Phone: 0208 997 8560
Fax: 0208 991 9568
Owned and managed by Stefano Oddi, Paolo's is a friendly, traditional Italian restaurant that has served diners for over 25 years. Ideal for a dinner for two, family meal or party, the menu features mouth-watering starters, pastas, fresh fish and a variety of meat courses complemented by wonderful Italian wines. There are also daily specials and an "al fresco" dining area. You may even experience the versatile and talented Stefano performing his extremely entertaining table magic. Paolo's is a popular venue with its loyal clientele and booking is seriously recommended.
Paolo's is conveniently located for events at Wembley Stadium and local hotels in Ealing, Hanger Lane and Wembley. Premier Inn, Travelodge, Crowne Plaza, Hotel 55 and the Fox & Goose are a few minutes walk away.
Now fully air-conditioned.
DAILY SPECIALS - in addition to the regular menu, there is a selection of specials that changes seasonally and has a choice of starters and main courses. Currently specials include Calamari Fritti, Moules Mariniere, Grilled Sea Bass, Fresh Cod and Gnocchi filled with Pesto.
ANTIPASTI - Hors D'Oeuvres from 5.00:
Coppa di Gamberetti Riviera (Prawn Cocktail), Bianchetti Fritti (Fried Whitebait), Pate della Casa (Home-made Liver Pate), Salmone di Scozia Affumicato (Smoked Scottish Salmon) Costine al Forno (Spare Ribs with Barbecue Sauce), Insalata di Mare (Seafood Salad), Bresaola (Wafer-thin Slices of Dry-cured Beef Fillet), Melone di Stagione (Chilled Melon of the Season) Tonno e Fagioli, (Tuna Fish, Beans & Onions), Sardine alla Griglia (Grilled Sardines), Ruccola al Parmigiano (Rocket Salad with Flakes of Parmesan), Lumache alla Bourgogna (Snails in Garlic Butter), Prociutto e Melone (Smoked Parma Ham with Melon), Funghi Selvatici (Wild Mushrooms).
AVOCADO: From 4.00
Avocado Vinaigrette, Avocado with Prawns, Avocado, Mozzarella and Tomato.
ZUPPA - Soup: From 5.00
Stracciatella alla Romana (Chicken Broth with Beaten Egg), Minestrone (Fresh Vegetable Soup with Pasta).
PASTA: From 6.50 Starter 9.00 Main
Fettucine Alfredo, Cannelloni, Penne Arrabbiate, Spaghetti Napoletana, Spaghetti Bolognese, Spaghetti alla Carbonara, Spaghetti alla Vongole, Crespoline, Spaghetti Aglio Olio Peperoncino
SECONDO PIATTO - Main Courses from 9.50
PESCE - Fish: From 10.50
Salmone alla Griglia (Grilled Salmon), Trotella alla Rina (River Trout cooked in Butter with Shrimps, Capers, Wine and Lemon),Gamberoni alla Vecchia Romagna (King Prawns in Garlic Butter and Brandy Sauce), Sogliola alla Griglia o Mugnaia (Dover Sole, Grilled or Meuniere), Scampi alla Livornese (Scampi in White Wine, Garlic, Parsley and Tomato Sauce with Rice), Scampi Fritti (Fried Scampi).
POLLO - Chicken: From 9.50
Suprema di Pollo Monte Grappa (Breast of Chicken with Mushrooms, Shallots, Parsley, Cream and Brandy), Tagliata di Pollo alla Rucola (Grilled Breast of Chicken on Rocket Salad with Balsamic Vinegar), Pollo Sorpressa (Breast of Chicken stuffed with Garlic Butter), Pollo Parmigiana (Chicken Escalope with Ham & Cheese), Pollo Principessa (Breast of Chicken in Breadcrumbs with Asparagus Tips), Anatra al'Aranco (Roast Duck cooked in an Orange Sauce).
CARNI - Meat: From 11.00
Fegato di Vitello (Grilled Calves Liver), Filetto al Pepe Verde (Fillet Steak with Pepper Sauce), Bistecca Diana (Minute Steak cooked in Mustard, Onion and Brandy Sauce), Costolette D'Agnello alla Griglia (Grilled Lamb Cutlets), Fracosta di Manzo Barolo (Entrecote Steak cooked in Red Wine & Mushrooms), , Fegato con Pancetta e Cipolla (Fresh Calves Liver with Bacon & Onion), Filetto (Fillet Steak).
VITELLO - Veal: From 12.00
Scaloppa Milanese (Veal Escalope in Breadcrumbs), Saltimbocca alla Romana (Veal Escalopes with Parma Ham, Sage and White Wine),Scaloppa di Vitello Valdostana (Veal Escalope with Ham & Cheese), Piccatina alla Pizzaiola (Veal Piccata in Tomato Sauce, Garlic, Oregano and Parsley).
Legumi Freschi & Insalate 3.50
DESSERTS from 5.00
Pannacota, Tiramisu, Creme Brulee, Oranges in a Caramel Sauce, Selection of Ice Creams, Cake of the Day, Fresh Strawberries
Selection of Italian & International Cheeses
Coffee - Cappuccino, Espresso, Latte and Filter.
Selection of Teas.
Open Mon-Fri 12-3pm, Mon-Sat 6.30-11pm.
All major credit cards accepted
7 Hanger Green Ealing London W5 3EL
0208 997 8560
Convenient parking. 1 minute from Park Royal tube.
Close to Premier Inn, Crowne Plaza, Travelodge, Hotel 55 and Fox & Goose hotels - a short walk away. Convenient for all events at Wembley Stadium.
RESERVATIONS: 0208 997 8560
REVIEW IN WESTSIDE MAGAZINE
Walking into Paolo's on Hanger Green in Ealing (just a few minutes from Park Royal tube station) I found myself, just for a moment, back in holiday mode. With its tiled floor, brightly coloured pictures on the wall and air of relaxed informality, Paolo's looks and feels very much like an Italian restaurant in the Mediterranean - the sort of place where you would happily dine after a day relaxing in the sun.
Our waiter was very friendly and welcoming and showed us to a table just by the pleasant al fresco dining area.
The menu boasts an excellent choice of dishes, whether you prefer traditional Italian fare or something a little different. From the 'Summer Specials' I began with fresh sparagus gratinati the asparagus was perfectly firm and topped with a creamy cheese sauce that melted in my mouth. My companion opted for the avocado pear with smoked chicken - it was served with a tangy dressing and, for a starter, was a very generous portion.
For main courses we decided on the Saltimbocca Alla Romana (veal escalopes with parma ham, sage and white whine) - the veal was beautifully tender and the sauce suitably flavoursome - and Fracosta di Manzo Barolo (entrecote steak cooked in red wine and mushrooms). This was cooked to perfection and served in a rich sauce with a sharp bite.
From the impressive wine list, I was recommended a Montepulciano D'Abruzzo Bianchi - a good choice, it was light and refreshing and perfect for a balmy summer evening.
Whilst pondering whether we had sufficient space for the delicious-looking desserts, Stefano, Paolo's proprietor, entertained us with magic tricks. By the end of the evening he had somehow made my friend's diamond ring vanish, only to then appear inside his zipped wallet and attached to a key ring, and my credit card mysteriously appear in a sealed envelope.
Finally, giving in to temptation, we shared Strawberries Romanoff, which looked almost too good to eat, and oranges in caramel sauce soaked in Grand Marnier - both a complete indulgence.
Paolo's is clearly a classic neighbourhood family restaurant. Over the last 25 years it has built up a devoted local clientele and Stefano's good-natured rapport with the diners (not to mention his amazing magic tricks) adds to a vibrant atmosphere.
The food is fresh and tasty and prices are reasonable - our meal with wine came to just over 60 - and we'll definitely be making the trip back to Ealing.
All in all, a magic night out!
SOME RECENT TRIPADVISOR REVIEWS
'An evening meal, we found the restaurant to be nicely decorated and comfortably arranged for a nice dinner setting. Service was very attentive and no issues in that area. Food was very good and well cooked. Outstanding bread and olives served to begin. Good wine choice and reasonably priced. Funny host with some good tricks. All in all very good.'
'We regularly go for lunch before a visit to Boden's clothes outlet across the road. The food is top class, atmosphere relaxed. And service faultless. It's always a treat and very reasonably priced too. Nothing comes close a real Italian treat.'
'Yet another wonderful visit to Paolo's with our American cousins, every time another branch of the Texan family visit, they all want to include a visit to Paolo's.....Cannot fault the service, food and ambience....and the magic conjured up by Stef. Love this place!'
'Visited this Ristorante recently with some work colleagues and found a very friendly host who entertained with some jokes and magic tricks. The restaurant was clean and tidy, food well served, plentiful and delicious and the staff were very attentive. Worth a visit if you're in the area.'
A great local Italian
I stay frequently at the Holiday Inn at Hanger Lane, and had despaired of finding a decent restaurant locally, but then I discovered Paolo's. It is just around the corner from the Park Royal tube station and about 10 minutes walk from the Holiday Inn, located in a side street. Run by real Italians the food was some of the best and most authentic I have experienced in a UK Italian restaurant. I had a avocado, green leaf and bacon salad as a starter, and an entrecote steak on a bed of rocket as a main course. Both looked delicious and the taste was just as good. The dessert, chocolate mousse cake was OK, but probably not homemade. Coffee was excellent and the white house wine very enjoyable. Cost for the above, with mineral water and 2 glasses of wine, including service came to about 35 pounds. I have to say that all the food I saw passing by my table looked wonderful. You can tell a lot about a restaurant from the way the treat a lone diner - some seem to resent giving up a precious table for just one person! I went on a Tuesday night and the place was a third full. Service was welcoming, efficient and attentive, reasonably friendly but not overbearing. This is an unpretentious, well run local Italian restaurant. A little gem in this area of London and highly recommended.
Adrian on Yell.com
7 Hanger Green,
Ealing, W5 3EL
Tel: 020 8997 8560