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Paradiso
Paradiso

Paradiso Details

  • 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: 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

    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
Diner Reviews
  • "I have never had a bad meal served here. The food is superb and the service is always great."
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "Been to Paradiso several times, food is always really good but had Morgan as our server for the first time - she was just great, so friendly with a great smile, makes the dining experience that much better."
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "Have had the opportunity to attend dinner twice within a month, after a rather long hiatus. We had a great dinner. Parking is easy, within one short block. The atmosphere inside is warm and friendly. The middle of the room can be noisy but bearable. The food is wonderful with that open kitchen, it adds an inviting aroma in the air. Just go there now you will not be disappointed."
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • " Average food; friendly but spotty service. The waiter was a bit confused as to where each order went for our group dining. There was one dessert missing and he had to review what was ordered. My lamb shank was tender with a nice gravy. The buttery mashed potatoes were good but stangely, there seem to be burnt fingerling potatoes mixed in with the mashed potatoes. The match stick vegetables were tasteless and really non-descript."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Great Food and service. Very busy so I do reccomend reservations. Definately a gem in San Leandro. It is very loud in there so if this bothers you don't go. Staff very knowledgable of the wine list."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "This is a great restaurant inSan Leandre ( we don't have that many) great food, salads. A little pricey but I always have good food and service Morgan was great the other nigjt"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Excellent food with the exception of the fact that everyone got their food except me. Hate that! By the time my dish came almost everyone was done. That aside, the evening was great and the wait staff was attentive, the food good as always, and I'm glad we took our group of 7 out to celebrate a birthday. We'll be back!"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "We lived a few blocks from Paradiso when it first opened (+/- 18 years ago) and have enjoyed dining there ever since. It is nice that it has been consistently good all those years. We no longer live in the area but decided to have lunch there with an old friend as we were passing through the Bay Area. The food was great. The Crab Louie was excellent and both the burger and steak sandwich were very good. Followed by one strawberry shortcake (which was perfect) and two hot fudge sundaes. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "We have been coming here for years. Love it! The food has always been delicious"
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "We took a friend out of dinner and we had a great time. This gentlemen has had two meals that were not up to par at Paradiso so we wanted him to give it another try to convince him that it is as good a restaurant as we believe it to be. We all enjoyed our meal and I am sure he will be back, as will we."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "Hidden away in Oakland, this place is a find! Terrific food. The kale salad is to die for."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "Went before on a recommendation and was just as impressed with their staff and their dishes. 1st time went overboard with appetizers which were all good, but left no room to consider a entrée. Had salad, calamari, grilled polenta/other veggies, and just decided a cocktail or 2 was all that visit would allow. Next visit, had crab/avocado, Mediterranean platter appetizers. Was unsure of which wine between 2 to get, our server, David, assured me there was not much between them besides the price. All great food!! Took a dessert to go. Both times the service was over the top, very engaging, and what dining out is supposed to be like. I plan to work my way through their menu! I will get there soon enough...baked tortellini is my next trip!!! :-)"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Paradiso is a consistently great dining experience.i highly recommend it."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "OK, that's not saying much. But Paradiso does some dishes very well indeed: salads are better than soups, fried foods are done nicely, the meat entrees (pork scallopini, roast chkn, beef) are excellent compared to the pastas/pizzas, the latter two being barely above Olive Garden. It is a pleasant, quite large restaurant inside, good service, very good wine list. This is updated Cal-Italian, not the more authentic regional style of Riva Cucina/Berkeley, Trabocco/Alameda, Centouno & Desco/Oakland. But my MIL is a Olive Grdn fan, so we compromise by bringing her here, and everybody's satisfied."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Paradiso is a hidden gem in San Leandro. The food was excellent as was the service!"
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "I've always enjoyed every single meal here. You can never go wrong!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "The food and service was very good. However, we were charged an exorbitant amount (not coo) just to have our own cake sliced. And the prices are high for the area."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "This is our favorite restaurant! As always, Francisco gave us stellar service. The bottle of Oak Cabernet was excellent. Food was delicious. A wonderful evening with family visiting from out of town."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "I've been to Paradiso many, many times. The food is always consistently good and the servers are friendly. I've arranged several holiday and celebration lunches at this restaurant and have never been disappointed. They have always been very accommodating. I would highly recommend this place."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "There are not too many restaurants serving good food in San Leandro, but Paradiso is one that serves great food. We have had many dinners (also lunches) here and have never been disappointed. The staff is friendly and service is always very good."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "We had driven by Paradisos several times and it always looked full. Now we know why. Every time we eat there the food is excellent, the service impeccable and the ambiance great. Either lunch or dinner but make reservations!"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "I met friends at Paradiso for lunch on Monday. I was surprised how many people were there are Mondays are usually slow for restaurants. They didn't hurry us and were attentive without being bothersome. We had a school-age child with us and although they did not have a child's menu they made her a pepperoni pizza and she was happy. Our meals were wonderful. We frequently go to Paradiso on evenings when we go to Warriors games. It is always bustling then but they make sure to get you served so that you can arrive at the game on time. to arrive at the game on time. Their wines by the glass are great as are the dinner waiters."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Very nice dining experience excellent menu fine service Enjoyed every moment"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "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
  • "I like to treat my co-workers to lunch and I find that each person can get something they like and we don't spend more than the time we're allowed to be away from the office."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "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