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Cucina Paradiso

814 North Blvd, Oak Park, IL 60301-1302
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Ranked #15 of 110 restaurants in Oak Park
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations, Takeout
Description: Cucina Paradiso is a regional Italian restaurant, meaning that we create weekly menu changes from the Northern part of Italy all the way down to the Southern part. All in a modern, contemporary dining room along with a professional serving staff.
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85% Recommend
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English first
Oak Park, Illinois
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Upscale Italian food. Very good food and outstanding service. We are local but you could make this a destination restaurant. If you are going at a busy time you should make reservations.

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Castle Rock, Colorado
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

All of the food was really good and the service was good, even though it was very crowded. It was restaurant week and there was a special three course menu. The calamari was very good and the chocolate dessert was excellent. Very nice ambiance and very cozy, comfortable feel about this restaurant.

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Oak Park, Illinois
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25 reviews 25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

The food hear is very good. I had a steak and a seafood appetizers. Although the restaurant bills itself as Italian the sauces were all French and very good Same thing for the salad It was a cold day so this was a fun place to get out of the weather. Great service and a lot of fun.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Amazing 100% veal meatballs are a must try for your appetizer. ALL OF their pizzas are also amazing. The calamari is nothing AMAzing but pretty good I Have to say. The dessert called the bread pudding is also very delicious. It is served HOT with delicious creamy vanilla flavored gelato on top with caramel. You need to get on board... More

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LaPorte Indiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

We had about 10 people over at my brother's house. We ordered different pasta dishes and a couple pizzas and brought them home to share. We ate until we were in a food comma while watching A Christmas Story. Absolutely delicious. We loved the beet salad too.

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Germantown, Tennessee
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

Loved the outdoor dining with the lights above us. The trains going by can be a little loud but they are short and in my opinion, add to the ambiance. The food was excellent and the service wonderful even though we had a large crowd. Great Italian restaurant in the heart of this fabulous place, Oak Park, Illinois!

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Appleton, Wisconsin
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

Nice restaurant! The food was excellent. The location, looking right at the elevated railroad tracks wasn't the best, but it is worth going to if you are in Oak Park. After dinner, walk around the downtown area. There might be a concert in the park!

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Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

Expansive menu and nice presentation. A little noisy and not the place for a conversation on a Friday evening. Pasta entrees come in two sizes, which is a real plus given that you will not want to pass up the appetizers and salads. Good wine at fair prices. On street parking could be a problem as with any place in... More

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Collinsville, IL
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62 reviews 62 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

First don't miss the bacon wrapped dates they are very tasty. Service was ok they missed the little things friendly and knowledgeable but too busy for simple refills and staples. Food looked great and tasted good but not very hot. All in all worth a second visit for the dates alone.

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Chicago, Illinois
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179 reviews 179 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

Food is reliably good, although you have to like your garlic. Small but very serviceable wine list that is well-priced. We prefer the indoor seating, but there is outdoor seating on the patio during the warmer months.

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