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Paradiso - Philadelphia

4.3
650 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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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.
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Phone number
(215) 271-2066
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Lynn Marie Rinaldi
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Catering
Private dining space that can accommodate up 100 guests.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Cross street between Tasker & Morris Streets
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Parking details
Valet parking available every night at Passyunk and Morris Bring ticket to validate for discount..
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Entertainment
BYOB On Sunday evenings.
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Special events & promotions
Happy Hour - 5-7 Tuesday through Friday.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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.

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What 650 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.0Dined 4 days ago

We had a wonderful dinner on a busy Friday night. The food and service were excellent.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Food is great and always consistent. A must!!!

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The wait staff was very attentive and knowledgeable about the menu. We all had questions about things on the menu and there was no hesitation from the server about ingredients. If you are into tripe have the tripe appetizer. It was excellent.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Great food, drinks and staff. A must!!!

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Exceptional meals. My wife bragged about the bronzino while I had the black spaghetti with seafood. Topped off with our favorite bottle of Amorone.Superb service by our waiter,Christian, who attended to every detain. Wonderful Sunday afternoon dining in my old neighborhood.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

5 Star in every category . Never disappoints .

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2.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Mediocre would have been an improvement! Very, very disappointing and sub-par tasting food.

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3.0Dined on March 3, 2018

We had to ask the waiter for water and bread. They were out of a lot of the wine list. Food was pretty good.

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4.0Dined on March 1, 2018

We went on E. Pasayunk restaurant week. Menu was very nice, food excellent, parking horrendous and service not great.

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4.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Had the brisket with parsnip purée and my mouth is still watering.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

My wife and I visit Philly several times a year for a weekend getaway. Great food scene. We discovered Paradiso when walking in the East Passyunk Ave area. The menu looked interesting so we thought we would return for dinner. Turned out to be a great choice. The food was very well prepared and delicious. The service was very great. Plan to go back on our next trip.

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3.0Dined on February 17, 2018

We came for the good food we experienced here in the past, the white table cloth and the quiet ambiance. The food, unfortunately, has deteriorated. The service, however, remains excellent.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Went for Valentine's Day and had a wonderful time.
Food was terrific, martini superb.
Highly recommend, will return.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Really nice surprise! We had to scramble last-minute to find a restaurant that could seat 8 people quickly, and I couldn’t be happier that we found Paradiso. Food was delicious and varied for a shorter menu. Service was just a bit spotty in places - we had multiple servers come up to ask about water right when we sat down, then had trouble getting a server’s attention later in the evening. Other than that, fabulous meal and experience!

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3.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Very few vegetarian options. Servers were friendly.

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2.0Dined on December 31, 2017

The service was all that was good. The seating was way too tight, uncomfortable tight. The food was bland w no flavor and scallop special was gritty.

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5.0Dined on December 24, 2017

Wonderful festive atmosphere on Xmas Eve for the Feast of Seven Fishes.... great neighborhood, very friendly service...Thanks!

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5.0Dined on December 24, 2017

Seven Fishes fixe prix dinner was fun for us- authentic and a little frenetic- we were rightby the kitchen which was fun to watch. A festive evening !!!

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3.0Dined on December 24, 2017

We've enjoyed several meals at the sister restaurant- Izumi, that's what led us to trying Paradisio. We typically dine out for Christmas Eve and the 7 Fishes feast. We usually go to a different restaurant, this year we opted for a change. First impression- the room was VERY crampped. We ordered drinks. I ordered a gin martini with olives - the drink arrived without olives. I had to ask the waiter 3x for the olives ($12.00 martini). We also ordered a bottle of wine that was served & kept in a standing ice bucket. Everytime the hostess went to seat a table, she would relocate the ice bucket completely out of reach of the table. At one point it was 2 tables away, and in the corner. We paid $50.00 for the bottle. Service at this place was pretty bad to say the least. The food was "OK" but nothing to go crazy over. The 7 Fish menu seemed to be decent, but delivery of each item provided luke warm plates of room temperature food. In cases where the serving was delivered "Family Style" we were given a portion that could barely accommodate 2 people. Our bill came to $452.00 for 4 (1 bottle wine, 1 martini, 2 beers + the 7 Fish Feast). Never again. We'll go back to the other place instead.

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4.0Dined on December 16, 2017

The food was delicious, the restaurant is beautiful, and wait staff very friendly! It was very noisy, especially due to the large party in the center of the room, but overall a great spot in South Philly!

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5.0Dined on December 16, 2017

Family reunion

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5.0Dined on November 12, 2017

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).

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5.0Dined on November 11, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on November 11, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on November 11, 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!

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3.0Dined on November 10, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on November 4, 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.

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5.0Dined on October 12, 2017

Lovely. Great food. Attentive waiter

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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined on September 19, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on September 17, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on September 14, 2017

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

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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