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“Great restaurant! Owner's consistent presence ensures quality food and service.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Paul's of New York Restaurant

Paul's of New York Restaurant
3106 Nash St N, Wilson, NC 27896
(252) 291-3837
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Ranked #34 of 129 Restaurants in Wilson
Cuisines: Italian
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2 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great restaurant! Owner's consistent presence ensures quality food and service.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2011 via mobile

We love to eat here when we are in Wilson!! The food is always fresh and delicious. Portions are quite large, but a new menu offers small plates. The pizza is by far the best in town. The owner is there almost every night and makes sure to check on each table of customers to ensure a quality dining experience.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Rocky Mount, North Carolina
2 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great food, quiet atmosphere, reasonably priced”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2011

Husband ordered the sausage and peppers on penne pasta and absolutely loved it. I ordered the salmon which had a good flavor - personally would have cooked a few minutes longer but overall was really good. Went there for our anniversary and the atmosphere was quiet enough to have a conversation with each other. Only recommendation is to somehow fix the entry to the kitchen so its not as visible to the seating area and the noise from the dishes being washed isn't a constant noise in the background. We were seated right outside the kitchen door. Overall we really enjoyed this restaurant and will definitely frequent it more often now that we have tried it. Kudos to Paul's!

  • Visited July 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Rocky Mount, NC
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“An abortion”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2011

There is no way that a restaurant can be as bad as our experience last night and survive. Everything that could go wrong went wrong. Vodka - out, Soda Water - out, salads delivered after entrees, initial drink order forgotten in spite of repeated requests - we finally got a couple of the drinks after the meal was finshed, but I had absolutely nothing to drink, including water the entire meal. Food (I had spagetti) was barely edible. My crowd had been there on two other occasions and liked it enough to drive over from Rocky Mount to eat there again - no adults in the house it appeared - no supervision - our waitress was eighteen and completely untrained to wait on anyone - evidently they did not have a bartender on duty because she explained not receiving our drinks because she was too young to make them. All in all, my worst dining room experience since being served a Water Buffalo steak in Vietnam!

  • Visited February 2011
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Wilson, NC
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“Pauls is a gem- great pizza and wonderful service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2010

If Wilson had a Cheers- Pauls would be it. A great place to come get a pizza after work, hang out on the patio at night with a beer or dine and watch a game with friends. The bar staff is always attractive, fun to talk to and attentive to your needs. I have been dining at Pauls for the past 5 years and the kitchen just keeps putting out great food. Try some seafood selections- Pauly prides himself on the quality of his ingredients. Great food, a wonderful owner and a fun scene.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“If you like Italian food you'll be satisfied here”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2008

I think another reviewer said it best, "Paul's is a safe bet." If you like Italian food you'll surely be happy here. No, it's not Northern Italian or super upscale. It's just solid American-style Italian food that's very consistent.

What's nice about this restaurant is you can save a few dollars and get something like pizza or stromboli or pay a little more for a good pasta dish for a nicer meal. They've got a wide selection of pasta dishes. The pizza is a step up from your local pizza joint, but stays traditional rather than trying to use unusual ingredients.

The service is always good and they try to make sure you're happy. The decor is nice and there are a few tables outside. They have a separate bar area on one side if you just want to get a drink.

Overall, Paul's is a top pick in Wilson. Our family eats there more than any other restaurant in Wilson. It's also where we take out-of-town guests most of the time.

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