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Ristorante Paoletti

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440 Main Street, PO Box 189, Highlands, NC 28741 (Next Door to Highlands Inn, Across Street from Old Edwards Inn)
+1 828-526-4906
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Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: Celebrating 31-years in Highlands, North Carolina in 2015. We serve the...
Celebrating 31-years in Highlands, North Carolina in 2015. We serve the area's largest selection of fresh coastal Seafood & Local Rainbow Trout. Specialties including Daily made Ravioli, Steaks, Chops and Rack of Lamb complimented by one of the deepest wine cellars in the Southeast. Infused Spirits, Craft Cocktails & Two-dozen red and white selections by-the-glass are poured nightly. Our menu's printed daily Specials reflect seasonal and locally grown ingredients. Full Dinner Menu available at the Bar. Located next door to Highlands Inn and the Old Edwards Inn on Main Street in Highlands. Treat yourself and your family to one of Highlands Finest Dining Experiences. Visa, Mastercard, American Express accepted.
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  • 36
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  • 21
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Every time I've been here everything is great. Great service and excellent food. Cozy and romantic. Favorite restaurant in Highlands.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Atlanta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Every time I've been here everything is great. Great service and excellent food. Cozy and romantic. Favorite restaurant in Highlands.

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I would highly recommend going to Paolettis and we look forward to coming every trip. The service is impeccable and they have an amazing wine selection as well. Our favorite is the Barbera de Alba from the Tuscan region(full body red). First you start out with olive tapenade and fresh oil for your bread. Then I would recommend the escargot... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This place is small and cozy but has a nice feel to it and is always busy so book ahead. We did not book and waited a while at the bar until a spot came open. The appetizers were outstanding. We had the eggplant, the snails and the carpaccio and all of them were very tasty Main courses were awesome... More 

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Eatonton, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

One of our friend's favorite places in the Highlands/Cashiers area. We can see why. Great atmospher, wonderful menu and extensive wine list. Everything was excellent. We'll definitely be back. Visit their web site for the menu and wine list.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

I'm an event planner and took my group of 23 people to dinner and it was over the top delicious! They have a wonderful selection of wine and a large menu selection to pick from. They were super accommodating and everything went off without a hitch. Everyone from Meg Paoletti greeting my guests at the front door to VJ knowledge... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We celebrated our 50th anniversary here in June, 2015 We loved the wine, food and service and highly recommend Paoletti's for a special occasion or simply an exceptional dining experience. You will not be disappointed!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Dinner was just right for fine dining experience. The staff all very helpful and friendly but not in your way. The choices were amazing. We had fresh fish and it may have been the best Halibut of all time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

One of our all time favorite restaurants! We always look forward to dining here when visiting Highlands. This restaurant goes above and beyond!!! Already looking forward to our next visit...

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Birmingham, Alabama
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Had dinner as usual when in Highlands, but, they have now started adding a $4 up charge if you order a small plate. We ate in the dining room, NOT THE BAR, at the suggestion of the waiter both had l/2 orders of pasta, price was to be half. When we received the bill it seemed out of order. We... More 

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Arthur P, Owner at Ristorante Paoletti, responded to this review

To address this reviewer and the ‘upcharge’ we feel the need to explain the following: We aspire to please all whom dine with us. However, Paoletti is a full service dining establishment that offers a complete dining experience to our customer rather than simply a half bowl of pasta. This dining experience may –or- may not include an appetizer, a... More 

Amelia Island, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

It was a special occasion that evening, We made cocktails at home first, but they have an outstanding little bar area. Very popular. However, we ordered wine, then I order the beet and orange salad, excellent. Next was the Scampi con Broccolini o Fra Diavolo, Wonderful!. I would also recommend the trout, it looked good and I will order it... More 

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Address: 440 Main Street, PO Box 189, Highlands, NC 28741
Phone Number: +1 828-526-4906
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Highlands
Average Prices: USD $19 to $42

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 440 Main Street, PO Box 189, Highlands, NC 28741
    (Next Door to Highlands Inn, Across Street from Old Edwards Inn)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Highlands
  • Phone Number: +1 828-526-4906

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $19 to $42

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Doing business

Description

Celebrating 31-years in Highlands, North Carolina in 2015. We serve the area's largest selection of fresh coastal Seafood & Local Rainbow Trout. Specialties including Daily made Ravioli, Steaks, Chops and Rack of Lamb complimented by one of the deepest wine cellars in the Southeast. Infused Spirits, Craft Cocktails & Two-dozen red and white selections by-the-glass are poured nightly. Our menu's printed daily Specials reflect seasonal and locally grown ingredients. Full Dinner Menu available at the Bar. Located next door to Highlands Inn and the Old Edwards Inn on Main Street in Highlands. Treat yourself and your family to one of Highlands Finest Dining Experiences. Visa, Mastercard, American Express accepted.

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