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Paulo's Italian Trattoria

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38 Bridge St E, Belleville, Ontario K8N 1L6, Canada
+1 613-966-6542
11:30 - 21:30
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:30 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Stirling, Canada
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016

Went to Paulo's for a family birthday lunch. It was a Sunday brunch for 5 adults. Service and food quality was extremely good. Paulo's is in a great location in downtown Belleville. Outside appearance looks like a European building. Inside has been renovated and is well taken care of and not showing signs of wear. The pizzas are wood fired.... More 

Thank BJS091
Regina, Canada
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39 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2016 via mobile

Had a fantastic fantastic meal and the food was awesome. Will defiantly come back. The chicken. Parmesan was the best I've ever had. The Caesar salad as a side was a great light option. The tiramisu was excellent.

Thank Brandon B
Toronto, Canada
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98 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2016

Paul Dinkel expanded his Toronto Yorkville operations to Belleville many years ago. His sense of serving the customer has not changed. If you visit be sure to ask for Paul and ask his to tell you the story of the Paintings of him and his family - far from being an exhibition of ego - rather it is a great... More 

1 Thank Mitch G
Belleville, Canada
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134 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2015

A fairly quiet, relaxed place, serving wood fired pizzas and a selection of Italian style dishes, using fresh ingredients. Pizzas are a little out of the ordinary, some almost quirky. Portion sizes are ok, service very good, and prices a decent value. four different entree dishes came to our table at the same time, served hot as they should be.... More 

Thank Wayne C
Toronto, Canada
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135 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2015

The entire downtown area of Belleville at this time of the year (particularly after dark) is like a dead city. Only a few places opened for dinner (except for the chains). Came to this restaurant at about 6;30PM on Monday. Saw only 4 customers. 6 persons came in after us. Ordered pasta, pizza, lamb chop. One of us tried to... More 

Thank limeh0g
Tweed, Canada
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2015 via mobile

Have eaten here a few times but not often. None of the appetizers or mains in our party of 3 were special. One - goat cheese in phyllo appetizer came cold and in a tortilla- like casing. Sent it back and it returned only slightly warmer. Won't be returning, as the price warrants superior food.

Thank Vicki M
Belleville, Canada
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64 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

Varied menu of which we have tried many dishes ... all were good! Best mussels we have had in ages, fresh and mmmmmmmmmmm.

Thank JGH3RD
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2015

I used to go to Paulo's quite often years ago, and noticed that a menu is always the same...wrote down my suggestions about a change of menu on the sleeps that used to give you for a review but that was just a game. The service is not the best. There is a guy who works there who is soo... More 

1 Thank Dl V
Belleville, Canada
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97 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2015

Great wood fired pizza oven. Creative pizza options. My favourite is the chef's curry special. Kids love it. Really fun, open concept dining area. If you don't like the Gypsy Kings - avoid this restaurant.

Thank DSRBrady
Ottawa, Canada
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134 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015

We arrived at Paulo's because of the ambience and the location, our son was curious about it - plus many of the chain restaurants near the highway in Belleville are always packed to the rafters. We were seated quickly (it was a Monday night, no reservation) but noted there were long waits between being asked for drinks, taking the orders,... More 

Thank Tim W

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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, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, 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 St E, Belleville, Ontario K8N 1L6, 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?