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Paddles Restaurant

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Main Beach Rd | Matautu-Tai, Apia, Upolu 1790, Samoa (Formerly Paddles)
+685 21819
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 242
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  • 80
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best Italian Food in Samoa

Truly outstanding quality of food, the very best of Italian cuisine given a unique Pacific flavour by Giovanni's talented parents, all with the finest of service, a holiday in Samoa isn't complete without a meal here

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
Liam E
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Hanoi, Vietnam
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Hanoi, Vietnam
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Truly outstanding quality of food, the very best of Italian cuisine given a unique Pacific flavour by Giovanni's talented parents, all with the finest of service, a holiday in Samoa isn't complete without a meal here

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69 reviews 69 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Paddles is a MUST if you are visiting Samoa. It's right by the ferry dock in Apia. We were staying out at Sheraton Aggie Grays but we ventured into Apia for the day and took in a few cultural experiences then finished up with dinner at Paddles. Everything is simply awesome. The owner Giovanni is hilarious and offers so much... More 

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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

What I like about Paddles - Giovani and his team provide excellent service from the minute you walk in the door. Menu provides for all types - and their italian is mouth-watering. We had dinner for 5 and were served promptly - good wine and dessert selection.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Went here with 2 friends on a girls holiday. Cocktails and wine were delicious. Cocktails hand made with care! Yummy! Pork belly and mushroom sauce with beef escalopes were delicious. Really hearty delicious food! Tasty potato purée and buttered veggies!! Very full and content after - good sized portions!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Had a beautiful dinner at Paddles. The atmosphere was great, the hosts were friendly. The lasagne was out of this world.

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Melbourne, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

- Vegetarian option available - Plenty of non-veg options - Good options in drinks - Tasty food - Tried asian and italian, both were above average in taste (according to Samoa) - Good prime location near beach road. Can go to club afterwards (X or Y-not bar) - what else, go try ... eat

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

After reading about "Paddles' my husband & I decided to give it a go for dinner when we were recently in Apia. & we were delighted that we did. The wait staff were attentive moving us from table to table a couple of times so we weren't blinded by the setting sun. Better to dine after the sun has set.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We always try to gt to Paddies when we visit Samoa, we have made over 25 visits to Samoa, and we have been visiting Paddles for around the last 5 years, always good

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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Stunning staff, stunning service, stunning food, stunning coatis, stunning location and stunning owners. Whenever in Samoa I can never go past this place! Definitely a fan and between all the things I mentioned it keeps me returning for more!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Recommended by another Kiwi. Definitely over delivered on all aspects - food was awesome (oka was ammmmazing!), service super tentative. Epic coconut cocktails. Def must do in apia if you're after a nice dinner.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Main Beach Rd | Matautu-Tai, Apia, Upolu 1790, Samoa (Formerly Paddles)
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Samoa  >  Upolu  >  Apia
  • Phone Number: +685 21819

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 23
  • Cuisine: Italian, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Entertaining clients, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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