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“Our favourite restaurant on the island.”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Paparazzi Pizzeria

Paparazzi Pizzeria
Ranked #18 of 152 Restaurants in Douglas
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $32
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: TT 2015 Opening Hours: Thursday 4th June to Thursday 11th June: 5:00pm to 11:30pm Friday 12th, Saturday 13th, Sunday 14th June: 5:00pm to 10:30pm
Douglas, Isle of Man
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4 reviews
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“Our favourite restaurant on the island.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2013

It is very easy to get a table here as they don't allow advance bookings, although you may have a 10-15 minute wait during busy periods. The food is simple and uncomplicated, but it is very very tasty. Their thin and crispy garlic & tomato bread is the best garlic bread I've ever tasted. My wife is a vegetarian and a chef so she can be quite difficult to please. However, she is impressed by the wide range of veggie dishes on the menu and also the standard of the food. It offers great value for money when compared with simliar restaurants on the island. A 3 course meal, excluding drinks, will cost between £18 and £25 per adult. The service is friendly, quick and attentive without being overbearing and the staff always have a laugh and a joke with our kids, aged 5 and 7. The atmosphere is often lively, even more so if there is a birthday or celebration taking place. I would say that the restaurant is more suitable for families and groups rather than those looking for a quiet, intimate atmosphere.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank Roy S
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English first
Douglas, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Marvellous Value for Money”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2013

This restaurant does not allow you to book in advance but if you have to wait it's usually not for long. The food is great with a good choice from Pizza to Steak - All very well cooked and very tasty. The waiting staff are very friendly and if there is a birthday party there they go out of their to make it special for them. I would class this as a Family Friendly Restaurant or one for a friends meal but not a Romantic Setting.

Visited December 2012
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Thank Jacqui H
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Douglas, null, Isle Of Man
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54 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Good Food, Child Friendly”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2012

The restaurant is downstairs in a rather echoic basement room, which is unfussily decorated with tile floors and simple bare tables. That's probably just as well, as it's a very popular place for families with small children.

The place was busy when we went there in the early evening, when the family clientele peaks. Nevertheless, the service was efficient and attentive, but the waiters were happy to joke with the kids and lead a 'happy birthday' song for a youngster who was celebrating.

I had Scollapine Saltimbocca, which was a very tasty pork fillet with Parma ham in a creamy herb sauce. My veggie sister had Aubergine Parmigiana that was equally delicious. The kids pizzas were thin, crispy and good. Absolutely great desert 'Tarta de Nonna' which was a custard tart with pine nuts.

Overall, this is a very good eating place, attractive to families with kids but still providing good Italian style food for the adults in the party. I wouldn't recommend this restaurant if you are looking for an intimate atmosphere, or for quiet meal with a colleague or client, as that isn't what this place is about.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank Martin T
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Isle of Man
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“OK, but won't be back!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2012

The food was ok to bad! I had the surf and turf, which comes in a horrible sauce that didn’t do anything for the dish. My daughter had a pizza, which looked quite nice. The deserts were quite nice too.

Service wasn’t great, staff not rude, they just ignore you.

All in all, I won’t be back!!

  • Visited November 2012
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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Family friendly restaurant”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2012

perfect for all the family, fabulous choice of starters, mains and desserts always fresh and great tasting !

Visited April 2012
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Thank ManxPauline
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