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Ristorante Paoletti

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melanzane rollatine
eggplant w/ ricotta, mozzarella, basil & parmesan baked in light tomato sauce
yellowfin tuna tartar
w/ crisp potato, tomato & wasabi
calamari fritti
w/marinara & lemon
escargot alla bourguignonne
tender‎ snails baked w/mushrooms in garlic-herb butter
wild maine mussels luciano
sauteed‎ w/white wine, garlic & herb cream
pan seared duck foie gras
grilled pineapple & port reduction
roasted beet & orange salad
crumbled chevre, toasted pistachios & tarragon, citrus; champagne vinaigrette
mozzarella alla griglia
grilled prosciutto & romaine wrapped mozzarella in radicchio cup; sun-dried tomato vinaigrette
caesar salad or house salad
with traditional garlic croutons & asiago or w/ artisan lettuces & red wine vinaigrette
vine ripe tomato caprese
fresh basil & balsamic syrup vegetarian, gluten-free
prosciutto $+12.00
spaghetti alla bolognese
With‎ a northern Italian meat sauce
tortellini alla panna con piselli e prosciutto
cheese-filled tortellini w/ peas, prosciutto, cream & parmesan
trofie al pesto
Artisanal Genovese pasta w/ walnut pesto, potatoes & sugar snap beans
penne alla vodka
w/garlic, tomato & cream w/caviar
cannelloni all' emiliana
homemade crepes filled w/ ground roasted veal, spinach & ricotta; baked w/ bolognese meat sauce & creamy béchamel & bolognese ragu
ricotta & basil gnocchi 'al filetto di pomodoro
W/ Italian plum tomato, garlic, basil & extra virgin olive oil
eggplant lasagna
layers eggplant w/ handmade pasta, tomato sauce, mozzarella, parmigiano & asiago
linguine alle vongole
in white clam sauce w/minced clams, garlic, extra virgin olive oil & herbs
risotto al limone ai frutti di mare
lemon scented risotto w/ grilled shrimp & scallops
ravioli di aragosta
daily made fresh maine lobster ravioli in a langostino cream reduction
involtine di pollo alla boscaiola
all natural breast of chicken stuffed w/ prosciutto, mozzarella & herbs in a wild mushroom reduction
all natural chicken breast picatta
sauteed‎ w/ white wine, lemon & capers
scaloppine di vitello alla senese
veal scaloppine in light tomato & tarragon w/ white wine & mozzarella
14-oz. black angus n.y. strip
grilled‎ w/gorgonzola butter or pizzaiola style w/tomato, garlic & oregano
filetto al barolo
black angus filet mignon grilled w/gorgonzola butter. served w/asparagus
porcini crusted rack of australian lamb
oven roasted w/broccolini, whipped potatoes; madeira reduction
veal chop alla marsala
in a wild mushroom, marsala & veal stock reduction; served w/asparagus
spiced cervena elk rib chop
pan roasted w/broccolini, apple-smashed yams & port-cassis reduction
scampi con broccolini o fra diavolo
grilled jumbo shrimp w/ a garlic-herb scampi sauce & broccolini or sauteed in spicy marinara w/linguine
grilled jumbo sea scallops
grilled w/extra virgin olive oil, garlic, bread crumbs & herbs
north carolina rainbow trout
Grilled adriatico or sauteed 'Francese' w/ lemon, butter & white wine
twin 5-oz. warm water lobster tails
Grilled adriatico or sauteed fra Diavolo w/tomato, garlic & oregano w/linguine
cioppino paoletti
spicy‎ san francisco style seafood stew w/ fresh daily fish, lobster, sea scallops, shrimp, clams, mussels & calamari
gulf shrimp, wild mushroom & herb crusted gulf red snapper
whipped‎ potatoes, garden vegetables & lemon-garlic butter
tira misu
italian ladyfinger cookies w/ kahlua & mascarpone cream layers
chocolate & walnut torte
served w/ today's gelato
budino di pane
the chef's bread pudding
creme brulee w/ fresh berries
velvety custard w/ a crispy caramelized
seasonal fresh berries, zabaglione
fresh strawberries coated w/ marsala cream & topped w/ whipped cream
double chocolate chunk gelato
in a layced cookie basket w/ dutch chocolate sauce, crème anglaise & caramel
Ristorante Paoletti has built a decade's old reputation for serving only the finest and freshest meals available. Each plate is prepared with the skill and passion by Executive Chef Kevin Paoletti who ensures you a memorable experience in an elegant and distinctive restaurant. Known for their award winning wine cellar, Ristorante Paoletti can guide you to the perfect pairing to your meal. Please see Ristorante Paoletti's website for a complete offering of menu items. Call Ristorante Paoletti today for reservations.
$19 - $42
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Italian, Seafood
Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Gift Cards Available, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed December 31, 2019

We have been to Paoletti’s several time and it is consistently excellent. On my most recent visit I had the Osso Bucco and it was some of the best I’ve ever had. The service was equally excellent. Thanks Paoletti’s for another wonderful dinner.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed December 30, 2019

Just a wonderful experience! Very nice high-end authentic Italian (I am Italian and have spent time in Italy and Sicily; this place is legit). We ate here on Christmas eve 2019, when this was one of maybe 3 restaurants open in the whole town. We...More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed December 22, 2019 via mobile

My wife and I enjoyed another fantastic dining experience at Paoletti's tonight. From the moment we walked in until we left everything was top notch. Julio and his team are the best around the area. We split a Tuna Tartar appetizer which was a piece...More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed December 21, 2019 via mobile

This was an outstanding choice for an anniversary dinner. We got reservations which I would recommend as even in the off season it was packed by 6:30pm. The food and service were top notch. Especially liked the beet and orange salad to start off the...More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed December 11, 2019 via mobile

Wonderful food , wonderful staff . From wine to dessert , this was a singular reason to come back to the Highlands . Of the three high end restaurants we visited , this was the finest !

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed November 29, 2019 via mobile

After a day of sightseeing in Highlands, we were welcomed into this wonderful Italian restaurant. Our server gave us warm, delicious bread with olives and butter to start. We followed that with escargot and Caprese salad. For dinner we had lobster ravioli and chicken stuffed...More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed November 26, 2019 via mobile

The food and wine superb! Great atmosphere. However, I asked for my daughter to be recognized for her military deployment and recent promotion when I called for the reservation. They did not do so. The service was great at first but we spent a lot...More

Date of visit: November 2019
Arthur P, Owner at Ristorante Paoletti, responded to this reviewResponded November 29, 2019

Mr./Ms. Dackwest we took your reservation call and thanked your daughter for her service to our US. military and congratulated her on her promotion. We proceeded to post this very important note in our reservation software management that we wished to inform the staff to...More

Reviewed November 24, 2019 via mobile

The meal was wonderful and the ambiance very warm. We started with the beet salad and the grilled octopus and both were fresh and as described in the menu but a bit lacking so I wouldn't recommend them. The big hit is the bone in...More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed November 17, 2019

My husband took me here in 2010 for my 50th and went back to Highlands for his 60th. Were overwhelming greeted by Julio and his awesome Cuisine Team. Loved the food, ambiance and wonderful renovations. Highly recommend - a global favorite of ours! Cent'anni! KO...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed November 16, 2019

Paoletti's is a true gem in the Highlands. We walked in and sat at the bar (though on the weekend I'd recommend a reservation!) which was perfect. The bartender was knowledgeable and led both of us towards a great glass of wine that we wouldn't...More

Date of visit: November 2019
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October 16, 2018|
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Response from Dealmaker752 | Reviewed this property |
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Response from mdhclc | Reviewed this property |
I would suggest calling the restaurant directly and also making a reservation.
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Yes. Very popular with locals.
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