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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
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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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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 61
    Excellent
  • 68
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 15
    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
Disappointing.

I recently visited friends in Norwich and we had dinner at Paolo's. Three of us ordered the same vegetarian pizza and one of us ordered a pasta dish. I am also a coeliac so I needed a gluten free pizza. The pizzas we had were very bland. Each of us felt that we needed to season them to get any... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
Charlottiers
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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185 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

I recently visited friends in Norwich and we had dinner at Paolo's. Three of us ordered the same vegetarian pizza and one of us ordered a pasta dish. I am also a coeliac so I needed a gluten free pizza. The pizzas we had were very bland. Each of us felt that we needed to season them to get any... More 

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LondonJames2050
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32 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Had a really good pizza a lovely four cheeses. All freshly made and cooked in a pizza oven. Service was good. Sound was good able to talk as divided up, some places have vast areas.

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Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We were greeted with a friendly smile as I asked if they had a table for two. With a yes we were taken through a calm, quiet and relaxing restaurant to a table with a beautiful window view of the city and handed a menu which complimented the earthy, warm decor... Read the full review at www.thehungryhayden.weebly.com/places-reviewed/paolos-restaurant

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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

My family and I walked into the restaraunt at around 16:00 on Saturday 14th February (Valentines day). The waiter explained that they were getting ready for Valentines meals but if we were happy to vacate the table by 17:00 we were welcome to eat. We were in a bit of a rush so were happy to agree. The drinks were... More 

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Norwich, Uk
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Great Italian food, helpful staff, and restaurant centrally placed. Good vegetarian options. Comfortable seating and welcoming atmosphere. Good value for money whether at lunchtime or in the evening. Wine list a bit pricey unless you go for the house option. Would generally recommend to those visiting the city.

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Our meal this week was a last minute affair, and all I can say is that the steak was excellent, the calves liver superb, the waiter very friendly and decent, and the price for what we had was fair and we were happy. Service was quick, and we left feeling satisfied.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We booked a large table for our team to meet up for a meal and Paolo's accommodated this with style. The service was polite and efficient in taking the order and the food was delivered faultlessly to the table so we could all start together. There is a good Pizza menu selection here with thoughtfully matched wines and beers so... More 

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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015 via mobile

I ordered 5 pizzas and was a great service food was excellent will recommend to anyone staff was very polite and the telephone service was great by Siva

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 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
Top Contributor
159 reviews 159 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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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, 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?