Paradiso Ristorante

4.7
226 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Paradiso Ristorante is a family-friendly restaurant located across from the Swampscott train station. Executive Chef Benedetto Carenza from Avellino, Italy prepares Italian cuisine that will make you want to lick your plate. All menu items are cooked to order. Quality is our number one priority. Enjoy the ambiance of our newly renovated dining room. The casual atmosphere of our lounge offers four big flat screen TVs, aong with a lighter menu as well as our dinner menu.
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MG
New England
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our go to restaurant. Very consistent, quality food!

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent!!!!

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DC
New England
43 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always very good, service is good as well as consistent. A neighborhood find that always satisfies!!!

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O
New England
12 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 4

Disappointed that the full menu shown online was not available. We went for the 16 oz veal chop but was told it is not a regular item only offered as a special and not tonight .. Bait and switt

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AL
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was fantastic, the food unbelievable.

Very attentive staff

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e
New England
172 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food, plenty of it and reasonably priced

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JD
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a great local restaurant. Had the half caesar and half ravioli and both were great. Service was perfect.

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PD
New England
48 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great little Italian restaurant gem hidden away. Food is traditional but fresh and well presented. They have a good wine list and the staff is very friendly. It can get noisy and parking can be a challenge but overall worth the effort

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OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

All 4 of us were very pleased with our meals. Both the food and service were outstanding. Probably one of the better Italian meals I have had in a long time. The prices are a little high but the quality of the food and service are worth it. I will be back

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AK
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service - the bartenders are the best in town!

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KM
New England
5 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a very pleasant experience!

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b
New England
8 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite "go to" places. Food is always excellent, as is the service and ambiance. The broccoli rabe is to die for, as is their layered chicken / eggplant parmigiana!

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SS
New England
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great and the aviance was perfect. Had to catch a train to get into the city to watch the Celtics. Perfect place to have dinner and then hop on the train. WIll do it again!

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T
New England
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great neighborhood place— reliably good food and a healthy pour.

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MW
New England
16 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was amazing as usual as well as the waitstaff!!

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PO
New England
18 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, casual, relaxing atmosphere. Great service. Just a perfect neighborhood restaurant. Highly recommended. Some of the best veal and eggplant I have ever had.

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BH
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a very nice dining experience and would recommend your restaurant anytime

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a great meal! Wonderful staff!

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FR
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Reservations on time, food was good, great service

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DC
New England
44 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

It's always good here!! We like sitting at the bar and service there is always the best! Bar area is good too!
Food always amazing!!!

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TC
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and great service. We ate in the dining room and waitstaff was extremely attentive. Reservations recommended. Wonderful variety menu and daily specials as well. Bar and lounge area can be very loud and crowded.

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s
New England
43 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Have been here quite a few times and the food is always very good. The service is sometimes slow but that's because they are some times short staffed. I brought my family here for a reunion in 2017 and everyone had a very good experience and meal. The Chicken Voldstana is very good and the rib eye steak I had on NYE 2018 was one of the best steaks I had all year.

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G
New England
43 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Veal Piccata was not up to what I expected as the veal was tough and did not seem cooked enough.

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S
New England
5 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently great food and service. Benny runs a great kitchen and Connie finds the best servers, bartenders

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R
New England
11 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bar was hopping but we sat at a nice quiet table in the dining room for dinner. Service was outstanding and the waiter and waitress couldn’t have been more attentive. Food was beautifully presented and tasted even better than it looked. I got a sea bass special and my wife got a chicken fusilli dish. Both were prepared perfectly and had many layers of satisfying flavors and textures. We will definitely return and maybe try out the bar area.

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B
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

I made an online reservation and the response time when I got there was pretty good. The only thing was when we where brought to the table there was only one chair and two of us. Had the sirloin was good but ver stingy with the potatoes and vegetables.

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BK
New England
10 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Meal was outstanding and wait staff attentive.

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B
New England
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great! Always a fun night and food is excellent

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JA
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Food was OK, nothing special. Presentation not great. Canolli shell was great, but filling had way too much sugar, couldn't taste ricotta cheese.

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JP
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and our waitress was knowlegable and attentive.

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DC
New England
44 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a local gem! We love going and sitting at the bar and having dinner. Food is always good and service is as well!!!

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QD
New England
94 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

This place isn't terrible, but the food is pretty average and there are much better alternatives fairly close by. They should step up their game.

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MW
New England
16 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

had an amazing dinner with our daughter and son in law and it was there first time. they loved it and can't wait to go back

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P
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal and service... Noisy dining room. Had difficulty carrying on conversation.

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AQ
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food ..... great service ..... nice atmosphere Loved it.

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GZ
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

While we had a very good dinner and service, my only criticism would be the lack of windows in the dining room.
I had visited a restaurant or two that had a similar situation/ no window or view even if there were one. What they did was put up "shadow boxes" with 'windows' inside showing a scene that goes with the theme. In your situation, scenes of Venice come to mind.
Now all of that said, we had a very nice time celebrating our 36th anniversary at your place and look forward to coming back.
Take care, Gregg

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JE
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The staff is very friendly and responsive. The food was very good! Parking can be difficult.

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AU
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

it was so so....spinach was reheated frozen.....shrimp was over cooked

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JD
New England
55 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Go there often food is always good and the staff friendly.

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CF
New England
26 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

I would go again very happy. Friends we were with wanted their food a specific way and it came our exactly how she ordered it. The hostess was great .

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