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Lunch, Dinner, Take Out, Fine Wine, Cocktails and Authentic Italian Cuisine

General Info
When you want the very best in Italian Cuisine come to our fine dining establishment. You will not find a more quaint and charming place for your special occasion. The house bread is famous in Kirkland. This is a very romantic setting, with a warm and friendly staff. The food is consistently delicious. The chef owner Fabrizio Loi is from the village of Triel in Italy. In 1978 Fabrizio was accepted to Italy's national culinary college the Institute Professional Alberghiero. He completed an intensive 3 year certificate program in restaurant operations and management. He graduated with the highest honors. Now we can appreciate his special versions of the very best Italian recipes he has created especially for your dining pleasure. After dining you may want to walk a short distance to Kirkland's waterfront. Consider this Restaurant to do the catering to your next Special Event! You will be glad you choose Ristorante Paradiso!
BBB Rating
A+
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Hours

Regular Hours

Extra Phones

Phone: (425) 889-8703

Fax: (425) 889-8703

Payment method
mastercard, amex, discover, visa
Price Range
$$
Location
Near Downtown Kirkland's Art Galleries
Neighborhood
Moss Bay
Languages
English, Italian
Other Email

Categories
Italian Restaurants, Mediterranean Restaurants, Pizza, Take Out Restaurants, Fine Dining Restaurants, American Restaurants, Bars, Dessert Restaurants, Steak Houses, Seafood Restaurants, Ice Cream & Frozen Desserts, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch Restaurants, Family Style Restaurants, Caterers, Restaurants
Other Information

Parking: Street

Wi-Fi: No

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Good For Family: Yes

Good For Groups: Yes

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Cuisines: Caterers, American, European, Steakhouse, Continental, Fine Dining, Mediterranean, Family Style, Take Out, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch, Italian, Ice Cream, Dessert, Seafood, Pizza

Alcohol: Beer, Wine

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: Yes

Price Range : Average

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lialia

06/17/2011

Overall
Amaazzzziiiinnnggg Food & Service

I have been looking for 15 years for an Great Italian Restaurant in Seattle but my search came to an end when I tried Ristorante Paradiso! It's more than food, it's art!! The toasted bread is to die for! The pasta is cooked to perfection and the portions are very large! Before I decided to write a review, I had lunch here 15 times and have tried everything on their menu to make sure that they are consistent with their menu and service! I truly have to tell you that I have never been so Impressed with a restaurant! This place gets my vote on Best Restaurant in Seattle!!!!!

T Cheung

11/02/2010

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Overall
Somethings changed

Bear with me. I am old!

This place use to be one of our favorites in Kirkland. I hate to say this but it has lost flavor.

We frequented this restaurant for many years until we moved out of state. We recently came back to visit and we were saddened that this restaurant has changed so much.

The staff that use to make us feel so much at home is no longer there. We asked and were told that Francesco has moved back to Italy.

Along with the ambiance, the quality of the food was just not like it use to be.

DISAPPOINTED.

T Cheung

11/02/2010

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Overall
Somethings changed

Bear with me. I am old!
This place use to be one of our favorites in Kirkland. I hate to say this but it has lost flavor.
We frequented this restaurant for many years until we moved out of state. We recently came back to visit and we were saddened that this restaurant has changed so much.
The staff that use to make us feel so much at home is no longer there. We asked and were told that Francesco has moved back to Italy.
Along with the ambiance, the quality of the food was just not like it use to be.
DISAPPOINTED.

yashodhra

10/22/2010

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Overall
Okay food with okay service

We went to Ristorante Paradiso yesterday to try out their 3 for 25 deals. I have done many of these deals before and had very good experiences but this place was just okay.

Food: The food was fairly mediocre. When we got to the 3rd course the waiter told us none of the desserts on the menu were available but ice-cream, which was very disappointing as we all wanted Tiramisu. What got me more annoyed was another server came up and told us that they have been running out of desserts every day. Wouldn't you think if you are running out of desserts everyday you would make more so you don't run out the next time?

Service: Our server was nice but he was very loopy. Maybe he was tired or had too many tables to wait on. He couldn't remember who got what dish and there were only 5 of us and 4 of us got the same thing. All our food didn't come out together, some got their food early and a couple got theirs a few minutes later. He did call his owner about the dessert and gave us an option to take off $2 off the bill or get a chocolate fudge dessert instead of the ice-cream. It was just an awkward experience.

I am not sure if I will go here again.

Soccermomsrule

05/26/2010

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Overall
Extremely Disappointing`

My children had planned a special mothers day for me at Paradiso restaurant. I was really looking forward to it. Sadly it was a big disappointment. We arrived at 1:30 and the restaurant had plenty of seating. Our ceasar salad was swimming in what tasted like store bought dressing. I was surprised when our food took 40 minutes and one of the meals came five minutes after the others. By the time the final dish arrived our meals were getting cold. My daughters pasta was extremely salty but she did not complain to the waitress because we had already waited so long. The service was good, however I would not recommend this restaurant.

moonsshine

03/16/2009

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Overall
Great little place

This place is great, we got sat right away and its got a very romantic feel to it. Excellent pasta and everything was simple quality. The house dressing is light and satisfying and the gnocci is excellent. Also, recommended the Scaloppine if you are into that sort of thing. Simple fresh and pretty quick. I will go again.

venetia2004

12/16/2008

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Overall
An unique experience...

An unique experience. Excellent food and staff. It's one one of the few places were you can feel alive around here. Brings back memories...

chotivegas

07/09/2007

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Overall
Excellent Food.....Great Atmosphere!

My favorite Italian Restaurant! My wife and I have eaten there many times and we have always left very satisfied and happy. The food is absolutely awesome! Not thrown together like a ""Vinces"" or ""Olive Garden"" It looks like they actually put some effort in the recipe. The wait staff was very kind and the atmosphere was quant. I have had a few different dishes there but the Putanesca is my favorite. Also..the Kalamari is exceptional!

eastsidefoodie

02/28/2007

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Overall
Bread baked in heaven!

This cozy place has the best bread, and at lunch, the best pizza. I wish they would serve the pizza at dinner. I got them to do it once, but I could see the chef from our table, and I could see he wasnt happy, but he did it. The Pomodoro pasta dish is very fresh and light, as is the Penne Paradiso. We've also had daily fish specials. Once, fantastic; another time, just average. We love the fresh butter, but it might be nice to have an option for some sort of olive oil dipping sauce (with balsamic vinegar, garlic, spices) as so many places have now. However, I hope they never stop making that divine bread! We've always had good luck with wine, but order something they have offered samples of, so we already know we like it. (they sometimes have tasting nights). Service is usually good--bussers keep water topped, bring bread promptly.

jkcddd

02/10/2007

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Overall
Excellent food and attentive service

We have dined here 3 times and each time had a wonderful experience. The restaurant is very romantic with dimmed lighting and cozy tables. The service was top-drawer with excellent recommendations. Each dish was prepared with the freshest of ingredients and is very flavorful. I wish they had a few more choices on the menu, however the selections they offer are wonderful. The bread alone is worth another trip - just like we had on trips to Italy.

melmothra

02/06/2007

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Overall
Something is going wrong here...

this used to be one of my favorite places but it's changing for the worse. On my last visit, the glass of wine I ordered was terrible--totally oxidized. The food was way too salty and things I'd ordered many times in the past were prepared differently although the menu was still the same. The sausage in the gnocchi was almost inedible from way too much fennel and it had such an bad, old taste I thought it might be dangerous. My friend had the lasagna which we used to love because it was so different than anywhere else but this time it was nothing special at all. It was very disappointing. The service was good, if you don't count the fact that the server never bothered to ask why I didn't drink my wine.

On the upside, the warm rolls are still delicious. Now, if they would only serve something other than rock hard, cold butter with them.

aa_seattle

12/01/2005

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Overall
good food, poor value

I love the food here (lasagna, canninoli, veal, etc...) and salads, but I can't help but feel it's a bit overpriced. We ordered a carafe of the house chianti and were dissapointed to see a half-carafe in any other restaurant being delivered to our table. It was barely enough for 3 people so we had to order another ($30 later...ouch. for cheap wine that is $6 a bottle at QFC). Oh well, I guess that's why I shouldn't drink wine out.

Oh the BREAD is wonderful. It's pillowy and tastes incredible. And they bring refills.

charliegooddog

04/02/2005

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Overall
A Very Special Place

Wonderful food professionally served in a romantic setting. Frenchy and Rita have brought a bit of Sardinia to downtown Kirkland. This is the best place on the Eastside to enjoy a leisurely lunch accompanied with a bottle of fine Italian wine. The owners and staff are experienced, warm, gracious and truly care about the customers. In addition to the regular menu items, the kitchen will prepare special dishes upon request. I enjoy ""Chicken Steve's Way"" (roasted red peppers, mushrooms, capers and wine sauce) and ""Pollo Bascaiola"" (mushrooms, artichokes and cream sauce). The bread and olive oil/garlic dip is outstanding. Best spumoni we have ever tasted. In good weather you can dine outside on Park Lane, a narrow european style tree lined street. Parking can be a bit challenging, but space is always available in the Kirkland library lot located two blocks from the restaurant.

shawnaf

03/16/2005

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Overall
Very Disappointing!!!

I have been here a few times more for convenince than anything. It does have a quaint feel so the atmosphere is about the best part. Our food was way to oily. Just swimming. The food was very bland. No flavor. My husband and I both were very unhappy with our food. We would not go back. The server was very slow but nice. There were only 4 tables so we didn't understand why the slow service. Trust me there are great Italian Restaurants in Redmond and Bellevue. Skip this place, the food is just plain BAD!

lauramango

07/02/2003

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Overall
Paradiso.. is very special !

I love this place , the food is always fresh and sooo good ! Cioppino & pollo maniera are my favorite .
Good service.

yaypickles

04/08/2003

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Overall
Almost paradise.

My spinach crepes were over-salted, but my partner's lemon chicken was divine. For some reason, the server never acknowledged me: he dictated the specials exclusively to my male partner; poured wine only for my male partner; gave the bill to my male partner (though I was picking up the check).

ann21

03/02/2003

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Overall
Very dissapointed

We went there with great expectations but were disappointed with the food. It wad too oily and bland. Also it was too noisy and the service was poor and we felt ignored.

tycly

01/18/2003

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Overall
excellence resides here

This was my first visit. From the moment we walked in till the time that we left we were treated very graciously. The service was excellent, informative, very polite and prompt when needed. The ambience was exceptional. But beyond all these attributes just mentioned we found the food to be very good. I know I use the word excellent alot but this is a superior restaurant which I would recommend gladly to my friends and family.

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