Paradiso
Paradiso

Paradiso

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.paradiso-sanleandro.com/
  • Phone: 5104309310x
  • 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 WinnerCalifornian
Paradiso reviews from OpenTable diners
238 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (198)fit for foodies (125)special occasion (117)good for groups (78)great for lunch (75)romantic (48)great for brunch (39)notable wine list (39)kid-friendly (30)hot spot (29)vibrant bar scene (20)late-night find (8)scenic view (3)Show More
  • 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
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    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
  • 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
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    • 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 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
  • 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.
  • Excellent food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    The food at Paradiso's was excellent. The atmosphere was perfect. We will defiantly done there again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    good food, but the restaurant was understaffed and our poor waiter had to work way too hard to take care of all the tables he had - but that is a management issue and considering everything, he did a good job.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • uni1VIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Waiter put my left over pasta w/ clams (saucy) in a paper box. Sauce was all over my car when we got home 20 minutes later.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious food, mostly med. priced
    GloriaVIP
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Thoroughly enjoyed the lunch and chatting in a quiet area with our visiting family -- they enjoyed it, too. Lovely service. Good location.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner at Paradiso
    Jillh
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We had a nice meal at Paradiso. Service was good, meals came quickly and dessert was delicious. The only negative I do have to point out was the fig and endive salad. That was really, really, really overdressed, the endive leaves were soaked and soggy and there was entirely too much pepper.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Excellent food and sevice, will return for the filet and cippino, and finish with the carmel sea salt gelato anytime never been disappointed
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Hidden Find
    Luci
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Our first time here and we were made to feel very welcome for Sat. brunch. We asked for a special table and they gave it to us immediately. The waiter, Carlos, was excellent, always there when we needed him without hovering. The eggs were perfectly cooked and the home fries (which usually are boring) were very tasty and delicious. We plan on returning to experience dinner soon!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always Good
    RichD
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I have been to Paradiso a number of times and have NEVER been disappointed. The food is always excellent and the service is outstanding. The staff always tajes good care of the kids. A great place for the family.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hidden Fem
    CarlosThomasVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    A+ spot in the East Bay. I have been there twice and this might become my go to spot for clients and out of towners.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a little slow to wait on us
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We sat at the table for quite a while before they waited on us. But then whne they did wait on us they were very attentive. The food was perfect and the lemon tart was divine!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • raviolis a little disappointing
    flash442
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    I have to preface by saying I have been here multiple times and the food has been outstanding but this time I decided on the raviolis for the first time and it was not up to my expectations. I have the crab & artichoke raviolis and they were a little hard on the edges and chewy.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    It is a great find - there is no other like it in San Leandro area - staff is friendly, food is excellent (except for the Lemon Tart, which had an off flavor on Saturday) - It's a Gem in the East Bay.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Foodie
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Wonderful evening! This restaurant is welcoming for any occasion - casual or a celebration. The food is always excellent, and the 3 different dining areas make it the perfect fit for any occasion. The service is exceptional. The wait staff are friendly and very attentive without being intrusive and never make you feel rushed despite how busy the restaurant is. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently fine neighborhood spot
    cftylerVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We always enjoy Paradiso. The service this time was a little slow and disjointed, but the food was quite good, as always.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Absolutely wonderful in all ways!
    Candygirl
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We are never disappointed when we come here. The food, the outstanding service, it is such a pleasure to have this right in our neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • MsWandaVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    My new favorite dining spot Everthing about it is good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    I have eaten here several times in the past. The food, service, and ambience are always good. Best tables, I think, are at the windows.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • HikerVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    This place just keeps getting better and better! Friendly efficient staff, (always nice to be recognized), nice surroundings and really good food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Noisy
    MarilynVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Great restaurant, great food. Noisy at the lunch hour making it difficult to have a conversation.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Continues to be great
    OnBoardAgain
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    I had not eaten at Paradiso for awhile and was grateful to find that the restaurant remains true to my memory of a good location, great service and wonderful food. I will recommend Paradiso to friends and family.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Great San Leandro Gem
    Cincity67
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    The food and service are outstanding. We have never been disappointed in any meal we've had.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Anniversary Dining!
    cweats
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Celebrated our 15yr wedding anniversary with my usual go-to crab/avocado/grapefruit/mango special appetizer & hubby had the special berries salad to start, which he loved as well! There were so many entrees that I wanted (scallops, steak, petrale sole & all time favorite, melt in your mouth cabernet short ribs). It was a no-brainer for him short ribs....me on the other hand had a little more trouble but settled on the petrale sole pan-seared in butter and a short ribs dinner box to go! ~we split that for lunch the next day! :) All of it was excellent (as expected) including our 2 orders of Molten Lava Cake with vanilla bean gelato! ymmmm Only surprise, no complementary tiramisu dessert, like last time :(...Ohhhh well maybe next year!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sunday nights are busy
    itmustbebetterthanedibleVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We usually go during the week, but made reservations for Sunday evening. The restaurant wasn't prepared for the holiday crowd, under staffed, and most of the best dishes on the menu were sold out by 7:30 pm. The food was still very good. Our waiter was working hard to ensure everyone was taken care of, despite being short staffed. Next time we go, we will stick to the weekdays, and avoid the crowd.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Last Minute Gem
    1tastybud
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    I made the reservation about an hour before arriving with my friend. As we parked, we noticed a couple of people outside the door. As we approached we noticed several people standing just within the door- it's 630 on a Sunday night! Fortunately I had made reservations and we were rapidly shown to our table. The service was good, efficient and helpful with suggestions. The food was excellent! My friend had the lamb shanks, and although I was not eating them, I could see how well cooked they were. The dessert ( Tiramisu) was heavenly
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Good food and service. Friendly atmosphere. Would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The brunch was quite nice as usual. Our server was not really too attentive even though it was only half full
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The food was fabulous. The staff was great. It was a wonderful evening with a very convenient location for us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic