Loved this restaurant. The food was so yummy! It didn't take very long at all to come to our table. We got a bottle of wine and they let us taste it before ordering so that was nice as well. The waitress was very nice and attentive. Definitely would recommend especially for folks that take the train because it's right off of the oak park stop!
We appreciated that the food was delivered to the table faster than we anticipated. Each of us enjoyed our dishes. Getting free pasta portions to take home with us was an added bonus. Our server was attentive without being intrusive. A good balance.
I lived in OP/RF for many, many years....when I'd learned about the fire at Cucina, even though I'd long since moved to the West Coast, I was deeply saddened. The place was a great spot to go either on a date with my wife, or more often with one or two other couples. Well, I am happy to report that it's back and better than ever. Wonderful spot that near Westsiders are lucky to have (back!).
The food was very good and staff were very accommodating to the many dietary needs of my wife. However it was really hard to hear in there, and our waiter seemed...preoccupied. Otherwise we would give five stars.
Always look forward to the creative specials as well as favorite menu items!! Ambiance and service are fantastic!!
Love this place. Staff is so attentive and their recommendations are fabulous. Food and wine is delicious.
We have never had a bad meal here. The food is consistently delicious and the service is great.
The food is always good, especiallly enjoyed the calamari. Waiter was so helpful and nice!
We shared a plate of pasta with burrata, was super good!
Our server Fabio was Attentive, and had a great smile. Came by just enough to check if we needed anything. Food is excellent and the free pasta on Sunday is a good promotion.
I liked service, food & place. Good location, big parking space. Delicious food, nice personal and other.
We love Cucina... everything about it. A great restaurant in the heart of Oak Park!
Food was good , although the timing of when the apps and entrees arrived were on top of each other. We had a 6:30 reservation- done eating by 7:20. Too rushed- as if they needed to turn the table. Would suggest later reservation so that you do not feel rushed
Other than taking our drink and food order then leaving the check, waitress never came by after food was brought to ask if anything else needed. Had to ask for more water.
We have been dining here for 20+ years — food and service are awesome.
Great cocktails and food. Had grilled octopus appetizer and three different pastas. A modern take on traditional Italian with very good service
The food was tasty and it is great that the menu offers small/large options for food and drinks. The service was very friendly and promptly. It is great that Cucina Paradiso supports local non-for profit organizations, the night that we were there part of their sales were donated to Oak Leyden Development Services. Kuddos for supporting the Oak Park community.
Old fashioned and manhattan drinks were great. Whitefish special was especially delicious. Nice family evening.
Always a winner. Never had a bad meal there. There were so many delicious specials to choose from tonight. And a nice surprise at the end, a delicious puffy donut for each of us.
Always reliable great food and atmosphere
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