Ristorante Paradiso
Ristorante Paradiso

Ristorante Paradiso

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.ristoranteparadiso.com/
  • Phone: 4258898601x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 2:00pm - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Fabrizio Loi
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We offer a semi-private dining area.
  • Private Party Contact: Kristi 4258898601x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Lake Washington Blvd
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Ristorante Paradiso
Chef Owner, Fabrizio Loi is from the village of Triei on the island of Sardinia, Italy. In 1978, Fabrizio was accepted to Italy’s national culinary college, the Instituto Professionale Alberghiero, where he completed an intensive three year certification program in all aspects of restaurant management and operations, graduating with honors in 1980. Here in America he has created his special versions of traditional Italian recipes for your dining pleasure.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Ristorante Paradiso reviews from OpenTable diners
27 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.5
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (19)romantic (13)special occasion (12)fit for foodies (11)notable wine list (9)great for outdoor dining (7)great for lunch (4)good for groups (4)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • Not so good.
    RayBVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2013
    Four of us went for dinner. We started with an appetizer a cocktail and wine which was fine. When dinner came my wife and my dinner were cold. they were sent back and came back still cool. I had the veal with mushrooms which I have had many times before and it was always very good. Our friend requested pasta with his steak instead of potatoes and he still got potatoes. When our waitress appeared he complained and she brought him a plate of pasta. The food was just OK because it wasn't hot. I don't know if I will go there again.
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  • Always wonderful!
    damandoli
    Dined on 10/20/2013
    Thank you for being on the Seattle Restaurant Week. You always come through! We live close and each time we come there are some of our neighbors! Thank you, Chris (?) Debbie and Henry
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great time had for all
    SHUSC
    Dined on 10/20/2013
    We went for the Seattle dining specials and were pleased by everything. Service, quality of food, everything was top notch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cute little place
    mondo
    Dined on 10/15/2013
    A small quiet place where you can take your date or friend and eat at a reasonable price and actually hear each other talking (a modern novelty).
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful Neighborhood Restaurant
    KMez
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    What a wonderful place. We went as a group of 5 to celebrate my birthday and had this perfect round table. The service was great. The wait staff are very outgoing and friendly. The food is tastey and the wine list is suberb. We enjoyed ourselves immensly and know that we will return. Clearly the folks in Kirkland know what a great place this is. Make sure make reservations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently good!
    jojoVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2013
    We have been to Paradiso 4 times in the last 4 months, and the food has always been cooked to perfection and served while nice and hot. Their specials always are appealing. The menu itself has plenty of variety. While does have an Italian flair, it is not overpowering. Excellent use of sauces.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Several very large tables
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 8/30/2013
    Several very large tables were seated for the evening, which made the noise level extremely loud for the entire meal. It ruined the evening.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Reservation system was inadequate
    relaxed
    Dined on 8/24/2013
    We had to wait 40 minutes. The system didn't work. We should have been told on the internet that we needed to pick another time, or someone got it after we booked it. Too small a place to wait 40 minutes.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/21/2013
    We celebrated our 31st wedding anniversary at Ristorante Paradiso. It's one of my favorite restaurants, living here in Kirkland. The food was fabulous, we shared a very special bottle of wine, and we were treated to a complimentary tiramisu - with candles! A very special evening. Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A wonderful neighborhood gem.
    Will
    Dined on 8/16/2013
    A wonderful neighborhood gem. Food and service are consistently good - never had an unhappy experience.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Average italian
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/9/2013
    I lived in Kirkland for years and this was the go to spot, I am almost sorry I went back. Our waiter was friendly, our cocktail order took 20 minutes to get to the table, the rest of the meal was slow as well. Not sure what happened with our table, other tables around us received food in a timely manner. The food was good, nothing over the top. We will be looking for a really good Italian restaurant for our go to as this is not the one
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  • Waitress With Poor Attitude
    TheBestCritic
    Dined on 8/9/2013
    The food at Restaurant Paradiso was fine, but the waitress seemed to feel that she was way above us. The restaurant was not busy at the time so that was not an excuse. She was very short when describing the menu and did not smile once. I would not recommend the restaurant based on the snobbish attitude.
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  • Great Experience and Good Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/2/2013
    We went here for my wife's birthday (table of 4). It was very busy and a good thing we had reservations. Although the staff was extremely busy, they were still prompt and attentive. The only complaint would be that the salad we ordered for our first course didn't come out. They apologized and made up for it by comp'ing the salad and a bottle of wine. The food was fantastic. Not the best italian I've ever had, but quite good for the price. I had the Vitello Scampi. Mmmm!!! My wife had the Linguine Tutto Mare which was also very good. The Caprese salad was tastey and a good starter that I would recommend. All the dishes looked good and I look forward to going back some time to try more.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not what I had hoped
    MichtoVIP
    Dined on 7/28/2013
    This restaurant had all the makings of a neighborhood gem but unfortunately was well under-par. For an appetizer, we ordered the calamari. I love fresh calamari when it's done right. Unfortunately, here, it didn't have much flavor. For an entree, my son ordered spaghetti bolognese which was dry and very bland. I had their penne and artichokes with "pink sauce" which was average considering it's one of their more popular items. If you're used to eating good italian, there are lots of other choices. This restaurant should also stick to serving only wine which was very good. As a side note, I ordered a Margarita ahead of my meal because it was a sunny day and we were eating outside but regrettably it was the worst Margarita I'd ever tasted.
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  • Good meal in quiet part of
    NansulitaVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2013
    Good meal in quiet part of restaurant. Would certainly return but only drawback is the uncomfortable seats. Had a hard time lingering at all.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Birthday celebration
    Mary
    Dined on 7/20/2013
    I enjoyed a fabulous birthday dinner. I ordered the pork medallions in marsala wine sauce and my husband had the steak with cracked pepper. Both entrées were delicious. I ordered a glass of Sangiovese, which was not sold by the glass, but the manager was willing to do so. The wine was so smooth we bought the bottle! Thanks Ristorante Paradiso for a great evening. MHH
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Italian Food & Service
    Jacques
    Dined on 6/15/2013
    Although we had to wait half an hour past our reservation time at 8 pm on a Saturday night to finally get a table, it was well worth the wait. The food was great; the wait service skilled, and our combination birthday and Father's Day gathering was a success, although we were there until closing time at 10:30 pm. (Note: Diners who linger long past a reasonable time for their dining experience might want to consider that that affects those waiting to be seated).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I meet a couple of friends
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/29/2013
    I meet a couple of friends for lunch at Ristorante Paradiso a couple of times a year. We come from Edmonds, North Bend and South Bellevue, so it's a natural meeting point. The intimate atmosphere, wonderful food and impeccable service make for a great venue for us to catch up and enjoy a leisurely meal. We've never been disappointed!
    Special Features:
    romantic, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • kirkland tradition
    1reliablefriendVIP
    Dined on 5/27/2013
    we've long time kirkland residents. our neighbors moved 18 months ago to the east coast and returned to kirkland for a visit. we asked them which restaurant they missed most and paradiso was mentioned so off to diiner. nice time with good food and service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Non Verbal Communication
    SoccerMom
    Dined on 5/17/2013
    We travel to this area a few times a year with a group of people and are always looking for interesting dining options in Kirkland and Redmond. This night we had one other friend with us and we had been having a nice meal with some good wine and conversation when they decided that we and the other table of 4 in the restaurant had been there long enough and turned the lights out on us! The other table looked at us and said "It must be time to go". I guess so. The sad part was that about 30 minutes beforehand we had said to our friend that we should come back when we come back in June. Not going to happen now, there are too many good places that appreciate their customers. BTW this was at about 10:30 on a Friday night, hardly too late.
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  • The Caesar salad was overdressed
    kcfoodieVIP
    Dined on 5/16/2013
    The Caesar salad was overdressed and there was too much oil with the pasta, otherwise the food would have gotten a better review. If this happens again, I may take the overall review down, but generally I enjoy the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pasquale likes Ristorante Paridisio
    Pasquale
    Dined on 4/16/2013
    Very nice 3 course meal for Restaurant Week. They found a table for four of us after walking in around 6:30 pm. Nice menu for the special with excellent, pleasant service. Busy but not crowded. Food was excellent. Will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My husband and I went here
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/14/2013
    My husband and I went here for lunch one day during Resturant Week... Loved it so much we went back the next day for dinner! Excellent food! Excellent service! Excellent time!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice quaint Restaurant
    Lekili
    Dined on 4/14/2013
    Great for ambience and outdoor dining when the weather cooperates.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Small and cramped but delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/13/2013
    Small and cramped but delicious food. Extensive wine list.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A group of eight of us went
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 4/9/2013
    A group of eight of us went for lunch and had a very good time. We all ate from the Seattle Restaurant week menu and everybody enjoyed their meal. The service was very good for a large group. All agreed that this would be a good place to go for a group lunch in the future.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Boutique Italian Bistro
    LADBellevueVIP
    Dined on 3/23/2013
    Thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Ristorante Paradiso. The food was excellent and the wine list was very good and affordable. Service was very attentive even with a new server who was still training. The restaurant is small, tightly packed and very busy so make a reservation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I hadn't been to Ristorante
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/10/2013
    I hadn't been to Ristorante Paradiso for many years. I found the entree and appetizer to be as good as it gets. We had Scampi covered with Veal and a special sauce that was to die for. The appetizer was smoked steelhead with a nice compliment of cheeses,veggies, and a gourmet cracker.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I love this restaurant and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/6/2013
    I love this restaurant and have always had a marvelous experience there. The food is impeccable. This visit, however, our wait person was one I had not had before and was not as focused, attentive and well versed as others. I had to ask for basics, he did not check back on us regularly and the overall experience was just not the same calibre. I'll still return because the restaurant is one of my all-time favorites.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 15 min wait for table. Waitress
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/2/2013
    15 min wait for table. Waitress spilt some wine while pouring a glass and didn't bother to offer to comp. Otherwise the sevice and food was good.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Though a tad on the busy side,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/27/2013
    Though a tad on the busy side, RP had excellent and inobtrusive servers to compliment the outstanding menu. My wife and I enjoyed the rich pasta dishes and beware the gorganzola, lest you be hooked as well. :-)
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Simply wonderful!
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 2/23/2013
    We found this restaurant about a year ago just driving down Kirkland. What a wonderful place this is. We love the calamari ( no batter! Hooray!), The Chicken Lemon, The Penne Pasta and this weeks Fish was wonderful with the artichokes and capers. We go there every chance we get. The Back room is a bit noisy so we ask for the tables out front. Everyone there does a terriffic job.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Valentines Day
    Sortor
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    The service was wonderful and the food was delicious. The price was higher than we expected; however, the quality of the food was exceptional. The dining room was setup in a very romantic style. It was very small and crowded and it was EXTREMELY hot in the dining room we both broke a sweat and because of the temperture in the dining room we did not enjoy the overall experience. I will go back and hope that the dining room temperature was just a glitch the evening we visited. My husband ordered the special and he absolutely loved it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It is an outstanding restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    It is an outstanding restaurant in the middle of Kirkland Center. I has swordfish which was heavenly soft and was melting in the mouth. We are trying to celebrate all family anniversaries in Paradiso.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Everything was excellent.
    MikeVIP
    Dined on 2/2/2013
    Everything was excellent. The food, the service and the ambience. I had the special (lamb) and it was cooked to perfection and seasoned perfectly.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This restaurant is all about
    Lynn
    Dined on 2/1/2013
    This restaurant is all about where you sit. The first time we were there we were in the little alcove by the front door and nearly froze to death every time the door opened. The second time we tried to go it was a warm day in the summer and left because it was too hot. This time the temperature was just right --(oh, no, I've channeled the Three Bears) -- we were sat directly by the station where the waiters picked up the food and grab their pepper shakers. This could be irritating to some people, but I enjoyed watching how the restaurant worked. My husband was ecstatic about his lasagne, and I enjoyed the fish special, and especially the Limon Cello.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 1/15/2013
    Fabulous authentic Italian food within a charming space and wonderful wait staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always a great Italian meal
    Carolyn
    Dined on 12/31/2012
    Always a great Italian meal at Paradiso. Reliable and consistent. Good value for the money. Nothing extraordinary about the ambiance but some of the food (like the calamari) is spectacular. You will enjoy yourself here
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  • Surprisingly Fresh & Flavorful.
    Wine4JimVIP
    Dined on 12/30/2012
    Wow - this place has been in Kirkland for 22 years and we just visited it for the first time thanks to a Google offer.After being seated, the menu appeared to be pretty standard Italian fare. However, the Caesar salad was crispy, fresh and flavorful and our entrees/pasta dishes were served piping hot. Our meals were very well prepared and again, freshness and simply flavorful were the hallmarks of the meal for us.We'll definitely return: there's nothing wrong with simple menus done well!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great staff, great food!
    damandoli
    Dined on 12/29/2012
    Great staff, great food! We are able to walk from our home!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate