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Paolo's Restaurant

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1 St Giles Street, Norwich NR2 1JJ, England (Formerly Paolo's Pizzeria)
+44 1603 611857
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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Description: Ciao! Welcome to Paolo's Restaurant, a family run restaurant in Norwich...
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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  • 97
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 17
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Very authentic

Absolutely delicious food but a bit pricey; all meat selection from £16.95, so not great for children. The serves were very pleasant. Felt like I was in Italy. Very impressive.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely delicious food but a bit pricey; all meat selection from £16.95, so not great for children. The serves were very pleasant. Felt like I was in Italy. Very impressive.

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1 Thank osreviews
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've visit Paolos on busy Saturday night. This was my third visit here with the same small group of friends. The service was very good with just the right level of interaction and the food was outstanding. I was surprised to have one of the nicest steaks I've ever eaten. We all agreed that the food was totally first class.... More 

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3 Thank NorwichGiR
Epping, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolute rubbish. frozen spinach which is continued to multiply tasteless pizzas and wine that taste like syrup + 4 quid for an apple juice.

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8 Thank dbuilder
PaolosRestaurant, Owner at Paolo's Restaurant, responded to this review

We are sorry to see that you felt your visit was below satisfactory. To the best of our knowledge, no complaint was made regarding a dish containing spinach, pizza or wine over the weekend, and thus we assume you did not bring your grievances to the attention of our waiting staff, making this difficult to address. We always encourage our... More 

Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a brilliant restaurant! We walked in late, about 9:40pm on a Friday night and were seated quickly and with a smile. The wait staff were friendly and didn't rush us with our ordering. The wine we ordered was lovely and we were offered to try it before we paid which was a nice touch. The food was brilliant ;... More 

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2 Thank hippieskirt
PaolosRestaurant, Owner at Paolo's Restaurant, responded to this review

We are so pleased to see you enjoyed your visit; we will always work hard to make sure every diner enjoys their time with us and feels welcome, regardless of whether it is early or late in the evening! :) We hope to see you again in the future! More 

Caister-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic place to enjoy home made Italian food staff are so attentive food to the highest quality, size of portions are very, save room for sweet, I've been serval times and love when in the city to visit thanks to all staff and management for making every visit as special as the first.

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3 Thank harry w
PaolosRestaurant, Owner at Paolo's Restaurant, responded to this review

We are extremely pleased to see that you have enjoyed a number of visits to our restaurant, and your compliments to the staff will be passed on- our team is always happy to hear that their hard work is appreciated. And should you find that you wish to leave room for dessert but have some of your main meal left... More 

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52 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Because it doesn't matter what you have, it will be fantastic. I am in here on a fairly busy Sunday. I think word has got about ...damn. Now is the time to have food here. It is busy. But they still produce quality food. I had tagliatelle carbonara. Last time I was here I raved about the way they cook... More 

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2 Thank Petefirside S
PaolosRestaurant, Owner at Paolo's Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Peter- thank you so much for your review, we are so pleased that the two very different dishes you mention were both enjoyed to an equally high standard! We will be very happy to see you anytime, and hope to see you much more in the future More 

Norwich
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Paolo's is a really good solid place to go fora pizza. My Italian friend says that it is the best pizza place in Norwich. I would go more often but I can't quite wean myself off Pizza Express pizzas (which have some kind of addictive drug in them) but Paolo's is very good

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1 Thank mariocatlin
PaolosRestaurant, Owner at Paolo's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review- we are extremely flattered by your friends comments, and whilst we cannot vouch for other restaurants, I can happily assure you that our pizzas are made freshly every day (including the dough) and we hope that you will return to enjoy many more with us in the future! More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have now been to this restaurant 3 times and each time we have wonderful service and fantastic food. Recommended to our son and he took his girlfriend, they are returning as their experience was perfect.

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1 Thank Helen K
PaolosRestaurant, Owner at Paolo's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review- we are very happy to see that we have provided you, and your son, with such positive experiences, and we look forward to seeing you again in the future. More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited paolos a few times as it is probably one of the best Italians in Norwich based on the food. The staff are a bit blunt and didn't seem too bothered to be there, the decor is a bit strange and the general atmosphere can be a bit dull but this place is great if you go to... More 

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2 Thank Jwaller10
PaolosRestaurant, Owner at Paolo's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review- we are sorry you did not feel the staff service and atmosphere were to your liking; our staff do work very hard to make sure every diner receives good service, and so I am sorry to hear you felt they were blunt. We are pleased that despite this you have happily returned several times to... More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
289 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

We were there with friends on a very quiet Monday evening a bit before Christmas. Curious to try this restaurant (suitable for veggie friend) after I red the reviews, we thus booked a table. Well... Apart from the wine list and the pictures on the wall, this place is as close to Italian food than a horse to fly... It... More 

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1 Thank Aralya
PaolosRestaurant, Owner at Paolo's Restaurant, responded to this review

To the best of our knowledge this reviewer has not visited our restaurant, and the contents of the review also suggest this to be the case. My restaurant is a family run business, and in no way tries to mislead customers regarding our background. Our website clearly states who I, as the owner, am and my background. I am proud... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 St Giles Street, Norwich NR2 1JJ, England (Formerly Paolo's Pizzeria)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Norfolk  >  Norwich
  • Phone Number: +44 1603 611857

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 43
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?