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Paul's Pasta Shop

223 Thames St, Groton, CT 06340-3955
+1 860-445-5276
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“fresh pasta” (69 reviews)
“spaghetti pie” (40 reviews)
“alfredo” (38 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
223 Thames St, Groton, CT 06340-3955
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a GEM of a place. Located in an old storefront. Homemade italian pasta, huge servings, could order half portions, still enough to take home. Seating inside or out on deck overlooking Thames River. Not a fancy place, very casual, a few parking spots behind...More

Thank DianeC575
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Watch the pasta being made while waiting for a table. This is authentic and very worthwhile. I ordered the Eggplant Parmigiana and our waitress asked me, "large or small?" When I asked about the portions, she cheerfully answered that large is 1/2 lb of pasta...More

Thank K S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stop in for lunch on a regular basis. Always good and not overpriced. Waitstaff friendly and fast. This is not fine dining don't expect that. I always go away happy. Thank You Pauls!!

Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

My husband heard a lot about this place and he would like to try because he loves fresh pasta. Unfortunately to us were very disappointed because I cook and my food was better than what we eat over there the sauce in the pasta was...More

Thank cristina C
Reviewed September 6, 2018

Today I had lunch for 3rd time at Pauls Pasta. It was disappointing. When both of us need to add salt and cheese to a pasta dish, something is off! But that is not the reason for this review. From my seat, I had a...More

1  Thank DVCmemberHartfordCT
Reviewed August 29, 2018

We have a diner on 2018-08-14 for two at 6pm, we have a table right away, no wait, we are so hungry after a day of fishing. I have a plate of pasta with scallop and tomatoes and asparagus, the fresh pasta I never taste....More

1  Thank best t
Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

Paul’s is located in a very unpretentious building. It is an old store front. There is seating inside and outside on the deck. The deck overlooks the Thames River. The food is absolutely delicious. All the pasta is made fresh. I had the Linguini with...More

Thank Henry K
Reviewed August 20, 2018

We went in for diner , busy place , lot of people , nice terras with beautifull view on the river. We drunk a beer while we were waiting on a table. Good real Italian food , friendly service , fairly priced

Thank Paulv4173
Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

I have to Paul's Pasta a number of times and today, as always, reminded me of why it's always busy!! Excellent homemade meals, the friendly staff and attractive prices make this a must try if in the area.

Thank MPB222
Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed the fresh pasta at Paul’s. Our friends had been there before but it was a first for us. I loved my bay scallops with asparagus ( see specials). Tiny and very noisy but staff was friendly.

Thank IslandzGirl
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July 31, 2017|
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Response from S801WZpaulf | Property representative |
We have gluten free penne pasta. Our gluten free sauces are tomato, ragu, clam sauce, and pesto.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, View
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 223 Thames St, Groton, CT 06340-3955
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Groton
  • Phone Number: +1 860-445-5276
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If there is one thingPaul's Pasta Shop knows best, it's pasta! Not just any pasta though; this Italian restaurant has been serving fresh handmade pasta since 1988, and diners can't seem to get enough.Their passion for delicious Italian food has earned Paul's Pasta Shop a reputation as the best Italian restaurant in Groton, with several Readers' Choice Awards in Connecticut Magazine to prove it, including "Best Vegetarian" and "Best Value." The relaxed, family-friendly atmosphere and affordable pricing make Paul's Pasta Shop an ideal destination for lunch and dinner. With a constantly changing menu, you'll always have a new Italian dish to try. Their offerings also include soups, salads, and sandwiches, as well as a fine selection of beer and wine to go along with dinner. Take-out options are available if you're in a hurry, and you can also bring Paul's Pasta Shop's famous pasta to your next event with an affordable catering service designed for large groups.
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