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Paulo's Italian Trattoria

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38 Bridge Street East, Belleville, Ontario, Canada
+1 613-966-6542
11:30 - 21:30
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Sun 11:30 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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300 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We enjoyed our meal here. The food was good..it was clean and nice atmosphere. Service was nice and the food was at our table in timely manner.

Thank makerofdreams1
Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's all about the food and this place has disappointed me too often. I've gone for several meals, both at lunch and supper and it's always the same - slow service, poor food and overpriced. I never take friends there and now I will decline any invitation if that is the destination. Belleville is not known for its fine cuisine... More 

Thank John M
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Recently visited with friends. Nice atmosphere but that's about it. Waiter tried very hard but was inadequately trained. Food was very ordinary. I chose the "beef burgundy" over penne. It was a disaster, the beef was so tough that it couldn't be cut and the sauce was a tasteless gravy that appeared to be from a can. I had to... More 

Thank ErnieClack
Halifax, Canada
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I don't write frivolous bad reviews...but I couldn't not write a negative one about this experience. I had eaten at Paulo's about 5-7 years ago and had a similar experience. I ordered the seafood linguine, which was made with cocktail shrimp from a can! Not at all what I would expect from an Italian restaurant! I was back in Belleville... More 

Thank Eclectic_Traveller1
Roslin, ON
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed some perfect Linguine Roberto, my companions sampled the pasta with blue cheese, and the rigatoni with asparagus. The Greek said was picture perfect and fresh. Nice buns too. Waiter very accommodating. I had forgotten about this yummy spot.

Thank Leslielynn2013
Belleville, Canada
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53 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Love this spot for it's wood fired pizza and intriguing architecture. Service is great and the prices are very reasonable.

Thank LorettaBoy
Peterborough, Canada
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

We were passing through Belleville and a friend recommended Paulo's; we couldn't have done better. The decor is very much the traditional stereotype, stone walls, wood beams, checked table cloths with the pizza oven glowing at the back - all truly welcoming and warm on a cold night. The place was packed and we were in rather a hurry, but... More 

Thank LH M
Orangeville, Canada
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33 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Incredible fresh ingredients, very creative yet classic menu...something for everyone. Service is always fantastic. Today I ordered fresh sautéed in butter, brandy, ginger, shrimp and my favourite salad of all time - Paulo's cajun scallops! Succulent, fresh and perfectly seasoned. The dressing on the bed of baby greens, arugula was mind-blowingly delicious. Lemon thyme vinaigrette with shallots. Sides of sliced... More 

Thank Food_and_this_Girl
Belleville, Canada
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Also Italian restaurant very good food nice music has room upstairs or downstairs or even outside under umbrellas dif you want waiters are very friendly food is great.

Thank tman683
Belleville, Canada
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173 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Nice upscale street front and charming interior decor. A typical Italian restaurant that tries but just can't quite get it together. I really wanted this to be a good experience but alas it was an inconsistent experience. The Caesar salad was OK, the seafood cannelloni was fantastic, the service was OK. The disappointment was no Tiramisu for dessert, sold out... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38 Bridge Street East, Belleville, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Belleville
  • Phone Number: +1 613-966-6542

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?