Washington Wine Month is coming

In March, we will be offering some unique limited-time selections from some of the finest local wineries, and this is in addition to a delicious 4-course wine dinner on Monday, March 23rd. Check back for more details.

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.

  • Pasta Fagioli

    Enjoy a warm bowl of this seasonal favorite for a limited time.

    $3.95 / $6.95 / $11.95
  • Wine Special

    Dunham Cellars "Three Legged Red"

    $10 glass / $38 bottle
  • Wine Special

    2010 Ginko Forest Merlot

    $9 Glass / $34 Bottle

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
E-mail: chef@paolositalian.com

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 was offered an opportunity to help open the 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.

Read More

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

Paul's Passion Cookbook

Upcoming Events and Holiday Happenings

  • Feb 20th -
    Feb 26th
    Weekly Specials (Full and Lite portions available)

    Entree: Pan-Seared Scallops
    Tossed in Paolo's pesto, sundried tomatoes, and toasted pine nuts.
    $20.95 / $17.95

    Pasta: Ravioli
    Filled with carmelized pear and gorgonzola cheese, and tossed in a walnut-cream sauce with dried cherries.
    $16.95 / $13.95

  • March
    Spring Wine Dinner

    Let Paul take you on a trip around Washington with a four-course dinner, each paired with a different wine. Call or stop by to make your reservation as seating is limited. Antipasti served promptly at 6pm, $70 per person includes tax and gratuity.

    Appetizer, served with Ginko Forest Merlot:
    Toasted crostini with grilled pear, rare tenderloin, gorgonzola cheese, and basil. Also, a baked mini tart with wild mushrooms, parmesan, and roasted garlic.
    Soup, served with Fivash Woodshop Red:
    Italian wedding soup with mini meatballs.
    Entree, served with Beaumont Reserve Cabernet:
    Lamb and potato stew served over pappardelle pasta.
    Dessert, served with Ginko Forest Late Harvest Gewurztraminer:
    Vanilla semifreddo with raspberry sauce.

  • April
    Cooking class

    Steak Gorgonzola and Lemon Cheesecake will be featured. Two classes available, 10am-Noon and 12:30-2:30pm; appetizer and cookbook included, $65 per person. Send an e-mail or give a call to let us know if you're interested in attending, and to suggest dishes for future classes.