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Paradiso Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.paradiso-sanleandro.com
  • Phone: (510) 430-9310
  • Hours of Operation: Brunch:
    Saturday & Sunday
    10am - 4pm

    Monday - Friday
    11am - 4pm

    Sunday - Thursday
    4pm - 9pm

    Friday, Saturday:
    4pm - 10pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Californian, Italian, Fusion / Eclectic
  • Executive Chef: Michael Wiesner
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events & Promotions: Valentine’s Day Menu

    Reservations now being excepted.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Oakes Street
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: There is ample street parking available as well as an attached lot.
A word from Paradiso
Paradiso offers a contemporary atmosphere with an architectural
flair. The exhibition kitchen is a highlight.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerCalifornian
Diner Reviews
  • "We have always enjoyed our meals at Pardiso and they did not disappoint. We started with the seafood bisque and the spinach with strawberries salad and they were both great. The prime rib was so tender it was like cutting through butter! It was perfectly seasoned, well prepared, and huge! (even though I ordered the small portion). My husband had lamb chops and they were also perfectly prepared. Both entrees were served with vegetables that were cooked to exactly the correct doneness without being overdone. We had more than enough to satisfy our appetites and our taste buds. It was truly a meal to be remembered."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "The food was not good for the price that we paid. The mussels and calamari were awful! If the restaurant is going to charge that kind of price, then they have to have good food."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Food was okay but not great and the price was high for what was offered. It didn't WOW me but it's convenient if you live in the area.There isn't a lot to choose from in this area. I wish they had more variety on the menu. For example more fish, better choice of vegetables, more more healthy entrees that didn't have red meat."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Returned to this downtown San Leandro area for a small lunch reunion. As always, Paradiso's food and service is top-notch. From the walnut pear salad, to the lightly-sautéed filet of sole with whipped potatoes and steamed fresh vegetables, and finishing the meal with an apple crisp -- everything was perfect. Love this place."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "The hubby and I went to Paradisio on Saturday evening. We like the quiet area in the back. The corkage was reasonable at $14. I had the wood fired half chicken and it was great. He had the prime rib and it was amazing. They even had the real horseradish to kick it up a notch. We shared the crisp for dessert and it was warm, crispy and very good. All in all a great evening!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "A really great place that may not be as well known. They are a little pricey, but most of the plates we ordered were excellent. Only issue was that we ordered our steaks med-rare and them came out more on the med-well side. The kobe sliders were well-done, and the buns were slightly burnt. Very friendly service."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • " i have eaten many lunches and dinners at Paradiso Restaurant and I have never had a meal I didn't thoroughly enjoy. The flat iron steak with chimichurri was incredible. It was hard to decide between the baby kale salad and the spinach with strawberry salad....both being wonderful. It is obvious that much care is taken with the preparation of the dishes. My husband had the linguini and clams. It is his favorite and always comes with more clams than any other restaurant serves. I do wish there was a larger bar for us to go when we arrive early or just want to stop and have a cocktail. The appetizers are also excellent."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "The service wasn't all that great. It seemed as if the waiter was ready to go home. He didn't come to check on us and when we asked for cheese on our pasta he never came back. However, the ambiance was nice. As a local, it's nice to have a more upscale restaurant in San Leandro, however, the party I was with all agreed that as first timers, we would not recommend."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "For our family group where we have food allergies to worry about and everyone has different tastes, Paradiso was perfect. Everyone found something they liked and the staff was knowledgeable about the food content. The prices are a little high, but the food quality is very high. We liked the rustic decor. The atmosphere is great for adult groups and families with older kids."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "After 5 yrs as a devoted fan of Paradiso's fine fair, and countless special occasions, casual meals, and big family celebrations, we are at a loss for what has affected the decline at this "neighborhood gem". Gone was the delicate and familiar delight to all 5 senses: This meal missed every mark. My pre-meal cocktail, a mojito, was tasteless with not hint of muddled mint, rum, or lime flavor. The calamari appetizer was over breaded, and served with a bland aioli, the double pork chop was dry, and the "delicate" white wine and butter sauce served with the scallops, was an over-seasoned heavy gravy. Dessert was no better. Was this due to 2nd rate cook and wait staff on a Monday shift? Has there been a change in ownership or management?"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "The food was tasty when we finally got it. Granted we were a group of six, but we must of waited nearly 50 minutes from the time we ordered to the time we got our food. We were there at two in the afternoon, and the restaurant wasn't even half-full, making the long wait time even more confusing. The ambiance of the restaurant is lovely and the food is generally good. I had the green enchiladas; the two enchiladas themselves were very delicious, but the side of beans and eggs was nothing to write home about. I've enjoyed our trips to Paradiso in the past, but the slow service will make me think twice before returning."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Enjoyed the evening but the food was not as good as the previous time. It was just a little off. The wine was not the normal good wente riva ranch tasted flat. So a little disappointing but will try again..."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Paradiso is really a foodie magnet. This place puts San Leandro on the map with the amazing dishes that come from their wood fired grill and oven."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "I was with 2 other middle age female friends. We were not to happy about our waiter who treated as like "second class" customers by not remembering our order and when the food was ready bringing it to the people next to us. When this happened the waiter extended his apologies not to us but to them (people next table) to whom we heard him saying: "...I am sorry, this shows that I think about you". We felt that if a male would have been with us we would probably got better service."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "The dining is always above par. This is a great family and local eatery that will accommodate most who enjoy a well tailored menu."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Was a great dinner, as usual! We sat in the extra room where you can see the wine inventory and it is quieter there then in the rest of the restaurant. I've never eaten anything I wouldn't recommend here. I really recommend the roasted veggies with the polenta as an appetizer!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "This is our local neighborhood restaurant and we dine here whenever possible. We are so fortunate to have such an outstanding establishment so close to our home."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "We had such great service. And food was lovely too. Such a treat."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "We ate calamari fritter, margherita pizza, mushroom ravioli, cioppino, and the apple crisp. Also had the basil martini. Food came out pretty quick, the starters, and they were lukewarm, as if they had been sitting out or too many prepared in advance. Chewy calamari. The best was the entrees. Cioppino was tasty, with a lot of seasoning and flavors. Also a good amount of seafood. Ravioli was also good but not spectacular for having been made from scratch. Came here because we saw it on check please and read yelp reviews. But too bad that our experience was that of the negative yelp reviewers. For the price and quality of atmosphere, we expected much more. Service was attentive but again, not great. Just not bad. Had to ask for water."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Always great food and service! Great menu selection with so many great choices!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Although my birthday was last Saturday, a dinner party with friends and family was my idea for an awesome conclusion. I had been to Paradiso several times prior but only for apps and cocktails. Host was friendly and my party of 10 including myself were accommodated with a spacious table in the dining area towards the rear of the restaurant. All who dined raved about their individual food selections. The crab and avocado was a popular choice as well as the baby kale Caesar salad. Cocktails were yummy. The wait staff was very attentive. The night ended with a complimentary birthday tiramisu and my loved ones singing their rendition of Happy Birthday. I will most definitely return to Paradiso in the future. My dining experience was great!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Wonderful experience. The food was exceptional. Very fresh flavorful ingredients. Preparation and presentation was beautiful. Well thought out wine list with a wide range of vineyards and price points. Service was fine - very attentive and the waiter was well informed on the menu. I visited with three of my close friends and we all had a great time."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Hosted a party of 6 for our son's 27th birthday. We had an excellent time and the service was outstanding. All the entree's (salmon, flatiron steak, rib-eye steak, fish special (2), lamb tenderloin) were great. We brought our own wine and they had no issues with opening them for us. This was the 3rd time at the restaurant and it was the best yet. I highly recommend it."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "My group of 5 was originally seated right by the door and when we asked if we could have a quieter table we were graciously offered a table in lovely room at the rear of the restaurant. The service was excellent and our waiter was extremely helpful in recommending an excellent wine. We all shared tastes and mostly were in agreement. The pear gorgonzola salad was a stand out. The rigatoni bolognese was also good although one person said there was an herb in it that she didn't care for. The food came out of the kitchen pretty slowly. Minor notes- the lamb shank was very rare so be forwarned. One person thought the cabernet sauce on the braised short ribs lacked depth. Desserts were great especially the apple crisp which was a work of art."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "We loved the meal: fresh pear gorgonzola salad, great potato-leek soup, fried oysters, ravioli with truffles and mushroom, and the Chicken Paradiso was to die for. The drink menu was terrific, too."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "The food was great the evening wonderful enjoyed this place immensely....heard good things and was not disappointed...."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "The food is always good here. The only reason I gave it 4 instead of 5 stars, was because I had requested a table by the window. They seated us in the bar (by the window), on a high table. It was noisy and we were not comfortable with the high table. Otherwise, it was great as usual."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Everything is good at Paradiso. Just be alert. Service included with party of 6 or more. But make certain the tip is based on the sub total before tax is computed. Also, make sure they don't tax the tip. Our tip was added to the sub total, than tax was added to the sum of both, for the balance due. Since we were very distracted, it wasn't noticed until we were already at home."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "My husband and I had dinner at Paradiso this past weekend. He order the double pork chops and I ordered the pancetta and mozzarella baked tortellini. He had the portabello mushroom appetizer and I had the calamari. I LOVED the calamari breading - I think it was polenta-based. It was golden brown and cruncy, and the calamari was cooked perfectly with just the right amount of chew. The accompanying lemon aioli is very good and paired perfectly. My tortellini was fantastic - pancetta and melted cheesy goodness in every bite. My husband ate 1 1/2 of his chops and took the remainder home for a late night snack. Paradiso has a decent wine and drink list, and I had a Paradiso Cosmo which was very tasty. Overall two thumbs up! A great spot!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Not normally a fish eater, but had the Halibut which was a special for the evening. Large "slab" done perfectly, moist and flakey."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "A gem for many years. We hadn't been in a long time. We had asked for a special table and they did not disappoint Would highly recommend'! Thankyou"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Was able to get a reservation at the last minute and had a great dinner and good conversation with staff!"
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "I definitely would return, the calamari had so much flavor, my Halibet was very good."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "I enjoy this restaurant very much. I've been there a few times and although it's not in my general driving route, I'll go out of my way to visit it periodically. The food is excellent and I've had good service. I was there on Monday, June 16 for dinner and it was delicious. We also had a fabulous server--really good and knew how to keep track of little things we might need. We were also seated in a corner, which was perfect as we could converse comfortably."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "Why the heck should I bother since i NEVER RECEIVE POINTS FOR ANYWHERE I GO..."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Food is quite good and very generous portions. Whenever your in san Leandro try Paradiso you will be pleasantly surprised at how good it is."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "This is a great find in a neighborhood that has no good places to eat. I was thrilled to find this place and plan on making it a regular stop."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "This time out we had brunch and the food remains average. The chocolate chip mini muffins were dry. The French toast was almost good (one slice was clearly burned on one side), and the scrambled eggs were cooked too hard when I asked for wet, runny eggs. My companion had the frittata and thought it had too much cheese and very little of the vegetables. The blackberry cabernet sorbet remains an excellent choice, and the apple crisp would be great if it ever reaches the table hot. Much better service on this visit by the primary wait-person (who's name I didn't get - apologies) - she was attentive, friendly, and provided overall good service during the meal."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Normally we love Paradiso- it's within walking distance, good food, we often drop in at the last minute or order take out. Father's Day was an exception. I ordered a shrimp omelet- the shrimp inside were cold and some of the egg was undercooked and running out the side. Had someone come back to check on the order, I would have told them immediately but we couldn't even see our waiter- he was all over the restaurant. I wasn't offered a second cup of coffee until they came over with the bill. The toaster wasn't working but nobody told us until we finally asked the host. This was unusual for Paradiso. I did ask the person clearing the table to show my dripping egg to the chef- hopefully others did not share this experience."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "When I arrive my reservation, the host acted as if my reservation was lost. But he manage to find a table available."
    Dined on 6/14/2014