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Paulo's Italian Trattoria

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38 Bridge Street East, Belleville, Ontario, Canada
+1 613-966-6542
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Belleville, Canada
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had heard good things about Paulo's so thought we'd try it for lunch. We had the panni sandwiches - very disappointed, bread was very hard - crispy. Presentation -there wasn't any, just the sandwich on the plate. My friend had the pizza -again disappointed- crispy overcooked crust.

Thank Sandy B
Toronto, Canada
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited this restaurant for take out while in town on business, but I definitely would have liked to have dined in. The restaurant ambience is very nice. It is a stylish historic building with a tranquil atmosphere and friendly staff. There are also lots of appealing menu options. I had chicken linguini which was one of their daily specials,... More 

Thank silverstang
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48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It pains me to write that review, but I would do Trip Advisor's visitor a disservice if I didn't. It took forever for someone to come see us and offer something to drink, they were having two large groups and they were short handed. I got the arugula pizza with bacon, it was alright, but was missing something, a nice... More 

Thank Renee T
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323 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017

We enjoyed our meal here. The food was good..it was clean and nice atmosphere. Service was nice and the food was at our table in timely manner.

Thank makerofdreams1
Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017

It's all about the food and this place has disappointed me too often. I've gone for several meals, both at lunch and supper and it's always the same - slow service, poor food and overpriced. I never take friends there and now I will decline any invitation if that is the destination. Belleville is not known for its fine cuisine... More 

Thank John M
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2016

Recently visited with friends. Nice atmosphere but that's about it. Waiter tried very hard but was inadequately trained. Food was very ordinary. I chose the "beef burgundy" over penne. It was a disaster, the beef was so tough that it couldn't be cut and the sauce was a tasteless gravy that appeared to be from a can. I had to... More 

Thank ErnieClack
Halifax, Canada
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2016 via mobile

I don't write frivolous bad reviews...but I couldn't not write a negative one about this experience. I had eaten at Paulo's about 5-7 years ago and had a similar experience. I ordered the seafood linguine, which was made with cocktail shrimp from a can! Not at all what I would expect from an Italian restaurant! I was back in Belleville... More 

Thank Eclectic_Traveller1
Roslin, ON
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed some perfect Linguine Roberto, my companions sampled the pasta with blue cheese, and the rigatoni with asparagus. The Greek said was picture perfect and fresh. Nice buns too. Waiter very accommodating. I had forgotten about this yummy spot.

Thank Leslielynn2013
Belleville, Canada
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53 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

Love this spot for it's wood fired pizza and intriguing architecture. Service is great and the prices are very reasonable.

Thank LorettaBoy
Peterborough, Canada
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016

We were passing through Belleville and a friend recommended Paulo's; we couldn't have done better. The decor is very much the traditional stereotype, stone walls, wood beams, checked table cloths with the pizza oven glowing at the back - all truly welcoming and warm on a cold night. The place was packed and we were in rather a hurry, but... More 

Thank LH M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $15
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38 Bridge Street East, Belleville, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Belleville
  • Phone Number: +1 613-966-6542

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