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Paolo's Restaurant

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Italian, Pizza, Pizza & Pasta, Pasta
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1 St Giles Street, Norwich NR2 1JJ, England (Formerly Paolo's Pizzeria)
+44 1603 611857
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Today
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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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: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
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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Visitor rating
  • 76
    Excellent
  • 72
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 18
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Very nice food

There were four of us who ate at the restaurant. I really enjoyed my main course the michael special (a chicken, potato, sauce and mozarrela bake) and the Profiteroles were also very nice. I didn't rate it a 5 as the service was a little slow and the pint of real ale I had was nearly £5.00

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
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Norwich, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
Norwich, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

I visited paolos for lunch yesterday with my mother and grandmother. Having been before I thought it would be nice to revisit for lunch. We were greeted almost immediately as we walked in and sat at a table by the door. We ordered drinks and food at the same time but the drinks took a while to be delivered to... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

When you first walk in the decor if the building seems a little strange but that doesn't matter with the friendly staff and absolutely delicious food! The parpadelle is divine, I would have liked a bigger portion! Love the courgette frites too.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We (two couples) were pondering where to eat in Norwich, and spotted Paolo's in the centre of town. We like Italian ... they were just opening for lunch, so we had look round, and decided to book for that evening (a Friday). Cheekily, we asked for a specific window table. We returned later to find our table ready, were warmly... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015 via mobile

Booked a table for saturday evening, they were very welcoming , had a choice of tables . Drinks arrived very quickly. Ordered a piza which was delicious as was the pasta dish my partner had . Will definitely go back and cant recommend high enough .

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Went here for a family meal, myself, partner and 3 sons and food was all amazing as always childrens meals a good size. Lasagne the best around and service second to none :)

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

If you're in the city and need a shopping pitstop, a matey catchup or date night treat, then head up St Giles and nestled on the corner of the "lanes"where "Refreshers" used to be is Paolo's Italian. As you push through the doors the welcoming aromas of Mediterranean herbs, olives and garlic tempt the taste buds The mahogany bar entices... More 

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Derbyshire
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Based on Trip Advisor reviews, we booked a table for Friday evening & expected it to be fairly full, but it wasn't ... Food was nothing special, service was overly quick - we were in & out in under an hour. So much for an enjoyable evening out. We will not bother to visit again

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Seven of us went here for my daughters birthday. I called up a few days before and asked if we could be seated in an area for ourselves, which they did and asked me, on arrival, if the table was ok, so amazing attention for us. The service was friendly, not fussy (we took ages to choose!), and made us... More 

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Potters Bar, United Kingdom
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138 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Eat here whenever in Norwich, food is delicious and a great selection of foods and drinks. Staff are friendly helpful and we,coming and you can see your food being cooked. Food is very good and priced very reasonably, always fairly quiet when I have been but this tends to be around five pm.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

There were four of us who ate at the restaurant. I really enjoyed my main course the michael special (a chicken, potato, sauce and mozarrela bake) and the Profiteroles were also very nice. I didn't rate it a 5 as the service was a little slow and the pint of real ale I had was nearly £5.00

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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 - 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
Average Prices: USD 9 - 47
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Pizza & Pasta, Pasta

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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 - 47
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Pizza & Pasta, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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