the 2 hard boiled smelly eggs, no Parmesan, no anchovies..in fact nothing even resembling a Caesar salad! The waiting... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Great location on Norwich Market, warm lighting, dinner menu at 8 quid lures you in. Smiling but average "no more, no less" service seats and attends you. You receive large portions of average food and if you opt for the "included" glass of red, expect what you pay for: Swill. This said, judging from number of families present, would certainly... More

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Ipswich, England, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014 via mobile

We had a really nice meal here a few nights ago but I have had better Italian food. While this isn't a super chain like Zizzi or Prezzo it is more expensive than the average independent, especially the wine. The food was good but the ambience of the restaurant was a bit meh and decor dated. Service was very good... More

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Norwich
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Came here on a Saturday evening for a family celebration birthday meal. Having heard mixed reviews I had no expectations. It was reasonably busy for a Saturday night and we were seated immediately having pre-booked. Our group ordered a variety of food, all of which tasted fresh and delicious. Everyone in the group was happy with their meal and the... More

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Top Contributor
132 reviews 132 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 via mobile

Four of us ate here tonight on a business trip. The food was of a good quality, well presented and flavoursome. We had an excellent Chianti, which at £22 seemed good value. Our waiter was charming and helpful, if a little laid back. We would definitely return.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

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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239 reviews 239 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
131 helpful votes 131 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
11 helpful votes 11 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
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14 reviews 14 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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4 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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Additional Information about Paolo's Restaurant

Address: 1 St Giles Street, Norwich NR2 1JJ, England (Formerly Paolo's Pizzeria)
Phone Number: +44 1603 611857
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Norfolk  >  Norwich
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Average Prices: USD 9 - 47
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Pizza & Pasta, Pasta

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