Paradiso - San Leandro

4.6
547 Reviews
$31 to $50
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

Experiences

  • Valentine's Weekend Prix Fixe Menu

    $50.00 per personPrepaid

    Feb 13 - Feb 14, 2022

    $85 per person ~1st course~ ROASTED BEET SALAD Balsamic Vinaigrette, Goat Cheese, Pickled Red Onion, Hazelnuts or CAESAR SALAD Little Gem lettuce, Focaccia Garlic Croutons, Parmesan Cheese, Spanish White Anchovies ~ 2nd Course~ THREE CHEESE RAVIOLI Mushrooms, Spinach, Basil Cream Sauce or RIGATONI BOLOGESE Parmesan Reggiano, Basil ~3rd Course~ SLOW BRAISED SHORT RIB Parmesan Polenta, Baby carrot, Gremolata or GRILLED KING SALMON Eggplant and Olive Caponata, Olive Oil Mashed Potatoes, Basil ~ 4th Course~ VANILLA BREAD PUDDING Cranberries, Chantilly Cream, Mint or MOLTEN CHOCOLATE CAKE Ghirardelli Chocolate, Vanilla Bean Gelato, Shortbread Cookie $50 deposit per person taken at reservation & applied to final bill with 20% gratuity & tax.

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
  • Staff temperature check required
What 547 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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ANGELICAJ
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely lovely establishment, great service and the food is amazing!

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vipGabrielaC
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you're looking for a local place that makes awesome food and has great service. Try Paradiso, I'm proud to have such a fantastic place in my home town.

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FranciscoR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

No fault to them, COVID made the service little slow. Seems that people are ok with dressing down.

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dougefresh
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Congratulations on 25 years. Had a great Birthday dinner in a restaurant full of people.

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JasmineD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

nice restaurant! loved the owner saying hello and checking in.

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SharonH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I live in San Leandro and have been going to Paradiso for a few years. It is a neighborhood gem. I have had brunch, lunch and dinner there and have never had a bad meal or time. They are a little pricey, but it is well worth it. The staff is friendly, pleasant and just plain nice. So, I highly recommend Paradiso if you are looking for a good meal, great service and just a good time!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed our dinner at Paradiso! We primarily ordered and shared appetizers that included calamari, lamb chops and a beautiful fresh beet salad with arugula. We also shared a pepperoni and crimini mushroom pizza. We loved our meal, the service, and attention to detail! The drinks were lovely and the outdoor dining was very comfortable. I’ve eaten at Paradiso several times, and all three of us thoroughly enjoyed our evening there. We will return!

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DoraS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is delicious -I ordered my favorite the seafood pasta.

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DianeD
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Still delicious after all these years. Happy to see this excellent local venue is still serving up quality dinners. Not Paradiso's, but the pandemic's fault, but "outdoor" dining in the big plastic tent was less than optimal. Indoor dining for sure next time.

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MauiJane
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Celebrating the memory of my mother with family.

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Josie
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall2food2service2ambience3

I been to Pardiso several times. Actually Pardiso is one of my favorite restaurants. My experience on January 9th, was terrible!
1. The hostess was approachable! Attitude, no real customer service.
2. Didn't receive the Brunch menu. Had to ask for it.
3. Requested for 2nd servicing of bread twice.
4. Ordered the Crab omelette. Awful!!? Crab and avocado was just thrown between the fold of the eggs. The avocado was not even sliced, just a big chunk of avocado, thrown on there.
No flavor whatsoever!
5. Hash browns were BURNT!!

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MargeA
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, the food and service were excellent. Great cocktails too.

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Nessa
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall1food1service3ambience4

Food was overpriced and bland, found a hair in my dessert

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very good ambience, food and service. We went to celebrate our wedding anniversary and they treated us very well. Their house made pizzas and pastas are really good.

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AnaM
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great server. What a treat! Thanks!!! I will be back!

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Sanleandrosbest
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Anniversary

Paradiso - San Leandro
Responded on January 5, 2022

Thank you for celebrating with us.

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SimoneJ
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, ambience and service are all fabulous! A bit on the pricey side but the food is excellent, so I will return.

Paradiso - San Leandro
Responded on January 5, 2022

We appreciate your business and your time in reviewing us. Please come back soon.

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SusanS
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall1food1service5ambience1

Service was excellent. Food and cocktails were flat, uninspired, incorrectly prepared, overpriced and over sold.
1 item needs to be removed from the menu immediately - although we did not send it back, it remained barely touched. We are not the 1st, last, and only customers to comment on its quality and preparation. The dogs had it in their dinner.
The desserts were OK - but nothing could make amends for that disastrous meal.

Someone with passion and a dash of panache needs to overhaul the bar and kitchen menu.

I have lived in this town for over 40 years. I dined there in 2013 with my father and he and I both swore we would never go back. I got talked into giving Paradiso a 2nd chance and was equally disappointed. I would not recommend this place to anyone I cared about.

'Paradiso' indeed. Perdition would be more accurate.

Paradiso - San Leandro
Responded on January 5, 2022

We are sorry that you were unhappy with your visit and will take your feedback into consideration.

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macmvilla
Tahoe
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food is amazing & the atmosphere & service were very good. Would recommend as a place to go out for special occasion.

Paradiso - San Leandro
Responded on January 5, 2022

Thank you for dining with us,

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OaklandMerc
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The food is always delicious extremely comfortable in spite of our unusually cold climate. My only complaint and it is a big one is the fact that one of the waiters was not wearing his mask properly and no one on staff corrected him. during this horrible pandemic I would think safety measures would be of the utmost concern for all businesses.

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JeffM
Key West
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Paradiso is always our go to restaurant for special occasions. The food is always amazing and the service exceptional. You can never go wrong at paradiso for any meal.

Paradiso - San Leandro
Responded on January 5, 2022

We appreciate your business and the five stars.

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RosieO
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely perfect NYE dinner great bang for your buck and the amount of food was up to par! Service was great too dang happy birthday to my daughter

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vipMonicaL
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Server was wonderful! Great way to ring in New Year!!
Wish the tables were a little more spread out due to COVID.

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RussS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

We dine at Paradiso at least three times a year for special occasions and have had no problems. This year it was a little different. We order the filet mignonettes as an appetizer and there as more bread and mushrooms' in there in stead of filet strips. My husband's meal was super cold, the waiter took it back and came back with another plate which was a little warmer but a smaller portion. This was very disheartening. We love Paradiso and take several friends and family members when they visit there for dinner. This was the first time that the dinner experience was below quality.

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vipOther1
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had an awesome NYE dinner from the prix fixe menu. Everything was prepared wonderfully and the service was excellent, as usual, in spite of the place being packed with New Years celebrants. The servers are very kind and patient with the kids, and eager to please.

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RonB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful to eat fine dining .

Paradiso - San Leandro
Responded on January 5, 2022

Thank you so much. Please come back soon.

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NydiaW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

New Years Eve

Paradiso - San Leandro
Responded on January 5, 2022

Thank you for your business and for ringing in 2022.

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TrinaS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I just loved eating at this hidden gem! We had a very special New Years eve lunch!
Food and service was superb!! Thank you ever so much!

Paradiso - San Leandro
Responded on January 5, 2022

Thank you for your kind words and for your business.

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kathyd
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress, Christina, was great, friendly, efficient. She knew the menu and made good suggestions.

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LourdesR
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great as always and Nicole was very nice and professional. Thank you Nicole for your patience and awesome customer service.

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ToddW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food.Pizza wood fire taste and light,thin absolutely perfect crust

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laborpayne
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant.

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vipGeoff
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is the gem of San Leandro, its finest restaurant by far, but it would be highly rated in any city. The ambiance is lovely, the bar is well stocked, menu is varied, the food is delicious and the staff is attentive and friendly.

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Myles
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Poor customer service.
Patio was too cold.
The soup was barely warm.
We waited too long for our food and we were not given bread or water while we were waiting.
Plus, it was my son’s birthday we wanted it to be memorable for him and our server was rarely attended to our needs.

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TeresaC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Holiday gift

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Diane
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Overall the drinks and food were good. The heaters outside kept the room warm, but they were very noisy. The baked tortelini were tough as though cooked too long. Service was responsive, polite, and efficient.

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SFdiner
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Our pizza was cold. It had to go back and was reheated, which then made it rubbery. The server was not in the least but friendly, to the point of being rude. I will not be eating there again in the near future.

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DEBORAHJ
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our visit on 12/20/2021 was simply FABULOUS. We were seated at a great table. Our server Alexander P was AMAZING. His attitude was upbeat. He was caring and friendly. He enhanced the whole experience. We return really soon.

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KimberlyB
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Paradiso was exactly what we were looking for: a quaint authentic Italian restaurant. Food was amazing. We had the prime rib (only available on weekends) and short ribs which melted in your mouth after they fell apart on the plate. Everything was perfect for us and we will be back!

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InezR
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I made a reservation for December 19th to celebrate my 75th birthday with my family. The only available seating was high-table which I had no clue what it meant. An email was sent for clarification but I never received a response. My son, who has dined at Paradiso assured me the location was fine. The location was more the fine, it was WONDERFUL. We were seated in the bar area facing the eye appealing ceiling to floor enclosed wine rack. I could not have picked a better location for such a special occasion. The server was wonderful, but I forgot her name. My reservation was for 4:45PM.

FAQs

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

Paradiso - San Leandro is rated 4.6 stars by 547 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.