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Paolo's Restaurant

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Italian, Pizza, Pizza & Pasta, Pasta
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Paolo's Restaurant
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1 St Giles Street, Norwich NR2 1JJ, England
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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 - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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
  • 55
    Excellent
  • 63
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 16
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Perfectly adequate, not exceptional.

Enjoyed a shared antipasto platter. Generous portions and great value but was enough food for an entire meal. My pizza was exactly what I ordered and big enough for two people. Wines seem expensive. Our £33 Barolo didn't really deliver. Staff are personable, friendly and attentive. Recommend.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 12, 2014
QatarPhil
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Norwich, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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172 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • Italian first
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English first
Norwich, United Kingdom
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Enjoyed a shared antipasto platter. Generous portions and great value but was enough food for an entire meal. My pizza was exactly what I ordered and big enough for two people. Wines seem expensive. Our £33 Barolo didn't really deliver. Staff are personable, friendly and attentive. Recommend.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Having eaten here before and being very pleased I thought I'd return and wow I wish I hadn't bothered. Me and my partner both had chicken dishes. Having waited 25-35 minutes for it to arrive without an apology for waiting time. When it did arrive it looked appetising to the eye however, my partners was still very pink on the... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

My family and I have visited Paolos on many occasions and always loved it, great food and service. My most recent visit was quite nerve-wracking for me as it was my first visit since having my baby, so with a three-month old in tow I was quite nervous! I needn't have been though, staff were very accommodating and friendly, we... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

It's our tradition for many years to do xmas shopping and then go to Paolo's for lunch. Today being late it was nearly empty. Sitting there for more than 10 minutes, being ignored by waiter and waitress we had to walk out. Loch Tyne- lovely food, friendly staff-highly recommend. Never Paolo's again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

I only had pizza but it was very good, it arrived quickly, the staff were friendly and the price was reasonable. House wine was pretty average but perfectly drinkable.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

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
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

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
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40 reviews 40 reviews
12 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
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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134 reviews 134 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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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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, Romance, 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?