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“Surprisingly good!”
Review of Don Paolo - CLOSED

Don Paolo
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
72 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Surprisingly good!”
Reviewed March 4, 2013

Having read some of the reviews had generated mixed feelings.
However nothing ventured nothing gained!
So booked here for a birthday party.
The staff were extremely helpful and attentive to make the evening a memorable success.
This included an Italian birthday cake and a delicious meal.
The veal was simply delicious and the breads and pizza and made on the premises.

The food was HOT and well seasoned and the staff knowledgeable about the origins of the dishes.
Looking forward to a return visit!

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank Fatalbertsgarage
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  • English first
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English first
Littleborough, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“great food”
Reviewed March 3, 2013

we were a bit concerned due to previous reviews, but decided to try out the restaurant for ourselves, we were all pleasantly suprised, we had excellent service, good quality wine served, the menu appeared interesting, we all(4) of us tried different items from the menu,ranging from stuffed mini pannini's to start with, to mussels with pasta for a main,also tried the chocolate cake and the tirasimu, all the food was great, and promptly served. anyone thinking of going to try out this italian, we would say go for it, hopefully you'll be as pleased as we were.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank graham d
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Littleborough, Lancs
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259 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
“A welcome taste of the sun in the Lancashire Winter!”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

We enjoyed a family night out with four adults and four children with delicious pizza and plenty from the rest of the menu. We were very well looked after and paid a very reasonable bill at the end of the evening. Since then we have availed ourselves of the £5 pizza deal at lunchtime and the £7 pasta and salad offer as a halfterm treat. There is also BOGOF on the wonderful cakes! Free wifi is a great addition to the facilities and the decor has been retweaked since the Christmas closure. The village has been leafleted in the last week outlining the special offers. Opening at 10am provides us locals with the full all day service of coffee, lunch and dinner as well as a full bar service. Cheers Don Paolo!

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank lottie03
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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146 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“very reasonable and value for money”
Reviewed February 24, 2013

the menu is varied lots of choice and it is tasty and very well priced for through quality. service was good a couple of minor nitpicks not putting a soft drink in the glass leaving in the can and no dressing offered for a salad. overall though very good and we will return.

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Thank beaglelady71
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Littleborough, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Authentic Sicilian Cuisine”
Reviewed February 1, 2013

I have eaten at this restaurant a few times now and I have to say that I love the food, but then having lived in Italy for many years, I appreciate genuine Italian cooking. Paolo is the perfect host, he is very enthusiastic about bringing new dishes to the menu which unfortunately some people in Littleborough wouldn't appreciate! If you like pizza, try the family size, it feeds four people and can be sectioned off with different toppings. The restaurant is open during the day also for lunch or just coffee and cake. I think there are some suspicious reviews on here from other restaurateurs in the area who don't seem to want a new eatery in the area. Every new business experiences teething problems, although I can honestly say that dining here, for me, has been perfect everytime.

  • Visited January 2013
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1 Thank Sofia12Littleborough
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