Ristorante Paradiso

4.7
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570 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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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.6
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.5
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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m
Seattle
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

M
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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 12 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

l
Seattle
26 reviews
Dined on 8 November 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 6 November 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 5 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Never have been disappointed here. Food is consistently great.

A
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

K
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on 2 November 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 29 October 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
17 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

I have frequently been here,always a good choice.

RC
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

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

S
Detroit
12 reviews
Dined on 23 October 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
13 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

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

OT
Seattle
34 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

C
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Anniversary

s
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on 6 October 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 5 October 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 5 October 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!

H
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

DA
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Always good.

l
Seattle
45 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Very enjoyable!

SR
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Halibut special was the most delicious meal I have ever had in this restaurant! Superb service and seating.

EM
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Enjoyed a delicious lunch with good friend. We hadn't been here for quite some time and were both delighted! Friendly staff, excellent food and service made it a special outing. We will definitely recommend Ristorante Paradiso to family and friends.

TS
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Very nice foods and wines.
My daughter also enjoyed.

SK
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Charming spot with excellent food. Huge portions, couldn't finish my superb Salmon pasta.

DA
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience3

First time my veal saltimbocca was not excellent....the vegetables were odd tasting via oil and/or seasoning....had them replaced with pasta. The gnocchi did not have sufficient Italian sausage to balznce the dish.
Ceasar and beef carpaccio were excellent

MM
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Paradiso is one of our favorite restaurants. We have been going there for many years now. The food is always delicious and the atmosphere is very pleasant. The prices are also very reasonable and the wine list constantly improves. I would recommend trying it if you've never gone.

OT
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this restaurant, I’m going again tonight then won’t be back in this area until next summer, I’ll be sure to be back then !!!

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This restaurant is one of our favorite places in Kirkland and the service is alway excellent, but this evening we had a waitress by the name of Corina and she was absolutely the best waitress we’ve ever had anywhere. Thank you for always going above and beyond.

PD
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Have been to Ristorante Paradiso several times with family and for business dinners. Consistently great food, service and ambiance. I am always struck by the consistency of the place and how it reflects great management and passion for food.

LM
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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Excellent service and delicious as always.

LV
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Always excellent food. The staff members at the front door seemed a little dumbfounded when we came in. We had a reservation for 3, and the hostess mumbled something we couldn't understand about not having a table for 3. She drifted away and after about 2-3 minutes she returned with menus while still talking to another employee. She then seated us. Bottom line - she was not very courteous or welcoming to customers.

The wait staff was excellent.

M
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Long time favorite restaurant in Kirkland. Both food and service have always been excellent.

KR
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Friendly and attentive staff. Exceptional warm bread, expansive list of wine, very good size portions, homemade pasta and always enjoy the salmon.

C
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

A consistently great dining experience. Wonderful food, wine list and service.

OT
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

First time eating here, food was very very good, portions more than plentiful. Each of us was very pleased with what we ordered. The rolls were literally hot out of the oven, yum! One of the best Caesar salads around. Complimentary dessert to celebrate a special occasion was a nice touch.

TJ
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My wife and I really enjoyed our dinner here. My big surprise was veal scampi... butterflied prawns wrapped in a thin pocket of veal with an amazing sauce. Service was also very good. Highly recommend.

S
San Diego
25 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server Angel was outstanding and all the dishes were excellent. It was our daughters birthday and we were all treated wonderful.

B
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food. Pasta was fresh and there was a good wine selection

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We had a very loud table behind us. I will definitely be back