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Ristorante Paoletti

440 Main St, Highlands, NC 28741-8447
+1 828-526-4906
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Overview
  • Excellent81%
  • Very good11%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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440 Main St, Highlands, NC 28741-8447
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11 - 20 of 996 reviews

Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

We dined with friends and enjoyed our time here. Seeing it highly ranked I was anticipating a great meal. It is a nice restaurant with good service. The menu and wine offerings have something for everyone. I started with Caprese salad and it was very...More

Thank swiftmi
Reviewed 31 October 2017

I love this restaurant. The food is absolutely delicious and they have excellent wines. I ate here three times in July while I vacationed for 2 weeks in Highlands with my husband.

Thank Janiekins53
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

The restaurant was everything our friends said it would be!!! The atmosphere was nice and cozy and the food was amazing!!! The wine was top notch!!! Highly recommended!!!

Thank mdhclc
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

Great service... good food!! We sat at the bar to eat dinner...bartender was delightful and made a great martini! Sea Bass simply prepared and the stuffed flounder were pretty good, but not the best we’ve had!

1  Thank macfairley
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

A wonderful evening with friends enjoying great wine and food. They offer authentic Italian food with a wonderful wine selection. The Caesar salad was great and the pasta was beyond compare.

Thank Ed D
Reviewed 22 October 2017

Had a delicious dining experience. Lovely upscale decor, QUIET, and awesome food. I had pompano which is very hard to find and it melted in your mouth. Cooked perfectly and had fresh veggies with thinly sliced potatoes. Two others enjoyed the mussels with clam sauce...More

1  Thank Diane K
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Night two dining out in Highlands. I was impressed Paoletti’s called the day of our reservation to confirm. We arrived at 5:00 and were seated promptly. Our server, Aimee, seemed very rushed even failing to ask if we wanted an appetizer when we ordered our...More

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Arthur P, Owner at Ristorante Paoletti, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2017

A negative review of any kind is nothing we take lightly. In response to your experience in our restaurant, the server's lapse in execution is dumbfounding and I am at a loss for words for this failure. Furthermore, your are indeed correct that management should...More

Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

Unbelievable dining. Service, quality, just everything was 5 star!! Hard to find a restaurant of this caliber in a large metropolitan area much less a quaint mountain village. Can't say enough, love it!!!

1  Thank Boyd B
Reviewed 18 October 2017

Paoletti's, a Highlands, NC fixture, remains one of the most reliable restaurants in town for its cuisine, service and overall dining experience. Yes locals nickname it 'Pay-alotti's' but you get what you pay for. All in all for a pleasureable evening out you will never...More

Thank George M
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

While I normally get a pasta dish at a recommended Italian restaurant, I tried the rib eye special and my wife had lobster ravioli. Both dishes were done very well. The ravioli was the highlight with excellent sauce, the pasta cooked perfectly. Would definitely recommend...More

1  Thank SCBMW
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Yes. Very popular with locals.
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Dan, We are open every evening in Season. YES!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 19 - US$ 42
Meals
Dinner
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
Sunday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Monday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 440 Main St, 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
Description
Celebrating 33-years serving high quality Italian Cuisine in Highlands, North Carolina in 2017. We serve the area's largest selection of fresh coastal Seafood & Local Rainbow Trout. Specialties including Daily made Ravioli, Prime Grass-fed Steaks, Chops and Rack of Lamb and Gluten-Free options throughout the menu, pasta included. -Our daily menu and printed Daily Specials reflect seasonal and locally grown ingredients. Full Dinner Menu available at the Bar, where the single diner always feels welcome. To complement your meal we offer one of the deepest wine cellars in the Southeast. Infused Spirits, Craft Cocktails & Three-dozen Sparkling, Red and White selections are offered by-the-glass, nightly. With the Wine Spectator's 'Best of Award of Excellence' since 1987, we offer a plethora of fabulous selections to suit all tastes and budgets but outside wine is not permitted. We are located next door to Highlands Inn and across the street from the Old Edwards Inn on Main Street in Highlands. Treat yourself and your family to one of Highland's Finest Dining Experiences. Visa, Mastercard, American Express accepted. Dinner Reservations are accepted up to 30-day in advance of your desired dining date. To better serve our Guests, phone reservations are accepted and strongly recommended. Online, fax, email or Opentable reservations are not available.
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