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Ristorante Paoletti

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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 July 5, 2015

Paoletti's never disappoints! We let VJ select the perfect bottle of wine for us from their deep, deep wine cellar. The food is always amazing, the service attentive, and the dessert fabulous. My personal favorite restaurant in Highlands!!

1  Thank DCD-OK
Reviewed July 5, 2015

We enjoyed a great dinner with friends at this restaurant. The fish was fresh and well-prepared and there is an extensive wine list. The owner checked up on us to make sure we were happy, very nice people work there. Expensive but worth it for...More

1  Thank Jean4ever
Reviewed July 4, 2015

Went with parents, daughter and wife and all of us had very good meals! Mom had Dover soul and said it was best she had. Wife had monk fish and it was very unusual texture but very good. Dad had veal and we did not...More

1  Thank bigdaddyFlorida
Reviewed July 3, 2015

Nice menu, but quite pricey. $20. For spaghetti bolognese. Crowded and very noisy would not go back.

3  Thank Ninnersmama
Reviewed July 1, 2015

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

Thank AtlantaTravels7
Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

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...More

2  Thank Pgcitalia
Reviewed June 30, 2015

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...More

1  Thank GRDorkings
Reviewed June 29, 2015

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.

Thank Travelers31024
Reviewed June 29, 2015

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...More

Thank Lisa R
Reviewed June 29, 2015

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!

Thank Rich B
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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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Response from Debra S | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Very popular with locals.
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Response from Sharon S | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$19 - $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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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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We are celebrating 34-years serving superb regional Italian Cuisine in Highlands, North Carolina in 2018. We operate from April-December. Our menu offers the largest selection of fresh coastal Seafood & Rainbow Trout. Daily made Ravioli, Prime Grass-fed Steaks, Chops and Rack of Lamb and Gluten-Free options are offered on our regular menu and Daily Special card. Full Dinner Menu available at the Bar. To complement your meal we offer one of the deepest wine cellars in the SE. Craft Cocktails & 35-Sparkling, Red and White selections are offered by-the-glass. Recipient of the Wine Spectator's 'Best of Award of Excellence' since 1987. Located next to the Highlands Inn and across from the Old Edwards Inn. We encourage Phone Reservations and accepted up to 30-days in advance of your desired dining date. Online, fax, email or Opentable reservations are not available, unfortunately. Kindly, call and leave your reservation request on our voicemail. Your call will be returned promptly.
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