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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
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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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Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

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 

1 Thank John M
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2016

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 

1 Thank ErnieClack
Halifax, Canada
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016 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 

1 Thank Eclectic_Traveller1
Roslin, ON
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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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58 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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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38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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35 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 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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205 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 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 

Thank Gregg A
Belleville, Canada
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 21 September 2016

Lovely restaurant, seating is varied so as not to be elbowing each other, the lunch and dinner menues are average. Fun place to go with friends

Thank janelanning3

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 15
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
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?