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The Old Paparazzi

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1 Barnet Road | Hertsfordshire, Potters Bar EN6 2QX, England
+44 1707 662623
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“liver” (4 reviews)
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Pizza, Italian, Mediterranean, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
1 Barnet Road | Hertsfordshire, Potters Bar EN6 2QX, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Popped here for an early dinner and was greeted by the friendliest waiter who made us feel extremely welcome and comfortable all evening. The food was delicious and great value for money. A lovely restaurant experience but you’d feel welcome for a more casual meal...More

Thank Kim H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cosy, atmospheric and authentic Italian restaurant. The service is always impeccable, and the food delicious. The Gnocchi Sardi is one of the many pasta dishes that can be recommended. The pizza (take away is an option) is also very tasty.

Thank Bodil K
Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

Haven’t been to this restaurant for ages as when it changed name it went downhill and lost it’s ‘pazazz’! Back to its old name now so here’s hoping...

Thank Lucy S
Reviewed 8 March 2018

My two friends and I went to the Old Paparazzi for dinner tonight as a treat and we were not disappointed! The restaurant was quiet, at one point we were the only ones in there but the atmosphere was very relaxed and I can imagine...More

Thank cmaguire42
Francesco D, Owner at The Old Paparazzi, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2018

Hi.Many Thanks for your feedback.Hope to have you again soon Regards Franco.

Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Four of us went for an annual meal. It was ok, but expensive for the quality of food and service. The starters were very good. One of the party had veal escalope which had a rancid fat odour although to be fair they did offer...More

Thank Family1251
Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

Visited this restaurant with friends. The food was very good but the service was very slow we thought they had all gone home at one point. The place lacked at atmospheric and we had to find our own coats after paying the bill

Thank Downba
Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

Excellent food and service good vine and excellent pasta my wife loved the cheesecake and lovely expresso coffee and good value

Thank Coriolano57
Reviewed 6 December 2017

Good meal, excellent service. Nice range of food on the menu. Helpful staff. Fish was delicious. Not cheap, but you get what you pay for.

Thank GPExtraordinaire
Francesco D, Owner at The Old Paparazzi, responded to this reviewResponded 10 December 2017

Many thanks GPExtraordinaire for the review.Happy you enjoyed your meal,and we hope to have you again very soon.Arrivederci.

Reviewed 24 November 2017

The Old Paparazzi is a genuine Italian restaurant with a nice atmosphere, excellent service and finest food. They offer a wide selection of pasta, meat, fish dishes and specialty food from Sardinia. If you love seafood definitely try the "linguine Costa Smeralda", simply superb! Congratulations...More

Thank Lorenzo F
Reviewed 21 November 2017

24 guests at my birthday celebration lunch. We were greeted with drinks on arrival. Franco offered a varied menu that everyone said was fantastic, beautifully served by warm and friendly staff. Franco was happy to accommodate our jazz trio which added to the ambience of...More

Thank michael b
Francesco D, Owner at The Old Paparazzi, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2017

Many Thanks Michael B for the review.Glad you had good time and hope to see you again soon.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
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18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
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12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Barnet Road | Hertsfordshire, Potters Bar EN6 2QX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Potters Bar
  • Phone Number: +44 1707 662623
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Authentic Italian restaurant with a good selection of home made pastas, sourdough pizzas and desserts. To be enjoyed with a good glass of Italian wine. We do our popular sourdough pizza, as take away as well.
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