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Paolo's Italian Restaurant, Kent, WA

Paolo's Italian Restaurant

4.7
4.7
1256 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Pizzeria, Bistro
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–7:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (253) 850-2233
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Paul Raftis
  • 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.
  • Private party facilities
    $1,000 minimum, dinner menu onlySaturday and Sunday only, finish by 3:30pm3-day notice preferredCall for more details
  • Private party contact
    Paul Raftis: (253) 850-2233
  • Neighborhood
    Kent
  • Cross street
    240th
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Public transit
    King County Metro routes 160 and 168
  • Additional
    Beer, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,256 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • South of Seattle

    Best Overall

  • South of Seattle

    Best Food

  • South of Seattle

    Best Service

  • South of Seattle

    Best Ambiance

  • South of Seattle

    Best Value

  • South of Seattle

    Healthy

  • South of Seattle

    Neighborhood gem

  • South of Seattle

    Good for special occasions

1,256 Reviews
  1. KathyJ

    Seattle

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is always our go to date night place. It never disappoints! This evenings summer specials menu was spectacular! We had the Burrata appetizer and grilled pear and apple salad followed by the chicken Marsala risotto! SPECTACULAR! I hope these make it on to the regular menu! Way to go Paul, yet another amazing dinner.

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  2. BruceA

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and service was great. Alfredo, our server, was pleasant and conscientious to our dining experience and meals. One of our favorite restaurants in Kent area.

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  3. jana

    Seattle

    51 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our first time here, and we loved it. Excellent service, polite attentive and let us take our time. The food was well prepared, two of us had chicken marsala, yum, one shrimp scampi and I had the Paolo pasta dish. All served hot and great. We actually rarely have dessert but tried the cannoli (sp) it was fresh and mouthwatering. Its a bit noisy but a great dinner spot

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious Pear and Gorginzola salad hit the spot! So fresh and tender!

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  5. WayneN

    Seattle

    88 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    88 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent quality and taste. Our favorite Italian restaurant by far.

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  6. BigJer

    Seattle

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Very, very noisy when we had hoped for an intimate dinner. Some food was "Meh" some good, but the desserts were awesome. Group service made it ok...bussers and expediters saved the day.

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  7. MichaelM

    Seattle

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Paolo's is our "go-to" place for special dinners/celebrations, or even when we're just hungry for a good meal and have some extra money saved up! Never a bad meal or experience!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Some sound absorbing material would help tremendously. They have worked really hard at making it an attractive place to enjoy fabulous food. The noise level makes it hard to visit. Paolo's is the only nice place to eat in Kent. We have distance limitations and appreciate Palo's . I hope Paul gets to see these comments.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    We tried this restaurant 5 or so years ago for a birthday celebration and we weren't fans. We decided to give it another try for a graduation celebration and we were disappointed again. The alfredo sauce lacks in flavor and so does the red sauce. Avoid the lemonade. Gnocci and tortellini were cooked perfectly and the cheesecake was delicious. Service was really poor though. We never got refills on our water and we couldn't even find someone to bring it to us until it was time to order dessert. We wont' be back again.

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  10. Glenn

    Seattle

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My wife and I dined at Paolo's Italian Restaurant celebrating our 55th anniversary. We both ordered 4-course dinners (appetizers, salada, main dishes, and disserts). Everything was delicious. We will go back there soon again.

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FAQs

Paolo's Italian Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now. Paolo's Italian Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (253) 850-2233.

Paolo's Italian Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 1256 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Paolo's Italian Restaurant

23810 104th Ave SE, Kent, WA 98031

Additional information

  • Cross street
    240th
  • Neighborhood
    Kent
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–7:30 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Pizzeria, Bistro
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Public transit
    King County Metro routes 160 and 168
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Paul Raftis
  • Additional
    Beer, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (253) 850-2233
  • 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.
  • Private party facilities
    $1,000 minimum, dinner menu onlySaturday and Sunday only, finish by 3:30pm3-day notice preferredCall for more details
  • Private party contact
    Paul Raftis: (253) 850-2233
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