This was a perfect date night restaurant. The food was superb; the service unobtrusive but happy to provide excellent recommendations when asked.
I am not in the habit of writing criticisms but in this case I feel that it might be helpful to the restaurant. I was at the restaurant at a table for 5. Every few minutes the man bussing the table came over to pick up plates often even before the diner had finished eating. And if that wasn’t annoying enough he then wiped the table, while we were actually eating with what appeared to be a dirty cloth. It was very uncomfortable.
Most of the diners enjoyed their meal but I didn’t. I ordered a salad with a side of grilled shrimp. The shrimp were very hard and dry. I was disappointed.
On a more positive note the restaurant gave my sister a really nice birthday dessert! Thank you for that!
Great food and service
Excellent service from start to finish.
Great New Years Eve dinner
Fish dishes fantastic!
Cocktails are very good too
I love Cucina but lately they just put a very big and heavy bottle of water on the table and just leave it. I am a senior and have bad wrists and every time before they walk away I have to ask to have the water glass filled. They used to pour from a pitcher so why can’t they pour it from a bottle??
Also the bus girl tried to take away my bread plate while I was still eating bread and there was still bread in the basket. Also tried to take my salad plate while I was still eating the salad.
Otherwise server was fabulous and food wonderful.
Beautiful place & cozy. Phenomenal service & really good food. It was our first time & we will be back for sure Many times!!
One of the very best things about Cucina is a person - waiter, Jose. Jose has been our server a couple of times and he is by far one of the best reasons to come here.
Excellent service! Food was exquisite and brought on a promptly manner! Overall such a delightful experience!
Great time! Lovely ambiance
Wonderful service, food was good with reasonable prices. My wife were in to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary. The staff went out of their way to make sure we enjoyed our anniversary. Thank you for an enjoyable evening.
We don't usually choose Italian when we go out to eat, but since we had a gift card for Cucina Paradiso, we decided to go. It was very good, and if somebody is looking for an Italian restaurant in the Oak Park area, it's one of the ones we'd recommend.
Great night out with friends. Good food, good service. Decent prices.
Dates in Bacon were delightful. Grilled octopus too. Special pasta was super tasty, all other pastas were very good.
Would go back.
Such a nice ambience. Went for a business dinner, food was just terrific and the environment was perfect.
The food is still so good here. Truly the best restaurant in Oak Park. We had the chocolate lava cake and the bread pudding for dessert. Two of the best desserts I've ever had.
It was a wonderfully , delicious Sunday evening meal......Waiteer was top notch....nothing but the BEST service.......all 4 meals hot, beautifully presented, and scrumptious!
We WILL be back again....
Consistently reliable — a very good spot in Oak Park.
Scrumptious food AND an extra attentive waiter made the night Lovely—the pear pizza with Gorgonzola was a hit and had amazing flavor—I’d it would be enhanced with a thinner crust. the waiter managed to deliver on a specialty cocktail and extra mushrooms!
Our server and other waitstaff were friendly and attentive. The calamari abruzzi appetizer, halibut and shells pasta dish were all delicious.
We love Cucina. One of our few go-to places. Each night, Sunday - Thursday they have great specials. Congrats on their 24th anniversary!
Great food and service. Had a wonderful meal. The ambiance was very welcoming. Would highly recommend.
It was difficult to have a conversation. The surfaces are hard with nothing to help deaden the reverberations.
The food is always amazing here. Great atmosphere.
Enjoyed celebrating their Anniversary! Always have a good experience ant Cucina Paradiso.
Great place. Good, efficient service, Fab food, And comfortable, classic setting. Will be back. Definitely do the bacon wrapped dates. Pizza, pasta, chicken, shrimp...all yummy! Nice wine selection too.
Convenient location, metered parking nearby. Disappointed with Limited entree choices. Apple arugula salad couldn’t taste the prosciutto and the pecans were absent. Chicken pizza was over cooked and mozzarella cheese is so basic. Pistachio chicken w/polenta was fair.
Went there recently with my 3 brothers, everyone loved the food. Had both the fried and grilled calamari appetizers, both delicious. We had the pumpkin ravioli entree... the sauce was tremendous. Also had the baked halibut, I only wish I could make it that tasty and cooked just right. We have been going there for years and are never disappointed. Our server was an extremely polite and attentive young man unfortunately forgot his name, but will go back soon and find out.
The shells is a great entree. Also had the apple salad. Perfect.
First there 20 years ago. Excellent meal and won't disappoint.
The food was yummy, the wine was too, and our waiter, Jose, was top notch.
We loved it! Food was great. Service impeccable. Baked Brie was my favorite.
The Brussels sprouts are delicious. The pistachio encrusted chicken was a generous serving and moist not dry. Excellent selection of wines
This is one of our favorite restaurants. We’ve been eating here for years. We were celebrating my husbands birthday and it was perfect. A great experience as always.
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excellent food; good service; enjoyable dinner from a reliable establishment.
Good food and service. Only odd thing was that there was only one other table with customers in the entire place at 9:30 on Saturday night. Very odd.
We had a couple salads to start. The fig salad was awesome but was way overpriced! The beet salad had zero flavor. Couldn’t find the server to return so we we didn’t eat it and then our pastas appeared. They offer 2 sizes and by the description they were going to be HUGE...they were half portions at nearly any other restaurant! Price was fair and flavors were good. The drink menu was outrageous and my bill was way too much for this “local” place.
The food and service were excellent. Happy to recommend!
Food is delicious. Best pasta ever. This is my favorite spot to go when I come come to visit my family in oak park. Yummy cocktails too.