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Date
Mon, 5/21
Time
7:00 PM
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Paolo's Italian Restaurant

4.7
420 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
For more than 20 years, Paolo’s has been bringing the taste of Italy to Kent. Paul Raftis founded the restaurant after growing up learning to cook along side his mother, Darlene Raftis. He enjoys the open kitchen he can chat with guests as he works. He never tires of hearing "It smells so good in here!" As a marathoner, he is living proof that that you can eat Italian and be healthy. In fact, one of his signature dishes, "Fettucine Paolo" was featured in Runner's World magazine. "It's one of the dishes I developed, it has no cream in it, no butter." It's a delicious pasta dish that utilizes olive oil, garlic, chicken stock, garlic, balsamic vinegar, sundried tomatoes, artichokes, and chicken. So whether it's bruschetta, cioppino, pizza, or spaghetti and meatballs, Paul thanks each of you for choosing to dine here.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Pizzeria
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Hours of operation
Lunch:
Monday- Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm

Dinner:
Monday - Thursday: 4:30pm-9:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 4:30pm-10:00pm
Sunday: 4:00pm-8:00pm
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Phone number
(253) 850-2233
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Paul Raftis
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Private party facilities
$1,000 minimum, dinner menu only
Saturday and Sunday only, finish by 3:30pm
3-day notice preferred
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Private party contact
Paul Raftis: (253) 850-2233
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Catering
Choose from a variety of dishes that can be picked up or delivered (server optional) to groups of 10 or more hungry guests. Select from appetizers, hors d’oeuvres, salads, entrees, and desserts.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
240th
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Public transit
King County Metro routes 168 and 169
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Special events & promotions
New Year's Eve
Valentine's Day
Mother's Day Brunch
Wine Dinners
Beer Dinner (summertime)
Cooking classes
Additional
Beer, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

As always, Paolos is delicious!! Very friendly staff, a neighborhood gem!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

We had a good time & did not feel rushed. The salad person said just okay. The rest of us loved our food.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We always get Paolo’s brunch for Mother’s Day, and this time we came a little earlier, which was a good idea. There were fewer people, so it was quieter. The food was excellent as it always is, with a rich variety. Paolo’s has been and still is our favorite restaurant.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Fantastic little Italian restaurant tucked into an unlikely (but accessible) location. The menu is solid authentic Italian and the staff and chef are very flexible - will adapt any dish to your needs (gluten free, vegetarian, etc). Mother's Day brunch was well done - I'm not usually a buffet person, but there were many options and lots of variety. Kid-friendly, too.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

mothers day brunch excellent as usual with the regular brunch items and some regular favorites- lemon cheesecake

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Very good as usual , friendly service, clam sauce a little burnt but still good,

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

We always go to Paolo’s for special events like birthdays, anniversaries, and holidays, and this was no exception. I had the scallops and Mary had her filet mignon. It was Wednesday, so we got a bottle of prize-winning Syrah at half price. We had to take half of it home, where we enjoyed it again. Great food!

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Great Italian food made to order. Not fast food,but great food and service.

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4.0Dined on April 28, 2018

The food is always good. It is usually about a 30 minute wait for your food to arrive.

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4.0Dined on April 27, 2018

We were given a gift certificate to this restaurant by a good friend. We went on our date night and tried a few things. The wine list is good and reasonably priced. The meatball sampler was a great starter. The Gorgonzola sauce was amazing. The cioppino was fresh and hearty. All said, this was a great meal.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

We have been frequenting Paulo’s for many years and it never fails to disappoint! Pasta is cooked perfectly, amazing calzones and dessert is amazing!

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

This is a Family restaurant which serves good solid food with excellent service. It is comfortable, you are able to talk without yelling and it is very popular with the local folks
here in the area. You can celebrate any occasion and not feel out of place because
they treat all as Family. Is it fancy , no but it is a GREAT place to have a meal, YES!!

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Great place great food and value
Took a long time to get bread but other than that it was superb

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

We had a great meal. There happened to be a price fixed option which gave us a great overall experience of the menu. The appetizers, soup, main course, and dessert were all delicious.

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3.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Did not care for the "updated" decor, miss the charm of the previous. Food portions were *VERY* small, TOO expensive for what we got, service was just adequate (need to be more friendly). Disappointing experience this time around.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

The staff is always so friendly. The food is so wonderful. I have never ate the same thing twice and so far have loved everything I have had. When you are there just enjoy the atmosphere and conversation with whom you came with, this is not a FAST food place so you wait a little while for your dinner, but well worth the wait!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Wonderful food and beverage selection! Desserts are to die for and hand made by s local woman... Definitely try this for a birthday or anniversary celebration...

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

We have enjoyed testy Italian food, cozy interior. The food was excellent! After the amazing meal we decided on dessert and it was simply fantastic. Great restaurant for special occasion for small group of people.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Amazing food, each time we have been here!! We will be back!!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Always great food and service.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

This is our favorite neighborhood Italian Restaurant. The food is amazing.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

The fragrance of Italian as the door opens sets my mood. It's not always easy to get a table, but if we go mid-week after work we're usually lucky!

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Great food, great hostess, and an amazing kitchen staff!

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

best special occasion restaurant on kent east hill
pricey
excellent food

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

We have been visiting Paolo's for years and it never disappoints!
The quality of the food and the excellent service makes for a winning combination.
Always try their special - I've never had a bad one.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

we always enjoy Paolo's, take friends and family when ever, what ever the occasion.
Just a nice comfortable place to enjoy good meals.
warm and friendly

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4.0Dined on March 14, 2018

This is a very special place for me and my wife, if we have anything to celebrate this is where we like to go. Super food and excellent help.

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

I'm surprised that I'd never heard of Paolo's before. Good food, nice atmosphere, friendly staff. Nice variety on the menu to choose from. We'll be going back to try some more dishes!

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Food was great, we will be back for sure .

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

4 of us went, all ordered different items and all were very happy.

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

My favorite restaurant- great food and inviting service. One of many visits!

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Truly great Italian food. Great early and late dinner menu specials, four coarse meal for $21.95! And I love the lemon cheese cake.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

We had a party of 6 reservation. We were seated promptly. Dinner was delicious. Service was a little slow this time but worth the wait. We try to go to this restaurant a few times a year.

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Slow to reach table initially, waitresses give allot af attention but food came quick, mistake on wine price which slowed down departure. The advertized special was not as good as it sounded. Still love this place, best Italian food in local area.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Wonderful neighborhood restaurant. Seating is limited but the food is outstanding and a good value. Worth a trip to the Kent east hill.

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

Wed nights with half price on Washington State Wines make it an affordable night out. Overall value all the time is still good.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

We have long love Paolo's and will continue to visit often. Great food, awesome service! There are not a ton of fantastic dining options in Kent, but Paolo's is top notch. No need to drive into the city for great food, it's right here.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

For birthdays, anniversaries, and special occasions our restaurant choice is almost always Paolo's. Sometimes we have discount offers for birthdays, so we go get the discount one night and then also go to Paulo's. We always enjoy it so much. This time it was Valentine's Day, with a special menu, and a violin player. Paolo's was packed. We chose an earlier reservation, 5:30, to get in ahead of the crowd.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

We have been to Paolo's several times and we particularly enjoy special occasions such as Valentine's Day. Paolo usually has a special menu for these occasions and never fails to create something special. The lamb chops were spectacular and the roasted veggies are always wonderful. The live music for Valentine's Day was a nice touch.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

the day before valentine's day, and the dining room and tables were beautifully decorated and enjoyed the additional menu choices along with the standard menu

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