Valentine's Day at Paolo's

It's time to plan a romantic evening out with your beau or belle. A filling meal at Paolo's has been a popular choice for years. The special menu and romantic atmosphere, featuring candlelight and a violinist, will be available from Friday through Sunday (2/12-2/14/16). Call us today to reserve your table for two.

Featured Offerings

  • 4-course meal

    Available during dinner 7 days a week if you are seated before 5:30pm or after 8pm. Click here for full details.

  • Let us cater your special event!

    Choose from a variety of dishes that can be picked up or delivered (server optional) to groups of 10 or more hungry guests. Click here for full menu.

  • Featured Soup

    This is a local classic! For a limited time, stop by for a warm bowl of Zuppa Di Paolo (vegetable barley) soup.

    Cup 4.95 / Bowl 5.95 / Qt 11.95
  • Weekly Specials (1/19/16 - 2/4/16)

    Entree: Full $20.95 / Lite $17.95
    Pan-seared scallops with pinot grigio butter sauce over wilted spinach, with toasted pinenuts.

    Pasta: Full $13.95 / Lite $10.95
    Hearty, long-simmered sausage and beef meat sauce tossed with fettuccine.

  • Paul Rin 2011 Rosso

    A crowd pleaser wine with spicy mineral notes on the nose.

    Click here for more details.

    Glass $9.50 / Bottle $36

Hours & Location

Mon-Fri: 11:30am-2pm
Mon-Thu: 4:30pm-9pm
Fri-Sat: 4:30pm-10pm
Sunday: 4:00pm-8:00pm

23810 104th Ave SE Kent, WA 98031
Phone: (253) 850-2233
Fax: (253) 859-5760

How It All Started

Paolo’s started as a dream of Paul’s when he was 8 years old. He knew he wanted to be a chef. Fortunately, he had a training program available at this young age--his Italian mother to cook with at home and his father to show him the restaurant business as the owner of the Golden Steer Restaurant in Kent.

Paul’s desire to become a chef and restaurant owner never wavered. He began working in the family restaurant when he was 15 years old. After high school, he completed the Food Sciences program at South Seattle Community College and offered an opportunity to help open Kirkland Roaster and Ale.

He worked there for two years, and then pursued a job at the well-respected Saleh Al Lago restaurant on Green Lake in Seattle. This job firmly established Paul�s interest in opening an Italian restaurant in his hometown of Kent.

Paolos began taking shape in 1989. Pauls parents, Don and Darlene Raftis, were ready to sell their burger place, the Bum Steer. Paul thought it was the right moment to turn his dream into reality, and with a location right next door to his parents restaurant, Paul knew he would always have support and free tips from his dad.

Paolo's 25th Anniv. Cookbook
Proceeds go to March of Dimes and Moyer Foundation.

Paul's Cookbook

Upcoming Events and Holiday Happenings

  • Ongoing
    Dining Room artwork for sale

    We have recently updated the artwork in the restaurant's interior, if you are interested in acquiring one of the previously featured pieces, please call Paul at the restaurant to discuss availability and pricing.

  • Saturday,
    Feb. 20
    Cooking class

    Check back for details on Paul's next hands-on lesson. The cost is typically $60 for a 2-hour session on a Saturday around Noon, and it includes an appetizer, refreshments, and a cookbook. Call or e-mail us to suggest dishes for future classes.