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$5 - $15
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Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European
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Vegetarian Friendly
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Reviewed July 22, 2021

Da Paolo used to be one of my favourite restaurants for many years. However, as I hadn’t visited the restaurant for more than a year, I was very eager to dine there again. So last night I went with two friends and was very dissapointed....Unfortunately the food varied from acceptable to horrible. We were served a moderately tasty meat dish and a tasty but very oily Lasagne. Myself, I ordered a seafood pasta (Frutti di Mare) that I had had there many times in the past and it was always very good. Last night, the dish was so horrible that after trying 2-3 bites I didn’t want to touch it no more. Returning a whole dish was a first one for me. Surprisingly, the waiters simply collected it and did not even bother to ask why it was untouched. For dessert, we had a poor chocolate Soufflé, which was actually a lava cake and a Millefoglie, which was admittedly very tasty and balanced. The Millefoglie and the starter (Bruschetta Rustica) were the only dishes we really enjoyed. Overall, the service was very poor. There were plenty of waiters, polite and seemingly willing to serve but apparently amateur. - They kept pushing us while trying to serve the adjacent tables that were literally stuck next to each other (no safe distance according to the pandemic situation whatsoever). - Very soon after having served the appetizer, they came hurriedly to gather the appetizer together with our dishes, because the main dishes were already prepared. Even though we were clearly not finished, they leaned over the table to gather everything and we told them to leave them for two more minutes. They insisted because the main dishes were already taken out of the kitchen and they had to be served immediately. - They did not bring or ask whether we required any Parmesan along with the pasta. We had to ask them to bring some. - Neither did they offer to pour some pepper on the pasta (as is customary). We asked for some pepper and they brought a dirty pepper mill, which we dared not touch. - Apart from initially serving each of our glasses with a minimal amount of wine, they subsequently did not bother with the wine at all. They just left the bottle by the side of the table (in a bucket), with a towel next to it. - We asked for some napkins and they brought us three napkins folded in the special napkin container. Upon unfolding one of them, to our shock, we observer that it was oily and contained crumbs and sauce. Clearly, It was previously used, however it somehow ended up folded and given to us to use.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed June 11, 2021 via mobile

1. We have been waiting for 5 minutes standing cause they couldn't find our reservation which they have previously confirmed. 2. The starters came on time, then after they collected the dishes it took 20 minutes to serve the main. 3. Main dishes came cold....4. Pasta was not properly cooked. It was far before altende. 5. When the waiter collected the dishes fool of food didnt even bother to ask why we didnt eat and if something was wrongMore

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed November 2, 2020

Is this an original Italian pizzeria? the pizza doesn' t say that. Compared to a Cyprus pizzeria it is not bad but compared to an original pizzeria in Italy it's mediocre. I ordered a ''Di buffalo'' pizza with the original Italian spicy salami. The pizza...was in general too crusty and dry, the salami really felt like the one you buy at the local supermarket, nothing like what I expected, the buffala mozzarella ( not buffalo!) also did not impressed me. They don't have liquors or at least they said so to me. Premises are not so cosy as they look in the photos. The service was good tough it was a very quite evening, but I would not return nor recommend the placeMore

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed September 19, 2020

Waited 70 minutes for the first one in our party to be served. Orders came out in an inconsistent manner with the 4th person in our table served 20 minutes later. Food quality was substandard with poor quality ingredients, (rucola, Cheap so called Parmesan cheese...etc), All Pasta dishes were served with a fork and a knife. We did not order Pizzas so no comment can be made for those. Despite our Repeated complaints to the staff the Manager was pathetically standing behind the counter enjoying his own dinner. The only thing that was served on time were those with the highest profit margin, I.e., drinks. Overall, the only resemblance to an Italian restaurant is the restaurant’s nameMore

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed September 19, 2020

We visited Da Paolo in the evening. The tables where situated at an outside area which was quite pleasant although abit crowded due to the close proximity of the tables. The salad was great (Dolce salad) and the main dish (Grande tortelline) was equally good....Dessert was okay ( we had souffle with ice cream) but a piece of hair found in the souffle ruined it abit. Service was generally fast and helpful. All in all it was a good experience albeit not top. A 7 out of 10.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed August 16, 2020 via mobile

Terrible service - we were waiting almost an hour for the food. Terrible food except pizza which was ok. Definitely not value for money. Very expensive with very low quality.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed August 12, 2020

Initially, we got 2 appetizers: the bruschetta rustica and the broccoli al forno. Both appetizers were tasty; the portions were a bit small though. We got 2 salads:the "insalata dolce" and the "insalata prosciutto". The salads were good but their dressing was very little. Their...quantity of cheeses was very little as well. For main dishes, we got "spinach linguine" (very delicious!!); a "spaghetti fruti di mare" (this one was very expensive but not very tasty; the light tomato sauce wasn't good enough; the mussels and shrimps weren't cooked well; we got a" lasagne al forno" which was good; a "picatta di Pollo" (the portion was a bit small); a "grilled salmon"and a "burger buffalino"which were relatively good! The restaurant is cozy! Prices are a bit high!More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed December 14, 2019 via mobile

How did the only nice Italian restaurant we had in Nicosia, end up as one of the worst restaurants ever? The last year and a half, we noticed a, not so slight, decrease in quality. I especially like artichokes on my pizza. I also use...them at home. At home, because of laziness, I simply purchase the frozen kind. They taste very good, not as good as the fresh ones, but good enough to keep purchasing them. And yet... The artichokes Da Paolo uses are simply inedible. One would simply wonder... If the frozen ones are tasty, what the heck is Da Paolo using? Maybe 100 canned artichokes for €1? I had to remove them from my pizza in order for me to be able to eat it. Not to mention, the last two times we visited we noticed the followed: 1) The cheese was used, not as a base, but as one of the ingredients. Sparsed across the pizza, covering only 50% of the crust. 2) They used canned sliced tomatoes on top of the pizza (as an ingredient) when we specifically asked for a pizza Margharita with fresh tomatoes. Canned tomatoes on top of a pizza? This is DEFINITELY a first!!!! Exactly like when I ordered artichokes, once again, I had to remove them so I would be able to eat it. If I have to remove the ingredients due to extremely poor quality, what's the point of ever visiting again? Not to mention, even when the tomatoes were removed, the pizza was tasteless (crust, sauce and cheese), so I had to put salt on it (!) and half a tabasco bottle. And even then, it was still bad. We took my brother and his girlfriend with us, and we felt bad and embarrassed. We won't be visiting again. And once we were regulars.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed October 7, 2019

Great outside seating during the summer months, probably the best pizza in Nicosia, but sadly this is it. Everything else is well below average, except the service which is really bad. Very slow, not speaking Greek or English and not willing to serve, you have...to call them two or three times to respond and definitely not with a smile. Never again.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed September 7, 2019 via mobile

Italian restaurant with different kind of food and dishes. I liked mostly the artichokes salads and also the pizza. The pasta was just ok. The best is their outside seating mainly during this time and at night when the atmosphere is cool. Prices are reasonable....The service was ok too.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Da Paolo is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5