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Ristorante Paoletti
Ristorante Paoletti

Ristorante Paoletti Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.paolettis.com
  • Phone: (828) 526-4906
  • Hours of Operation: Small Plates available from 4:00 PM. Every Evening
    Starting May 1st, 2013.
    Dinner Served from 5:00 PM till closing
    at the Bar and Dining Room
    Every Evening through November.

    Closed January 1st-February 13th
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Kevin Paoletti
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Next Door to Highlands Inn, Across Street from Old Edwards Inn
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Ristorante Paoletti
Please furnish us with an e-mail address upon making a reservation at Ristorante Paoletti so that we may confirm availability. Thank you! Celebrating 29 years in Highlands, North Carolina in 2013, we invite you to enjoy fantastic regional Italian dining in an elegant, old-world atmosphere. Serving the area's largest selection of fresh coastal Seafood & Local Rainbow Trout. An array of specialties is complimented by one of the deepest wine cellars in the Southeast. Infused Spirits, Craft Cocktails & a large selection of Wines-by-the-glass from Champagne to Barolo & Cabernet are available Nightly. Our menu's printed daily Specials reflect seasonal and locally grown ingredients. Full Dinner Menu available at the Bar. Located next door to Highlands Inn and the Old Edwards Inn on Main Street in Highlands. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "The wine list is excellent, the food is wonderful as it the service. We like to dine a little early as the restaurant does fill up and get lively later in the evening, making intimate conversation a bit of a challenge. But not to the point it would keep us away."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "This restaurant reminded me of the restaurants in Boston's North End. Great food, lots of "noise", friendly staff. We were there for a combination anniversary and birthday, and had a great time. I now live in Concord, NC, and my only regret is that I have to drive 3.5 hours to get there again. I would recommend that anyone in the Highlands, NC area take in this restaurant."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "This place came highly recommended from friends who frequent the area, as well as locals. We were not disappointed!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "This is one of our favorite restaurants in the highlands. So many good options on the menu it is hard to choose. There was a slight mix-up amongst the waiters on coverage for our table so our order was slightly delayed but the restaurant got slammed right after we sat down so understandable. I got the eggplant app and the gorgonzola stuffed pork chop for my entrée. They were amazing! I highly recommend for anyone that loves Italian! Right across the street from Old Edwards Inn but make a reservation!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "We dined here twice within 4 nights over the Christmas holiday and the food and service was excellent both times. We ordered the special pastas along with grilled fresh trout and veal pizziola(sp?) We had our two 9 month old twin boys with us and the staff could not have been more accomodating. They even brought out a plate of steamed broccolini as they remembered they enjoyed it on our first visit. We look forward to reeturning in the future."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "We traveled to Highlands, NC, for the weekend where I proposed at Paoletti's this past Saturday night. The lovely hostess, manager, exceptional waitress and, particularly, the sommelier were, each of them, absolutely wonderful in their making it possible to pull off the event as a complete surprise to my fiance. I couldn't imagine a better place to propose in the entire US of A."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "My husbands lamb dish was excellent! My seafood pasta was pretty good."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "Table ready when we arrived. Wine list, menus, bread and water arrived quickly. Waiter presented fresh sea food specials. Salads and meal were excellent."
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "Great Trout and grouper along with othe fine italian dinners"
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "Food was excellent. Eric, our waiter, was excellent. Always there when we needed something and out of site when we didn't."
    Dined on 11/7/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "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 !"
    Dined on 10/27/2013
  • "Food was very good and server was excellent. Coffee served after dinner was luke warm."
    Dined on 10/16/2013
  • "This restaurant had knowledgeable waitstaff and great food. Would recommend to anyone looking for authentic Italian food. Very romantic for our anniversary night!"
    Dined on 10/18/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 10/17/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 10/10/2013