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Paul's Pasta Shop

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223 Thames St, Groton, CT 06340-3955
+1 860-445-5276
11:00 - 21:00
Closed now
All hours
Tue - Sun 11:00 - 21:00
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This little place is no frills, but the pasta was great. Portions are huge, and the prices are very reasonable.

Thank Douglas M
Boston, MA
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118 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The place is on the water's edge but far from anything fancy, quite the opposite. Cheap silverware, cafeteria type dishes, cheap napkins, very crowded tables with cheap, uncomfortable chairs. Bean dip was barely edible. Ordered the spaghetti pie specialty; I thought it was dry and lacking of much meat or flavor. It was huge, enough for two or three people... More 

Thank AlwaysUpForGoodFood
Campton NH
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've been going to Paul's Pasta for so many years now that I can't even remember our first visit and we're going back this weekend! We love the people, the food, the prices and the attitude: These are people who love what they do and you can't mistake it for someone who is in it "for the money." The entire... More 

1 Thank Mama8187
Stonington, Connecticut
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126 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Pasta is good but the environment makes it taste better. Family style place where everyone seems to know each other. Food is honestly nothing special (it is good, just not on my radar of great) but the environment makes it special. They do have take out but that defeats the purpose.

Thank JAG2021
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Our 1st time there (was recommended for dinner by the owners of the Stonecroft Inn). We had the chicken parm and the eggplant parm. Both were excellent and the pasta was definitely home made. Yes, it's a small place and can be a bit cramped when full but they turn over tables quickly while the food arrives promptly, we never... More 

Thank chuckster_dude
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Good food but small, get there before 5 to have a minimal wait, but if you have to wait it is worth it. It was warm out and we sat on the outside deck which was a pleasant experience. Staff helpful and attentive.

Clearwater, Florida
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55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

We Dined At Paul's Pasta for lunch during the week. Linguine ragu was delish. It had a chunky tomato sauce with fresh chopped bell peppers and mushrooms, sliced Italian sausage and crumbled ground beef. Two others in our party tried the fettuccine Alfredo with chicken. A chicken breast lightly breaded and topped with melted cheese sat atop a nice portion... More 

Thank Stephanie B
Raleigh, North Carolina
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Paul's came recommended by our Mystic River boat guide and several cadets at CGA. Ordered a chicken pasta dish to go- wish I had been able to dine in- fun, casual, homey atmosphere. Excellent meal. Great customer service upon pick up.

Thank rogfam04
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44 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Great food with a great view of the Thames River. Sit outside on the deck during nice weather. Fresh pasta, casual restaurant.

Thank fishersgirl
Tel Aviv, Israel
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58 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

I came to Groton for a visit to my daughter and family. We planned to come to Paul's Pasta Shop and it wasn't so easy to come to seat with a 2 yrs old child. We saw that there is take out menu so we came to the shop-restaurant and had a nice experience. The food was fresh... We ate... More 

Thank evagold g

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 223 Thames St, Groton, CT 06340-3955
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Groton
  • Phone Number: +1 860-445-5276

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