Paradiso
Paradiso

Paradiso

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

    Lunch:
    Monday - Friday
    11am - 4pm

    Dinner:
    Sunday - Thursday
    4pm - 9pm

    Friday, Saturday:
    4pm - 10pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Fusion / Eclectic, Californian
  • 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: Valentine’s Day Menu

    PRIX FIXE MENU INCLUDES 4 COURSES
    SHARED APPETIZER, SOUP or SALAD, ENTRÉE, & DESSERT SAMPLER —
    PRICE OF FOUR COURSES SHOWN WITH ENTRÉE ($50/ $60 / $75
    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 WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerCalifornian
Paradiso reviews from OpenTable diners
232 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
98% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (199)fit for foodies (129)special occasion (114)good for groups (83)great for lunch (78)romantic (46)great for brunch (41)notable wine list (37)hot spot (35)kid-friendly (28)vibrant bar scene (18)late-night find (10)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Awesome variety of food in San Leandro Neiborhood
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Paradiso has a wide variety of dishes that cater to a foodie palate including brick oven pizza, pasta, seafood, chicken, meat, and salads. Desserts are amazing too. All served in an amazing friendly neighborhood atmosphere. If you want excellent service request Nassar and Francesco. All servers are of high quality! They have a banquet room in the back for larger groups and a nice bar and wine bar. We live in the neighborhood so we can walk to the restaurant especially in the summer. Don't miss this neighborhood gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Doesn't disappoint
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Really crowded on a Friday night. Make a reservation! And try the salted Carmel ice cream for dessert! Wine and entrees (duck & salmon) were very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • San Leandro gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    As a new East Bay resident, I have been looking for very good restaurants that don't empty one's pocketbook. This is it! Paradiso has fabulous food, a varied menu and daily specials that are tasty beyond words. The wait staff is attentive but don't hover. We especially like lunch with it's full menu. Either lunch or dinner, I would encourage reservations. It's a popular place...for very good reasons.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great neighborhood fine.
    LoveBacon
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    I have frequented Paradiso many times and their food never is nothing but fantiastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Another great dinner at Paradiso
    Nene
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    We enjoyed a delicious dinner with friends at a cosy corner table. The seafood pasta dish was perfect with scallops, shrimp and crab in a light cream sauce. Rich but not heavy. The ahi tuna was perfectly seared and the sea scallops were very fresh and well seasoned. Although the restaurant was super busy on Saturday night the service was not rushed and the food was served at an enjoyable pace. We selected a great white wine at a reasonable price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great neighborhood brunch place.
    Lovetoeat
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    I've had dinner here and I think dinner is so-so...a bit on the expensive side and ok food. Brunch is another story. I thought the food and service was excellent. I would definitely recommend for brunch. I had the chicken enchilada verde and it was delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thoughtful service
    KandLsay
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    I mentioned that we were celebrating my friend's birthday and we were comp'd with dessert. very nice.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    It's hard to find good restaurants in San Leandro. This one is a gem. Service good, warm atmosphere, food is generally wonderful. Check it out!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My overall experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    It was my husband's (Warren's) 62 birthday and I wanted to take him to someplace special. We've done the Jack London Square Scott's thing so many times and I wanted to have a different experience and different scenery. I've been hearing about Paradiso and kept saying I was going to go. As a matter of fact I've passed it a numerous of times. So after speaking to my sister (who frequents Paradiso) I said that's it. I went online and checked out the menu, and that's all it took. It was a go from there, I made our reservations right then and there. The food was magnificent, our drinks were delicious and our server Michael took extra care of us! After seeing the birthday cake being brought out to four different people ( his was #5) we looked at the two couples sitting across from us ( 2 birthdays at that table) and agreed that this is the place to be! Oh yea and my sister was texting me asking me how was it, how was the food? She couldn't even wait till our dinner was over so I could call her and tell her about my experience. Thank you again Paradiso for a wonderful experience!! See Ya Soon!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent As Always!
    David
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    You can never go wrong with Paradiso. They are very accommodating of request and the service and food is always excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    We had a great time. It was my wife's B-day and the food and the sevice was amazing. Ed
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Girls Night Out!
    Jean24VIP
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    We went here this past Sunday to celebrate two of my gfs birthdays. There was 9 of us total so it was great for everyone to try different dishes! The dishes that stood out were the Avocado Crab, NY Steak, Double Pork Chops and the Crab Artichoke ravioli. Unfortunately I ordered the linguini with prawns. It wasn't a bad dish... I just wasn't wowed. I will definitely go back and order one of the dishes I mentioned above! It was a surprising find in San Leandro!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DityTidy
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We were seated near the door and it was pretty noisy with patrons entering and exiting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Nice Birthday Dinner Celebration
    BirthdayGirl
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Paradiso was a nice taste of Italy in the quaint neighborhood of San Leandro. Attentive, knowledgeable, and friendly waitstaff. Our group enjoyed a delicious apple, Gorgonzola sprinkled with whole pistachios salad, a beautiful mixed beet salad, and 3 mouth-watering small loin chops with sliced mini tomatoes and fresh mozzarella with vinaigrette dressing. We had linguini & bucket of clams. Linguini was uninspired but the abundant clams stole the show, plus had a scrumptious tender lamb shank with fluffy mashed potatoes, and delicious rigatoni with bolognese sauce. The waiter appeared with two complimentary tiramisu desserts with a glowing candle on each one. We also ordered the pecan pie with whipped cream on top. Desserts were yummy.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistent and Reliable
    Coop
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    My wife and I eat at Paradiso at least once a month. The restaurant provides a nice mix of comfort food and foodie favorites. Also an awesome desert menu! The open kitchen turns out lovely meals, quickly and efficiently. There's something on the menu for everyone. If you want a simple pizza and salad - you're good to go. Twin Lobster Tails? No problem. Great wine selection and plenty of good beers to choose from too. Service is always excellent. The place can be busy and noisy at dinner hour but almost always quiets down after 7:30. We've brought family and friends here and they always love it. Like I said, it's our go-to dinner house and never disappoints.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A gem in San Leandro
    Loves2eatoutVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    My husband and I always plan to have dinner at Paradiso before we go to the Warriors game. The food is excellent and healthy. The wines by the glass are good and the servers are attentive. We would eat here weekly if we didn't live so far away.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DityTidy
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Have eaten at Paradiso many times. I was pleased and excited to find out that they have a Saturday brunch! The choices were bountiful and hard to choose. The warm blueberry scones -delicious!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • happy halloween!
    mimiEATS
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    my neighbor and I escape halloween'ers by going out to eat...seafood pasta for me, pork chop for my friend. we were both happy...especially after having a lovey well-made Sidecar cocktail. Service was attentive and friendly. A good go-to local spot for me!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Adore the Niçoise salad, don't change it! Live the large open and airy room.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Carlos is the bomb!
    CPGKDiner
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    I always enjoy dining at Paradiso...it's a welcome edition to San Leandro. Enjoyed the beet salad; however, the tortilla soup left something to be desired (actually appeared to be made from the same base as the white bean minestrone!). The swordfish, however, more than made up for the disappointing soup. The most memorable aspect of the evening, by far, was the tremendous attention, humor and all-around good vibe we got from our server, Carlos...he's definitely worth 5 stars!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rigatoni best ever...
    SandraVIP
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    I loved the Rigatoni, The sauce was the best ever. We came back just for this...... All the food was presented lovely, and all 4 in my party were happy with their meals.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Great food and service. Nice ambiance. Definitely recommend. Local gem in San leandro
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable Overall
    Wabisabi
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    The service at Paradiso was great. Jo Jo helped us and was ever so attentive. Overall we all really enjoyed our meal. The only thing I didn't really think was great was the pumpkin gnocchi, since, in my opinion, it was too mushy in texture. The deserts we ate were also very nice. We had the "deconstructed" pumpkin pie and the bourbon pecan pie. The setting has an industrial ceiling with an open kitchen. We ate in the room located in the back of the restaurant. ...Yes, we will be going back again, and do recommend it.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Local Establishment
    Eat2Live
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    I had dined here a few years ago but hadn't been back since- Too bad; my loss. Service was attentive; ambience is casual with an open kitchen yet classy with table cloths. Wine selection by the glass is substantial. Wine and menu prices seemed very reasonable. We had lunch this time. The Caesar salad was crisp, fresh and tasty. The swordfish and salmon entrees were equally delicious and vegetables were served just as we like them - al dente. For dessert, we enjoyed Tiramisu, which was very light and an excellent rendition of this classic, and two gelato flavors which were superb. We look forward to our next visit and intend to return much sooner than this time. We think dining at Paradiso represents excellent value and quality.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Friends for Brunch
    Lunchtimefoodie
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    We had a great time, Paradiso's is centrally located as we were from Castro Valley, Pleasanton, Hayward, San Leandro and San Mateo. The food was good, service was great! We had a great time visiting and never felt rushed. Perfect place and time for old friends to gather, eat and talk!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always Exceptional
    NickidesignmlVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    I have been to this restaurant several times for small and large gatherings from a small girlfriend Sunday brunch to the large party Graduation celebration and every time the service, food and experience have been outstanding. If you have not been to this restaurant it is a must, especially if you live in or near the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Paradiso is Awesome
    EllejayDinesOut
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We recently celebrated our wedding anniversary at Paradiso, one of our regular and favorite restaurants. We took our 10-year old with us too. We were given a great window table and were treated to their usually excellent service, including a candle-lit dessert on the house. Pre-dinner drinks are not to be missed -- basil martinis are our favorite. So many good things to choose from on the menu. While this is a neighborhood gem, it is worth the trip even if you aren't from the area. We come to Paradiso for special occasions, but also for those non-occasions when we just feel like having a delicious dinner out. They don't have a kids' menu, but there are a number of things on the menu that a kid can love -- especially for the budding foodie.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ScooterVIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Great neighborhood restaurant. Food and service was very good. Nice ambiance....a San Leandro gem.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a hit
    AcedVIP
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    The sole special was very tasty, always great food and service
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Menu Change
    OpenTable Diner Since 2001VIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We love this restaurant but were disappointed that they had changed the menu and eliminated my favorite item, the Scallops! I was looking forward to ordering them tonight, but picked my 2nd favorite item, the Salmon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SuperDav
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Really enjoyed Restaurant, will have to take my wife for my next visit.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place
    Thirty
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Great variety of food and wine, service always good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Neighborhood Gem
    sunnyside1VIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    I had not been to Paradiso for many years. It was even better than I remembered. The wine room is the best room if you want to talk.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Michelle
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Wonderful food. I brought three others from work for a special occasion, it was worth the bit of a drive from the office. Parking was difficult, but on a nice day the short walk in the cute neighborhood was fine. The service could have been better, I found myself looking for help a couple of times and they weren't trained to top standards.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Busy, busy
    santafe
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    For good reason, this spot is very popular...be sure to have a reservation!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • steve4200
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Excellent, as usual. No matter what you order, you will be more than satisfied. I have been there many times and have never been the least bit disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of my favorites
    Bug1947
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    We celebrated our anniversary here, and had a lovely evening. This is the best restaurant in town. We have tried many other places, but always seems to end up here for birthdays, anniversaries and an evening out with friends.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Still the best!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    We've lived in San Leandro for six years, and Paradiso remains our favorite local eatery. Always great food, friendly service and great ambiance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Justin
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    I've been here a few times. Everytime has terrific. The food is beyond good, the open air wood fire really adds to the ambiance. The staff could be less "cool" but overall the whole things works. Both dinner and lunch have been very good. Best place within miles.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent brunch!
    jaz2020VIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Four of us met for Sunday brunch. Surprised it wasn't crowded; usually Paradiso is well attended at both L/D. Food was excellent: enchiladas, short rib hash, duck hash, and crab omelet were all above average. Despite waiter's assurances, however, the poached eggs for both hash dishes were overcooked. Kitchen needs to be more careful, with most of the room empty there was little excuse for this. Still, a pleasant dining room, good location, easy parking, and a fine brunch made this a real pleasure. We'll definitely be back again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.