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“On a cold and wintry afternoon.....perfect.”
Review of Paolo's Restaurant

Paolo's Restaurant
Ranked #103 of 835 Restaurants in Norwich
Price range: $8 - $39
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Ciao! Welcome to Paolo's Restaurant, a family run restaurant in Norwich serving delicious authentic Italian cuisine. We offer freshly prepared traditional Italian food, from stone oven baked pizzas to pasta, seafood and salads. Whether you're stopping to sample our authentic Italian dishes, a nice cup of coffee, well deserved glass of wine or refreshing bottle of beer you can kick back and watch the world go by seated indoors, or dine alfresco. Based in the heart of Norwich, housed in a fantastic old art deco building in the Norwich Lanes area, we are amidst a vibrant shopping area and delightful boutiques. Come and join us, arrivederci.
London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
253 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
“On a cold and wintry afternoon.....perfect.”
Reviewed April 3, 2013

After being told to "WAIT!" at another Italian Restaurant in Norwich, we decided that we wouldn't !

So having seen Paolo's so often, but reluctant to enter as we thought it was a chain, we finally plucked up enough courage to enter.

Its a well decorated Restaurant although you need to be a little careful not to be placed on a table underneath or in direct line of the speakers. Talking is impossible if you are on these tables.

The menu is extensive and although a little hesitant decided on the Pizzas as we had seen some being served on another table.

GOOD decision.

Simple, no-frills, tasty pizza. As someone else commented, the best in Norwich and I don't doubt it.

The wine list is better than most, though not what you would expect in London.

The service was fine. Friendly.

I do think that larger groups may have a problem as their were only 2 waiting staff and they seemed busy.

But do go. Its just typical of what you can find in this fine city.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Khunant
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Norwich
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Good Lunch”
Reviewed March 30, 2013

Cold, but enjoying an expedition round city centre shops, wanted sit-down hot lunch. Fancied Italian, thought we'd call in at family run Paolo's for the first time. Good lunchtime offers, nice cosy interior, with vibrant atmosphere. Quickly seated and served even though moderately busy. Friendly service too. Good typically Italian menu. Thoroughly enjoyable. Will go again.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Ian W
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Norwich, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Delicious food!”
Reviewed March 6, 2013

Paolo's is a fabulous Italian restaurant- the food is all freshly prepared and you can watch the chefs at work.

A lovely venue, right in the city centre and suitable for big groups or a romantic meal.

Would definitely recommend it- they even cater for people who require gluten free food with pizza and pasta options which is great for my friend who struggles to find many places that offer an option beyond salad!

Visited March 2013
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1 Thank Lola S
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norwich
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Awful”
Reviewed March 1, 2013

We have just left the so called Restaurant after an evening out with work. It is possibly the worst food I have ever come across. Most of our party left their food as it was absolutely disgusting!
In my experience of Restaurants this was the worst food experience. The service was diabolical and the food was pre-ordered and it was still not right. It was truly revolting and I cannot believe anyone with any knowledge or expectation of good food could possibly rate this place.
The waiter when challenged by one of our party was rude, indignant and should be sacked for his behaviour.
Maybe they were having a bad evening but I will not be going back there to find out.
Come on guys, try some self respect when serving food!!

  • Visited March 2013
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5 Thank Jane V
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Norwich, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“poor dining experience”
Reviewed March 1, 2013

Unfortunately, a large group of us found that the poor service and belligerent attitude of the manger spoiled our evening. The atmosphere could have been great with good portions and delicious looking pizzas. However, the service was slow and muddled which left us feeling disappointed with the whole thing.

  • Visited March 2013
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2 Thank filoriel
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