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Paganini Ristorante

Italian, Pasta
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81 W State St, Doylestown, PA 18901-4221
215-348-5922
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11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Opened in 1990, freshest pasta in town. Also thin crust pizza, carpaccio...
Opened in 1990, freshest pasta in town. Also thin crust pizza, carpaccio, salads, veal and the best cappuccino. Also visit Pags Wine Bar and Pag's Pub & Pizza directly across the street.
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  • 22
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  • 16
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very good food, very reasonable prices, a very nice setting

Paganini is an Italian restaurant, but it is an Italian restaurant with an imaginative menu largely inspired by Northern Italian cuisine. No pastas covered with mozzarella and drowning in marinara sauce, no red checkered table cloths, no chianti bottles with candles on the table, no scenes of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
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Cold Spring, NJ
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I have loved this place for years. I try other local spots, old and new, and I just keep eagerly coming back. Where else can you find truly made-from-scratch pasta? Their unbelievable warm bread melts in your mouth - also homemade, daily. This is authentic cooking. Spaghetti bolognese or anything else. Sometimes I save half and eat it the next... More 

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Cold Spring, NJ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 276 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Paganini is an Italian restaurant, but it is an Italian restaurant with an imaginative menu largely inspired by Northern Italian cuisine. No pastas covered with mozzarella and drowning in marinara sauce, no red checkered table cloths, no chianti bottles with candles on the table, no scenes of Venice and the Amalfi Coast on the wall. There are some spaghetti dishes,... More 

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Quakertown, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We ate here for lunch today. We split the escargot and the carpaccho beef with cheese appetizers. We also split a salad (funghi) and it had a tasty light dressing. Bread with olive oil was served to us without us asking for it. We had a daily special for one entree that was a spicy chicken pasta and our second... More 

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Quakertown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

The place was charming and all staff were extremely pleasant. The pasta dishes were "heavy" and difficult to digest.

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Doylestown, PA
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Wonderful wine selection, full bar service, and an incredible menu that changes all the time. Listen carefully as they usually have at least four or five specials every night. Very generous portions and unending fresh baked bread with dipping oil. Decade desserts.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Place is charming. Was recommended. Needed lunch venue after visit to Michener museum with 2 teens. We Ordered salmon , burger, pasta and personal pizza except for the pizza All dishes come laden with too much sauces even the burger. Fyi orderSauce on side. waited 1/2 hr for bread, waiter said it was baking then only brought out. 2 small... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

It is a bit differebt but the tood is special and it is a great place for an early dinner or lunch. Not your typical mass-prepared d fare

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Stopped her for dinner early on a Saturday evening. The first thing we noticed was strong smell of musty rag - you know when the place is cleaned with a rag that never dries out? I would have left but we were with others and so we stayed. We sat in a small room by the window where thankfully there... More 

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Chalfont, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Our experience at this restaurant was a strange one. When we first arrived we stood by the front door for at least five minutes before we were acknowledged by the staff that was busily running around and not making eye contact with anyone. It appeared that they were having a problem or were short staffed, this can happen and we... More 

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Bucks County
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Went to lunch on a rainy Wednesday. Menu was good looking with lots of choices. Wait staff very good. I ordered a burger medium, and it was medium tasting burger. I had a fresher medium in Chalfont. My cousin ordered a pasta dish that was good, no raves.The bill came & she noticed that her entrée was priced much more... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 81 W State St, Doylestown, PA 18901-4221
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Bucks County  >  Doylestown
  • Phone Number: 215-348-5922

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups

Description

Opened in 1990, freshest pasta in town. Also thin crust pizza, carpaccio, salads, veal and the best cappuccino. Also visit Pags Wine Bar and Pag's Pub & Pizza directly across the street.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm

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