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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was recommended this place by friends. Heard it was excellent. I got a cold sub and Clam chowder and was disappointed. I will try it again since it’s so well rated and comes highly recommended

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 12 October 2022 via mobile

We LOVED their subs until the last few months. What happened? The rolls are different - just since this July. They cut the meat in the subs in half. Too bad as your changes have lost you some loyal customers.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 11 October 2022 via mobile

Busy place for noon on Sunday! From the Midwest and first time trying a lobster roll. Went with cold. YUM! Roll was nice and soft. Mayo didn't overwhelm lobster. My sister and her husband tried warm lobster roll and wished they had done cold -...too much butter on warm. Clam chowder was also very good.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 15 July 2022 via mobile

We walked over from downtown, looking for some authentic Italian food. The clam chowder was hot, but lacked flavor. The broccoli chicken Alfredo was ok, but not great. It could have used a lot more sauce and more broccoli. The lobster rolls did look amazing....The place was hopping and we didn’t have to wait long for our food. That was a big plus.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 3 July 2022

Pauli's offers a great selection of Italian food. The pasta is solid, but the real shining star for me were the sandwiches. From the meatball sub, to the Italian, it's all incredible. I got delivery via Uber Eats, and it still showed up hot and...fresh. Even the hot sandwiches had not gotten soggy, a testament to the qualify of the toasted buns they use. Pauli's is legit Italian in the middle of Boston.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 19 May 2022

I've lived nearby for years and Pauli's never disappoints. Not much seating so grab your food and head to the greenway or the harborwalk to enjoy it.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 18 May 2022

This tiny place was bangin'! We walked in to a packed house with delivery guys continually running in and out, customers waiting in a deep line, all seats filled... We almost turned away, but my gut told me this was the place. THIS IS THE...PLACE! The warm Lobster roll, with its HUGE chunks, was killer. But they also make so many very unique and, I'm sure, tasty sandwiches that I wished I could try LOL This is the first place I'm gonna stop at when I get back to BostonMore

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 9 May 2022 via mobile

I came here after Googling the best lobster rolls in Boston. The lobster roll was good, but way too small. $28 for a hot dog bun topped with lobster and a bag of chips. I get that lobster isn't cheap, but I could've used more...meat and a bigger roll for the price.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 13 February 2022

Had the Italian aug. Very fresh ingredients. Great tasting role that is often hard to find. Off the beaten trail but worth it.

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 10 October 2021

I ate at Pauli's on Salem twice. The lobster roll was delicious. The service is friendly and efficient. There are a few indoor stools but for now it appeared the restaurant was mainly take-away. I highly recommend.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 27 September 2021 via mobile

In town to see the Laver Cup matches at TD Garden. Short walk to North End for real food vs stadium concessions. Wow what a gem to find Pauli’s! Choice between sub or wrap with a mind boggling array of fillings. Grilled? Yes! Fried? Yes!...Traditional fillings? Yes! Novel fillings? You betcha! We went twice for dinner. Enjoyed CA wrap, Greek med wrap and the Chowda! Excellent food and friendly staff.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 6 August 2021

Me, the wife, and 3 kids ate like kings and queens. Italian cold cut sandwich for me and my oldest son, the meatball sandwich WITH MOZZERELLA STICKS IN IT for my younger two. All were amazing. After the four of us ordered, my petite wife...came to the counter. The big guy behind the counter said, "let me tell you what you are going to order . . . you are going to have the grilled chicken salad. It comes with . . . " Hysterical . . . he nailed my wife's order just by looking at her. She said it was one of the better salads she's had.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 4 August 2021 via mobile

This place is so totally good lol. My family really enjoyed our food. I had the killer bee sandwich and my family had buffalo chicken sandwich, lobster roll . This place is my new favorite place in Boston.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 18 July 2021

FIrst off, know that this isn't a sit down. There is a small counter inside and 5 tables on the sidewalk. That's it. Now, with that in mind, the food is great. Stopped by on a rainy day. Huge menu, but went with the classics....Clam Chowder and the cold Lobster Roll. Both exceeded my expectations. Just great food. Enough saidMore

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 5 July 2021

My daughter heard about Pauli’s, so we went to find out why everyone said this was so good. Located in the North End, Pauli’s is tiny inside with a few stools. There are some tables outside also. The person at the counter suggested the cold...lobster roll since it was hot out. We split one roll and it was three or four bites each…..but it was delicious! When our flight home got cancelled, we decided we had to go back to Pauli’s for another taste. This time, we got a cold roll and a hot one and had half each. We thought the cold one was fantastic, but the hot one - over the top deliciousness!! The lobster is plentiful and dipped in butter and then put in a split top roll. We didn’t want to finish it was so good. It was $50 for the two rolls and two bags of chips, but so worth it.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Pauli's is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4