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Chef Paolino

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726 Frederick Rd, Catonsville, MD 21228-4501
(410) 747-4949
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Catonsville, MD
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59 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

We've been here several times for lunch and dinner. It's not a fancy place. You order and pay at the counter and get a number, and someone brings the food to your table. First they bring a so-so salad to keep you occupied, and then your entrée. I love the spaghetti dishes here. The pasta is always cooked perfectly, and... More 

Thank catonsviller
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

Chef P's has the best food, for great prices and is a casual atmosphere where I meet up with many friends to play catch up. can sit there for hours and you are not bothered by anyone except friend help who want you to enjoy yourselves!

Thank Mustanggirl69
Catonsville, Maryland
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39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

This place is sold as serving excellent classic Italian food but it far from it, average at best. Plus employees are never pleasant, always seem to have attitudes.

1 Thank taijimike
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201 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

We routinely eat at both the Catonsville and Ellicott City Chef Paolino restaurants. We have been there for lunch and dinner with small groups. We like the fast service, diverse menu and reasonable prices. I particularly like the mussels with linguini which is a lot of food for the price. These are my opinions.

Thank BaltimoreSkiBob
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016

My family loves eating at Chef Paolino. The food is great! They are very accommodating even if you want different sauces or noodles. Excellent service!

Thank Bkbwatt
Catonsville, Maryland
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85 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

Good, convenient Italian restaurant in Catonsville. Plenty of parking. Excellent Calzones and pasta dishes. Easy service. Part self-serve.

Thank motsayrosa
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

I've been going to Chef P's for years now. Love, love, love the Chef P salad! Family friendly atmosphere, friendly staff and owners. We've had after sports team celebrations and birthday dinners here. One time I used the meeting room for a training class and all of the attendees commented on the large portions and great taste of everything that... More 

Thank samsdsycare
Catonsville, Maryland
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016

Have only eaten there a few times, but food was delicious each time. Was there on a Saturday evening, and the dining room was crowded so Catonsnvillians know good, reasonably priced Italian food.

Thank CAgourmet
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016 via mobile

Excellent pizza with big slices. Good Italian food also. Always good selection of nightly specials also. Very solid neighborhood Italian restaurant

Thank Ed S
Catonsville, Maryland
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

food is always good and reasonably priced, but when crowded the noise can get very loud. just an acoustic problem...nothing to soak up the noise and it echos thru the entire dining area.

Thank milton t

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $10
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Television
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 726 Frederick Rd, Catonsville, MD 21228-4501
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Catonsville
  • Phone Number: (410) 747-4949

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