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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.

15 Railroad Ave
Swampscott, MA 01907
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Burrill

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(781) 581-7552

Website:
http://www.paradisoristorante.net/

Catering:
Please call 781-581-7552; We are eager to build a menu to match your desire and budget.

Public Transit:
Commuter rail station

Executive Chef:
Benedetto Carenza

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

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Paradiso Ristorante Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.2

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

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Authentic (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Good for Birthdays (5)
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Special Occasion (5)
Business Meals (4)
Good for a Date (4)
Cozy (3)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Fun (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Hot Spot (1)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Romantic (1)
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 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

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.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Tasty Italian food and reasonably priced. The bar area with seating tables was packed and a little on the noisy side however the dining room was much quieter with good table service.

Tags: Comfort Food, Authentic
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Neighborhood gem, hidden except for the train riders. Consistently good food, large portions, attentive staff. Desserts look fabulous, but we’re always too full to ever get to taste them!

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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating
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food5
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We prefer/enjoy to sit at the bar rather than dining room. Food is very good!

Tags: Bar Seating, Quick Bite, Good for a Date, Casual
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2017

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.

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food4
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service1
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Great food at a good price. Ambiance is very nice. Enjoy going there.

Tags: Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food
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food5
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service4
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 (New England)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Celebrated my birthday dinner here. Excellent food and service. I would recommend making reservation for a weekend night.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene
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food5
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 (New England)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Love this place. Food is always amazing as well as the service.

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food5
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Great get together spot. Homemade pasta, great Italian dishes. I love fish so I had salmon with pesto and white beans and spinach..yummy! My girlfriend had swordfish.. she liked hers as well. I like a thicker cut, but flavor was good.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Casual
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food4
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service5
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 (Naples)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Food and service was great!!!

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 (New England)·Dined on September 23, 2017

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.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Menu selections are outstanding. The staff is attentive to your needs but you don't feel rushed. Nice wine selection. Highly recommended for any occasion

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on September 22, 2017

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!

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food5
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 (Miami)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Best food, best service. My husband was a pain in the neck and they didn't mind!!!

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food5
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service4
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Consistently delicious. Very personable waitstaff. Good wine selection. We've never had a bad experience there.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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 (New England)·Dined on July 18, 2017

Awesome !! Was better than I expected

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 (New England)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Paradiso is always consistent with good service and friendly neighborhood vibe.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on July 7, 2017

We always go here for a nice reasonably priced meal. Fresh pasta and inexpensive yet tasty wine selections are always on the menu. Service is also always attentive.

Tags: Comfort Food, Quick Bite, Hot Spot, Authentic, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Prices are very reasonable, food, service and atmosphere were fantastic. We will continue to come back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on June 16, 2017

My friends and I always enjoy Paradiso: good drinks, food, and service. What's not to like? Never disappointed....

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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food5
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 (New England)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Always great always leave happy strongly recommend

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on June 9, 2017

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

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food2
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 9, 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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 (New England)·Dined on June 5, 2017

Food was between quite good and serviceable and nothing really disappointed. Service was friendly and drinks were good, wine was reasonably priced. A big step up from Bertuci's etc but no Sorrelina.

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Excellent food and service. Great value. Highly recommended.

Tags: Healthy, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Gluten Free Options, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Casual
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on May 13, 2017

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.

Tags: People Watching, Disabled Access, Bar Seating, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on April 29, 2017

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.

Tags: Comfort Food, Gluten Free Options
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 (New England)·Dined on April 8, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Business Meals, Disabled Access, Live Sports, Quiet Conversation
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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 8, 2017

The perfect spot for families. Our waitress was wonderful with our twin four olds as was the entire staff. Great adult menu and children's menu. Win win!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Casual, Fun, Cozy, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Consistently delicious. Tried a veal chop this week. It was my first "big meat" selection there. Moist, tender, perfectly cooked. Very happy it's only about 7 minutes from our home!

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on March 30, 2017

;Had the special veal chop and it was probably the best veal chop ever. Outstanding and they made a special preparation as I was not into a cream sauce. The eggplant parm was terrific as was the salmon. Wine selections very well thought out.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Perfect little spot very friendly and good is delicious

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Totally awesome!!!

Tags: Fun, Romantic, Kid-friendly
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 (New England)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Such a sweet place great good great staff just a jewel in swampscott

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Cozy, Romantic, Outstanding Value, Comfort Food
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 (New England)·Dined on February 3, 2017

Great service, delicious food! One of our go-to spots -a favorite!

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on January 20, 2017

My friends and I always enjoy the good food and service at Paradiso.

Tags: Outstanding Value, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on January 6, 2017

Hadn't visted in awhile and it was the perfect choice for a cold winter night. Dining room is quiet, great service and choice of apps and entrees. Had the eggplant app which was excellent. Bronzini fish was the special and it was outstanding. From start to finish Paradiso does it right. Attentive service, good wine list, great choices on the menu. Even managed to fit in dessert! Love the fact that everything is made to order, highly recommend!

Tags: Good for a Date, Outstanding Value, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2016

The place is great. North end quality with out the trip to the North end.

Tags: Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2016

GREAT SERVICE AND FOOD. GROUP OF 8 PEOPLE COULD CONVERSE WITHOUT RAISED VOICES.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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