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77739326_248e57672cHighlands, NC restaurants are known far and wide for their wide selection of superb dining options that offer a touch of elegance in a mountain top country atmosphere. The village of Highlands, North Carolina has been in existence for 165 years. Although this romantic hideaway has been a well kept secret the secret has slowly slipped out of the bag. Nestled in the southwestern Appalachian Mountains this Blue Ridge community gives cozy a whole new meaning. The scenic beauty surrounding Highlands is the stuff of legend. The streams flow clean and free and the mountains seem to kiss the clear blue sky and you can enjoy it all from Highlands, NC restaurants.

For over a quarter of a century the Ristorante Paoletti has been one of the most popular Highlands, NC restaurants. This may be a tiny upscale restaurant but the atmosphere is definitely reflective of the mountain top spirit of hospitality. For Italian food at its best you don’t want to miss this restaurant. The award winning Wolfgang’s Restaurant & Wine Bistro offers excellent dining in a country atmosphere. The dining experience offered here is totally upscale but the look of mountain country charm will leave you breathless and send you home with a satisfied appetite and a memory you will always cherish.

One of the great Highlands, NC restaurants is the Log Cabin Restaurant that has been a local favorite for years. The log cabin was constructed 85 years ago and wasn’t transformed into a restaurant until 1995. The charm and elegance displayed here is unique and rewarding. The scenic view is priceless and the dining experience is superb as well. The Oak Street Café is a small dining destination that offers a large portion of southern hospitality. They manage to provide an upscale product with a touch of class totally enjoyed in the Blue Ridge Community. When you want to get out and enjoy a good old fashioned pizza there is nothing quite like The Pizza Place in Highlands. The perfect solution for your favorite pizza pie can be found at this charming little restaurant.

Highlands, NC restaurants have something for everyone’s taste. The dining experiences are created to offer a touch of class and elegance in a memorable mountain country atmosphere. The small village of Highlands, North Carolina manages to provide the excellence in dining found only in the large metropolis. This makes a journey to this mountain top getaway definitely food for the soul.

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Angelina's Italian Market and DeliAfter we ride the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway we like to sit down, relax, and get some food to take back to a cabin (remember… when in Rome, stay in a fancy hotel… when in the mountains, stay in a cabin and really breathe it all in). So we always stop at Angelina’s Italian Market and Deli

Angelina's Italian Market and DeliIt’s quaint, right off Main St and has plenty of parking (unless they’re busy, then sorry..). They have deli items, home-made desserts, coffee, bottles of wine, gourmet food, coffee, the BEST lasagna ever, and coffee. Guess which is my favourite?

You know, we drive all day with stops in between, we do our usual picnic lunches, but at night for dinner… we do sometimes gussy up and go out to eat but there are other times we just want to relax. So we go to Angelina’s, buy a prepared tray of lasagna and go to our cabin to cook. Paulette prepares the lasagna and you have to bake it. It’s SO nice to go to the cabin and not have to leave again for dinner or worst yet – actually cook.

Angelina's Italian Market and DeliWhile you’re getting a lasagna, go ahead and get a bottle of wine, a dessert, and really make a night out of it.

They also offer a cafe that has free wi-fi, a coffee shop, and adding on soon is a gift shop. Last time we went there it was coming together nicely. You can also stock up on deli items for the next day road trip picnic.

Check out our Flickr set for more pics of Angelina’s and surrounding areas! More pictures added with each new blog post!

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