We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Paul's Pasta Shop

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
223 Thames St, Groton, CT 06340-3955
+1 860-445-5276
11:00 - 21:00
Closed now
See all hours
Tue - Sun 11:00 - 21:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

471 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 468: English reviews
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here for lunch with my husband and three teenage daughters. Total bill was only $50. We all had small meals and left very full. Pasta is freshly made in the front shop. Very busy place and rather tight quarters. But the waitress was very nice and attentive. We all really enjoyed our food. It was raining out but we... More 

Thank Chris R
Colchester, Connecticut
Level Contributor
6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While we generally wait for the outdoor season to venture to Paul's, errands in the area and an event later at Foxwoods were just the right excuse we needed to visit. Fortunately, we got there just after 5 p.m., and got the last table for two as the usual line started forming as soon as we were seated. The salads... More 

Thank GBColchester
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Paul's pasta also caters and sells fresh uncooked pasta. I loved the lobster ravioli and the Buffalo Mac and cheese. I did not like the lasagna as much, but it was not inedible, I just didn't love it!

Thank April B
Norwich, Connecticut
Level Contributor
70 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here with a friend on Wednesday night. We only get down there once or twice a year and it is always a treat. She had the spaghetti pie which was huge and I had the chicken parm which filled the plate. Best chicken parm I have ever had, and I took my extra home and had it for 2... More 

Thank lingiglondon
Level Contributor
42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

This place was great! Amazing quality Italian food at a good price for the amount of food that is served. I only had two slight issues, one was the pasta was almost al dented, maybe needed one more minute. Secondly, the tiramisu was in a pie form and where there should be Lady Fingers there was a very thick but... More 

1 Thank Nathaniel K
Level Contributor
79 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Haven't been to Paul's in a couple years, why? I've been missing out. At some point I have tried almost everything on the menu and the quality has not changed. They offer incredible food, with fresh pasta and fresh ingredients. All meals are offered in two sizes so you can get the right amount or enough for leftovers. Very reasonably... More 

2 Thank stevekaz72
Groton, Connecticut
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Casual, comfortable, and the best Italian food in SE CT, at reasonable prices. Been going there for years, as this place is great and has staying power!

1 Thank Mike H
Level Contributor
35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Soggy pasta and sauce is tasteless made me ill. Staff not friendly, did not feel it was clean in the restaurant

Thank bayberry39
Mystic CT
Level Contributor
24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

The fresh pasta is so good and the prices are very reasonable. Very much worth the wait and in the summer if you get a table outside, even better!

1 Thank amynoank
Mashantucket, Connecticut
Level Contributor
11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

If you're a fan of pasta, then you must make a stop here. It's a family run business and the entire staff is very friendly. It's a quaint little place to eat with a cool view of the Thames River and New London skyline. Very little parking is in the rear, more on the street! It's worth the wait if... More 

1 Thank elsamanelsa

Travellers who viewed Paul's Pasta Shop also viewed


Been to Paul's Pasta Shop? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Paul's Pasta Shop staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?