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“Casual dining & open eating area - okay if you want to relax, and enjoy the breeze coming off the water.”
Review of Paddles Restaurant

Paddles Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 78 Restaurants in Apia
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $23
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood, Bar
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Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed February 8, 2013 via mobile

Went for an early dinner & we had the chowder and steak with mushroom sauce.

Fairly average meal. The chowder was full of a great variety of seafood and was so big we only managed to finish half of 1 serving.The steak was meant to be porterhouse? I'm not convinced it was - but the mushroom sauce was nice.

As with most eating establishments I went to in Apia I found the staff to be too attentive (constant fussing or checking you are okay, ...which became cumbersome when we were trying to have a conversation over dinner - bless them).

We asked for a doggy bag to take the leftovers home - it was a slow process, and we ended up leaving the food because the paper bag they put the chowder in leaked (sigh).

Welcoming, helpful & relaxing atmosphere.

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Thank Lisa H
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RossiFamily_12, Owner at Paddles Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded February 17, 2013

Talofa Lava Lisa H.,
Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback on Tripadvisor.com regarding your recent visit to Paddles Restaurant. We are happy to read that you enjoyed certain aspects of our establishment. We thank you also for providing insightful feedback regarding those aspects that did not meet your standards, as we welcome all constructive criticisms that can help us provide an impeccable dining experience.
We hope you will visit us again in the near future.
Fa'afetai Lava & Grazie!

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Reviewed February 6, 2013

best blue fin tuna sashimi :) ordered two servings! great place to hangout before hitting the clubs :) enjoy the sunset!

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RossiFamily_12, Owner at Paddles Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded February 17, 2013

Talofa Remdo888,
We are happy to read you loved our fresh yellow fin tuna sashimi! It is an absolute staple of Samoan cuisine and a favorite of Paddles patrons! We hope you can visit us again and enjoy more delicious Samoan and Italian cuisine!
Fa'afetai Lava & Grazie!

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Reviewed January 30, 2013

Consistent Italian food, great service and great location. The food is creative, fresh and plentiful. The staff are very accommodating and exude warmth and character. If you are lucky you will dine there and witness great light and sound show as a storm passes through if not the staff will keep you entertained

Thank Bruiser506
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RossiFamily_12, Owner at Paddles Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded February 17, 2013

Talofa Lava Bruiser506,
Thank you for sharing your feedback on Tripadvisor.com regarding your dining experience at Paddles Restaurant. We are very pleased to learn that you enjoyed our food, location and service here at our family restaurant. We strive to consistently provide great food and your comments certainly let us know that we are doing just that!
Till your next visit to Samoa and Paddles, Arrivederci!

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Reviewed January 12, 2013

We enjoyed each evening at Paddles. Great al fresco experience overlooking harbour! Classy Cocktails at the Bar. And phantastic italian dishes in combination with local fish, seafood and dishes! Ask for home-made lasagne by Papa Rossi: worth alone the trip to Samoa! Not to mention the desserts and coffee; all served by the most efficient and friendliest service on the island.
A truely italian paradise on the paradise island...

Thank gary w
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RossiFamily_12, Owner at Paddles Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded February 17, 2013

Ciao gary w,
We really appreciate your comments regarding your many visits to Paddles Restaurant. We are greatful for your patronage and are very happy to learn that you thorougly enjoyed our Italian-Samoan cuisine. The fusion of our two ethnic backgrounds is definitely the driving force behind the choice of dishes and ambience here at Paddles. It is great to read that you enjoyed our food, cocktails and overall experience.
Hope to welcome you back soon!
Fa'afetai Lava & Grazie!

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Reviewed January 6, 2013

I ate here with two friends.One had Coeliac's disease and they didn't seem to have any idea which meals on their menu contain gluten. After a 15 minute discussion and a very complicated arrangements with meat, sauce and veges served separately the meat was coated in breadcrumbs! So not recommended for gluten free people.
Otherwise the food was nice and it was a lovely setting with friendly staff. Very busy, I would recommend booking ahead!

Thank Kathryn G
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RossiFamily_12, Owner at Paddles Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded February 17, 2013

Talofa Kathryn_NZ_2012,
Thank you for posting your feedback regarding your visit to Paddles Restaurant. We are disappointed to read that we were unable to cater to your gluten-free friend's dietary needs in a more speedy way. There are certain dishes on our menu that cater to certain dietary needs but we highly recommend anyone with food allergies or specific dietary requirements to speak with management or our Chef. We apologize for not addressing your fellow diner's needs appropriately.
Thank you again for your remarks.
The Rossi Family

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