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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
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 16:30 - 20:00
Mon 11:30 - 14:30
Mon - Thu 16:30 - 21:00
Tue - Fri 11:00 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 16:30 - 22:00
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95 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My family had dinner on a Saturday. It is wise to make reservations since the place is cozy, and popular. We had the Sampler Meatballs for our appetizer and they were scrumptious! My entree was the Scallops Tuaca. Scallops is my go-to dinner and I have experienced good and not so good preps. These were, by far, the best scallops... More 

Thank Debbiesgre
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

The service was great from the moment we arrived until we left about 1.5 to 2.0 hours later. The wine selection was very good and they always have a featured wine of the month. The food was excellent as usual. The quality of the food, wine and service is always consistently great. The restaurant has been around for over 20... More 

Thank coletted475
Kent, Washington
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We got a gift card along with the budget friendly suggestion to go for the early bird special. As usual not a lot of choices but adequate for our needs .. not having to cook or clean up! I had the chicken Marsala , my husband had the Chicken Gorgonzola which were moist and flavorful. The desserts are good,and being... More 

Thank Ulsternana
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Paolo's used to be the ONLY Italian place on the East Hill of Kent. They charged premium for their extremely mediocre, alleged Italian food. It is greasy, overstated, and generally simply bad. I have never had such a bad Italian in my life. If you want to try good Italian, I suggest going to Galliano's. It is a bit of... More 

Thank TravelHound66
Londonderry, Vermont
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 March 2017

We go here each year for my great-grandma's birthday and it's always been delightful. They have a kid's menu (with an ice cream desert), which pleases the little ones and they also have an amazing selection of traditional Italian dishes as well as some that are a little lighter. I received an amazing summer pesto pasta and sampled some of... More 

Thank Chuck A
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22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

I was looking forward to eating here because the reviews were so positive, but I was disappointed when I had my first bite. Don't get me wrong it was fine, but not anywhere near rich in flavor as I was anticipating. I've had some pretty amazing Italian so I have some high expectations I think. Otherwise the staff was very... More 

Thank Melissa P
Kent, Washington
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

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
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 February 2017

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

1 Thank Taunya S
Kent, Washington
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369 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

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 

1 Thank Decemberborn
Kent, Washington
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 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

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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
USD 30 - USD 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
Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
16:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
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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