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Cucina Paradiso

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814 North Blvd, Oak Park, IL 60301-1302
708-848-3434
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Cucina Paradiso is a regional Italian restaurant, meaning that we create...
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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  • 25
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
reliable modern Italian without city hassle

This restaurant is on our most frequented list as it is convenient and reliable. Especially nice in good weather when you can dine on the sidewalk out front. One of the best spaghetti bolgonnesse dishes that has been a staple of my daughter's childhood.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Donna V
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Oak Park, Illinois
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St. Louis, MO
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Had dinner on a Friday evening with a friend. We were seated promptly and the place was fairly crowded. I was cool out that evening and although we were seated by the window, it was not drafty at all and the street view of the pedestrian traffic was great. We started with cocktails; I had a pear martini and it... More 

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Oak Park, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

A great italian restaurant. The food here is very high quality, service has always been top notch. They also do pick-up which is great when you are looking for a nice dinner without having to go out.

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Oak Park, Illinois
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Cucina is just down the street from us. We love it! Small but they will close for large parties. The pizza is great, as are the daily specials. I always order the fish. Appetizers are good, as are the salads. Calamari is rather hit or miss. On some of their pasta dishes you can get a half order. Still too... More 

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Oak Park, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

This restaurant is on our most frequented list as it is convenient and reliable. Especially nice in good weather when you can dine on the sidewalk out front. One of the best spaghetti bolgonnesse dishes that has been a staple of my daughter's childhood.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

The best ever. Street side dining, highly attentive wait staff, price was fair for the great food delivered. short walk to our B&B. fell in love! we had the special pasta shell dish with sausage and well all the wonderfulness that was delivered. Thank you!

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Zapopan, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The food is excellent, they offer Italian food dishes and good wine. We enjoyed the view by the window and they also have outside tables during summer time

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Oak Park, Illinois
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65 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

i first went here for some friends wedding lunch. They did a great job catering a special meal. Since then I have eaten there several times and have not been disappointed. The drinks menu is excellent as well.

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Oak Park, Illinois
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Each of us in our party of four loved their meals! Warm bread and with garlic butter was brought to us very quickly. I thought that my pork in Marsala wine was the best pork dish I have ever had. The server was very attentive, the restaurant is attractive. Yes towards the end of the meal it started getting a... More 

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Both the fried and grilled calamari appetizers were good. My cousin lives near this restaurant and it is one of her favorites. She had the pistachio chicken and loved it. I had halibut and thought it was quite good. My husband wasn't so crazy about his Lake Superior white fish, but it was still decent. The biggest problem was that... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

I'm a litte bit torn on this review rating. Had I simply paid the check and not stuck around for dessert, it would have been a strong 4 star review. Nice menu, tasty food, simple wine list, fair prices, al fresco dining area. Our party of four including two children were seated promptly on a Tuesday evening. Restaurant was relatively... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 814 North Blvd, Oak Park, IL 60301-1302
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Oak Park
  • Phone Number: 708-848-3434

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 25
  • Cuisine: Italian

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?