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About Ristorante Paradiso
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.
Kirkland, WA 98033-3717
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Sat - Sun 12pm - 3pm
Dinner: Sunday- Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 3pm - 10:30pm
Lake Washington Blvd
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Ristorante Paradiso Ratings and Reviews
Late lunch was wonderful, as we were seated at a table in a window alcove, which was perfect for relaxation and coversation. Our meals were delicious, although I found the pasta in the pasta with prawns dish could have been a bit more al dente (my preference). But the serving was generous!
This was our first time at this restaurant - had heard good things from friends. Food was terrific - fresh, well-seasoned, nice portions. Service was rough and uneven. Hostess was unfriendly, seemed put out to even to have to deal with us. We obviously had a reservation, had to wait to be seated. We let the hostess know that one of our party was arriving late and that we would go ahead and get started without him. Waited a while before a server came by and asked, "Have you been helped?" I thought that was strange in this type of restaurant, better response in a diner. Anyway, after this, things were fine. Gina was great, responsive, helpful. Would recommend and will return. We feel that service is as important as the food in a dining experience, perhaps even more. As they say, you only have one chance to make a great first impression. You need a friendlier hostess.
Though we reserved several weeks in advance we were offered our choice of 3 tables in the rear of the restaurant in closest proximity to the kitchen. Lots of activity in the area. The hostess said they were out of menus and would bring some later but never returned. After 10 minutes or so, I noticed people who were seated after us had menus and motioned to a nearby server who brought us some. Our server was fine: it was hard for us to hear him and he us which made the flow of communication less than ideal. We split an appetizer and a salad along with our entrees but weren't told and didn't see noted on the menu that we'd be charged 3.00 for splitting . The food tasted good to very good. The caprese appetizer was not as good as other restaurants we enjoy in flavor ( the tomatoes were pale and had no taste at all). Our entries were, however, quite good ( I had salmon piccata) Salmon was crease and delicate and the accompanying veggies varied and delicious.
The place did not have a friendly feel and we will likely not go back.
This was my first time at Ristorante Paradiso, though my wife had eaten there with her book club a couple of times. We were out with our adult daughter and her boyfriend and tried their Restaurant Week special menu.
The staff was friendly and professional. We weren't in a hurry, and the service was attentive enough without feeling we were being rushed. The atmosphere is pleasant, situated along Kirkland's pedestrian-friendly Park Lane.
They have a good wine menu, though if you're looking for mixed drinks/cocktails this may not be your first choice. The food selection was broad enough that everyone found something they enjoyed. Preparations are tasty if a bit rich. Not a light-eating spot if you're avoiding butter and fats, but not too heavy on the garlic and other seasonings either.
I started with a Caprese salad, which was excellent, followed by the Cioppino which was also very good. The broth was flavorful and the seafood wasn't overdone. My wife started with the rucola, beets, walnuts, and goat cheese salad and then had their Salmone Primavera, which was also well prepared.
Desserts were all very good - between us we had one each of the Cannoli, Tiramisu’, Cheesecake and Panna Cotta.
This is a local gem for folks living in or visiting Kirkland, and we'll be back. If we were going from the regular menu and not the Restaurant Week special, it would have been a bit pricey - but worth it. They also serve a similar menu for lunch at lower prices.
We had lunch during Seattle Restaurant Week. Salad and soup were both very good. The swordfish and gnocchi with sausage were generously proportioned and beautifully seasoned. Hadn't visited before, but the menu stood out from most of the others we contemplated for the Week.
I stopped going to this restaurant necause of the service (I recall a couple of young girls). Service was gteat this time and the minestrone, albeit on the salty side( was amazing. Everything else was good too. Will be back.
We celebrated two 70th birthdays & our service was wonderful along with the cozy atmosphere.
All of our meals...cannelloni, Vitello scampi & penne paradiso were fabulous! And our Limoncello , Tartufo Limoncello & Classico Limoncello were one of the best desserts we've had in a long time.
We'll definitely be back again soon!
We went there for a date and it was a nice setting romantic has good Decor good Ambience we just felt the food could have been a little better. I ordered the special which was a pork chop which was actually very tasty it was cooked over a bed of vegetables that were very good but the pork chop was very fatty my date ordered a spaghetti dish which was very Bland we had a couple drinks we had a good time didn't eat all the food though I wouldn't recommend it to a friend but I wouldn't oppose it neither.
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