Paradiso - San Leandro

4.8
110 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Welcome to Paradiso - San Leandro! We are open daily 11:30-8:30 on our heated garden patio and also have takeout and delivery.

Support Paradiso - San Leandro during COVID-19

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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 110 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.8
service
4.6
ambience
4.5
value
Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Papi
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was great. the outside seating was comfortable, service could have been a bit better, but they appeared to be short-staffed and busy resulting in staff being hectic. It did not take away from the experience, however.

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andrewj
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day dinner

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vipNewsjunkie
San Francisco
41 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have never been disappointed in the food or the service at Paradiso. Their meals are consistently good and they are very accommodating! I love the Ahi Tuna, the lamb shanks, roasted chicken and the risotto. Their salads are wonderful and they will split them. The wine list has very good selections.This is a neighborhood gem!

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kishorG
Sacramento
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are regulars. Our first choice. Hope to be back. Soon.

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ChuckC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

While the restaurant was following all safety protocols, the tables were very close even though separated . It was very crowded. The food and service was excellent.

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JamesR
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was great and the clam chowder tasted great! Loved the ambiance as well.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Goodby dinner

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vipHappyEater
San Francisco
63 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I’m so happy my second home is back. It was our first visit in almost two years in person. Loved seeing familiar faces, meeting new people, and savoring timeless classics.

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GeraldB
Orange County
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

THE BEST! I travel alot! Phenomenal. MUST TRY. I WILL EAT EVERY WEEK I AM HERE!

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vipeatemup
San Francisco
53 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was absolutely outstanding (from the staff to the food). Thank you.

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vipcarmenP
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is consist with excellent food, preparation and presentation. I've never had a bad meal here, and the service is always excellent.

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BarbaraB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic... from the appetizers to desert. Our Server was the perfect mix of attentive but not annoying. She was really fun too!

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CVDiner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Paradiso always delivers at all levels. Had a nice lunch yet again!

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Satisfied
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Paradiso continues to meet or exceed expectations. The table had salmon, lamb shank, the hamburger, and pork scallopini. The service was very good and attentive. We left all smiles looking forward to the next Paradiso dinner.

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AngelaS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Jojo really made my Mom’s Birthday celebration a special night!
Thanks for a delicious meal and fantastic service!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service. The patio was nicely set up and not crowded.

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vipJeanK
San Francisco
622 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great to have Paradiso open again! Overall very good food/service; just minor errors needing correction. Wonder if chefs have changed; food was noticeably saltier than pre-lockdown (over last 3 yrs we visited Paradiso more often than any other restaurant, according to Google). Fried squid excellent batter but with gremolata garnish no need to salt as well. Waiter coursed squid, then crab/avocado stack (crab was also very salty), then had kitchen start Spouse's salmon entree. That was fine, but my lamb burger must have been sitting on hold: requested med doneness, came well-done; bun wasn't burnt but had gotten rock hard on the crust, as if sitting under warmer too long. Apple crisp dessert painfully sweet but okay. Coffee is now from Zocalo Cafe next door, no longer Illy. Partitions help maintain social distancing; all staff masked. Note half of the small parking lot has been turned into outdoor dining space, but street pkg is easy.

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GWAG
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Have been to Paradiso many times and enjoyed it but this time quite disappointing. Felt we were being rushed. Calamari was so salty had to send it back. Entrees lacked flavor. Makes me hesitant to go back.

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vipCMLB
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great vegetable frittata. Vegetable full and very tasty. Service was excellent. Arrived at the opening on a Saturday.

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Quianamichelle
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite place! Porterhouse w/garlic prawns is so bomb! Great service as well!

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vipJohnK
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service—have been coming here for years!

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NancyL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Jojo was just amazing! She was super funny and super sweet, food was also great. Portions were good for the prices and the overall ambience of the place was tremendous!

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vipEATS4BB3
San Francisco
195 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the Garlic Prawns served on toast points, the sauce was great.
Also had the Chicken Paradiso, again the sauce was great.
The Organic Baby Spinach and Don Julio were also very good,

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AlaDeb
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the new outdoor dining area. Food was excellent as always.

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Scarlett
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

This is the second time I have been back after new owners and although the restaurant is beautiful and crowded even on a Monday night, it was disappointing. My guest's dinner was outrageous; mine for the second time got the buzzer!

I had the New England Clam chowder and it was not well seasoned...salt didn't improve it either. The soup was flat! For dinner I had pork scallopine and it was tasteless...! A waste of money for sure!

I forget what I had on my first return to Paradiso, but I recall not eating it...leaving it and saying NOTHING. The new chef (maybe the new owner) is not as good as the previous owner, sorry to say!

Will I return? Probably...there's always pizza!

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KenD
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant with an excellent menu filled delicious meals. We had the short ribs, they were heaven sent. We brought out of town guests to the restaurant and they were very impressed.

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Stan
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We bought a couple who hasn’t bee there before and we had an absolutely GREAR time along with their typical GREAR food. Our favorite restaurant in the Bay Area

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vipgoodfoodlover
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Another pleasurable visit to Paradiso. Excellent service from Louis! Very happy with the veal (we both ordered it). We'll be back!

We were seated in the patio. It was cool but not windy when we arrived, but within a short time, it got quite windy and chilly. We asked about heat (since they advertise "heated outdoor dining"), but we weren't seated in the area with heat lamps (we were seated under the "big top" canopy), so be sure to ask if you want to be seated where there is access to heat on the patio.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went out for my husband’s birthday. Paradiso has reopened inside, and they have a covered outdoor patio with heaters. Paradiso has been and continues to be my favorite restaurant for fine dining. The staff are friendly and gracious, the food is wonderful and the space is welcoming. We enjoyed Sunday brunch with tasty well-made cocktails. We will return soon!

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Luckyinlove
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

It’s been awhile since I’ve been to the Paradiso. Same great food but with Covid everything is different. It was hard for the waiter to understand me just as much as it was hard hearing him. Also, the waiter brought our drinks that we ordered to another table and did it again with our entree. Noise level was higher than I remember.
This restaurant still has delicious food and I will still come back for more.

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AnnaC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Ambience, service great!
Food was ok. We have been there several times before but this time the food seemed to not be that good

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MaxD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Picked the perfect spot to enjoy a lovely meal with exceptional service. The energy of all staff was exceptional. So attentive and kind. Even manager checked in with us. Food was excellent and fast to arrive. Can’t wait to return here. Thanks to all who make this place run smooth.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating relication

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AmyS
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

When we showed up we had to wait 30 mins longer than our reservation time because they overbooked. Place was crowded ! They were going to sit us outside which I agreed too but wasn’t happy about it. While walking through the restaurant the waitress found us a table inside and sat us .
Rest of the night food was good and drinks too!

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Nick
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Francisco was excellent! Food was just as excellent!

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TomB
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant; great food and great service. Always.

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Foodietwo
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This has to be one of our favorite restaurants in the Bay Area. We haven’t had a chance to dine here for a couple years. We were very pleased that the dishes we loved were still as great as we remembered. Coming back soon with friends.

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JonathanR
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We value a good dining experience in the COVID environment. Getting back to Paradiso was a good piece of "normal" for us. In this case just taking some staff out for Administrative Professionals Day to a nice place instead of take out. Normal, but exceptional.

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Renee
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We started with the Garlic Prawns, which was delicious, and Dungeness Crab & Avocado which was superb! They don't skimp on the crab and it was fresh. The sweet mangoes and citrus fruit complimented the dish well.

Our salmon entree is delicious and always a hit with the spinach, cooked to perfection and very flavorful. The waitstaff are extremely attentive and, overall, the service is excellent.

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vipRegina
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very nice dinner after far too long

FAQs

Paradiso - San Leandro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (510) 430-9310.

Paradiso - San Leandro is rated 4.8 stars by 110 OpenTable diners.

Paradiso - San Leandro does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://paradiso.hrpos.heartland.us/item.

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.