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About Paradiso - Philadelphia

Located on East Passyunk Avenue near Tasker Street, the oldest Italian-American business district in the country, Paradiso is an exciting new addition to "South Philly's Restaurant Row". The spacious property has been renovated into a casually-elegant restaurant that features a open-air kitchen with a fresh approach to regional Italian & Mediterranean cooking. The private dining room provides the perfect setting for any occasion with seating capacity for parties up to 100 guests.

1627-29 E. Passyunk Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19148
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00 - 9:00pm Closed Mondays.

Cross Street:
Cross street between Tasker & Morris Streets

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(215) 271-2066

Website:
http://www.paradisophilly.com/

Entertainment:
BYOB On Sunday evenings.

Catering:
Private dining space that can accommodate up 100 guests.

Parking Details:
Valet parking available every night at Passyunk and Morris Bring ticket to validate for discount..

Executive Chef:
Lynn Marie Rinaldi

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Happy Hour - 5-7 Tuesday through Friday.

Private Dining

Chef Lynn Rinaldi personally consults on and oversees every event in Paradiso’s inviting, European-style second-level event space — making the perfect venue for a deliciously inspired wedding, baby shower, birthday, anniversary, reunion, or corporate event for up to 100 guests.

Paradiso - Philadelphia Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.7

service

4.7

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4.5

value

4.4

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Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

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Creative Cuisine (11)
Good for a Date (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Special Occasion (7)
Cozy (7)
Seasonal (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Romantic (6)
Casual (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Business Meals (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Fun (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
People Watching (4)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Healthy (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Live Music (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

The food and service are always delicious here - Lynn is a great chef.
We were five (including a nine year old) for my B'day on a Sunday night and were the last to leave. Not only was the dinner excellent (Bronzino, Duck, Gnocchi) but our server was very good and we were not rushed and encouraged to relax over our coffee and dessert (chocolate something and apple something- both excellent).

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Consistently excellent for over a decade. I always look forward to a great meal at Paradiso.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 12, 2017

After thirteen years this pioneering Passyunk restaurant gets better and better. It never disappoints!🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Vegan, Business Meals, Authentic, Fun, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The space is large and open, warm but not super cozy. We sat at the bar and thought the service was great, cocktails were fantastic, the pasta was divine, as was the kale Caesar salad. Nice restaurant and we will definitely be going back!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Casual, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Shared a delicious seafood pasta as an appetizer. Whole bronzino was good but I have had much better

Tags: Cozy
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Everything was absolutely wonderful. The three of us shared four appetizers and two pasta dishes and it was more than enough; (though I must say we finished every bite). I truly loved each dish; if I had to pick only one to most highly recommend, with some difficulty I would choose the wild mushroom pappardelle.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Lovely. Great food. Attentive waiter

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Always an exceptional experience at Paradiso. Lynn and her team do an amazing job in the kitchen, and the service is always spot on. Pair that with generous cocktail pours at the bar and a reasonably priced wine list; it's the perfect night out!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Chef Lynn and her staff are excellent. Always a great time.

Tags: People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

Food was amazing, we loved everything we order and we are definitely coming back!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Fabulous meal! Worth the shlep from center city. The food melted in your mouth. Best gnocchi I've ever had.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Authentic
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Great ambiance and service at Paradiso. Had a great cocktail and the staff provided complimentary champagne for our anniversary. Food was good overall, very creative menu. Our server was great.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Simply one of the best values in the city for really great authentic Italian food in an elegant but not pretentious environment. A friendly place that makes everyone feel comfortable. I recommend it to everyone I know.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 9, 2017

We have been to Paradiso many times and it never disappoints. The food is always fresh, creative, and offers an elegant approach to Italian cuisine. Not a red gravy type of place. The extensive menu changes with the seasons, but always provides a number of seafood and meat entrees and lovely pasta dishes. The appetizers are exceptional Service is professional - you don't even realize your every need is being taken care of. The wine list is extensive, but mark-up is fairly high. The owner, Lynn Rinaldi, was a pioneer on this stretch of Passyunk in South Philly, but the restaurant stays fresh and interesting. This is a perfect date night spot, or take business associates to impress.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Seasonal, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 5, 2017

It was our first time dining there and it will definitely not be our last! The overall experience was fantastic from beginning to end. The food was delicious and we tried plenty of dishes since there were seven of us. The service was on point, the staff was very attentive and our water glass was never empty. My only disappointment was that I left no room for dessert. But I will definitely make sure that doesn't happen the next time we return. :)

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 30, 2017

A superb dinner on sunday. All courses prepared exceedingly well. Our server Eri was top shelf. Will be back soon!

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Restaurant wasn't crowded and we dined out front. Food was very good. Portions weren't huge but they were appropriate. Dessert was great.
The only criticism I would have would be to have better single glass wine selections similar to their full bottle wine list.

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Quick Bite, Romantic, Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Food was all delish but escargot was AMAZING! A must have!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 21, 2017

My husband and I had our 14th Wedding Anniversary dinner here on June 21, 2017 and the food, cocktail and service was superb. The food was fresh and tasted delicious. Our food was served hot and cooked to perfection. I forgot to get our server's name but he was very attentive and his cocktail and appetizers suggestions were excellent. Thanks for a memorable night.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Lovely area- walkable. Good service. Branzino was delicious.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Great night out at Paradiso with some friends from out of town. The staff was wonderful. Great wine. Some dishes were outstanding, some were good. Smallish menu, but covered a broad array of tastes & there was definitely something that made each person happy. Loved the ambiance & friendly atmosphere!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 30, 2017

Paradiso is a wonderful restaurant. Delicious Italian fare with some great pastas, antipasto and entrees. The scallop and mushroom risotto special was unbelievable. I hope they add it to their regular menu. Service was friendly, knowledgeable and professional. This is one of the most well run restaurants in the city. The bar is also great for a before or after dinner drink.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Awesome good and beautiful room. Great service by all.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 2, 2017

We have been here before and came back for something I can't find any place else: tripe! It didn't disappoint. The whole meal was excellent but I wasn't feeling great so I couldn't finish either the appetizer or the entree so took both home and they were even better the next day!

Didn't know Sunday was BYOB. Will absolutely go back again!

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Atlantic City)·Dined on March 18, 2017

I love it every time I go.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 11, 2017

This is hands down one of the worst experiences I've had on Passyunk Ave. The service was awful and the place wasn't even crowded. The waitress brought my fiance the wrong entree and then laughed it off and proceeded to charge us for the original item, that cost more. Did not offer any apologies, or try to make the situation better in any way. Don't waste your time/money here. The food isn't even that special.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 9, 2017

Dinner was great. I had the prosciutto and buffalo mozzarella salad as an app, the pork chop Milanese for an entree and the apple pie for desert. My friend had the Caesar salad, short rib and chocolate budino. All were excellent. Dylan was our server and was spectacular. Aaron behind the bar was wonderful as well as we got there early for a drink. You will not be disappointed dining here!

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 8, 2017

2 couples went during Restaurant Week. What a find! The appetizers were wonderful. I had the Escargots in Tomato Sauce--the tomato sauce was the freshest I've ever had and the escargots were tender. The grilled Romaine was light and delicious. For the main course, the Seafood Stew was likewise made with a fresh tasting tomato sauce and just the right amount of seasoning and spice. My son thoroughly enjoyed his Short Ribs which properly fell off the bone. I had the Bombolini for dessert--what fun!- little sweet dough balls rolled in cinnamon/sugar spice (I think) and served with a creamy sauce. The other three enjoyed their apple tarts. Our server was pleasant and very attentive without being intrusive and the wines by the glass were appropriate matches with the menu. The surroundings were not crowded (as one often finds in town) and we were able to hold conversations at a normal level. We will be back!

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 7, 2017

Not one to typically go out during restaurant week, I decided to change things up.
Never heard of this place, but the menu looked intriguing and decided to give it a shot.

The service was great, the food was great, the atmosphere was great... until a lady came in with a dog.
She decided to stand by the open kitchen with a dog in her arms, and proceeded to chat with the chef for a solid 15-20 mins. I kept thinking to myself, "Why is a dog near the kitchen and when are they going to ask her to leave?". After some time, I no longer see her by the kitchen, but then hear a loud bark and she's at the bar with the dog!

I'm sure she's friends with somebody there, hence not being asked to leave, but that in and of itself put a bad taste in my mouth.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 4, 2017

I was very happy with my dining experience at Paradiso. This was my second time eating here and was even more pleased this time. The food was delicious and was piping hot. I would definitely return!

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 17, 2017

We were celebrating our 2 year anniversary and it was a wonderful establishment to enjoy that moment.

Tags: Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on February 15, 2017

It was v day and it was amazing.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Food was prepared poorly. Pasta with crab was dry and very starchy. Not delicate
The pasta disch with mushrooms had no sauce and also very dry. Refills o wine sat on. At for 10 min before delivery Disappointing with price charged for the meal. The bronzino was good. Probably stick with fish.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 4, 2017

Very nice food - fresh bread/oil, excellent burata (though tomato was not as ripe a it should be), very good beet ravioli, excellent scallops and wild mushroom risotto. Nice portion size. Good atmosphere. Very comprehensive wine list. Service not as attentive ("do you want to put bottle of white wine on ice?" - why ask at all, should be automatic..... but had to remind twice to bring it)

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 28, 2017

The gnocchi entree I had was excellent. Two friends had the Bronzino which they liked very much. I have to say that it is one of my favorite restaurants in Philly.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2017

Had a wonderful dining experience for my daughter's birthday. Original offerings.
Loved it!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 28, 2017

Food was delicious! Our server was sweet and really attentive in the beginning but when the place got busy we didn't see much of her. I even had to walk the check up to the hostess because our server didn't come back for a while. Overall the experience was good but the service was just okay. Probably will come back.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 25, 2017

Loved it all...appetizers were great. Menu was eclectic, but you could go simple or go extraordinary!

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 21, 2017

2 people out of 4 had food allergies. Waiter and kitchen were extremely accommodating. Choices were not limited to a just a couple things, almost everything could be made to order. The apple dessert was particularly delicious. Great atmosphere, excellent service.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 21, 2017

Our 5th visit to Paradiso. Each visit is equally as good with creative specials. Highly recommend Paradiso!

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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