Always consistent and a go to spot for every day dining or special occasion. Get the full size portion pasta and take half home for leftovers!
What a gem! I’ve lived near the area of this restaurant and had never tried it. I just recently heard good things what a pleasant surprise. The food is so delicious, spectacular wine list and great service.
This is one of our favorite places in the area. Good atmosphere, nice bar and very good food.
A well run operation.
Good food, good service, good wines.
Well established local above average Italian go to.
Wonderful dining experience, as always.
Very nice. Food was very good. They could have been staffed a little more, and they were fairly busy. A nice evening (though we were seated right in front of the bus station - did not care for that). We will go back. An enjoyable eve. In the future I will ask if we could sit elsewhere. Why we had to wait for a table to be set (in front of the bus station) when there were open tables available is beyond me.
Cucina is always in the mix for date night. Service was phenomenal and food the usual ... amazing
Always a pleasure to dine here. Wonderful food, attentive staff.
Always consistent and never disappointed
Best restaurant in Oak Park! Elegant, casual, great food and friendly atmosphere. Superb coctails.
It can’t be beat for a date night or get together with friends.
Simply excellent!! Daniel our server was outstanding. We have never had poor service there, but he went above and beyond. Food was excellent.
This is a quaint restaurant w/ delicious food and wine and friendly servers!
We had a great birthday celebration for my adult son. Great food, service and wine!
Superb attentive unintrusive service. 4 gin cocktails. Very tasty food.
We were excited given the great reviews, but the food was all incredibly bland. Very disappointed :(
Food was good as always. Pleasant serving staff. Brought our kids on this visit. They enjoyed the bacon-wrapped dates and their pasta dishes.
Went with friends. Two of us ordered pasta, which is always good but over priced especially for the small order. Another friend ordered the beef medallions. The beef was tender but the sauce was cold. Had to have server bring replacement.
Tiramisu was good. Nothing to write home about.
I've been a big fan of Cucina for a long time. It is consistently above the fray in terms of food, service and atmosphere. I would not hesitate to recommend it!
Cucina Paradiso is always a gem. Food, drinks, ambience, and service are always impeccable. A great place to go in Oak Park for high-quality Italian food.
Food was delicious and staff was terrific.
Absolutely loved it. There were five in our party and we all loved each dish. Fabulous service. Great prices
Consistently excellent. Service was stellar, food was fantastic (especially the pear pizza!) and atmosphere lovely. We need to come back more often.
Service was very slow. Server seemed overwhelmed at times and inattentive at other times. Food was okay. All guests had feature meals. One tenderloin was supposed to be rare and came out medium. Drinks were good but slow. Didn’t get our bottle of wine until after starting our apps.
This has always been one of my favorite Italian restaurants in town. We hadn't been there in over a year. It's good to see if they've changed some of their menu for us to try new things. Everything was good as usual.
Salad; uninspiring. Entrée: wonderful. Wine: good but a tad expensive. Noise level: awful, I wife & I were shouting at each other.
Excellent place and excellent experience ! A really nice and affordable place for foodies in Oak Park.
The best part of our experience was our awesome Server. Hubby like his 15.00 single thin crust pizza. I ordered the Cod. It was rubbery and awful. They did ask if I wanted something else. I’m the interest of time since Hubby wouldn’t be long to eat, I got a pizza instead. It was ok. Someone cane out to ask about the horrible entree and assured me the pizza was in the works. Not that I ever expect a comp’d meal due to a bad experience, but they charged for everything but the nasty meal. That’s fine, unfortunately we still have money remaining in the gift card we had, so we will go back to use it.., we’ll figure out something. Their food is high priced for what you get and there isn’t all that much on the menu to choose from in the first place.
We enjoyed 20 min of conversation while having cocktails at the bar. Our table was ready when we were ready to be seated...about 15 minutes after our scheduled reservation. There were a few minor gaps in service, but acceptable and friendly overall.
It was fantastic.
We had not been back for some time but glad we did.
Love the new updates and we’ve always love the food. So that along with the service made for a great experience.
Had a pleasant dinner with friends. Conversation occasionally difficult as the noise level was definitely not quiet but acceptable
Even tho I noticed you no longer use tablecloths, the food is always great and that’s what we come for. Our server was terrific!
Our bartender Karina, was very energetic and friendly, drinks were amazing! Went to Cucina Paradiso to celebrate a birthday and was very please with the attention and services we received from our waiter and staff. Can’t wait to return!
A lovely, authentic Italian cuisine restaurant!! The servers/service was excellent, the food was delicious & the ambiance was terrific. I highly recommend!
Service was initially a bit slow. Then got better.
Great first time experience. We received a gift card and were glad to have checked it out. We will definitely be back
This is a long-time favorite and well-known Oak Park treasure. The pasta and salmon were excellent as were appetizers and salads (burrata with pumpkin squash especially good as was beet salad). Very friendly and prompt service. Place was fairly loud (though was Saturday night) and hard to talk but otherwise a warm and friendly atmosphere. Only disappointment was the dessert - three small glasses with different pies - which were too sweet and not distinctive. But all in all a great neighborhood restaurant.
I have food allergies and they are very easy to work with and I was able to enjoy my dinner.
There are many lovely Italian restaurants in the Oak Park area. This one is in Oak Park proper and is very special and unique in their own way. I have been there several times and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it. They have numerous "different" options. They easily serve the timid or the adventurous eater. We went early and everything was very easy. We had no waiting, for a table, nor for our food. Again, I highly recommend it.
Beautiful ambiance and delicious homemade food. Amazing wine list with wines you don’t normally see on a menu.
The service was attentive without being intrusive. The pistachio chicken was delicious as was the seasonal pumpkin cheesecake. Always dependable, well prepared food. Extra added bonus, they provided a reusable bag for leftovers instead of plastic!