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“A great experience 2nd March 2013”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Osteria Da Paolo

Osteria Da Paolo
Ranked #11 of 347 Restaurants in Shrewsbury
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Good for: Large groups, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Dining on a budget, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Shrewsbury, England, United Kingdom
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“A great experience 2nd March 2013”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2013

We were warmly greeted. They kindly booked our taxi home. We had some wine before taking our table - it wasn't quite to our liking so they changed it with no quibbles. The meal was beautiful, well served by young /friendly staff, and in good sized portions. Authentic and atmospheric ambience. Extremely well priced with a free drink offered on the house. A simply great experience.

  • Visited March 2013
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1 Thank Simon W
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English first
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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“Fantastic”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2013

We had a party of 6 which included 3 generations of a family with 2 particularly picky eaters! Everyone was very impressed. Great choice of food with great food, superb house wine, attentive, amenable staff all at a reasonable price. I have eaten in many of shrewsburys eateries and would not hesitate to rate this establishment highly.

  • Visited February 2013
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1 Thank Marie186368
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Shrewsbury, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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“Great food and atmosphere at Osteria Da Paolo”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2013

It had been about 12 months since our last visit to Osteria Da Paolo. We decided to take a friend there one Friday night as they had never been. The waiters were attentive and give you a while to look at the main menu, before they come back to tell you about the daily specials. The way the waiters memorise the specials is amazing, with no lists to assist them, they will tell you how the specials are cooked and what they come with. All three of us ate from the list of specials and the food was fantastic. We had 2 mushroom starters and a beef carpaccio, followed by sea bass, plaice stuffed with spinach with a prawn sauce (which was delicious) and guineafowl (I think) wrapped in pancetta in a red wine sauce. Everyone enjoyed both their starters and their mains.

We enjoyed our night out so much we decided to go back the following week just the two of us. We ate off the special menu again. We had razor clams and venison meatballs for starter and sea bream with a crab risotto and cod cheeks and prawns with pasta. Again the food was fantastic and again we had no room for pudding,

If you are looking for an authentic and tasty Italian meal in different surroundings to all the other restaurants in town then Paolos is the place for you. The restaurant is tucked away down a side street and you descend down some stairs into converted cellar rooms, which gives a lovely atmosphere - you could be anywhere!!

We spoke to Massimo (chef and owner) at the end of our meal and he is passionate about his restaurant and the food that he serves and rightly so – we thoroughly enjoyed both of our visits this month.

I find that Shrewsbury these days has something missing between its cheaper priced pub food and many expensive restaurants - Paolo’s fits that bill perfectly!!

We will be back!!

  • Visited February 2013
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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“Excellent evening at the Osteria”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2013

Great evening last Saturday at the Osteria. Went with a large party including adults and children. The food was prompt and enjoyable despite the restaurant being extremely busy and was welcoming and efficient. Extremely good value.

  • Visited February 2013
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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“Recommenf this little Italian restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2013

Nothing is too much trouble. We had a mezze, a selection of dishes brought out which suited everyone, and there was plenty of choice. The staff are accomodating and welcoming.

Visited December 2012
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1 Thank Christine B
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