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Caffe Paolina

646 Humphrey St, Swampscott, MA 01907-2637
+1 781-593-6455
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good31%
  • Average18%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible0%
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“eggplant” (3 reviews)
“mom and pop” (2 reviews)
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Italian, Cafe
$$ - $$$
646 Humphrey St, Swampscott, MA 01907-2637
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Paolina is charming, friendly and Vincenzo's food is excellent. Don't let the small size or unimposing location deter you..breakfast is done right, the muffins grilled to your taste a just great. This is the place locals like to frequent...and a place you will be glad...More

Thank ragtop_rider
Reviewed 17 June 2017

I love the music and the photos in the room, you feel like you're in a small town on the west coast of Italy. Recently I moved to the area and this was a place I was told had great food. I stopped by for...More

Thank Marca P
Reviewed 25 April 2017

I love this place! Great little mom and pop place. Paolina and Vincenzo are wonderful and the food is amazing. I love the gnocchi and the eggplant is super delicious as well. BYOB is also a huge plus.

Thank Diana B
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Caffe Paolina is well located across from the football field in Swampscott. It's a classic mom and pop operations. Mom works front of the house and Dad is in the kitchen. The food is good but you better not be in a rush. The atmosphere...More

Thank Milo01945
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

I love the food here..I usually go for brunch and have the omelette with spinach and feta cheese....delicious..I usually have Italian toast and fresh fruit...what else could u want...coffee and we r done!!!

Thank steph
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Great food, quaint space. Terrific value since you can bring your bottle of wine in with you. Very popular for breakfast as well.

Thank Heidi W
Reviewed 3 April 2016

Nice cozy, quiet little place in uninspiring looking strip mall. Literally mom and pop. Mom will meet you when you come in and Pop does the cooking. Having visited several times I would say the food is consistently very good, if not whiz-bang spectacular, with...More

Thank 84larry
Reviewed 15 September 2015

A person in our party asked if a certain dish could be made with shrimp instead of chicken. Was told no since it could not be punched into computer. Really!!! The eggplant was just ok. Salad was fresh and service was good so there are...More

Thank lash23_13
Reviewed 14 August 2015

This husband and wife owned and operated cafe in a small strip mall on Humphrey Street is easy to overlook - that would be a mistake. Paolina runs the front of the house while husband Vincenzo can be seen cooking in the glass enclosed kitchen....More

Thank Paul R
Reviewed 12 August 2015

Small family run operation. Authentic Italian cooking. Home-made pasta. Great breakfast also. Perfect for family and friends. BYOW.

Thank SKCK13
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Restaurant Details

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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 646 Humphrey St, Swampscott, MA 01907-2637
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Swampscott
  • Phone Number: +1 781-593-6455
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