Ristorante Paradiso

4.6
462 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Chef Owner, Fabrizio Loi is from the village of Triei on the island of Sardinia, Italy. In 1978, Fabrizio was accepted to Italy’s national culinary college, the Instituto Professionale Alberghiero, where he completed an intensive three year certification program in all aspects of restaurant management and operations, graduating with honors in 1980. Here in America he has created his special versions of traditional Italian recipes for your dining pleasure.
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OT
Seattle
27 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food!!

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m
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great, per usual. The food was excellent, the service outstanding, and we had a great time. Looking forward to the next time!

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LA
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely meal and enjoyed the menu selections and the authenticity of the dishes.

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J
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing!

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JM
Seattle
26 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply put, this place is outstanding in terms of service, food, ambience and value. We have dined here many times and have never been disappointed in the slightest. There is a reason you need a reservation!

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F
Seattle
59 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Three good friends having a lunch, celebrating a birthday. Meal was delicious. Service was impeccable. Will definitely return to taste the dinner selections.

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JR
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent, staff were great and I will definitely back.

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SC
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious meal and first class service. Paradiso is always a pleasure.

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MM
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very nice local (Kirkland) Italian restaurant. This is not a cafe. Its a moderately upscale ambiance with white linen table cloths. Its small and gets very noisy when full. And it was jam packed. The food is absolutely outstanding! I had the lamb shank special and it was a 10!

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

I thought the pasta could be a small add to the entree rather than a sub. The waitress did not give us the specials. My husband orders the veal scallopini and sub veg&potatoes for pasta with red sauce....the put the veal over the pasta.. that does not go well mixed. The pasta should have been put on the side since it’s different sauces. I expected more, and better flavors. The sauces were not tasty they were average.

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S
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Service could have been better. Waited 45 minutes even with a reservation and service at the table was on the slow side. Food was excellent though.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Very understaffed for V Day and food was not on par with their regular menu.

Probably over-booked themselves

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R
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we went for Valentines day. We had a reservation but still had to wait 1/2 for a table so they probably could have done better on the reservation times but it was Vday so I guess it is fair to expect to wait. Food was as Italian should be, simple high quality ingredients that highlight the food rather than covering it in spices or sauces.

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BT
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect Valentine's Day night out! Thank you so much! We had a great time.

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J
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Disappointing Valentine's dinner. They either over reserved or there was something going on with the kitchen. When I make a reservation I expect my table will be ready then or maybe wait 5 minutes. We waited 30 minutes and they almost se as tes someone with a reservation after us. The whole experience felt rushed and not at all romantic. No good cream sauces on the menu. Hoping this is just a blip..I usually love this place.

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G
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful dinner with friends on Valentine's Day. As usual, everything was outstanding. We have decided to make this a tradition. Ristorante Paradiso is my favorite place!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We drive from downtown Seattle for Paradiso. Awesome restaurant and great food

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CJ
Seattle
31 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were seated promptly and received good service throughout our meal. The restaurant is fairly small with lots of tables fit into a tight space. Add to that a holiday and people waiting for tables. It was crowded and somewhat noisy. However, the food was excellent and we were happy with our meals.

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R
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We absolutely love Ristorante Paradiso! We have been coming for over 10 years now and it never disappoints. The food and the staff is above and beyond. You will not be disappointed!

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c
Seattle
25 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

My pollo limone was outstanding. The sauce can be easily used for fish as well. My lunch company's veal had great flavor according to him. Looking forward to the next visit.

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DS
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Weenjoyed our dinner, however it was so busy that the service was slower than on previous visits. I would recommend it for 4 our less people since the noise level made it hard to talk across a table of six.

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DM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

I had my birthday dinner there. We had a party of 6. Food and service was great! Good selection on the menu. Free birthday dessert for me. I definitely recommend it.

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LH
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was incredibly good! The food was delicious. We’re going back for lunch this week!

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K
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Lovely entrees of swordfish, lamb ragu, and lasagne were had by our party of three. My mom raved about the swordfish special.
Shared a nice tiramisu dessert with candle for her birthday. House wines were delicious.
I hope to return-soon.

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R
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Neighborhood favorite with great food, good service, and consistent quality. Highly recommend.

Menu has many Italian staples, all well prepared and fresh. Make sure you ask them about their daily specials, too.

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d
Seattle
55 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy the food, staff and ambiance. The wine list is wonderful and the food choices so authentic! Thank you, Manuel and the rest of the wonderful crew, including the chefs!!

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k
Atlantic City
6 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Given they were very crowded it was extra noisy especially the large table next to us. There is a heck of a draft that comes through the front door so try not to sit anywhere near it. The food is good but for some reason it seemed to slip a notch from how I remembered it. Service was good and the value overall in the pricing is there.

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RE
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Dinner was enjoyable as usual. Service also excellent.

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OT
Seattle
60 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The same excellent food and service I expect.
The fregola with baby clams were outstanding. The seafood always is!

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JN
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and outstanding service. One of our favorite restaurants in the area.

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s
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The small rooms give an intimate feeling to dining. The food was delicious and was a great choice for New Year's Eve dinner with friends.

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c
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

We have often enjoyed our dinner here. While the service was excellent the food this time was just average.

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RG
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great wine and the food is exceptional

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DK
Seattle
212 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This is good, solid basic Italian. Started with an awesome cocktail made by our server. (Note, there is no bartender) She had never made what we ordered before but it was perfect.

Had the calamari appetizer and they make it without breading--YAHOO! Delicious. Bride had the minestrone and loved it. We both were craving pasta so we went with their superb lasagna. The real reason I go here is their bread. It rocks. I eat way too much of it.

Everything else was perfect except for one thing. When we were first seated we were told by the host that our server would be, "right with you." She was if "right" is 25 minutes. It was full 25 minutes between being seated and having our drink order taken. And we were sitting right in the middle of the restaurant! I think that it was an orphan table that needed adopting. After we got our order in, service was perfect.

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OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing. And their fresh baked rolls are delicious.

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WO
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Although the service was slow, our server was very nice and we enjoyed her. I ordered the gnocchi with sausage & marinara and it was served in a pool of grease/oil. Have never seen marinara quite like that. Good flavor but wasn’t able to eat much of it. Our daughter had pasta with butter and it too was swimming in a pool of fat. Others at our table enjoyed their meals.

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K
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

One of my favorite restaurants. Located in downtown Kirkland. Wonderful authentic Italian cuisine. Always at the top of my list!

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S
Seattle
88 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best lemon chicken with pasta ever!

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m
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The restaurant has several different spaces which helps reduce noise levels. The staff was professional and kind, the food was delicious, the wine good all at reasonable prices. I have taken friends to this place several times, always having good experiences.

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TJ
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is always a great experience! Highly recommended for groups of (6) or smaller.

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