The food was delicious! The choices in the food and wine list were extensive.
The service was excellent.
3/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
Perfect Italian in a Beautiful Town
Fabulous meal! The crispy artichoke leaves stuffed with crab were outstanding and the flounder Francese was delicious. Everything from start to finish was perfect. We are already planning another visit to this charming town and wonderful restaurant!
4/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Another great dining experience
Once again, Paoletti's did a great job, Food was excellent and great service. Thanks for Julio and the rest of the staff. Well done.
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
We are always delighted with Paoletti's. The menu varies with what is available, but the old favorites are always there and always wonderful.
6/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Improved over last year
If you are looking for a great place to celebrate a special occasion then this is the best choice in town. New management has brought back the quality and charm of Paoletti's. the food is exceptional as was the service. The meal was pricy but well worth it as we celebrated our 10th anniversary. This is once again the Best restaurant in Highlands. Chef Lars rated 5star,$$$$.
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Exquisite Italian In Cozy Highlands
When venturing to Highlands don't miss this special Italian gem. They have everything from simple pasta dishes to tradition seafood, veal, pork, and beef entrees to suite your cravings. Upon entering the fine ristorante Julio will greet you with open arms, he will remember you from that day on. Don't hesitate to ask for Julio's assistance in picking out the perfect wine to go with your meal. He won't disappoint. If you've saved room for dessert don't miss out on an Italian traditional dessert zabaglione or a big favorite creme brûlée. Enjoy the many after dinner drink selections too.This year Paoletti's has added small plates offered at their bar. Please understand this is a special offering at the bar only not at the white linen tables.
6/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dining with friends
Wonderful evening with good friends; the food and service were especially note worthy. The fresh tuna was the best ever. As always, the staff are very knowledgeable about the food and wines. One of the few in the area that utilizes "open table", which is so convenient!
Make your reservations early! You won't be disappointed.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always reliably GREAT!
If we are looking for a great meal, white tablecloths and good service when we are in Highlands we will book a table at Paoletti's. Since it is so good, I recommend making a reservation since it is a popular place. The wait staff were outstanding as well. The only negative was my trip to the restrroom. It was a bit of an obstacle course to get there.
6/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
A fun night out with old friends
This is a very lively restaurant! It is crowded and loud, but fun. The service was very good,as was the food.
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another great dining experience
Paoletti's doesn't disappoint - again! Every visit is well worth it. We'll be back again in 6 weeks. Love it. Thanks Julio!
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding in every way - and always consistently so. Exceptional wine list. Probably the best Italian food I have eaten anywhere.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Although early for 9:00 pm reservation, friendly hostess took us to a table within 10 minutes. Although restaurant was filled with a lively crowd. service was polite and prompt. Food was very good and serving was more than ample.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Charming Italian restaurant on the main street in Highlands. Very extensive fresh fish selections. Fresh salad choices were great and a surprising selection of wines. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dents in the Armor
I consider this a high-end, upscale restaurant and my expectations were high as well. I was wowed with the quality of the food and plate presentation, although the serving size was small. The ambiance was ok and nothing special. The tables were much too close for a fine dining experience. You will be impressed with the wine selections and the mixed drinks were perfect. On the down side the service was very SLOW and the waiter was not very attentive at all. I do not like having to flag the waiter down for simple requests such as another drink, bread, etc. From time of order to food delivery was about 50 minutes. The tiramisu was great but the banana's foster bread pudding wasn't.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was my son's birthday.
It was my son's birthday. I was lucky to get an early table when he informed me he could not be happy without Chef Kevins' Escargot.
Every thing was perfect from Ryan's cocktails to our server Johnathan's wine paring suggestion for my light as air Cannelloni. Everyone was very satisfied with our exceptional dining experience.
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Noisy but good
We were expecting a popular restaurant for the area, but a large group almost made it not enjoyable ... Good service & great food made it worthwhile.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food and service were
The food and service were GREAT. Alittle tight quarters and noisy.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Besides having to make reservations
Besides having to make reservations so far in advance,aolettis is our favorite Highlands spot!
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful Event Restaurant
Service, atmosphere, and food wonderful from beginning to end.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of the best meals we have
One of the best meals we have had in a long time. It put any place in Atlanta to shame! Keep up the great food!
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent in Every Way
Dining at Paoletti's is a must for anyone who goes to Highlands, NC. The staff is friendly and attentive, and the food is incredible.
The wine list is extensive, to say the least.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant is wonderful, if you are visiting the Highlands, you should not miss going there. The food is very good, I had the Elk which was amazing, my husband had the Duck which was great too. I highly recommend this restaurant.
10/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Person of taste
The menu is diverse and I could have happily chosen at least 7 entrees...they all sounded delightful. I would highly recommend the mussels which were perfectly cooked in a white wine cream sauce. Both my husband and I had stuffed lobster which was perfectly cooked and excellent.
My husband and I typically eat at high end establishments expecting a wonderful dining experience...not simply a meal. Ristorante Paoletti fulfilled that expectation.
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was very good and server
Food was very good and server was excellent. Coffee served after dinner was luke warm.
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I visit the area annually on our anniversary and always eat @Paoletti's our first nite in town. We were not disappointed but they had already ran out of trout and salmon @ 5:30PM and we had to wait 30" for the Osso bucco to come out of the oven. It was flavorful when served but the portion was quite small! My husband had the Chilean sea bass which he enjoyed. Our waitress was very attentive.
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
great service and food!
This restaurant had knowledgeable waitstaff and great food. Would recommend to anyone looking for authentic Italian food. Very romantic for our anniversary night!
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great as always
This was our second time dining here and it was wonderful as before. The veal chop was outstanding and wine list very nice. . Stayed at the old Edward inn and just walked across the street !
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our experience at this restaurant was outstanding. The food was amazing and the drinks were tasty and different. Reservations are a must and you may want to go on the early side since they tend to run out of certain things. It can also be loud at times but that shouldn't deter you.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was excellent. Eric, our waiter, was excellent. Always there when we needed something and out of site when we didn't.
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Trout and grouper along with othe fine italian dinners
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM