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Paolo's Italian Restaurant

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23810 104th Ave SE, Kent, WA 98031-3314 (240th)
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Open now
All hours
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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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I am a high school Creative Cooking Teacher that enjoys taking cooking classes from the experts. Chef Paolo offers great classes on occasional Saturdays that receive an A+! Each class includes recipes, a dessert demonstration and the chef himself teaching the skills needed to prepare one of his signature dishes. Then each student gets a chance to use their skills... More 

Thank TravelerLynette
Covington, Washington
Level Contributor
25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

There are specialties of the house, always in the menu, and seasonal/daily specials. Generally I find myself ordering of the daily menu, as those are dishes inspired by the freshest ingredients the chef found at the farmers markets. This is not "Olive Garden" style Italian. It is fresh, seasonal, creative, Italian inspired, delectable food. Reservations are strongly suggested. The place... More 

Thank Tina B
Kent, Washington
Level Contributor
21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Met some friends here for dinner. Waiter helped us with wine selection according to what we were choosing for dinner. Good service and good good. Reasonably priced.

Thank grayorca57
Seattle, Washington
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57 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

We had not been here for years, but noticed that it is rated really well on tripadvisor.com and, as it has been around for over twenty years, we decided to try it again last night. The restaurant was quaint, clean, easily accessible, and the Italian motif was appropriate; the food was cooked to order and the staff was efficient, friendly,... More 

Thank 1SusiQ
Renton, Washington
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

We had been on road and decided on pizza to take home. We have enjoyed going to Paolo's but haven't been there for awhile. We will fix that! We picked up two perfect, thin crust pizzas which more than met expectation for his "meat fix" and my veggie preference. We will return soon!

Thank Susan M
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

Italian food served well. Cioppino is the best in the area. Desserts are always made in house and great. I especially like the seafood plates. His salad dressing is homemade. Selection of wines are good!! Smaller restaurant with small bar area that is next to open cooking area.

Thank Phylliss E
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50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is a great local place. Not too big, so crowds and noise don't overwhelm you. The staff is attentive, friendly and knowledgeable. Reservations are easily made. And the best part, is that the food is wonderful are at reasonable prices.

Thank BGratrix
Kent, Washington
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

Dining at Paolo's makes me smile. Whether for lunch or dinner, eat in or take home, the made to order Italian dishes are prepared with care and attention. Not to be missed is the minestrone soup made with pesto. The service is excellent and the waitstaff is not "in your face" but attentive to needs. We have made it a... More 

Thank 2Sisters2014
Kent, WA
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181 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016

Paolo's Italian is a neighborhood gem. This is not fast food. Each dish is made to order so you can have ingredients held out if needed. There are bar seats that are available that overlook the kitchen. It is fun to watch the kitchen in action. The food is amazing.

Thank LibbySei
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39 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

We were traveling from CA and not familiar with the area. The Trip Advisor reviews were excellent, so it was our choice to try it out. We made a reservation for 7 pm. Our friends ordered a scallop pasta plate, and the waitress had to check with cook to see if that was available, and it was. My husband ordered... More 

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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
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
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: 253-850-2233

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?