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“Nice Food. Good Atmosphere”

Ristorante Paoletti
Ranked #1 of 56 Restaurants in Highlands
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$19 - US$42
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Next Door to Highlands Inn, Across Street from Old Edwards Inn
Description: 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.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although good, it does not equal the best of other resorts and communities. Food was fresh and well prepared. The drinks were watered down and sparse.

Thank LemanLaw
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food and waitstaff were great. Very nice environment I would return again on my next stay in the Highlands

2  Thank donnajdevanna
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Upon entering the small check in area, you are immediately struck by the high energy in the air...you know you're in for a very special evening. The bar,is on your right and is always packed as they serve the same exquisite cuisine with fine linens,etc. just like the tables. "Julio" is extremely knowledgeable with any sort of wine or food you may be curious about. We've been coming fifteen years and he has been always been their go-to guy. He makes it look easy running such a busy place, but you know it's not. Paoletti's is the only restaurant we can truly say has pasta dishes that are all over the top as well as chops of every variety....everything is special here. I only wish Tampa had a restaurant of this quality !

2  Thank cynthia r
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Girlfriend and I had dinner here on our last night in Highlands NC and it did not disappoint. It was one of the most enjoyable dining experiences we've ever had. Had the tuna tartare appetizer and it was amazing. The wine list is quite extensive and will make you wish you had a nice trust fund waiting for you at home! She had the halibut stuffed with crab and I had the lemon risotto with shrimp and scallops. It was one of the best meals I've ever had - perfectly cooked, perfect temperature, just perfect all around.

Awesome service, wonderful food, who could ask for more?

Its not cheap, but you get what you pay for...and at Ristorante Paoletti you will get an amazing meal that you won't soon forget!

3  Thank 330cic
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While on vacation my wife and I were deciding between this restaurant and a German place for our special night. Based on the reviews we went with Paolettis. Wow! Are we ever glad we did! Our server, Robbie, was the perfect waiter, the kind that you expect to have but don't always get when it comes to fine dining. He was never rushed, and had remarkable poise. Despite it being a full restaurant he acted as if we were his only table. He answered all of our questions in depth and made the perfect wine recommendation. He was very efficient and was always there when needed without being intrusive. From the escargot to the creme brulee the food was "excellente", the escargot being even better than what we were served in Rome. If you get a chance definitely do yourself a favor and dine here! They made our special night magical.

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3  Thank SweetTizzyT
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