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Paradiso Restaurant - Oakville
Paradiso Restaurant - Oakville

Paradiso Restaurant - Oakville Details

  • 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 - 10:00 PM,

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

    Friday - Saturday: 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Italian, Seafood
  • 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 (905) 338-1594
  • Entertainment: Live Jazz every Friday from 8pm to 11pm in our Winebar
    $5.00 martini's and select glasses of wine
  • Special Events & Promotions: 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.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Visited for Mother's Day and they did a great job, food was delicious and the staff were attentive."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "Never disappoints, good food, good service and great atmosphere!"
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Our waiter was helpful and not pushy, and got the recipe for one dish, for a friend. Both dishes were really good."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "Food is good quality with attentive service, made for a nice lunch."
    Dined on 12/17/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 12/12/2013
  • "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"
    Dined on 11/17/2013
  • "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)"
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "casual upscale dining without the usual Oakville pretensions. Very warm and accommodating staff."
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "We had a long lunch on the patio, with excellent food and services. I would definitely go back."
    Dined on 9/29/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/23/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/18/2013
  • "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"
    Dined on 6/8/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/31/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/28/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/12/2013
  • "Food was very good, except the dessert menu stays the same. Not enough variety. Chocolate with pepper, so disappointing is still on the menu."
    Dined on 2/2/2013
  • "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!!"
    Dined on 1/12/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 1/4/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 12/20/2012
  • "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."
    Dined on 12/15/2012
  • "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."
    Dined on 11/23/2012
  • "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."
    Dined on 11/17/2012
  • "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."
    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%."
    Dined on 11/14/2012
  • "Warm, cozy atmosphere; great food and service. Always a favorite."
    Dined on 11/8/2012
  • "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."
    Dined on 10/19/2012
  • "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."
    Dined on 9/22/2012
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/1/2012
  • "I was horrified to find that my feet almost stuck to the floor in the woman's washroom. Very distastesful - so I could never recommend you."
    Dined on 6/23/2012
  • "Enjoyed our Easter Brunch at Paradiso. Waiter was great, welcoming, warm. Food was fast, fresh, and really quite good. Portions were just right, not to big. We will go back for more."
    Dined on 4/8/2012
  • "Average food but good. They are always consistent with the quality of food. If you are looking for something unusual this is not the place for you. If you are looking for a quiet family friendly place this would suit your needs."
    Dined on 3/29/2012
  • "We made reservations at Paradiso Oakville because it was the link provided for the Taste of Burlington promotion. When we arrived at the restaurant we were told that it was not part of the promo and that there was no special prix fixe menu. Shortly thereafter, the waitress spilled the ice water brought to the table onto the lap of one of the guests in our party of four. This was an accident and an apology was given along with extra napkins. The hostess did not make any amends for the mix-up on the prix fixe link nor for the water spill. The food was good, but the service and atmosphere was not. I would have recommended meeting my friends at the new restaurant 7 as a better alternative for the overall price."
    Dined on 3/8/2012