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Ristorante Paoletti

440 Main St, Pob 189, Highlands, NC 28741-8447
+1 828-526-4906
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good11%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“cannelloni” (27 reviews)
“elk chop” (16 reviews)
“tuna tartare” (11 reviews)
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Italian, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
440 Main St, Pob 189, Highlands, NC 28741-8447
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Reviewed 2 days ago

They were booked out and we had to take a 5pm reservation. The food was well worth it. I was thinking "Italian", but it really is a fabulous seafood and pasta restaurant. Everything on the menu looked delicious and our waiter, Kenny, went above and...More

2  Thank bevmul
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We planned our trip to Highlands because we wanted to eat at Paeolettis. Such a great restaurant for fish and pasta. Several of us had the fresh pompano fish and the special pasta was the cannelloni with ground veal and spinach. We all declared it...More

1  Thank brendaday
Reviewed 3 days ago

They were slammed, to be fair-Food was well worth the wait-We were part of a large group, so they did the best they could-No deduct under the circumstances-Highly recommended!

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Reviewed 4 days ago

We were celebrating a special occasion when we enjoyed dinner at Paoletti's recently. Menu: The menu is long and varied and there were plenty of non-Italian options (but why go to an Italian restaurant and select something not Italian?). I selected something not exactly on...More

Thank Craig A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great Black Bass and Grouper. Great service at the bar when we were walk ins. Suggest reservations in the spring, summer and fall. We will definitely return with reservations and friends. Todd and Kathleen

1  Thank Todd A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Out favorite restaurant whenever we visit Highlands. Consistently fresh and always delicious. Our server Jarrod was on point with recommendations & attention to detail. Thanks for another great dining experience.

1  Thank Collette R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had advance dinner reservations (by phone, you cannot make them online). The initial greeting was hurried, but we were seated on time. The restaurant/décor inside and out was attractive. Although the ceiling had sound baffles installed and the floor was carpeted, it was loud/noisy....More

Thank Kim54
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was exquisite but the service was lacking. I got the impression that perhaps our waiter was new which was a little frustrating because things definitely frayed around the edges. We were with friends who dine here often and they assured us that it...More

2  Thank CLMorrow
Arthur P, Owner at Ristorante Paoletti, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We thank you for your review of our restaurant. We apologize for the server's short comings as you are indeed correct that he is new to our dining room staff this Season. Our service requirements are perhaps a bit daunting for this new-comer in being...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All res were full so we had to sit at bar. Bar was full when we arrived but Andrea kindly took our number and called us when a place opened up. Adrienne was the bartendress and age was WONDERFUL! Loved her personality and wit!! Everyone...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had an early dinner at the bar. The place was packed but bar service was fast and excellent. Food was some of the best Italian we’ve had recently. They offer both small and full serving on most entrees and main course offerings. We opted for...More

1  Thank rbailey43
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4 March 2018|
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Response from mdhclc | Reviewed this property |
I would suggest calling the restaurant directly and also making a reservation.
Misty H
31 October 2017|
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Response from Debra S | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Very popular with locals.
12 August 2017|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
US$ 19 - US$ 42
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 440 Main St, Pob 189, Highlands, NC 28741-8447
    (Next Door to Highlands Inn, Across Street from Old Edwards Inn)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Highlands
  • Phone Number: +1 828-526-4906
  • E-mail
We are celebrating 34-years serving superb regional Italian Cuisine in Highlands, North Carolina in 2018. We operate from April-December. Our menu offers the largest selection of fresh coastal Seafood & Rainbow Trout. Daily made Ravioli, Prime Grass-fed Steaks, Chops and Rack of Lamb and Gluten-Free options are offered on our regular menu and Daily Special card. Full Dinner Menu available at the Bar. To complement your meal we offer one of the deepest wine cellars in the SE. Craft Cocktails & 35-Sparkling, Red and White selections are offered by-the-glass. Recipient of the Wine Spectator's 'Best of Award of Excellence' since 1987. Located next to the Highlands Inn and across from the Old Edwards Inn. We encourage Phone Reservations and accepted up to 30-days in advance of your desired dining date. Online, fax, email or Opentable reservations are not available, unfortunately. Kindly, call and leave your reservation request on our voicemail where your call will be returned promptly.
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