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.View Private Dining Details
5 Star in every category . Never disappoints .
Mediocre would have been an improvement! Very, very disappointing and sub-par tasting food.
We had to ask the waiter for water and bread. They were out of a lot of the wine list. Food was pretty good.
We went on E. Pasayunk restaurant week. Menu was very nice, food excellent, parking horrendous and service not great.
Had the brisket with parsnip purée and my mouth is still watering.
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.
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.
Went for Valentine's Day and had a wonderful time.
Food was terrific, martini superb.
Highly recommend, will return.
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!
Very few vegetarian options. Servers were friendly.
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.
Wonderful festive atmosphere on Xmas Eve for the Feast of Seven Fishes.... great neighborhood, very friendly service...Thanks!
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 !!!
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.
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!
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).
Consistently excellent for over a decade. I always look forward to a great meal at Paradiso.
After thirteen years this pioneering Passyunk restaurant gets better and better. It never disappoints!🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷
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!
Shared a delicious seafood pasta as an appetizer. Whole bronzino was good but I have had much better
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.
Lovely. Great food. Attentive waiter
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!
Chef Lynn and her staff are excellent. Always a great time.
Food was amazing, we loved everything we order and we are definitely coming back!
Fabulous meal! Worth the shlep from center city. The food melted in your mouth. Best gnocchi I've ever had.
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.
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.
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.
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. :)
A superb dinner on sunday. All courses prepared exceedingly well. Our server Eri was top shelf. Will be back soon!
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.
Food was all delish but escargot was AMAZING! A must have!
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.
Lovely area- walkable. Good service. Branzino was delicious.
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!
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.
Awesome good and beautiful room. Great service by all.
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!