Paradiso Restaurant - Oakville
Paradiso Restaurant - Oakville

Paradiso Restaurant - Oakville

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.paradisorestaurant.com/
  • Phone: (905) 338-1594
  • Hours of Operation:


    Daily Lunch: 11:30 PM - 4:00 PM.

    Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM,

    Thursday: 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM,

    Friday - Saturday: 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Italian, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Adam Mackay
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: It is the little details that make an event memorable. Paradiso has built a reputation of creating unique events that go beyond the ordinary. Whether you are planning an intimate gathering or a large celebration, Paradiso will provide you with the professional expertise needed to make your event truly distinctive.
  • Private Party Facilities: Paradiso offers a variety of private and semi-private dining rooms to suit your needs. Turn our private dining room into a boardroom for your next meeting or professional presentation. We are pleased to offer wireless Internet connections and audio/visual capabilities. During or after the meeting sit back, relax and enjoy a la carte dining or one of our prix fixe menus.
  • Private Party Contact: Meredith Read 9053381594x
  • Entertainment: Live Jazz every Friday from 8pm to 11pm in our Winebar
    $5.00 martini's and select glasses of wine
  • Special Events: We do not take reservations for Our patio, it is on a first come first serve basis.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Navy Street
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Paradiso Restaurant - Oakville
Welcome to Paradiso Oakville

Mediterranean cuisine served in a casual and elegant setting. Its warm, intimate atmosphere and friendly, efficient staff make Paradiso one of Oakville's most popular restaurants. 'Dinner is the Show' the eclectic menu; which draws its inspiration from the European Mediterranean, is prepared before your eyes in the open concept kitchen.
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Paradiso Restaurant - Oakville reviews from OpenTable diners
23 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (12)fit for foodies (9)great for lunch (9)great for outdoor dining (6)special occasion (6)good for groups (4)kid-friendly (3)hot spot (3)scenic view (2)romantic (2)notable wine list (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Consistent quality.
    ACE99
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    We met with a group of friends prior to going to the oakvillerealestatelaw Performing Arts Centre- staff are conscious of performance times so geared service to that. Mediterranean chicken was excellent choice.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Demise of a Restaurant
    Bartman
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    There was a time that you could expect a great meal at Paradiso. But now I find the meals pretty average. My steak was cooked correctly. I prefer a rare steak but it arrived at the table cool. It wasn't warm enough to melt the garlic butter scooped on top. My mother ordered the chicken penne, her favourite but once again it wasn't up to the standard we once expected. I don't plan to return to the restaurant.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Annie
    Annie
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Paradiso is a favourite for my friends and I. We have simply never been disappointed. Food is outstanding - creative, fresh and beautifully presented.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great re find!
    chefjc
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Hadn't been here for a long time but the visit was worth it. There were four of us for dinner and everyone enjoyed a stellar dinner. I might add that one is a chef and another is a very successful caterer. This will be our go to restaurant! Service was also terrific.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 19 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 29, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 44 reviews are from the Paradiso Restaurant - Oakville reviews archive.
  • Wonderful
    ContessaVIP
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Our lunch meal at this restaurant was wonderful. The vegetarian menu was very good and two of my guests choose their meal from it and enjoyed their choices. The desserts were interesting and the service excellent. We would go back there for a meal again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awesome experience!
    CENorton
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Went for dinner for our anniversary. We wanted to stay inside as it was a little cool, but the patio also looked great for dining and it was quite filled. We asked for a table for 2 in front of the kitchen line. It was really fun to see all the food being made and to hear the executive chef calling out the orders, etc. It's always great when a restaurant shows they have nothing to hide as well. We had the seared tuna and crab cakes to start and the braised beef gnocchi and spaghetini with meatballs for our mains. Everything was seriously delicious! I'd say the gnocchi were the highlight, but everything had such amazing flavour and perfect portion sizes. We will definitely be repeat customers at Paradiso.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Missing Reservation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    We reserved a table for 4 through Open Table, however, when we arrived at the restaurant they did not have our reservation. They did try and accommodate us quickly, however, it was somewhat disorganized and not the usual level of service.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Brunch
    Hamilton1960
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Visited for Mother's Day and they did a great job, food was delicious and the staff were attentive.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Vegetarian Friendly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    There were a few things on the menu that were suitable for vegetarians, but when we asked for the Vegetarian menu, it included these items and more. They were moderately inventive, but very nice to have a number of appealing choices. Service was nice and friendly. Very nice spot.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Olde (Oakville) favorite
    ZychMan
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    Never disappoints, good food, good service and great atmosphere!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Family get together
    Synectics
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    We booked for a party of 6 to celebrate a family birthday. It happened to be during the "Taste of Oakville" and 4 of the party had the Price Fix menu (a split between the chicken pasta and the trout). The other two of us had the lamb burger (which I will personally recommend). The service was excellent and the food was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always great for lunch
    TonyB
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    I sat by the open kitchen like usual and enjoyed watching the chef make my tasty lunch. Food, wine, and service were great as always.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Second time to Paradiso. Have
    TopHat
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Second time to Paradiso. Have not been dissapointed. Food and service were very good. I have gluten intolerances and Paradiso now seems to have an excellent gluten free menu- even offer gluten free beer. Excellent restaurant for small groups. Open atmosphere so don't expect too much privacy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our waiter was helpful and
    Holly
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    Our waiter was helpful and not pushy, and got the recipe for one dish, for a friend. Both dishes were really good.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Yummy & Veggie Friendly
    mrsadams
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    We've been to this place a few times and the food has always been amazing! I appreciate their vegetarian menu and was excited to have a Caesar salad for the first time in years as it's hard to find a vegetarian version. I also had the quiche which was super yummy especially the chutney they serve on top! I met there with my 2 friends and we are all Moms of young kids and can only meet later in the evening. There was a tonne of chatting and catching up and our server was incredibly patient and supportive of this. She made sure to be available to us without pressuring us to hurry up at all. We were the last ones to leave but had no clue of this until we were near the door and the staff was still super friendly. I'm definitely going back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Setting for a Relaxing Meal
    TravelGuyVIP
    Dined on 12/17/2013
    Food is good quality with attentive service, made for a nice lunch.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Helpful hints
    Kathryn
    Dined on 12/12/2013
    If you reserve through Open Table don't assume your reservation is at the restaurant. Not sure what the issue was...Open Table or Paradiso but they were confused when I said I have a reservation (for which I received an email confirmation from Open Table). The front part of the restaurant was very noisy but because we had "no reservation" we were led to the back and it was much quieter there. The only issue was that there is no heat in the back of the restaurant but the floor heaters kept us pretty comfortable. The food at Paradiso is always good. I've been there for lunch a few times and it never seems to fail me or impress my guests.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great restaurant
    bruce
    Dined on 11/17/2013
    one of our favourite eating places! Food is always fresh and excellent easy email reservation, and appreciated reminder the day we came friendly wait staff
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • outing with the kids
    dinnerdate
    Dined on 11/15/2013
    We recently came to Paradiso for dinner with the family. We have been here a few times and enjoy the varied menu especially the antipasto platter. This time we went we ordered the antipasto platter and they had greatly reduced the size of it and quality, but not the price, this was a big disappointment for all of us as we were really looking forward to this appetizer. We also found that the tables were very small and had to stack our plates,remove anything unnecessary including the candle which my daughter burned her arm on because of the cramped quaters (having to reach around eveything)
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A solid spot in oakville for ...
    Rapman58VIP
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    casual upscale dining without the usual Oakville pretensions. Very warm and accommodating staff.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Patio lunch on a sunny day
    Heather
    Dined on 9/29/2013
    We had a long lunch on the patio, with excellent food and services. I would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A well-balanced card
    ChrisH
    Dined on 6/23/2013
    I enjoyed the chefs' sense of restraint in building their menu. The menu has a lovely set of appetizers, mains and desserts with options for meat eaters, vegetarians and otherwise. They do it without putting way too many choices on the card and making it hard to choose from a huge list. Instead, your choices are among a set of interesting, and delectable choices, served simply and portioned well. The servers clearly know the choices, and can suggest intriguing and thoughtful wine pairings. If I have one issue, it's that the room can get a tad noisy, but it's a minor complaint.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • overall very good
    gord
    Dined on 6/18/2013
    overall very good. had the wild boar ghocchi and it was excellent. portion size was good, not huge but not tiny either. good wine list and a decent selection of craft beer. not the first time there and certainly not the last. never fails to please.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Place for a Date Night
    RiverOaks69VIP
    Dined on 6/8/2013
    We made reservations for our anniversary. We have been there before. The first table we were taken to was a bit too noisy so we asked to be moved to a quieter location. The request was acomodated without any fuss. It is a 20th anniversary special menu. I ordered the Pescatore ( seafood pasta) My wife had the sea bass. Both meals were excellent. The wine list was extensive. We selected a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. Service by Alex was excellent. It's a nice relaxing place to eat & would be even better n the patio when the weather is better
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service not up to par
    Consistencyiskey
    Dined on 5/31/2013
    Food, as always, was great, but the server was distracted and slow. We eat here every couple of months and this was definitely not what we've come to expect from this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I love this restaurant. Every
    Pickyeater
    Dined on 5/28/2013
    I love this restaurant. Every time I go there the meal has been superb and the service excellent This past visit I really appreciated the great care taken to ensure I could enjoy the meal of my choice despite my gluten and dairy free restrictions. There is a separate gluten free menu which was not there last time I ate at the restaurant but in my case I wanted the chicken special and the chef modified it for me The ambience is relaxed and the tables are not too close allowing for private conversations which we appreciated.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This is my second visit and
    Marlie59VIP
    Dined on 3/12/2013
    This is my second visit and still impresses with the food quality and the service. I will definitely be returning perhaps to try out the Friday jazz.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food was very good, except
    Ourspecialplace
    Dined on 2/2/2013
    Food was very good, except the dessert menu stays the same. Not enough variety. Chocolate with pepper, so disappointing is still on the menu.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Experienced disappointing service!
    Maxie
    Dined on 1/12/2013
    Paradiso is one of our favourite restaurants and we typically rate them as a 4 star. Their food is great and they always do a great job of catering to those with special dietary needs. In this particular instance we were unhappy with the service provided by our waitress. After bringing my main course I asked her for more carbohydrates than were provided ... perhaps rice or potatoes. I was told that there were lots under my fish that I will find once I dig in ... but she refused do as I had asked ... even after I told her I was diabetic. I admittedly became angered and expressed my dissatisfaction. Aimee, the manager on duty was very accommodating... but I still cannot understand where the waitress was coming from!!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We were a party of three and
    Sandy
    Dined on 1/4/2013
    We were a party of three and everything we ordered was just perfect, from appetizers to main course to desert and latte. The food was delectable and service was great. The wine was reasonably priced.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Going Downhill...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/20/2012
    This has always been my favourite Oakville restaurant, however the last couple visits have dissapointed. I found the service to be confused and inconsistent. There were multiple waiters at our table and their timing was not good. Food was good however portions were small. It may be a while before I return.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We have been to Paradiso many
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/15/2012
    We have been to Paradiso many times, and every time have throughly enjoyed outselves. The food is fabulous, the wait staff are true professionals, and their new decor is very inviting. Their chef is definitely on trend with the menu. I would highly, highly recommend this restaurant to anyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pleasantly surprised
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/23/2012
    We tried this restaurant many years ago and found it to be overpriced with ho-hum food. Given its longevity and the wild boar dish on the menu, we decided to give it another try and were pleasantly surprised. Cozy atmosphere on a cold, windy evening. Food was promptly and cheerfully served.Everyone in our party of 4 enjoyed their meal although we felt the wild boar dish was a little over-salted and the tomato sauce on the pancetta pizza a bit too acidic which is why I give it 4 stars, not five. The vegetarian in our group was able to combine a few starters to make a very tasty and filling combo. We felt that we were given value for money. Will definitely visit again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was very good except
    Ourspecialplace
    Dined on 11/17/2012
    Food was very good except I chose a chocolate torte with black pepper and I did not care for the "hot peppery taste' with chocolate.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • All around solid - never disappoint
    Millsabout
    Dined on 11/14/2012
    My 5th or 6th dinner here over the last several years. Quality is still superb. I love the food, but my only complaint would be it could be due for an update. I've ordered the same 2 or 3 apps and entrees a couple of times and am digging to find something different that I like on the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was very good, however
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/14/2012
    The food was very good, however the service was not. Our waitress was Amy. We felt that we were ignored. Myself and 2 friends have been going out to dinner once a month for about 5 years and we all agreed that this was the worst service we've had. We were not going to leave a tip, but we felt bad for the other wait staff who helped out and were great. So we left 10% instead of our usual 20%.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Warm, cozy atmosphere; great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/8/2012
    Warm, cozy atmosphere; great food and service. Always a favorite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We have been dining at Paradiso
    Maxie
    Dined on 10/19/2012
    We have been dining at Paradiso for 20+ years. The food quality and service this time was great and typical of what we have come to expect from them. We found their fixed price menu to have lots of choices and to be good value. I really appreciate that they have a separate menu for their "gluten free" diners. We do find their wine list to be lacking in terms of some reasonable red choices in the $30-$40 range.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Although the food was good
    AnitaJ
    Dined on 9/22/2012
    Although the food was good I was disappointed that we were sitting RIGHT beside the was washrooms and when I said something to the host he said we are busy tonight. I would have liked some type of acknowledgment that we were sitting in the worst spot in the restaurant. Other than that I was happy.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We were first shown to a table
    MichelTrish
    Dined on 8/1/2012
    We were first shown to a table on the west side of the restaurant. It was barren and almost had a warehouse feel to it. There was an open (empty) kitchen space and a loud fan humming. We asked to be moved to the other side of the restaurant which was smaller and more intimate. They accommodated but seemed surprised at our request. Food was good and an unusual variety which was nice.
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