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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
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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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184 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 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
Kent, Washington
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 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 

1 Thank TravelerLynette
Covington, Washington
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29 reviews
12 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
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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 4 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
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5 reviews
4 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 15 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

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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
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: +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?