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Paolo's Restaurant

1 St. Giles Street, Norwich NR2 1JJ, England
+44 1603 611857
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
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“pizza” (77 reviews)
“veal” (13 reviews)
“garlic bread” (18 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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1 St. Giles Street, Norwich NR2 1JJ, England
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Reviews (375)
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Service was wonderful, friendly and professional. Food was outstanding. I highly recommend the garlic cheese bread to start, you can share this as it is the same size as a pizza. The decor is gorgeous, very clean, very quaint. Everything about the food, service and...More

2  Thank syreetarice
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Paolos with my partner for the first time, amazing!!! I had a pizza and she had a pasta dish for main. We had an antipasto starter for two which was incredible and lots of it, lovely fresh meats, parma ham, salami, olives, bread peppers......More

2  Thank Daniel C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant has excellent atmosphere and very good service. The food was really authentic and perfectly cooked. The ice cream was disappointing though...

2  Thank LadyEWestCountry_UK
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We walked into the city on May Day bank holiday. wondering where we could eat and came across Paolo's . it looked nice inside so we gave it a go. We had a really lovely time, yes its not fine dining but this place isn't...More

1  Thank lolgal
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came to Paolo's because our first choice was full, however, had we known how good Paolo's was, we would have chosen to go there first anyway!! We shared a garlic bread with cheese to start (it was huge) & it was utterly fantastic. Amazing...More

1  Thank ulangutan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really friendly staff and fantastic menu choice. Wonderful tasting food and very reasonable prices and great value. We had a lovely meal, thank you

2  Thank Q6772JOcarolineb
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came here with my boyfriend last Friday, have been once before and was as lovely as I remembered the first time. The food is amazing and the cocktails were also lush! The staff were really nice and friendly and our waiter who was a man...More

1  Thank georgiax1
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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...More

Thank 151laurajb
Reviewed 23 April 2017 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...More

4  Thank Tony K
Reviewed 16 April 2017 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
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How far is it from carrow road
26 May 2016|
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Response from Fiona T | Reviewed this property |
It is in the centre of the city so it is about a fifteen minute walk
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 39
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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
  • E-mail
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.