Paolo’s Restaurant & Pizzeria (Pembroke Pines)
***** Paolo’s Restaurant & Pizzeria, 12111 Taft Street, Pembroke Pines, Florida 33026, (954) 431-0899.
Well…so much for my New Year’s resolution to drop 20 pounds—Got a terrific “mom & pop” red sauce Italian joint for you, Paolo’s Restaurant & Pizzeria in Pembroke Pines.
Paolo’s has been around for something like 20 years. The joint’s menu is loaded with appetizers, pastas, hot/cold subs, pizzas, calzones meat/chicken/seafood entrees. Now–you know and I know, that there are more “mom & pop” red sauce Italian joints in South Florida- than there are Chins in a Chinese phonebook (credit: Soupy Sales)…and some are a whole lot better than others.
I am telling you, Paolo’s is right up there with the “whole lot better” crowd. A recent outing had me doing—delicious- eggplant parmigiana, veal marsala, shrimp marinara, chicken francese…special shout-out to a delicious large thin crusted pizza. As “expected”- Paolo’s has plenty of soup or salad/entree/pasta side/garlic rolls- deals. The most expensive dish on the menu is a seafood combination plate at $18.45—so nobody’s gonna go broke eating at this joint.
Just a heads-up…www.southfloridadines.com is currently running a $30 coupon for $15—so if you want to try Paolo’s and play the coupon “game”—there you go.
Paolo’s is open Monday-Saturday 11am-10pm and Sunday 4pm-10pm.
Took your suggestion and had a dynamite meal at Paolo’s.
The staff there was unbelievably helpful and friendly.
Portions were immense..and only the best quality ingredients were used.
I had the seafood combo and my husband and sister had the best veal parm ever.
Garlic rolls were not recycled supermarket cheapies, but baked by the owner. Minestrone wasn’t a watered down V-8 concoction, but a flavorful stock with fresh veggies galore.
The made-to-order cannoli was almost too much for the three of us.
We intend to revisit whenever we can hitch a ride.
on my visit there was nobody there. the husband and his 2 boys ages 7 and 13? were running the place. the wife who is the cook had to run an errand so the kitchen was closed. our waiters were the children. the pizza was so bland i had to put salt on it. nothing really draws me to want to go back there, except maybe the salad which was great, and the fact that they were so nice.
Tocco’s Cosa Nostra Pizzeria & Restaurant is now at this location.