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Paolucci's Italian Bar and Grill

783 West King St., Boone, NC 28607
828-268-7525
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Ranked #51 of 125 restaurants in Boone
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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English first
Boone, N C
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

We had had previous good experience but recent visit was a disaster. Food was warmed up-awful. Iys a shame as town needs a decent Italian restaurant.

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Boone, North Carolina
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67 reviews 67 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

The food here is excellent, and very reasonable as far as price goes. It's a little small and cramped in the front room. I usually go at lunch time, so there aren't as many people there. At night, they seem to be a student hangout....

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cary, nc
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

After years of going to Paolucci's with our ASU student, we went this past Aug. after moving her into her aptmt. Because it was Sat. and a popular weekend, we called first to be sure they could seat us (party of 5). They said "sure, no problem" so we went. We've always talked-up Paolucci's as an excellent value, Mom and... More

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

As far as Italian restaurants and cuisine is concerned, this place is barely average. For the price, it was a decent value, but I can't say I was impressed. I had the manicotti, and whether it was the sauce or the cheese, it had a weird aftertaste. My wife had the salmon which she said was good. My daughter had... More

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charlotte, nc
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53 reviews 53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013 via mobile

Good Italian food tucked out of the way in a strip mall. Parking is free in front, but seems you need to move your car immediately after dinner or be booted. ,y son had a meatball park sub which he said was great, my husband had the mussels arrabiata which he loved as well. I had chicken Marsala, which was... More

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4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013 via mobile

We read about this little gem on trip advisor. We were in Boone for a college visit. We were very pleased with the menu. My nephew and son were very happy with their speghetti and it happened to be "free meatball night!" I had a delicious ricotta dish. Their sauce was excellent. We would go back to try their dessert... More

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4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013 via mobile

Good fresh food. Well prepared, good ingredients, not fine dining but hey ... Excellent value and great staff!

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Boone, North Carolina
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

This is, by far, my favorite Italian restaurant in Boone. The pasta and pizza never disappoints, and the homemade salad dressings are the best in town. The atmosphere is very laid back and eclectic, and the staff is fun, friendly and accommodating. I frequent Paolucci's for both date nights and group parties; they were great with a holiday party I... More

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Boone, North Carolina, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

This is one of my family's favorite restaurants in Boone. While the menu doesn't offer a huge variety, most people should be able to find something .they will like. The stuffed mushrooms appetizer, chicken Marsala over mashed potatoes, and mushroom ravioli are some of our favorites. Plus, most meals come with bread sticks 100 times better than Olive Garden's and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013 via mobile

I visited Paolucci's this month with my husband and two kids - wow! The lighting was excellent and not harsh like you might find in other restaurants around Boone. I was also surprised at the reasonable prices for such quality food! Our server recommended the chicken piccata for my husband and mussels with angel hair for me and it was... More

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