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All 667 Norwich Restaurants

Paolo's Restaurant

1 St Giles Street, Norwich NR2 1JJ, England (Formerly Paolo's Pizzeria)
+44 1603 611857
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Ranked #194 of 667 Restaurants in Norwich
Price range: $9 - $46
Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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
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English first
Norwich, United Kingdom
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

My wife and I wanted something to eat before we went to a show. We didn't make a reservation as it was quite early on a saturday evening, however 3 places turned us away. We tried Paolo's as we walked past. What a delightful place. The staff were very attentive, the food was lovely and the restaurant was filled with... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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150 reviews 150 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

2nd time I have been here and will be returning. Customer service is the best I have seen in a long time. The food and wine selections are good and you can see the food being cooked. I would book as it is starting to get a good rep

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Fortaleza, CE
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

This is the best Italian restaurant in Norwich, and one of the overall best in the city. I love their risottos and, most specially, their gnocchis! The service is very good as well, and the atmosphere is very nice.

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Norwich, England
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

I wanted to take my husband out for a meal for his birthday, I decided to go italian and Paolo's came up in the search. I am so glad that I made this choice. We decided it would be cheaper to have a bottle of house red wine than seperate drinks, we were able to try it before buying it... More 

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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015 via mobile

popped in for meal with a colleague and found it to be perfectly adequate in terms of the menu variety and the meal itself - which wasn't great, but wasn't bad either... That said, the service was prompt and very friendly.

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Marly,France
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

On a relatively quiet night, we received slow-ish service which didn't bother us, but others may be concerned about this. The meal was well worth waiting for, well cooked, very hot and good value for money. The wine however, was over priced and just about acceptable - - -and that was their recommended bottle. With this reservation,I find I could... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
15 helpful votes 15 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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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 - 46
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Pizza & Pasta, Pasta

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