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Paul's Pasta Shop

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$$ - $$$
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223 Thames St, Groton, CT 06340-3955
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Stonington, Connecticut
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120 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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.

Thank JAG2021
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 

Thank chuckster_dude
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Clearwater, Florida
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51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

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 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank rogfam04
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44 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food with a great view of the Thames River. Sit outside on the deck during nice weather. Fresh pasta, casual restaurant.

Thank fishersgirl
Tel Aviv, Israel
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55 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I came to Groton for a visit to my daughter and family. We planned to come to Paul's Pasta Shop and it wasn't so easy to come to seat with a 2 yrs old child. We saw that there is take out menu so we came to the shop-restaurant and had a nice experience. The food was fresh... We ate... More 

Thank evagold g
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loive every dish Ive had here even if I'm not opting for the pasta. We've enjoyed lunch and Dinner there through out the years and reflect on our trips as highlights.

Thank Dale F
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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91 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Paul pasta shop is not bad but nth special for european's. The restaurant could look nicer. Waiters are friendly. Price for the food is ok.

Thank enila07
Concord, New Hampshire
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31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good eats. Fresh pasta. Excellent portions. Not expensive. Cool "hole in the wall" italian place although I have a feeling the locals know it well. Food was great, authentic Italian and you can tell the pasta is home made. One thing that struck the wife and I was that the wait staff was not tied entirely to specific spaces which... More 

Thank JasonLNH

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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: 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?