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“Pleasant, unhurried lunch”
Review of paparazzi - CLOSED

paparazzi
Price range: US$16 - US$32
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Paparazzi is located on a prominent corner site offering outdoor seating. Within - breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks are served from 9am to Late, Mon-Sat, 10am - 9pm Sun. Specialising in Italian & European cusine. Handmade Pizzas and Burgers, Pasta, Steak, Chicken, Fish, Salads and much more - all presented with flare and using the finest ingredients. A late morning or afternoon homemade scone or cake and finest coffee, fabulous breakfast, delicious lunch or a wondeful dinner are all on offer. An open kitchen allows customers to see their food being prepared to order. Staff are mixologist trained and a fantastic cocktail list and outstanding wine selection is guaranteed. Quality and value within modern, chic and comfortable surroundings is our policy. We are proud of our team and what we do. We look forward to giving you a warm welcome very soon.
Reviewed 29 January 2014

It was a quiet lunchtime. Perhaps 3 or 4 tables taken. First impression was that this place was a step back to the 80s, with large photos of film stars on strong-coloured walls.

I asked for a fresh orange juice. What got was a glass of that cheap juice you get from supermarkets, made from concentrate. We had to wait around half an hour before our food arrived. There was just one person in the kitchen who looked like he was the twin of the waiter. My salad was nice enough, but again there was a feeling of "I could have done that myself with food from a cheap supermarket". My wife's risotto was reported to be nice.

Coffee was OK, but Italian restaurants usually give me better than OK.

On the plus side, the meals were not expensive by Italian restaurant standards, and the young waiter was friendly. But the long wait and the "nothing special" ingredients means I can't give this place a coveted 4th star!

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Thank McWulf25
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Reviewed 14 January 2014

Paparazzi is a family favourite of ours since moving to the area. Discovered via their participation in the Taste card scheme we now eat here at least once a month.

The pizzas are always very tasty, I've tried a couple of different topping combinations but my favorite is the Calzone which comes with a nice sized side salad. Food always comes well presented and you can tell that the chefs take pride in what they serve. For children there are plenty of choices and the prices are very reasonable. I tried a pancake from the menu last visit (am usually too full up for pudding) and really enjoyed it, would go back just to have a pancake and a coffee! The staff are always chatty, helpful and friendly to our 3.5 year old daughter who likes to talk and ask questions and since our new baby arrived I can say that the nappy changing facilities are good - the toilet with the nappy facilities was lovely and warm on a chilly January evening.

Overall we really enjoy eating here and will continue to dine here often. It's a great family friendly restaurant in a nice convenient location.

Thank Kdlovescake
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Reviewed 8 January 2014

This review is long overdue so apologies for our laziness.
Our daughter and her fiancé were studying at Stirling University from August 2012 until August 2013 and stayed in Henderson Street.
As they were very close to Paparazzi it looked like good place to have lunch following our first visit with a car loaded with life's necessities.

On our first visit to the restaurant and every other one afterwards, we enjoyed excellent food in bright comfortable colourful surroundings and always found the staff to be friendly and attentive.

The 1950's/ 60's 'Route 66' decor is exactly right for this type of restaurant and makes for a great atmosphere. We would however suggest that the modern music could be dropped in favour of sounds more in keeping with the era displayed on the walls.


Thank silvercitypeople
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Reviewed 8 January 2014

Last night we decided to go to paparazzi for dinner as they use the taste card which saved us nearly £20 from our bill. We both had the wild mushroom starter and it was absolutely brilliant I definitely recommend this. Then we both had pizza, one was surf and turf, the prawns were smaller than made out on the menu but the pizza was still really good, and another steak pizza which was lovely. Would definitely go back.

Thank Jen752
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Reviewed 4 January 2014 via mobile

Popped in yesterday afternoon for a quick bite to eat. The restaurant looked a bite empty but we though we'd give it a shot. The waiter that served us was very welcoming an friendly. Good food, good service and a great coffee will definitely be back.

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Thank PeterHamilton213
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