We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Chef Paolino Cafe

3419 Plumtree Dr, Ellicott City, MD 21042-3805
+1 410-680-8087
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good8%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“meatballs” (4 reviews)
“pizza” (12 reviews)
“salad” (7 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 9:00 PMAll hours
Italian, Pizza
$$ - $$$
3419 Plumtree Dr, Ellicott City, MD 21042-3805
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (34)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 34 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to lunch with friend I had not seen in 2 yrs so we really wanted to catch up-the restaurant was very kind to let us just take our time. The garlic bread served with the meals is good-the lentil soup very home made tasting--Philly...More

Thank ANNE R
Reviewed 19 November 2017

We went on a Saturday evening and were treated to high quality, live cover music without a cover charge. I had the wings and a very nice on tap artisinal beer. I also tasted the philly cheese steak sub. Others in our party good dinner...More

Thank Lawrence W
Reviewed 19 October 2017

i have been here a handful of times and each time i feel like food and service is getting a bit worse. i've loved their pasta in the past and gotten great service, but on my visit yesterday i have to say everything was really...More

Thank kel400
Reviewed 18 August 2017

It's just pizza but it's good pizza. Plus there's much more on the menu the stuffed eggplant is really good. The calzones are tasty too. The Little ones love the pasta and meatballs.

Thank motmove
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

Underrated pizza. Affordable. Good for families. The Cellar downstairs a cool HH spot. Quality Italian food

Thank JimBmore57
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Chef Paolino's Cafe is an offshoot of the original restaurant in nearby Catonsville. If you are lucky, you will meet the owner, Paul, who will spin tales about his original restaurant thirty-five years ago. Fun! This is a casual dining establishment where you order from...More

Thank Cailin56
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

I have always had a positive experience at the Cellar (which is downstairs from Chef P). I like to have a salad (small size is filling) with small plates. Try the meatballs, they are delicious! Some nights (like when I went) they have a band...More

Thank Sara T
Reviewed 12 July 2016

This is a great for lunch or dinner. Service and hostess are very good and attentive. Be sure to try the chef salad - outstanding!!!

Thank Douglas W
Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

I ate here for a family birthday event in the private room. The salad tasted so fresh. It had salami and cucumbers and other things in it in the dressing was just really refreshing. The eggplant rotini is definitely worth going back for! The sausage...More

Thank CCW6
Reviewed 10 June 2016

Came to try the place, and also to hear the live music, on a Saturday evening. Well worth the visit. The place is somewhat hidden, not immediately on Rt. 40, but just off a side street. Once inside, it is a welcoming space, with a...More

Nearby HotelsSee all Ellicott City Hotels
Residence Inn Columbia
137 reviews
4.72 km away
Turf Valley Resort
448 reviews
4.96 km away
Hampton Inn Columbia
504 reviews
5.08 km away
Extended Stay America - Columbia - Columbia Parkway
122 reviews
5.09 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Shannon's Saloon
129 reviews
.17 km away
Bare Bones Grill and Brewery
219 reviews
.63 km away
Mission BBQ
52 reviews
.14 km away
Nora's Kabob Mediterranean Grill
84 reviews
.15 km away
Nearby Attractions
Lake Kittamaqundi
96 reviews
4.09 km away
Centennial Park
117 reviews
4.78 km away
Players Bar & Grill
9 reviews
5.93 km away
Patapsco Valley State Park
211 reviews
4.49 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Chef Paolino Cafe staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3419 Plumtree Dr, Ellicott City, MD 21042-3805
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Ellicott City
  • Phone Number: +1 410-680-8087
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing