We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Paoli's Italian Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
40821 Village Dr, CA 92315
+1 909-866-2020
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

106 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 103: English reviews
Palmdale, California
Level Contributor
120 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped by for a quick lunch, seated quickly and then had to wait as there was only one waitress doing it all. When she eventually came over she was nice and apologised for our wait and took our order. We both choose lunch pastas which came out quick but that was it no water top ups, no check back to... More 

Thank Mark R
San Francisco, California
Level Contributor
83 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

The positives: Good pizza. Good breadsticks. Nice patio area. The negatives: server took too long for initial welcome. Then immediately without saying hello said "are you ready to order"? Then yawned several times while I tried to ask a few questions. Sorry are we bothering you? The only time she showed any personality when it was time to bring the... More 

Thank beachlover987654
LONG BEACH, United States
Level Contributor
27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

My husband had the Antipasta and I had the Margarita Pizza. We both agreed that our meals were great! My pizza was one of the best I've ever eaten anywhere, including Italy.

Thank Janet W
Denver, Colorado
Level Contributor
14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

I went here with my family as we traveled. The kids were all hungry so we quickly found a place to eat. As we walked down the boulevard we came across Paoli's. The service was ok and reasonable. The food was the disappointing part. We came for dinner, one kids meal was $9 for three big spoon fulls of pasta.... More 

Thank Kelseysjourney
San Bernardino, California
Level Contributor
71 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

I have eaten at Paoli's several times when my kids were young. We had always had lunch, shared a pizza or a pasta dish and some soft drinks and the food is excellent. This last April (2016) I stayed at Big Bear for a couple of nights with a friend and about 4:00pm decided to take in a restaurant so... More 

Thank 1rmcbrl
Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

We had a large pizza and a antipasto salad. The pizza was perfect and the salad was very fresh with homemade, very delicious dressing. The prices are very reasonable. We have eaten there several times over the years and always excellent. Outdoor seating available and right on Main Street.

Thank Dennis C
San Juan Capistrano
Level Contributor
208 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

Italian Restaurant. Corner spot on main downtown cross streets. Excellent pizzas and good selection of Italian dishes. Outside p[ation dining recommended.

Thank Kenneth S
San Diego, California, United States
Level Contributor
29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

We both ordered pasta dishes (fettuccine and sausage & pepper pasta), and they were tasty. They allowed our pup on the patio, so definite plus there. Only drawback....patio needed to be swept down, lots of landscape debris.

Thank Dawn B
Marina del Rey, California
Level Contributor
107 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016

I had just arrived in Big Bear and was looking for a dog-friendly spot for lunch. The first place I saw was Paoli's, which has a prime location right on the corner of the main street. I was a little nervous when I sat down and started looking through the Yelp reviews, as they were very mixed. The service here... More 

1 Thank Don W
Mission Viejo, California
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

Most inattentive, rude establishment we've been in. We were sat down and then ignored. People came in after us and a server started taking their order. When I asked I was rudely informed that he was not our server. The menu also informs you that there are "no free refills" on any drinks. "No split checks". Guess the math is... More 

2 Thank lls155

Travellers who viewed Paoli's Italian Restaurant also viewed


Been to Paoli's Italian Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40821 Village Dr, CA 92315
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Big Bear Region
  • Phone Number: +1 909-866-2020

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Paoli's Italian Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?