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Paul's Pasta Shop

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$$ - $$$
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223 Thames St, Groton, CT 06340-3955
+1 860-445-5276
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Mullica Hill, New Jersey
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60 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

So, last time my wife and I ate here was 1992. I was stationed in Groton on submarine. We decided to enjoy a nice long weekend trip back where we were married. We HAD to stop and enjoy Paul's!!!! It was as excellent as ever. My wife had chicken parm/Alfredo (I'll get back to that) andI had the meat lasagna.... More 

Thank Ed K
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42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very small restaurant and we had to wait about 20 minutes for a table, but it wasn't a bad wait. The portions were generous and the food was good. The lobster ravioli was very good. Prices were very reasonable. Would recommend this restaurant to everyone.

Thank Zac1mac1
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48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good food, reasonable pricing, and fun location on the banks of the Thames River....super place to stop for a great pasta meal.....popular, yet always worth the wait (if one)

Thank Peter B
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You won't regret a visit to this gem. This place is a must. Food, staff, atmosphere, location, cleanliness, views, prices, quality....all excellent! !! Just prepare for a wait to be seated. Unfortunately, more than a few know how good this place is, so expect a little wait. ...but it's soooo worth it.

Thank BronxCaramelo
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very good fresh pasta but you may have to wait for a table but the food may be worth the wait, a little out of the way.

Thank raincrl
Groton, Connecticut
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

If you haven't been here you must go! Best pasta in Groton. Local flair, small but worth every minute of your wait. Staff is very friendly.

1 Thank juterbuter
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

The food is amazing. Home made pasta, sauce and bread. The portions are huge....big enough to share or to big home for another meal. The location is on the water and has a nice, small outside area that is great when the weather is warmer.

Thank Asilb66
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51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2016 via mobile

The reviews about the quality and generous portions are correct! Phenomenal pasta here folks! You have to try to lobster ravioli with alfredo sauce! 👌

Thank Rodriquez S
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103 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016 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 

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 December 7, 2016

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

Thank Betty N

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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
Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
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: +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?