Ristorante Paradiso

4.7
723 Reviews
$30 and under
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 723 people are saying
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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PatrickF
Seattle
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent food and service terrific wine list
white table cloths

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PeterS
Miami
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is our go-to Kirkland restaurant and never disappoints. Service is wonderful and the food always fresh. All four of us thought we made the wisest choice. Editorial license, my cream and Italian sausage pasta dish was clearly the best. Our waitress from Moldova (I wish I could remember her name - Karina?) was delightful.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding Italian food. Great service and intimate

OT
OpenTable Diner
Denver
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Italian food!

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Goca57
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Love the place, for the last 20 years always happy to visit you

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The staff was slow and we had to wait for our table attendant for quite a while till we just had to call for more attention. Attitude was a problem specially for 2 Asian women who just want to have a pleasant lunch. The food was ordinarily bland … I literally had linguine in butter parsley and a couple of clams. Had to ask for salt to at least give it a little zest.
That place is over rated! Not sure why people even want to pay that much for food you can prepare at home. As
I said will reiterate… the food is tasteless and nothing special!

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Cheriem
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

this my favorite dining in Kirkland. when eating outside you're transported to beautiful Italy! Delicious carefully prepared food.

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vipDanH
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Best Italian food at affordable prices.

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CarlaS
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I love the relaxed feel of this place – like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. I definitely would return to try more dishes. The Ensalta Mista was just the right amount of vegetables and the cannelloni mouth watering! The Tiramisu put the whole meal over the top! Service was well-timed and friendly, wines were affordable.

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SueM
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

This is one of our favorite restaurants in Kirkland and this is the first bad experience we had. It took very long to have a waiter come by for our drink order. Normally, the bread is warm and served before dinner to enjoy with our wine. This time it came out with the meal and was cold. I assume this is because it is hard to find staff, but it was a disappointment. The pasta with our meal was also lukewarm.

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vipDenverDiner
Denver
31 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience for family lunch get together. I've not had such great service in a restaurant in a long long time. And the food was first rate. Wish this intimate place was in my hometown.

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vipMABJ
Seattle
82 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

We have been frequent diners here over the years for the good food and service. I guess all restaurants can have a bad night and this was one. We arrived on time for a 7:15 reservation and were told there would be a 20 minute wait because "people have not left their tables." When we were seated the service was prompt but my risotto that I have had there often had undercooked the rice and some shellfish that were not open. They have expanded onto the street and perhaps have difficulty serving the extra load on the kitchen.

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vipKellyD
Seattle
19 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Encore! Encore! Encore! The food is amazing and delicious, The atmosphere transports you to Italy and the service is exceptional. You truly enjoyed my personal experience at Ristorante Paradiso. I loved loved the Lasagna dish and Caesar salad. The freshly made bread will have you casually asking your server for another some more. I enjoyed there house Chardonnay so much I had two glasses. I will be back soon to enjoy another evening at Ristorante Paradiso. Thank you! Kelly D

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vipBobbieMac
Seattle
43 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sitting outside on Park Lane was super. A busy Friday night with many people wandering around enjoying the summer ambiance in downtown Kirkland. Paradiso is the best place to eat in downtown Kirkland. Veal Saltimbocca and gnocchi were both excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Highly recommend, will visit again

Got outdoor seating .. nice setup, great service , food was perfect . Outdoor seating cannot be reserved but we were able to find a table with less wait .

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great!

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Foodlover
Seattle
26 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We sat outside on a nice spring evening. They ran the tables west to east, which meant someone had sun in their eyes. Would have been better to place them north to south so that the sun would pass over each diner the same. There seemed to be some confusion over which server would come out from inside to wait on outside diners.. Took a while. Food was tasty and well presented. Good dependable spot.

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msc1
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is one of our "go-to" restaurants. The food and service are very good and they also have a very nice selection of wines.
We have never been disappointed and have been there many times over the years.

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vipTbik
Seattle
37 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reliably great!

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vipluckylindy98072
Seattle
53 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Always great!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall1food2service3ambience4

The pasta dishes just a mess of noodles and thick sauces. I had carbonara and had maybe 6 small pieces of bacon. My wfo. I like calamari not deep fried. Good wine list.

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JohnS
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Unfortunately the guests at the next table were noisy, but that is not the restaurant's fault. In spite of this we did have an enjoyable meal.

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vipHoney
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I usually love their food but my lemon chicken was dry and over cooked.

There was no sauce and when I asked for more they brought 1 T. It was very disppointing.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day

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vippdub
Seattle
30 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

If you are with anyone who is hearing impaired I suggest not sitting in the cavernous space on the right.

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vipRCLQ
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, great experience

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vipJeanneB
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and a good waiter . All and all a fabulous experience as usual .

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

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NatalieB
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience4

The quality of the food served at this restaurant is the best, but the service we received from the server on Sat night was uncharacteristically poor in our experience with this restaurant. Her nonchalant attitude and poor attentiveness/responsiveness made it appear she wished she was someplace else.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall2food4service4ambience1

The food and service were both quite good, but it was clear that COVID capacity limits were not followed. I could literally reach out and touch the person behind us. If I had to guess. I’d say that maybe they reduced capacity in the dining room by 20%, which seems to be generous.

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viplamira
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Food was horrible. Caesar salad was just romaine and cheese. I ordered the salmon piccata. In a sea of olive oil. I’m not sure if the chef has left, but the food has gone downhill quickly

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I left an item there and will try to retrieve it tomorrow.

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vipKKandKK
Seattle
130 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We always enjoy our meals at Paradiso; this lunch was no different. Delicious food, nice selection of wine & beer, and good service. If I have one complaint, it is the uncomfortable dining room chairs, but they won't keep me away!

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vipJesse487
Seattle
37 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Authentic Italian cuisine, absolutely delicious. A gem in a wonderful neighborhood!

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vipPhilR
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Disappointed is an understatement. Checked in got water and waited ten minutes for new server. We were checked on once during our meal without much interest.
House wine was way below their normal standard. Focus of staff seemed more on to go orders than seated customers.
Have eaten at Paradiso multiple times, hope to chalk it up as a bad night.

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ScottU
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Waiter was rather inattentive. Took a long time to get our initial order, wasn’t very engaging, and never came back to pick up check. Food was excellent. Will give it another try sometime.

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vipGeneP
Seattle
78 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

So nice that restaurants are open again. We've dined at Ristorante Paradiso many time over the years and it has retained its quality.
Our evening of dining was lovely.
Both the spinach and beet salads were generous, fresh and nicely presented.
We tried the evening specials each presented on a generous bed of cooked vegetables. The swordfish was excellent.
The ling cod was melt in your mouth.
We enjoyed a bottle of Italian sparkling wine (Col de Salici) with dinner. Reasonably priced but not as dry as we typically like.
For dessert the Tartufo Limoncello was wonderful and just the right portion; the cheesecake with raspberry sauce was generous and tasty.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

I wish I could say something nice. But our last visit didn’t meet our expectations. The food was disappointing and our server was inattentive and borderline rude. Dined her several times over the past ten years and I think it will be a while until we visit again.

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vipJVAN
Seattle
28 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent meal on our first visit. They were accommodating to our substitution requests. We will be back soon!

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vipFour
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Paradiso is always a delight: the food us consistently good, the service is always attentive. Our weekly Friday night dinner destination.

FAQs

Ristorante Paradiso offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (425) 889-8601.

Ristorante Paradiso is rated 4.7 stars by 723 OpenTable diners.

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.