Cafe Paradisio - Redding

4.5
75 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Café Paradisio is an eatery located in Redding, CA offering great locally sourced and mostly organic food in a casually elegant atmosphere lined with local artwork. The atmosphere is always comfortable and welcoming, and you can always find plenty to enjoy on the menu. Some of the excellent starter options include the very popular Baked Brie Platter, among other favorites such as the Blackened Ahi Wontons, and Coconut Shrimp.

Café Paradisio offers plenty of excellent entrée choices, too. Some of our most popular entrees include the Zen Bowl with Cajun Seared Ahi, Chicken Marsala, Braised Beef Short Rib, Lasagna with your choice of Sicilian Sausage or Meatballs, Lamb Gnocchi, and Thai Coconut Curry (Vegan). And don't forget to save room for the house-made desserts at Café Paradisio. .

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 75 people are saying
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viptherabuttaro
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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BradleyR
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience1

The servers did not wear face masks and the tables were not adequately spaced as required by state law. The kitchen was slow.

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BrianC
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food....wonderful service from Amber. Will definitely be back.

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FirstTimeThere
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I really enjoyed my meal and felt my guest and I were well taken care of. Atmosphere was friendly. I can't call it a five star restaurant because it's more of a boutique place, but I will be happy to go back another time, without any question.

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HaleyS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a delight to find while in the Redding area. Great service and even better food. Fresh and homemade meal with great options. Only request would be more non-alcoholic drink options.

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Nicole
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Distinguished flavors, high culinary skills, fresh ingredients, beautiful presentation and exquisite taste! To sum it up, simply a great experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The steak was phenomenal, the pork gnocchi was unreal and the carrot cake dessert was exquisite. Great service as well.

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aces
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great did and great service

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vipRrrr
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We had a very pleasant dining experience. We plan to return to Cafe Paradisio the next time we're in Redding.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great homey atmosphere with fantastic food to wine pairings. This is our second time. Each time their wine recommendations paired perfectly with the delicious dinners.

The dining area is decorated nicely and intimate. It’s relaxing and great date spot.

The kitchen noise does travel out into the dining area. Still does not take too much away from the great service and tasty food.

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vipRickC
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Michael is a excellent chef. Food and service is the best in Redding, CA.

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Rick
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chef is always consistent on his quality. Service is always above the norm.

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vipMrOutlier
Hawaii
28 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even during these challenging times with Covid-19 we found that Cafe Paradisio shinned like the super star they are. Food was amazing, service was great and safety precautions were excellent. Thank you for another great evening!

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Italianmaid
Los Angeles
43 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a treat it was to find this gem in Redding! Everything about was great, but the food was especially amazing. The chef is trained in Italian food and does a fantastic job. I highly recommend it!

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AllanA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service...I had the Zen bowl with Ahi and the wife had the Chicken Marsala. It was quiet due to covid but they were doing s good business on pick-up. This is the third time we have been there...and we will keep going back.

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Chicky
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In my opinion the food is excellent. One friend had the lasagne for the first time and loved it. Another had chicken Marsala and said he’d order it again. I can’t get past the short rib as it’s my favorite. I gave them five stars on service because their personable and attentive. I must say with all that’s going on now, restaurants are short staffed not knowing open, closed, open, closed so guests should enjoy the dining experience, being with friends or family and not be an any hurry. The noise level is a five so we had to speak up to hear one another but it’s a small restaurant so I’m used to it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food! Wonderful service! Highly recommend.
The short rib was delicious and their panna cotta was gorgeous. Thanks for having us.

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vipSharonP
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Booked a table, turned up, they were closed. Please update your details to reflect temporary closure.

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JoshP
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Visited for a special occasion with our arrival right near reservation time. Seated right away as we were the only customers at that time (2 other tables arrived shortly after we did). Short rib and Zen bowl were our choices for dinner, with the baked brie starter, and crem brûlée desert. There was a little raw sugar under the carmelized layer on the dessert, but other than that, things were great.

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judym
Sacramento
7 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall4food5service1ambience3

Concerned that there were no masks on the servers. Seating was a little close for Covid precautions.

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CherrelK
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This little cafe features amazing food with many special flavors and beautifully displayed when served. With Open Table its easy to go online and reserve a table. We have never had to wait.

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Chicky
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food, love the atmosphere, love the people. The special occasion was having mom-in-law in town and showing off our favorite restaurant.

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CindyC
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING!!! A FOODIE DELIGHT!!! Experience such wonderful taste treats such as corned beef slow roasted with honey, cinnamon cabbage, Thyme and Rosemary ice cream, and Orange and Lemon Sorbet. Wine list?!?!? Amazing local wines that are so much fun to explore. Service?!?!? Personal and so glad you are there! This place is worth the drive to a spot where you would never think a restaurant of this caliber was located! This boutique restaurant is all you need for a very special evening of dining! Call Ahead!!!!

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Chicky
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My new favorite restaurant. I love the entertainment though last night was at a level it made difficult for conversation but still appreciate the talent that played

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful evening great food listening to honey bees

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vipAConstable
Los Angeles
80 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice local restaurant with good food and service. My husband said the steak he had was the best he’s had in California. I had the duck it was good

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reasonable prices, high quality food, and friendly staff. Bonus of live music which was excellent and not too loud.

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BobK
Sacramento
9 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Small venue with excellent service and food in a convenient location to old downtown Redding and Cascade Theatre. Live jazz musicians on the night we were there (Friday). Repeat visits are definitely in our dining out future!

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Chicky
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service always excellent! Love the atmosphere! Musical entertainment was an added bonus

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Harlan
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Cafe Paradisio is a boutique restaurant .... cozy and well appointed and easy to overlook as you walk by on the street. So you need to go with purpose, and we did. The dining room is small but the table layout invites an intimate meal. Paintings decorate the walls and you can watch from your table as the chef prepares food fresh in the kitchen. We had the linguine and the Zen Bowl with ahi. Both were presented well, freshly done and tasty. This was our first visit and we plan to return.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went here for an Anniversary dinner in the middle of the week. It was quaint and very quiet. The service great and the food was fantastic. We have been to all of the “fine dining” restaurants locally and this by far beats all of them. We will return again soon! Thank you for a wonderful evening.

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DenaZ
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Paradisio is a quaint spot in downtown Redding. My husband and I frequent this gem of a restaurant and never hesitate to bring friends and family every opportunity we get. Katie is usually our server and an outstanding one at that. She is always friendly, courteous, and professionally while paying just the right amount of attention to our table. I have a hard time deciding what to get every time I go as I like to try everything, but most nights I can't get past the Beef Short Ribs with Polenta. So tender and very flavorful. Also the Zen Bowl (with ahi) is a stand by for me if I can't decide it is ALWAYS good. All around a great pace to dine!!

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vipCarolR
San Francisco
273 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the Chimichurri Chicken Avocado Salad it was so delicious and the exact amount as I could actually finish it. The Pinot Noir was also excellent. The service was great. Really recommend this place.

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SabraM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were passing through Redding and saw this place on Open Table. The food was delicious and well priced for the quality. We’ll be back next time we come through town.

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vipJaneW
Central Coast
18 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good

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Eddy
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner night out. Great food.

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vipMrOutlier
Hawaii
29 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, always amazing. Amazing, always amazing. So good I had to say it twice, seriously Cafe Paradisio is a nice personal restaurant with unique dining choices, select drinks and soothing entertainment (not all nights, call first). We have taken friends, family and business associates here with 100% satisfaction every time. Thank you so much for being the "Gem of Redding."

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vipRick
Portland
473 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Cozy, casual, small restaurant in downtown Santa Rosa. Good food, great service. If you are looking for a small, quiet place for a nice meal, Café Paradisio is that place.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, beautifully presented, and perfectly prepared. The local wine was a very pleasant surprise, and our server was knowledgable and attentive. All at very reasonable prices. The atmosphere was intimate, comfortable, and unpretentious. My wife and I will return for future date nights.

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vipJimm
Sacramento
29 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for lunch. This is a small cafe with nice art work on the walls supporting local artists. The staff is very friendly. The food was excellent. Had their soup of the day which was potato- outstanding with home made bacon, grilled onions and of course potatoes- very,very good. Also had bacon in my sandwich which was very crispy and flavorful. Overall a great lunch. Will definitely be back when again in Redding.

FAQs

Cafe Paradisio - Redding offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (530) 215-3499.

Cafe Paradisio - Redding is rated 4.5 stars by 75 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.