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Ristorante Paoletti

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440 Main St, Highlands, NC 28741-8447 (Next Door to Highlands Inn, Across Street from Old Edwards Inn)
+1 828-526-4906
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What a great experience. VJ, the sommelier, helped us pick a Chardonnay that is the best that we have ever enjoyed. The food was fantastic. We started with the escargot, then the Cesar salad and the main course was their cannelloni. Each course was wonderful. This was our favorite restaurant in Highlands.

2 Thank ChattaBug
Denver, Colorado
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Food, wine, cocktails and service are top notch! Our table ordered the yellow tail appetizer.. Yum! I had the filet with Gorgonzola cheese. It was cooked perfectly and melted in my mouth. Don't miss the desserts! Bread pudding is beyond.

1 Thank Amy Z
St. Thomas
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This place is so special. Such beautiful and classic atmosphere. Perfect service, wonderful food. Your first time there you are made to feel like family. Love love this place.

Thank mcgarveys
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I've never had such great bread pudding before in my life. This would be my last meal if I were on death row.

Thank Catie M
Greenville, SC
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93 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely dinner with friends in this wonderful restaurant on Main Street. We made reservations and were seated immediately. Our salads were terrific and the entrees were a treat. The service was attentive without being over the top. It is easy to understand why this is Highlands #1 rated restaurant. Book it Danno!

1 Thank ScotchnSoda1
Highlands, North Carolina
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130 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ok, Highlands has some really very good restaurants but when asked to pick one as the absolute best, Paoletti's is it. My gosh this place is worth the drive to Highlands but when you live here, you are so lucky. My wife and I had an absolutely wonderful dining experience here tonight. From cocktails to appetizers to entrees everything was... More 

2 Thank James R
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 February 2017

The atmosphere is romantic and professional. Paoletttis location on Main Street makes it easily accessible in the evenings. The menu is diverse and all is cooked to perfection. Great wine selection by the glass or bottle. It's the most authentic and refined restaurant in Highlands.

1 Thank Barbara N
Gatlinburg, Tennessee
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

we made reservations (please do) and didn't have to wait but a few minutes before we were seated. The waiter was wonderful and the food was amazing.

1 Thank diannebarksdale
Livingston, Texas
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017

Good food, lovely place right on main street, the owners are always their all the time. The muni is good prices good also.

Thank twohananels
Knoxville, Tennessee
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53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017

Okay, I wanted to give this place a better review, but time after time I have left here disappointed. we own a house in Highlands so we are pretty careful about making sure we don't try to drop in during peak season at peak times....but often we get guest who are dying to try paoletti because a friend has told... More 

2 Thank 714cindee
Arthur P, Owner at Ristorante Paoletti, responded to this review

We appreciate your review. We are sorry you feel that we are overpriced. Our dinner menu's pricing is fair and commensurate with other establishments in town. Dining out is a very subjective experience in many ways and while you suggested that you are more the type that likes to 'eat and run' I can see why we don't fulfill your... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 19 - USD 42
Italian, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
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
Celebrating 32-years serving high quality Italian Cuisine in Highlands, North Carolina in 2016. 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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