I've eaten here several times.
I've eaten here several times. Food quality and presentation is always good, servers are friendly, knowledgeable. Always a good experience.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
I took a group of eight to
I took a group of eight to Paolo's for Prom. Everybody else was dressed completely casual, but we fit in just fine. The food was great and wasn't over-priced. I didn't order my own, but I shared the chicken fettucini, the seafood fettucini, and the lasagna, and it was all fantastic. The only sad part was that we were too full to try dessert. I guess I'll have to go back!
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
How have I never been here?
Man I found this place only by chance on this site when looking for a mothers day dinner and boy am I glad I did. I have lived here for my whole life, yet never even noticed this little place!! What a loss! The food was excellent! I love Italian, but this is so much more. From unique ingredients like chicken in the lasagna (delicious) to helpful and friendly staff this place is great. I certainly plan to return many time.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Pretty good for Mother's Day
We had made a reservation for 9 and ended up only having 7, but it still took them more than 15 minutes past our reservation time to seat us. The food was great and the specials were printed on very pretty paper in celebration of mother's day. In the end, they comped our appetizers for us without us saying anything, which I thought was very nice. We have been going here for many years and their food never fails to impress!
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
We have gone to Paolo's for years because we love the food (can't wait for the Neopalitan lasagne!) the ambiance , fact
that our family loves it , and we can hear each other!
5/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
We enjoy some good family time around a great meal!
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
Paolo's Gets a Big Thumbs Up
We, along with our very good friends, have over the last number of years, made Paolo's our destination for any special event. One of the reasons we recently went there was to get my annual fix of Copper River Salmon. This year, I was impressed by the fact that they offered it via five or six methods of preparation. The only problem was making up my mind. My final choice was an herb roasted method. It was just perfect... very tasty and cooked to perfection. Everyone else gave high marks for their respective meals of veal limone (imagine... A restaurant that has veal on its' menu!)' seafood fettuccine, and salmon amperage. The portions were all very ample. The staff is always friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable of their offerings. Great job!
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
the food here is absolutely
the food here is absolutely fabulous! we eat here a couple times a month and it has always been excellent.
6/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always an excellent value
A friend directed me to Paolo's and it's been my first choice on the nights when I want to treat myself to a dinner out. They're always as considerate of me, a lone diner, as they are of couples and groups, which is a rarity. They have a solid if not exceptional wine list, the food is excellent and the portions are a good size - not overly large, but plenty.
The one complaint I have is that they have more than once run out of the particular dish that I wanted.
6/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
My favorite restaurant
Paolo's has become our favorite restaurant over the years. The most significant draw is the quality of the food, which is always excellent. I especially love Paul's cioppino, which is the best I have found anywhere. My wife loves the gorgonzola-topped filet mignon, and we both sigh with pleasure over the lamb chops with cooked wine sauce Paul puts on the special events menus. We have to admit the place can get noisier than we would prefer when it's crowded (like it was on Father's Day this year), but the staff works as a team and smiles through the tumult to keep everyone served well. We just love the place.
6/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice find in Kent
We used to live in the Lake City area and had a favorite Italian restaurant we would go to all of the time. We moved and the restaurant moved and we've been searching for another Italian restaurant since then. We finally found the place. Great food, nice atmosphere and very attentive servers.
6/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I spend most of our special occasions at Paolo's. When company come to town we enjoy sharing our favorite place to dine and as a family with 6 children it is family friendly. The food and service have never let us down! Now that we are able to make our reservations on line it is also convenient.
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lunch for 10. They were ready
Lunch for 10. They were ready for our group. Separate checks no problem. Everyone's food was delicious and interesting. Diners were older women some of whom have trouble hearing. Waitress was patient, helpful, respectful, and cheerful. I will return.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Special Neighborhood Secret
The secret should be out, Paolo's is an exceptional dining location on Kent's East Hill. While the service can be little slow - which would be quite typical of any resturaunt in Italy (you're meant to savor your meal, not gorge and depart), the food is a fantastic sample of true Italian cuisine. Would recommend this for romantic celebrations for two or to share with a small group. Seating is limited - reservations are recommended. They do have a chef's bar where you can watch the kitchen staff prepare meals - which can add to the entertainment! Great food - wonderful people - give it a try!
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful Italian Restaurant
This has been our favorite restaurant for the past 23+ years. For the spur of the moment or special occasions, this is a great place to dine.
8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Not just Kent's best italian restaurant, but probably Kent"s best overall restaurant. We make sure to go to Paolo's at least once a month. Food is excellent, prices are fair and service is good. Thanks Paolo's!
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
This has been our favorite restaurant for 23 years.
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Italian option
My friend had the pumpkin ravioli. Incredible! Seasonal item only. Busy Friday night. Service was great. Food was excellent. Would definitely recommend!
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Greatly appreciated all the
Greatly appreciated all the extra assistance from our waitress with my gluten-free requirements!
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Yummy Pumpkin Ravioli
We flew to Seattle from Scottsdale AZ, just to enjoy Paolo's fabulous Pumpkin Ravioli. This little restaurant in Kent is wonderful. Atmosphere is charming. Staff is great and personable. The food is amazing. Loved the corn chowder too! We are making the "Pumpkin Ravioli" run an annual event!
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
This local Italian gem makes everything from scratch. The veal Marsala is flavored to "write home about". The fillet Gorgonzola is worth getting into a cold car and driving through pouring rain for. When we see the owner "Paul" in his chef hat we know we are in for a gastronomical treat. If I could improve anything it would be to upgrade the bread to something rustic and delicious.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a large group (16) for dinner, a special occasion to start off a weekend with the new candidate for pastor of our church and his family. Our table was ready for us, and Yon, our server, was very friendly and responsive. Food was great, and the atmosphere was perfect. This is our favorite restaurant in Kent, and we were excited to share it with our friends. Thank you!
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Kent/Renton East Hill area is a wasteland for good restaurants, but Paolo's is one of the bright spots. A group of us have lunch there once or twice a month. Try the calzone, fettucine Paolo, or anything with the gorgonzola sauce. Lupita is our favorite server.
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful Food - especially the Chicken with Red Grapes in Champagne sauce - it is fabulous - if it's not on the menu - ask for it - the chef will make it for you -
Great pizzas and great desserts -
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
A long time favorite
This is one of the great gems on the East Hill of Kent. Been going here almost since the day it opened. Great for lunch or dinner.
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Primo dining experience
Paolos is a small local Italian restaurant on Kent's east hill. We have dined there for years and have never been disappointed. The cusine is indeed a fabulous treat for one's palate.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Saturday night dinner
My husband likes the cioppino at Paolo's. I do as well but I thought I'd try the seasonal squash ravioli. It was very tasty but unfortunately the dish is very "heavy." Cheese and cream over ravioli is not something I digested well. It may be good for those used to that type of food. I would like to see the dishes served with an alternative sauce for those that do not enjoy heavy meals. I'm sure the chef has some great alternate sauces to offer.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM