Ristorante Paradiso

4.6
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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
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a lovely evening. Fare was delicious. We will return!

p
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tiny little surprise in downtown Kirkland-excellent Italian food, great service, fun to sit by the window and watch Kirkland go by! Only drawback is the limited parking in downtown.,

s
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favorite for classic northern Italian. Great wine selection as well.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience3

It was so loud we had to shout to try to talk to each other. Exhausting.

MM
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Everything was great except our main course took way too long.

OT
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food great value

Z
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, the ambiance was warm and inviting and the food was very authentic Italian. Fabrizio the owner/chef prepares incredible plates.

CG
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this Kirkland neighborhood restaurant. Very nice menu selection; food & service is always excellent. In Summer they offed sidewalk dining. Highly recommend for any occasion.

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The special was petrole sole...outstanding!

CD
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience1

First impression is always the hosts, who was very unprofessional and rude. The waiter on the other hand was very professional and polite, but it was obvious was spread thin and in a rush. The restaurant was packed like sardines. I prefer to eat my dinner not rubbing shoulders literally with strangers seated around me, which didn't make for a relaxing, enjoyable dinner whereby I could have a conversations with my husband. I couldn't even hear myself talk. Getting to the restroom was a challenge as it required bumping into people and trying to maneuver between cramp spaces and I am a tiny person! The food was underwhelming, the cheese was burnt onto the pasta and it was bland. I was very disappointed with this restaurant, I wish I had a more positive experience.

LP
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Always happy with the overall experience at this family oriented restaurant. After a recent trip to Italy...it was nice to compare to the real thing. And as anticipated did not disappoint. Way to go guys!!

ND
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Holiday dinner with good friends after shopping in Kirkland. Very nice to have an excellent dinner in a “white tablecloth”, yet not stuffy, environment, with a lovely hostess. Also very nice to be able to converse.

l
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

We were in a side room of the restaurant along with a birthday group and another couple. The noise level was really too loud to enjoy conversation, and our food arrived cold. Likely will not return

G
Seattle
122 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We came to dinner with another couple before a show and had a lovely time. Food and service was great. And they got us out on time. Would return again no doubt!!!

NT
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

I took my out of town guests there and was very embarrassed by how we were treated. We got appetizers, wine, dinner and dessert and before we could finish all that, we were asked to leave because they wanted that table for other guests!!!! What???? We spent hundreds of dollars there and were treated this way which is not acceptable. Especially when we had out of town guest! What a disaster!!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! Our server Jeannie was knowledgeable of specials, very sweet and attentive. Food was to die for. I'll be dreaming of that tiramisu.

L
New England
10 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was okay. Nothing extra special Italian food.

VO
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Fantastic food, but dress warmly on a cold night.

I love that they are open early enough for a pre-theatre meal, but their food is so wonderful that it's well worth coming any time. The cannelloni is veal and beef with a lovely balance of tomato and béchamel sauces. The gnocchi tastes homemade and leftovers made for a wonderful lunch for my dainty eater. Desserts are all cold, so be aware that they are tasty but not necessarily the thing to eat on a cold night.

The waitstaff was attentive though we were seated in a small room off the main one which made it hard for them to see empty glasses. Staff tended to congregate at the join between our room and the main room, and their conversation was sometimes off-putting. The small room was isolated from the cold winter's night air, but the windows made the room increasingly cold as the night wore on. Bring a warm shawl or jacket.

KK
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we walked in the door, we were met with the friendliest and warming environment. Classy but not over the top wait staff. Quiet and personal ambience. The food was out of this world! My partner is the pickiest connoisseur and he loved every last morsel and so did I!
A very delightful experience. A new favorite.
Thank you so much!

JT
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch with old friends - a perfect setting for the four of us. Excellent food. Attentive service.

m
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant Paridiso is always spectacular. The food is great and the waist staff is superb .

M
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The specials are truly special. Freshest and most flavorful fish I’ve ever had prepared in a delicate yet robust sauce. The lamb shank fell off the bone into a luscious sauce. My husband and I actually stopped talking because we were savoring these incredibly satisfying special dishes.

SK
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for business or romantic dinner. Convenient location, nice kitchen, affordable prices. Great service.

S
Seattle
27 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We had a late business luncheon on a Friday. The food was exceptional. I tried a new dish the Occhi di Lupo pasta with amatriciana sauce. It was exceptional. One at our table tried the sole and was very pleased. Another had soup and salad and raved about his choice.

I will be back, but this time for dinner with my wife.

b
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

we hadn't been here in over 4 years, even living with 1/3 mile. Walked down on Wed night, they were busy with restaurant weekend, luckily we had made a resv, place was full. Seated in 2 minutes. two of our party had the restaurant week offering of swordfish with veggies, I had carbonara and my wife had the halibut. Perfectly cooked fish and my pasta was spot on al dente. Our friends spumone desserts were the best they have ever had, and they travel a lot...we will be back next month.

SP
Seattle
23 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never have been disappointed here. Food is consistently great.

A
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here. Service and food was excellent. Definitely cannot wait to go back.

K
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Only four stars for food because three of four entrees were fantastic, my penne was extremely al dente to the point of being very very chewy, almost crunchy. I just won't order that item again. We've always had outstanding meals here and will continue to patron this local fave.

PL
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great swordfish and pasta. Excellent service. Table in the nook a little cramped for three. Like the Sardinian style cuisine and overall very nice restaurant.

OT
Seattle
18 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

I have frequently been here,always a good choice.

RC
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great find in downtown Kirkland. Would definitely eat here again!

S
Detroit
14 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have reviewed this establishment before. Our latest dinner there, with friends, was the third time in two weeks. I expect we'll be going again frequently. You may presume, without asking for further feedback, that I am a fan of this restaurant to but I hope you can somehow ask your computer not to keep coming back for accolades every time I dine there.

S
Detroit
14 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice lunch with my wife; good Italian food, excellent service, reasonably priced and quiet [at lunchtime at least]

OT
Seattle
36 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family and I celebrated a milestone birthday and had superb food and service!!

C
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

s
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and quality of food as usual at this fun Kirkland location. "Carmalina" (sp) was our server who did an outstanding job of recommending the nightly special swordfish and my wifes fav pomodoro with prawns. All served HOT & fresh. Her birthday so asked for a little slice of chocolate decadence cake & came with a candle for I and surrounding guests to sing "happy birthday" As usual we had a GREAT meal! We come 4-6 times a year for just this reason. In our top five "dinner shops" for a consistent meal in a fun setting. Eat by the window if you can do to do some fun people & dog watching on the small street. Highly recommend any time of year but summer/fall is best.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Were able to accommodate our large group. Excellent wine list and extensive menu. Our server was experienced and attentive.

M
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Meh. Reservations table for two. First tried to seat us right next to kitchen. Final seating not much better, place is not set up for two unless you eat outside. Did not have all ingredients for Old Fashioned but served it anyway - awful. Wine selection by glass poor. Antipasto plater was OK but small for two. Main pasta dishes were OK but no fresh ground pepper and NO FRESH GROUND PARMASAN!

B
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at this lovely Ristorante is amazing. Beautifully assembled, simple authentic cuisine accompanied by an extensive wine list and attentive service.