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Caffe Paolina

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646 Humphrey St, Swampscott, MA 01907-2637
+1 781-593-6455
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08:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Sun 08:00 - 21:00
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salem ma.
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40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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!!!

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Thank steph
Swampscott, Massachusetts
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 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.

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Thank Heidi W
Boston, Massachusetts
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48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 an adequately varied menu for a small place. BYOB is encouraged as they have no... More 

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Thank 84larry
Lynn, Massachusetts
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448 reviews
365 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 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 some nice things to say.

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Thank lash23_13
Swampscott, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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. The menu features both traditional Italian items and specialties from the region the couple come... More 

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Thank Paul R
sWAMPSCOTT, MA.
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

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

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Thank SKCK13
Wakefield, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2015

We loved the food, and the atmosphere, in this small restaurant. Prices were high for small portions, though.

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Thank Jake C
Massachusetts
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105 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2015

We live nearby and eat here often, over many years. The food is always good and the service, mostly by the owner, is friendly and attentive. I cannot say anything bad about it. Prices are low compared to other similar places in this area. When the family opened this restaurant, I recall that they were unable to get a wine... More 

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Thank MattS.24
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887 reviews
540 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2015 via mobile

While I stand by my prior review, a very recent visit to Caffe Paolina persuaded me to move from 4 stars to 5. This family owned business offers excellent food at modest prices-dinner for two, including soup/salad, entrees and dessert was less than $55, before tip. Service was much better than our summer visit too.

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Thank Mark P
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887 reviews
540 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2014 via mobile

This is a modestly price, small and casual restaurant in a quiet section of Swampscott. There is ample parking. Cafe Paolina lacks a beer/wine license, but patrons are encouraged to bring their own wine, many do so, and the restaurant provides wine glasses. The food is excellent and reasonably priced. Service is a bot slow, though friendly.

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Thank Mark P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 21:00
Thursday
08:00 - 21:00
Friday
08:00 - 21:00
Saturday
08:00 - 21:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?