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Ristorante Paoletti

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 November 9, 2014

Laura was an exceptional server and the food was delicious and presented beautifully. Cannot wait to go back!

Thank Izzy B
Reviewed November 5, 2014

Highly recommended by friends who have a vacation home in Highlands. Busy, popular, but entertaining, robust menus, extensive wine list. Good place for a foodie and/or a wine snob. The menus choices of mouth watering entrees were extensive. Highly recommend it.

Thank Ivan C
Reviewed November 3, 2014

What a find in Highlands, NC. Amazing wine list. Incredible food. A true gem in the mountains. Hands down the best in Highlands and better than almost every restaurant in Asheville. Call ahead for revervations ---- don't get shut out. PS --- ask for VJ.

1  Thank LDV2013
Reviewed November 3, 2014

Within walking distance to Old Edwards Inn. Nice atmosphere - our waiter was professional but not warm or friendly. Sorry, can't remember his name. My husband and I both had the eggplant lasagna. he liked his a lot but I did not like that the...More

Thank Judy R
Reviewed November 2, 2014

Had a birthday celebration here and was thrilled by everything we ordered. We haven't been here for over 10 years, and it's still amazing. The pasta, the salads, the seafood specials, the creme brulee - can't say a bad thing about anything. The waiters are...More

Thank georgiadenverite
Reviewed October 31, 2014

Halloween at Paoletti's was so much fun! The entire staff was in costume. It was truly a festive atmosphere. There were 4 of us in our party. We each had different appetizers and entrees, with all being absolutely delicious! Eric and Julio provided a wonderful...More

1  Thank ConnieF
Reviewed October 30, 2014

There are several exciting shops, markets and inns in Highlands; but fine dining is an experience of excellent cuisine and service at family owned Ristorante Paoletti. We have had the pleasure of dining, celebrating special events and memories there on several occasions. We highly recommend...More

Thank Stella W
Reviewed October 28, 2014

Paoletti's was recommended as the place to eat in Highlands, NC, and it did not disappoint. The food was fresh, creative and perfectly prepared. Our server was friendly, attentive and very knowledgeable. Make sure to make reservations, as it is a very popular establishment for...More

Thank SMK4343
Reviewed October 23, 2014

We recently stayed across the street at the Old Edwards Inn and originally were going to Wolfgang's down the street for the Bistro menu in the bar. There were no seats available and the snippy host offered that we could sit in the basement in...More

1  Thank almostavalentine
Reviewed October 10, 2014

The service and food were beyond wonderful. The gnocchi was melt in your mouth, and the portion was plentiful! It truly was a fantastic experience.

Thank BusterWT
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Response from Sharon S | Reviewed this property |
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June 4, 2017|
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Response from Arthur P | Property representative |
Dan, We are open every evening in Season. YES!
January 3, 2017|
Response from Arthur P | Property representative |
True, we are closed for the winter. Reopen in early April for our 33rd year in Highlands. Hope to see you in the Spring! -Arthur Paoletti
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • 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
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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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Celebrating 33-years serving high quality Italian Cuisine in Highlands, North Carolina in 2017. We serve the area's largest selection of fresh coastal Seafood & Local Rainbow Trout. Specialties including Daily made Ravioli, Prime Grass-fed Steaks, Chops and Rack of Lamb and Gluten-Free options throughout the menu, pasta included. -Our daily menu and printed Daily Specials reflect seasonal and locally grown ingredients. Full Dinner Menu available at the Bar, where the single diner always feels welcome. To complement your meal we offer one of the deepest wine cellars in the Southeast. Infused Spirits, Craft Cocktails & Three-dozen Sparkling, Red and White selections are offered by-the-glass, nightly. With the Wine Spectator's 'Best of Award of Excellence' since 1987, we offer a plethora of fabulous selections to suit all tastes and budgets but outside wine is not permitted. We are located next door to Highlands Inn and across the street from the Old Edwards Inn on Main Street in Highlands. Treat yourself and your family to one of Highland's Finest Dining Experiences. Visa, Mastercard, American Express accepted. Dinner Reservations are accepted up to 30-day in advance of your desired dining date. To better serve our Guests, phone reservations are accepted and strongly recommended. Online, fax, email or Opentable reservations are not available.
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