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Party Size
For 2
Date
Thu, 4/19
Time
7:00 PM
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Paolo's Italian Restaurant

4.7
406 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Special Occasion
  • 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

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Paolo's annual Mother's Day brunch is filling and fun! If you can't make it during the daytime hours, treat your Mom to a selection (or two) off the special dinner menu. Details available on our internet page, or just ring us up!

Sunday, May 13, 2018

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

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 4 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 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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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

My daughter and I took part in the special Valentines event with a live violinist. The food was exquisite and it's presentation very artful. There were great choices offered and the value was high. We enjoyed ourselves so much. Between the food, the entertainment, the decor and the fact that the noise level allowed us to still hold a conversation...it was a fabulous evening. I hope they keep doing this.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Paolo's is our local "special night out" restaurant. We are always pleased.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

I always enjoy the atmosphere at Paolo's. The chef does a fabulous job at pulling the flavors together. This is one of the few restaurants that I am able to get my wife out of her comfort zone and try new things. Too many favorites to list but a couple of our real treats are the pear ravioli and the chefs signature barley soup.

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

This was the first time we dined at this place I pass it all the time and I was wondering what it would be like. My Husband and I did the Valentine thing an it was Awesome. We plan on more visits in the future.

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4.0Dined on February 4, 2018

I love the small town feel with high quality food. Needs better ventilation though.

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3.0Dined on January 30, 2018

The menu was awful. Either pizza, pasta or chicken, not at all like the online menu. Very disappointed.

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5.0Dined on January 29, 2018

We enjoyed another wonderful meal at Paolo’s. Both of our meals were fantastic.

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5.0Dined on January 28, 2018

Not a big hoopdy doo on your birthday. Just good for a nice dinner with friends. Just a nice place overall. Beautiful and confortable. Good food. We have several options we like. Nice dessert tray. Able to watch them cooking behind the counter or sit at the counter to dine.

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

The food is always awesome! I love eating here. I would eat here everyday if I could.

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5.0Dined on January 25, 2018

Excellent food, excellent service good value for price good wine list

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5.0Dined on January 23, 2018

We've been going here for more than 20 years and highly recommend it. Good food and gracious servers.

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5.0Dined on January 21, 2018

Great Restaurant and their 4 course meal for $21 is a fanrtastic

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

We had a great meal at Paolo's with the service that was above and beyond our expectations.

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

We’ve been going here for years ever since some friends took us here for dinner. Always excellent food and good friendly service. Love the steak Gorgonzola but other times love just having some meatballs and pizza.

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