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!🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷
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