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Paolo's Italian Restaurant

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23810 104th Ave SE, Kent, WA 98031-3314 (240th)
+1 253-850-2233
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Sun 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Mon - Thu 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Kent, Washington
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been returning to Paolo's for years, drawn to this feel good Italian experience. There is an open kitchen with bar seating along with the intimate dining room. The menu changes adding special pasta and meat dish offerings, and always there are homemade soups and luscious desserts. Our Valentine's Day dinner offered several fixed price menus with wine, appetizer, soup,... More 

Thank travelerwoman2014
Kent, Washington, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Handmade pasta, fresh ingredients, creative combinations and traditional dishes. It all here and it tastes great!

Thank Taunya S
Kent, Washington
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360 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have wanted to go here ever since they opened many many years ago and finally decided we would go here on my birthday. What we didn't know was they have a 4 course meal they serve until 6pm so the place was packed and we had to wait for a table as we arrived right at 6. We were... More 

Thank Decemberborn
Kent, Washington
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

There aren't too many sit down restaurant options on the East Hill and Italian food is scarce. We keep trying Paolo's every once in awhile to see if the food has improved, but really it's just average. However, the service has always been polite and accommodating. They are also really great about donating to community events.

Thank ireland512
Kent, Washington
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205 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017

In an area with a severe shortage of Italian restaurants, and an even more severe shortage of good Italian restaurants, Paolo's is decent. We hadn't been here in years, but returned last night in hopes things may have improved. They have. My tortalini gorgonzola was very good, and served HOT, which is important to me. My wife's pasta with artichokes... More 

Thank Arthur B
West Linn
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145 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017

Sure, I've had better Italian food. I grew up in a neighborhood with many Italian families and my best friend is Italian. But Paolo's is a good place to eat, with friendly staff that provide service that pays attention without being intrusive. It's not a fancy or stylish place, but it's a nice room with an open kitchen. The locale... More 

Thank Mike L
Kent, Washington
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

We have dinner and lunch here often and are never disappointed. Reasonble price and great food. Chef Will honor special requests if possible. Gluten free pasta available. Very personable service.

Thank GrandmaM59
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016 via mobile

I was in town for a conference and found this place on trip advisor.. it is so great!.. because my daughter and I have traveled so many places.. wanted to eat somewhere special with good food. This is it.. Service was superb too! Someone suggested to get the special. Thanks.. it was definitely worth it!

Thank Charlee L
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64 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2016 via mobile

This is a wonderful cozy place. The servers are so welcoming. Try the daily specials. Everything is freshly made. I love the calzone, and the chopped salad. They create a seasonal soup-- the corn chowder is amazing.

Thank Sarah R
Kent, WA
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194 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

This is one of our favorite restaurants. It is a neighborhood gem. Great foods made as you order. This is not fast food, it is good Italian food. Fall is one of my favorite times to go to Paolo's because their seasonal soup is corn chowder. It is amazing. Not too heavy, but full of flavor. They also have pumpkin... More 

Thank LibbySei

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $30
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23810 104th Ave SE, Kent, WA 98031-3314
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Kent
  • Phone Number: +1 253-850-2233

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?