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Ristorante Paoletti

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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Socially distanced dining tables
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Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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$19 - $45
Italian, Seafood
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is always absolutely excellent! The food is superb and our server, Robbie, made our visit quite enjoyable. Paoletti's is a top priority of every visit we have to Highlands. The reputation of this restaurant has been one of outstanding quality ever since they...began back in Coral Gables.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great meal at Paolettis last night. Have not been back in over a year, but it is back to normal. Robby was a perfect server. Very knowledgeable, fun, responsive to whatever we needed. I could go back 10 times and not get everything I wanted...to try on the menu. We had local trout and chicken picatta - both were great. And the wine list.......10 pages of Italian wines plus others from around the world. Always our top choice in Highlands.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Y'all. Ristorante Paoletti was very, very good. Our server, Robbie, was a gift - great personality, great recommendations. He made our night, and we enjoyed every bite.

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Paoletti's again for our anniversary, it has been two years since we were here. Wait staff always excellent and professional. Food excellent. The only negative would be the portion size could have been larger! We absolutely love this place!! We will be back!!

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed May 13, 2021 via mobile

Dinner at Ristorante Paoletti was amazing! It is hard to decide what ranked as my favorite, but the Scampi Della Casa and Trofie Ai Funghi were exceptional. The food was superb, and the service we received was even better. Thank you to our server Leslie...for her expert suggestions on food choices and wonderful service. I can’t wait to return to Highlands to dine again at Paoletti’s!More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed May 4, 2021

We look forward to dining at Paoletti’s at least once a week in season and believe it is far and away the best fine dining experience in Highlands. Arturo Paoletti and his family have been creating refined pasta, meat and fish dishes for many years...and augment customer favorites with incredible specials. We recently enjoyed the amazing beef carpaccio, exceptional Oysters Rockefeller (a special preparation from Chef Alberto), snapper served with a caper and butter sauce and - mandatory, as far as I am concerned - the best tiramisu I have ever eaten. Dinner and wine service are lovely, perhaps because so many of the staff are trained chefs and sommeliers themselves. The list of Italian red wines is in a class by itself, but there are good choices from the US as well as the Old World. We dine at Paoletti’s on special occasions and on evenings when we just want a great fish and Caesar salad. We are never disappointed and recommend the restaurant unreservedly.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed May 3, 2021

I dine at Paoletti’s frequently. The service and food are off the chart. Love the pastas which are handmade and available in appetizer or entree portions. The fish specials are like being on the Gulf coast. I think they have the best Italian red wine...selection I’ve seen south of New York.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed April 25, 2021 via mobile

My husband and I, along with another couple, had dinner on Friday and it was amazing as always! Perfect service, great food and one of the best wine lists in the southwest. 10 out of 10 as usual!!!

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed April 17, 2021 via mobile

Wow- just plain wow. Highlands has several outstanding restaurants but for the finest of the fine restaurants, Paoletti's stands alone. From the appetizers to the salads to the entrees all just great. Tonight another couple joined my wife and I. My wife and the couple...had the Ceasar salads. I had the Paoletti's Caprese. I tasted my wife's and should have gotten the Ceasar. But mine was fine...too much cheese. I should mention we had two appetizers...the calamari and the bruschetta. Oh my, they were great. I had the sea bass which was the best I have ever had. The sauce and the wonderful moist sea bass were unbelievable. One of our friends had the fillet. He was very impressed. My wife had the veal and said it was outstanding. This place just does not fail. We have been going since 1987 and if anything it's better than ever. You must go to Paoletti's. Our server, Bryon, gets a shout out for excellent service and advice. Good job Bryon.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed April 10, 2021

The experience at Paoletti was incredible. Had a table for 4 and we were incredibly excited after the hostess graciously welcomed our crew. We were seated at a great table and quickly introduced to our waiter, Robbie! He is 🔥!!! Incredible guy whom was incredibly...gracious with guiding us through the menu along with the perfect amount of charisma to make us feel like he was taking us on a wonderful Italian journey. All of Robbie's recommendations were incredible.... Ppl please share dishes so you can try the amazing variety of dishes. We left with a 10/10 experience... Please ask for a table with Robby, but I am sure anyone would be fantastic. CheersMore

Date of visit: April 2021
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Response from Dealmaker752 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure. Suggest you call and ask
March 3, 2018|
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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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Frequently Asked Questions about Ristorante Paoletti

Yes, Ristorante Paoletti is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Ristorante Paoletti is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5