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About Paradiso Ristorante
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.
Swampscott, MA 01907
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Please call 781-581-7552; We are eager to build a menu to match your desire and budget.
Commuter rail station
Private Party Facilities:
Paradiso Ristorante is and will be the perfect setting for your private or corporate events on or off site.
Private Party Contact:
Concetta Carenza: (617) 429-1167
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Paradiso Ristorante Ratings and Reviews
I live in the area and have walked past this restaurant many times, finally tried it. I wanted to like the place, really I did, but it was disappointing to say the least.
The bar area seems decent and cocktails weren't bad, however the dining room resembles a funeral parlor and feels like an afterthought.
The food was OK, though most of it was bland. The service was...spotty. Entrees arrived before appetizers and salad, and were wrong. The waiter may have been new, but should have been ready for Saturday dinner service before hitting the floor. The rest of the waitstaff was exceptionally attentive and extremely nice in working to recover from the mishap, and ended up taking several things off the bill to compensate. That said, the credit card used to pay the bill was charged twice - once at the full fare, once at the discounted rate.
I don't want to trash the place, as the service team really stepped up, but ultimately it's about the food and for my money, it just doesn't merit a return visit. Others may feel differently, as it seems like a local hangout.
Enjoyed a wonderful dinner with friends. Service was excellent. The dining room was quite cozy with intimate lighting. I ordered lobster ravioli. It was delicious with pieces of lobster in a creamy sauce. Followed by a cannoli and I coffee went home extremely satisfied with the food and ambience of the Paridiso.
As a regular, I was very disappointed in the food tonight. We had the stuffed veal chop special and it was tasteless and over fried. The scoop of mash potatoes was small and they were hard as a rock and tasteless as well as the side grilled veggies. The Almafi Fra’Davolo made me sick when I got home. The fish was over cooked. Maybe the chef should stay in the kitchen and pay attention instead of delivering food and chatting with his friends.
Very nice meal with friends. A menu with variety that accommodated various preferences (weight watcher, vegetarian, finicky eater, and a generalist). Service was very nice without being rushed. Prices offered less expensive options and more expensive items like surf and turf. I do note the evening we were there that they had run out of two of their specials by 6:30 in the evening. Kind of early for that to happen.
Been here quite a few times and never had a problem until now. I even brought my whole family there for a reunion in August of 2017. Food and service are always excellent until this last time. Head waitress even got into an argument with my girlfriend and said something about a gift certificate that never was communicated to me. Food came out backward, dinner than salad. Salad was comped. When it was brought to head waitresses attention all hell broke loose. Not sure what was said but I'm not sure I will be back.
Great neighborhood gem serving authentic old Italian style food. Warm and friendly service with lots of locals who seem to be there for all occasions. Veal and chicken parmesan were generous servings accompanied by either salad or their delicious homemade pasta. Menu runs the gamut of salads, antipasto, pastas, chicken and meat dishes including all the old time favorites. Definitely will return with family members. Very pleasant and conveniently located directly across street from Swampscott T- station.
Excellent for date, special occasion,friends get together...really anything! Great atmosphere and it's the best at the bar with Kim! Chef can be temperamental but his food is excellent. I say that because he cooked my rare request for ribeye to well done and refused to make me another piece of meat. Took me two weeks to come back as I am a regular and I love the friendships I made at the bar. Tonight I met more friends who share the same experiences I have had and then some new ones. I enjoy this restaurant and I know we all have off days so my bad experience with Chef is made up by the wonderful front house bar staff. Tonight, Bolognese and eggplant pizza was amazing!
Have been many times before
But not up to par
Service not great
1 person in our party wasn't served his salad
Then when it came
It was wrong
Then brought wrong main course
Then spilled drink when it was brought to table and it spilled on his potatoes
Food only so so
So thrilled we discovered Paradiso. We have never had a bad experience, not even close to bad. Staff is fantastic and friendly and always so sweet with our twins. I would recommend for families with young children to go between 5-6. A great kid menu with crayons and the adults can have a great meal as well.
No complaints about the food - the ingredients were fresh, the pasta al denté and sauces authentic. Meats were very good and well seasoned. The wait staff is a bit gruff; their knowledge of wines is lacking. The bigger issue is that there was a very large party of 20+ persons in the back tables of the restaurant that had been there since 5:30 (we arrived at 7:30 and left at 9:15) and this group was a horrific distraction not only to the wait staff, but to the patrons of your establishment. These people were crowding around other diners to talk with their friends with no regards whatsoever to the comfort or dining pleasure of other guests. This was totally unacceptable. We actually moved tables once, but never saw anyone from management asking the group to contain themselves as they were disturbing other guests.
Hadn't been there is several years but needed to find a place at the last minute. Took a reservation on short notice but restaurant was pretty busy nonetheless. Excellent beet salad, good Italian dishes and also able to accommodate my wife's gluten free requirements.
This is one of our favorite restaurants in the area. Food is always good. It's just not Italian inspired. Had the sirloin steak, was cooked perfectly as requested. There is a dining room side, quieter than the lounge side. The lounge wasn't too noisy. We've eaten in both rooms.
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