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Ristorante Paoletti

440 Main St, Highlands, NC 28741-8447
+1 828-526-4906
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good11%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
440 Main St, Highlands, NC 28741-8447
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a party of three with three different entries. They were all yummy, well prepared and the wine list was extensive. Tables are close together and it can get noisy. But the food is worth it.

Thank LaurahLou
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was excellent! Service was terrific! We loved it so much we went back a second night to celebrate our 15th Anniversary. Chef did a magnificent job and accommodated my Gluten Free diet. Add this to your list- you won't be disappointed!

1  Thank Hstiles
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friend and I had a lovely dinner at this restaurant. Great atmosphere, very good food (lots of choices with fresh fish prepared in multiple styles) and a good (if intimidating) wine list. Don't miss visiting this.

1  Thank luxlovernyc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I went for dinner. It was terrific. The waitstaff was wonderful, and the wine list was great as well. I definitely recommend it.

Thank sewanee-chuck
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful ambience and great food and service. Our server was Leslie and she was superb. Could not believe the charge for Tito's over ice was $14.00. Their food prices are okay but this seemed a bit too much therefore not a 5 star.

1  Thank Ray Z
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is what we look forward to every year we have been coming to highlands. It's a must when visting highlands and should never be missed!

Thank Erin S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our family of 5 tried this Italian restaurant on a busy July Saturday night. Reservations are encouraged, because it was very busy. They had a great variety of wine. Our entrees, lobster special, halibut stuffed with crab, lambchops, lobster ravioli and shrimp risotto were all...More

1  Thank Powcha
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We returned with high expectations but were not met with the same service or quality of meal. The servers were over tasked, the meal was brought by several people and we even had to request bread when everyone else around was getting served. The giant...More

Thank ktltravelers
Arthur P, Owner at Ristorante Paoletti, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

In response to your review we are sorry that you did not find our food or service up to par on this occasion. While we do employ a team of individuals who might all have had a hand in serving you, this method has historically...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The service, the food, the overall restaurant is superior. We had outstanding fresh trout served in a lemon sauce that was devoured. The homemade ravioli was superior. Go there, you will never get an average meal.

1  Thank islanderuu
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a superb Italian restaurant. They were very busy and still got us in with a short wait. They have a full bar and many of my favorite dishes. The server was very attentive and took good care of us. We ended up here...More

1  Thank Ed D
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Response from Sharon S | Reviewed this property |
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4 June 2017|
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Response from Arthur P | Property representative |
Dan, We are open every evening in Season. YES!
3 January 2017|
Response from Arthur P | Property representative |
True, we are closed for the winter. Reopen in early April for our 33rd year in Highlands. Hope to see you in the Spring! -Arthur Paoletti
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$19 - US$42
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 440 Main St, Highlands, NC 28741-8447
    (Next Door to Highlands Inn, Across Street from Old Edwards Inn)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Highlands
  • Phone Number: +1 828-526-4906
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Celebrating 33-years serving high quality Italian Cuisine in Highlands, North Carolina in 2017. We serve the area's largest selection of fresh coastal Seafood & Local Rainbow Trout. Specialties including Daily made Ravioli, Prime Grass-fed Steaks, Chops and Rack of Lamb and Gluten-Free options throughout the menu, pasta included. -Our daily menu and printed Daily Specials reflect seasonal and locally grown ingredients. Full Dinner Menu available at the Bar, where the single diner always feels welcome. To complement your meal we offer one of the deepest wine cellars in the Southeast. Infused Spirits, Craft Cocktails & Three-dozen Sparkling, Red and White selections are offered by-the-glass, nightly. With the Wine Spectator's 'Best of Award of Excellence' since 1987, we offer a plethora of fabulous selections to suit all tastes and budgets but outside wine is not permitted. We are located next door to Highlands Inn and across the street from the Old Edwards Inn on Main Street in Highlands. Treat yourself and your family to one of Highland's Finest Dining Experiences. Visa, Mastercard, American Express accepted. Dinner Reservations are accepted up to 30-day in advance of your desired dining date. To better serve our Guests, phone reservations are accepted and strongly recommended. Online, fax, email or Opentable reservations are not available.
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