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Paradiso Ristorante

170 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Neighborhood Gem (7)
  • Bar Seating (6)
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(781) 581-7552
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Benedetto Carenza
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Private party facilities
Paradiso Ristorante is and will be the perfect setting for your private or corporate events on or off site.
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Private party contact
Concetta Carenza: (617) 429-1167
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Please call 781-581-7552; We are eager to build a menu to match your desire and budget.
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Cross street
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Public transit
Commuter rail station
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 170 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Jenelle (New England)
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

The waitstaff was brand new, so the service was a bit rocky, but the food was delicious as always!

OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

One of our local go to options, always good. Chose to sit on the bar side which is more lively than the dining room. Two of us ordered from the nightly specials menu and two ordered from the regular dining menu. Everyone enjoyed their meals and will return again soon.

vipFussy (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Consistently good food. Our waitperson, Kayla, was charming and informative when we asked some questions about ingredients. She made the meal even more enjoyable!
Paradiso, always a good choice

GVH3RD (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

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.

vipStache (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Consistently great food and service!

OpenTable Diner (New England)
3.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

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.

Jack (Pinehurst)
4.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

Nice place with good menu, service and reasonable price for what we got. We were seated immediately - had a reservation. All in all a nice evening.

Lisa (New England)
3.0  Dined on December 8, 2017

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.

MangaB (New England)
4.0  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.

vipFussy (New England)
5.0  Dined on November 18, 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!