Ristorante Paradiso

4.6
520 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Authentic
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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4.6
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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NS
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great restaurant great food very good service. I would strongly recommend.

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o
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything about this place is perfection!

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DC
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

As always we had an excellent meal. Our only negative would be the noise level which makes it very difficult to have a conversation. All of us had delicious food, generous portions and great wait staff.

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KK
Seattle
109 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Lovely meal, as always. Carmelina, our waitress, was professional and friendly. Wine selections are always good here. It is fun to try their featured wines by the glass.

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OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and service

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OT
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Food was delicious. I’ve been here a few times before and never been disappointed.

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CJ
Seattle
32 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

All five of us loved our dinner selections. It is a little noisy but we got along ok despite that. The bread was served warm and delicious.

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m
Seattle
69 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

Been here many times and this is the first disappointment ,slow unattentive service a pork tenderloin that was as tuff as shoe leather hopefully this bad night was a one time issue

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D
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous as always!

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T
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Excellent Service! Great wine list, and the food was amazing. Not too busy in the middle of the week.

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F
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Restauranta was fantastico! Great food and exceptional service!

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OT
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great waitress!!! Pasta dish wonderful, pork dish delivered almost cold !!!

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DA
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and staff

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EG
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This restaurant is always wonderful. Every time I take guests they are amazed that such a wonderful Italian restaurant is in downtown Kirkland. The calamari is the best I've had anywhere and the clam linguini is delicious!

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l
Seattle
35 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very good, really enjoyed it!

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A
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place to have a wonderful dinner!

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FB
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

It was a crowded graduation weekend... The food was pretty great - we've had better food there at other times. The service was excellent.

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R
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Ristorante Paradiso is my favorite Kirkland restaurant and one of my top three overall. The food is fantastic and consistent, the waitstaff is attentive, friendly and knowledgeable and the atmosphere is elegant while still very comfortable. It is a great place to bring your out-of-town guests as well as your family. Our family has been dining here for more than 15 years and are still impressed every time we visit.

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CS
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

We had a nice evening for dinner on the street patio. The service was less that used to be, seafood was very smelly so not fresh and the area could have used at least a a broom, better a good cleaning. Since I have a service dog, and always bring a surface covering towel, it had grease stains the patio was so disgusting!

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B
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 2

The food and general ambiance are always lovely, but we were there early, at 5:30, and it was SOOO loud that we were glad when we were leaving. Food quality is usually great, but my husband's veal was cut so thin that it was almost tough. Flavors were great. We'll be back, but the noise level is really annoying. Service was great. A very pricey meal for two (only 1 glass of wine for 1 of us), given how glad we were to be leaving the noise.

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r
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food is consistently good, and they gave us a special table request for a celebration dinner. The special halibut is always a nice surprise when it is on the menu. Also great was the chicken marsala. The wine list and the bread is always wonderful as well.

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PD
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Have been to the restaurant several times and the food is consistently good and the service consistently friendly and helpful as well as efficient. I took a friend this time as he is a wine lover and he was blown away by the wine list. This is a go-to place when you want great food and a meal for family or business. It is that simple and good.

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V
Seattle
18 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Great staff and service. $3 charge to split very ordinary $10 Cesar. Veal was nice. A bit over cooked. Scampi large and fresh. A bit over cooked. Watered down manhattan.

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MJ
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food and bread is to die for! I always order the spinach salad to start.

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AF
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

At first my experience was so pleasant when I came a couple of weeks ago. I made the same reservations on Sunday this week for 12:00 and when I walked in I was not seated (although I was the only one there). After seating myself and waiting an additional 10 mins for people in the kitchen to come out and serve me, I still gave it a chance and tried to order a salad. The waiter then cut me off amidst me trying to pronounce which salad I wanted and was very trite with me. I still stayed because of my previous experience being in such high regards. Simply asked the waitress which wine the waiter recommended to me the last time that I was there and she did not know of the brand (which is odd, you work there that's kind of your job) altogether I decided not to spend my money for subpar service and ambiance was completely off. I went across the street and found somewhere that appreciates my money and altogether from this horrible experience, I was able to find a more welcoming and warm spot called Cactus. Please go there instead, anywhere but here.

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OT
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great restaurant experience as always! Seafood and pasta. One of my favorite restaurants....

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D
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

This is the first time that I have been disappointed by the food and experience.

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AF
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great customer service and amazing ambiance. Most importantly the food was impeccable and I most definitely will recommend to a friend and come back later! Thank you!

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p
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great food at fair prices. Nice offering of good wines. Service not as personal as it normally is...overall a favorite go to place.

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KK
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Food was good for four out of five of us. Service was mediocre, with the waiter checking in on us only a couple of times. I would expect a bit more attentive service, especially since the restaurant wasn't particularly busy during the lunch period on a Sunday.

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Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It’s always so consistent. Great food and service and a good value for a out to dinner experience.

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RS
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

We definitely enjoyed our food once it was delivered to the table, quite delicious. This would be one of those meals where there were issues on timing (our plates grabbed in error by another server) but our server did an admirable job of communication as well as satisfying us due to the circumstances. When things go wrong you can see if they understand how to address it and they did. We will be back - only thing missing is cannoli’s!

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DH
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent Italian food in the heart of Kirkland, WA. Food was outstanding as was the service. My glass was never empty. A little noisy for our liking but it was vibrant and people enjoying their meals. So not a problem.

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RH
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A marvelous Italian dining experience. Fine dining without over-the - top prices.

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BA
Vancouver
19 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

authentic Italian cuisine and ambiance

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G
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful small local restaurant !

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JR
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very good risoto del mare. Very clean.and good Wind.

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LA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

This wasn't the first time we've been to the restaurant so we knew what we were getting. Hot day, lots of outdoor seating (which was filled), and it was pretty hot in the restraurant. A/C wasn't very good. Food was only average on this occasion, a little below what we expected...the mista salad is actually not very good - very little flavor so I wouldn't reccommend it. Otherwise, a fun and energetic place to go in the heart of downtown Kirkland.

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PD
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food always! Good service too, although there are often noisy kids, so if that can bother you, go later!

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OT
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 4Ambience 2

Food was great. Service above average. The seating with the chairs is very uncomfortable. The noise built up quite a bit as it started to get busy.

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