Cafe Paradiso

4.3
36 Reviews
$41 to $100
Italian
Cafe Paradiso is a predominantly Italian restaurant/ cafe with Mediterranean options. With artisan pizzas, pasta and wide variety of sharing meals, a BEER GARDEN and CAFE settings; and the new addition: our CAR PARK BAR; Cafe Paradiso combines good atmosphere with any style of dining experiences and drinks served by our warm staff.

Located opposite the beautiful Rivoli Cinemas, Cafe Paradiso provides quick and warm service to cater movie goers. Cocktails and drinks with selection of sharing dishes, makes it a perfect stop off before a movie.

We look forward to serving you!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 36 people are saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
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4.3
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4.2
ambience
4.0
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Noise · Moderate
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TuttTutt
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great night made by exceptional waiter who was funny engaging and very professional

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JasonR
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service and great food. We were there for quite a long while and always had the waiting staff check on us regularly to see if we need anything and if all was well with our food and drinks. It’s a local that I go to regularly and have never been disappointed.

TD
TD2017
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend the pizzas. Service was friendly and attentive

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KatherineF
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere, friendly service and wonderful garlic prawns. Keep coming back for more

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ClaireW
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Service was fabulous. My spaghetti carbonara was quite salty, but I still ate it all! We received a complimentary salad, which was appreciated. Looking forward to trying the mushroom risotto next time.

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DamienW
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always terrific food, excellent service, and good times had.

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NicoleH
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyable and affordable spot to eat - good food, good service and inside there were no issues with noise. (COVID patronage limit might affect this.)

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pmpe
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Paradiso is a long-time favourite. They have plenty of choices on the menu, it is beautifully cooked and the serves are generous. The team provide friendly and careful service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really delicious authentic food and excellent service throughout!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food. We go there every week. It would be perfect if they have more food variety. We have tried nearly every dish there.

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robmac
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Friendly and prompt service. Menu quite limited but good quality.

MB
MargieB
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happy to return to Cafe Paradiso after a long break due to Covid. We all enjoyed our cocktails, shared starters and meals. Thanks

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VanessaT
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Normally it is quite noisy here but due to COVID with less patrons it is great.

Food and service always good 😊

SB
SusanB
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

The menu has shrunk with few choices. I chose spaghetti carbonara which was a disappointment with hard lumps of bacon

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Queeny
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

my favourite place to eat and drink on a nice evening out!! The staff are amazing and the vibe throughout the restaurant is so ideal!

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RobertL
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Good food, but expensive and half the table of 14 received their meals and 45 minutes the other half received theirs.....this made it a bit difficult

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KJKJ
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Great sitting outside in the courtyard, but food was over priced.

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julieF
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

COVID safe dining really clear and appreciated. Really enjoyed ourselves

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Konz
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food; reasonably priced and excellent service

OT
OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is amazing and service was great!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience2

Not sure if it was covid safe so many packed into the place. I Told the owner and staff three times we had a vegan ( birthday girl) yet every time I asked for their food was questioned and made to feel like I had sprung it on them. Not very happy that you pay FULL set menu prices and get charged $49 to cut the cake we brought ( which only a few ate ). When we asked the owner when the vegan food would arrive midway through our fourth course he said “ she’s had bruschetta what do you expect we are busy tonight!!!” The special occasion was not very memorable.

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DavidM
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

All pretty good. Service and food were fine. My steak was a bit too salty but thats a personal taste

MD
MDcbc
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were accommodating and understood the social side was equally important as the food

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RosaF
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was tasty and service was prompt, efficient and friendly

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Annie
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good to be back. Love the new bar area too. Thanks!

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Mee0706
4 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service & perfect Aperol Spritz

MD
MargaretD
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

We went to this restaurant when it was Nataraj which was very good. There are new owners/managers? We were disappointed with Food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Rude welcoming, had a booking for 7pm, arrived at 7:05 and told we are not ready for you yet.
Waiter spilt a bottle of water on the table and on a guest and didn’t come back and clean it, but rather returned to continue setting up the table with negative body language.

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GuiseppeC
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent service, good food friendly atmosphere, the staff were very helpfully

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Anne
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

A pleasant, casual night out with friends. We were seated near the kitchen and we found it very noisy...maybe just getting old! Food was ok, service very friendly.

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BBGirrrl
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

This is pretty cool place to catch up.. better in the late afternoon /early evening . The acoustics are pretty bad once the place is full of diners even with the new covid table spacings. The outdoor courtyard is always lovely on a warm summers night.

Food is great for the price, but the cocktail staff could use a bit of a shake-up (pun intended) my Margarita was virtually salt and pure alcohol, which meant I could only manage a couple of sips. The food seems to be consistent here, but the newer menu has less vegan options. Also a little disappointing that the wait staff weren't fully versed on what food options 'vegans' can actually eat, with the waiter suggesting a dish which contained cheese? With that said though, they are at least obliging in offering to make certain dishes which are not strictly vegan/vegetarian by changing a few ingredients.

All in all, this is a great place, its be renovated inside during lockdown and feels cleaner and more modern. If you haven't been here yet, you should. :-)

DW
DennisW
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

First time diner. Overall a very pleasant experience with well prepared and tasty food.
Service staff a bit spotty, but I will cut some slack as the Covid protocols may be causing some issues. Keen to return and work through some of the other menu items!

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Dinnerfun
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were so friendly which made the whole experience fantastic 😄

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DeirdreR
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Service and food were lovely staff were very friendly

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Roblocal
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Wonderful to be back in Paradiso. The team always work hard to make a difference with our dining experience with great service and food. Its clean consistent and a wonderful place to meet friends.

Thanks to Harry and his team.
Regards Rob

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KatieAnne
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Sadly, our meals were extremely bland and tasteless. All of us agreed that we could cook much tastier meals at home and serve them at Cafe Paradiso and they would be much better than we received. I had the Ricotta Ravioli which tasted as though the sauce was simply a can of diced tomatoes. My brother complained of his prawn pizza and unfortunately my grandma said it was 'the most disgusting meal she has ever eaten' and it was her 92nd birthday. We have been there before a few times and didn't have many issues, however we were all very extremely disappointed and it will be the last time we will have a meal there.

FAQs

Cafe Paradiso offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 9882 6872.

Cafe Paradiso is rated 4.3 stars by 36 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.