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Paolo's Restaurant

$$$
Italian, Pizza, Pasta
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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 - 11:00 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
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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  • 95
    Excellent
  • 80
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 18
    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
Best Quattro Formaggi pizza!

Friendly staff, efficient service, nice atmosphere and the best Quattro Formaggi pizza my husband has ever had (that's saying something). Huge pizza too - next time we'll share. I was concerned there weren't many veggie pasta options on the menu but our waiter told me I could have any of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
Lindsey C
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Friendly staff, efficient service, nice atmosphere and the best Quattro Formaggi pizza my husband has ever had (that's saying something). Huge pizza too - next time we'll share. I was concerned there weren't many veggie pasta options on the menu but our waiter told me I could have any of the options vegetarian - thank you! All very good and... More 

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York, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

My wife and I are great fans of good Italian food but it is always a gamble choosing a place that will provide good food at a reasonable price as so many disappoint. Not so with Paolo's. From the outside it gives the impression that it may well be expensive but a quick look over the menu board placed it... More 

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Northamptonshire
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

A very clean cosy Italian restaurant with a lovely atmosphere, very helpful & friendly staff. The menu is extensive and the chef went out of his way to cater for my allergic reaction to garlic, I chose what I would like and he kindly changed the ingredients to suit me. The food was plentiful & delicious. This was a great... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
PaolosRestaurant, Owner at Paolo's Restaurant, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind review- we always strive to make every customer at home and able to enjoy their meal with the knowledge what they are eating is safe with regards to allergies, and so are very pleased you enjoyed yourself with us. We look forward to seeing you again in the future! More 

midlands, uk
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35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

I must say the outside of the building does not give much away. However the atmosphere is wonderful thanks in no small part to the lovely waiter. He joked with all the customers and made us feel welcome, making the experience a positive one. The food was lovely and fresh and there was plenty of choice. The portion size was... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
PaolosRestaurant, Owner at Paolo's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review- we are so pleased that everything was to your liking; we look forward to seeing you again in the future. More 

2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

My girlfriend and I visited this place after becoming inundated with recommendations. We were not disappointed. The order: we both shared a calamari starter, with two gnocchi dishes for the mains. We opted for the cheesy garlic bread as a side. The menu is varied: plenty of fishy dishes, pizzas, meat-focused meals and pasta options to get on with. Considering... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
PaolosRestaurant, Owner at Paolo's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review- we are so pleased the recommendations were so positive and that everything was to your liking; we look forward to seeing you again in the future. More 

2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I went out to Paolo's restaurant with one friend for lunch. I found the waiters to be pleasant and the food to be delicious. Give this place a chance as it is great.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
PaolosRestaurant, Owner at Paolo's Restaurant, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review- we are so happy you enjoyed your meal with us and look forward to your next visit! More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great late lunch had here, nice window seat, good for people watching! Our waiter was very good, not too fast and not too slow..very responsive on ensuring my glass wasn't empty for too long-good news for a thirsty shopper! We shared a meat platter to start- gorgeous and different compared to other restaurants, it came with fresh made garlic bread... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
PaolosRestaurant, Owner at Paolo's Restaurant, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review- we are so pleased you enjoyed your meals with us and hope to see you again soon! More 

Merville, France
Level Contributor
31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

I took my daughter for something to eat after a little shopping trip. She has been coeliac since she was 2 (now 17) and we've never been able to enjoy a family meal at an Italian restaurant. It was wonderful for her to be able to enjoy a meal and the gluten free pasta, which is notoriously difficult to cook,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
PaolosRestaurant, Owner at Paolo's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review- we are so pleased our gluten free options were to your daughters liking- we believe everyone should be able to enjoy a taste of Italy! We hope to see you again in the future. More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

With a weekend with no children and a night out planned we decided following reviews on trip advisor, I have to say that I was quite disappointed. Being creatures of habit my husband and I decided to have tagliatelle Al pollo. The pasta was fresh so was very nice however that's as far as it goes. The chicken was tasteless... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
PaolosRestaurant, Owner at Paolo's Restaurant, responded to this review

We are sorry you did not feel your visit met the standards you expected. We were surprised to see you did not enjoy your meal; it is important that you let waiting staff know if a dish is not up to scratch at the time of your visit, as we can then provide you with suitable alternatives, but as no... More 

Norfolk, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Went to Paolo's with the family. The saffron risotto is absolutely superb. The kids loved the pizzas. The staff are also very helpful.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
PaolosRestaurant, Owner at Paolo's Restaurant, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to write your review- we are so pleased you enjoyed your meals with us and hope to see you again soon! 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 - 46
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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