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Paul's Pasta Shop

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223 Thames St, Groton, CT 06340-3955
+1 860-445-5276
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Stonington,CT
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102 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Fun casual place. Food is mixed. Great salads. Has slipped a little in the last couple of years. Lasagne was bland despite the meat and cheese. Ravioli is ok and basic. Garlic bread soggy and cool on the inside and toasted on the outside. Liked the chicken diabolo salad. Better in the summer watching the boats go by on the... More 

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Thank Connecticut-MD
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It is a small cozy place. In the summer there is outside seating overlooking the Thames River. The pasta is excellent.

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Thank Betty N
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This little place is no frills, but the pasta was great. Portions are huge, and the prices are very reasonable.

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Thank Douglas M
Boston, MA
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119 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The place is on the water's edge but far from anything fancy, quite the opposite. Cheap silverware, cafeteria type dishes, cheap napkins, very crowded tables with cheap, uncomfortable chairs. Bean dip was barely edible. Ordered the spaghetti pie specialty; I thought it was dry and lacking of much meat or flavor. It was huge, enough for two or three people... More 

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Thank AlwaysUpForGoodFood
Campton NH
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016

We've been going to Paul's Pasta for so many years now that I can't even remember our first visit and we're going back this weekend! We love the people, the food, the prices and the attitude: These are people who love what they do and you can't mistake it for someone who is in it "for the money." The entire... More 

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Stonington, Connecticut
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126 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

Pasta is good but the environment makes it taste better. Family style place where everyone seems to know each other. Food is honestly nothing special (it is good, just not on my radar of great) but the environment makes it special. They do have take out but that defeats the purpose.

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Thank JAG2021
Buffalo
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

Our 1st time there (was recommended for dinner by the owners of the Stonecroft Inn). We had the chicken parm and the eggplant parm. Both were excellent and the pasta was definitely home made. Yes, it's a small place and can be a bit cramped when full but they turn over tables quickly while the food arrives promptly, we never... More 

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Thank chuckster_dude
Holbrook
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

Good food but small, get there before 5 to have a minimal wait, but if you have to wait it is worth it. It was warm out and we sat on the outside deck which was a pleasant experience. Staff helpful and attentive.

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Thank JIMBOBOB32
Clearwater, Florida
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55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

We Dined At Paul's Pasta for lunch during the week. Linguine ragu was delish. It had a chunky tomato sauce with fresh chopped bell peppers and mushrooms, sliced Italian sausage and crumbled ground beef. Two others in our party tried the fettuccine Alfredo with chicken. A chicken breast lightly breaded and topped with melted cheese sat atop a nice portion... More 

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Thank Stephanie B
Raleigh, North Carolina
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

Paul's came recommended by our Mystic River boat guide and several cadets at CGA. Ordered a chicken pasta dish to go- wish I had been able to dine in- fun, casual, homey atmosphere. Excellent meal. Great customer service upon pick up.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available
Good for
Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 223 Thames St, Groton, CT 06340-3955
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Groton
  • Phone Number: +1 860-445-5276

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