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Paolo's Restaurant

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1 St. Giles Street, Norwich NR2 1JJ, England (Formerly Paolo's Pizzeria)
+44 1603 611857
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 23:00
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Norwich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited Paolos with friends to celebrate my husbands 60th birthday, specifically for the reason that their external menu advertises that all the pasta del la casa is available gluten free. Once we were seated and had ordered drinks the waiter came to take our food order, I explained that I was a coeliac and would like the gluten free... More 

Thank 151laurajb
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48 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

12 of us booked in for a reunion from medical school 38 years on! Lovely atmosphere with excellent service and great food. Staff were delightful and friendly. Food arrived exactly as ordered with no errors which is unusual in a big group. Hot and tasty food and generous portions! Veal fabulous! Highly recommend it.

1 Thank Tony K
Norwich, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is quite obviously not a chain Italian restaurant the food is freshly cooked and the service very friendly and efficient as usual. The restaurant seams a little smaller than last visit and so has less covers

1 Thank jhunt45
Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went with my other half last week and really enjoyed it. Good portion sizes. Enjoyed the pizza ( decent amount of toppings compared to other places) Nice friendly staff.

1 Thank Sandra M
Leeds, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Attentive service, great fillet steak and fries . I was disappointed that there was only the house red by the glass but I needn't have worried, as it was delicious. I was in Norwich with work so dined alone; this place was perfect, lovely ambiance. Will return.

2 Thank Jax2005
Somerset, England
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67 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this place after failing to get into The Belgian Monk. Sadly it was only about a quarter full and this meant there was little ambience. I would say the food was good Italian but my wife was underwhelmed. We eat a lot of Italian meals and found the experience here was a bit expensive for what we got.

Thank BoDiddleyBoing
Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant was quite quiet when my wife and I visited, so we weren't sure we had made a good choice. The menu was comprehensive though so we gave it a try. We're so glad we did. The food was excellent, and the portions extremely generous (we had bruschetta for 2 as a starter, and were nearly - but not... More 

2 Thank solefield
Norwich, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Lovely food, excellent service. The waiter was very attentive and had plenty of time to speak to you. Food was excellent all round and is very reasonably priced. We were there a good few hours and never felt like we were rushed. Small venue, very relaxed atmosphere. Will definitely return

3 Thank LiamBurlingham
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60 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Fab service and food, good place to eat freshly made food clean areas and child friendly and good for family's

Thank vixxy8888
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94 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

I love this restaurant. It may not be the most hot and happening restaurant in town, but we love the steaks, we love the roasted potatoes with garlic and rosemary, and every meal is consistent and great quality for the money

Thank Walkers25

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$38
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 St. Giles Street, Norwich NR2 1JJ, England (Formerly Paolo's Pizzeria)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Norfolk  >  Norwich
  • Phone Number: +44 1603 611857
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?