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Paradiso Ristorante

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15 Railroad Avenue, Swampscott, MA 01907 (Burrill)
Commuter rail station
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3:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 3:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
Delicious Italian food

Great food in a convivial restaurant. Fresh pasta and Specials every evening but the veal parmigiana is usually my choice....

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 27, 2015
Swampscott, Massachusetts
via mobile
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Swampscott, Massachusetts
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015 via mobile

Great food in a convivial restaurant. Fresh pasta and Specials every evening but the veal parmigiana is usually my choice....

Thank Mollymaggie1
Nahant, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

A great quiet and romantic dining room separated from a lively bar. I had Seabass which was cooked to perfection. My wife had veal Parmesan. She liked the fact that it seemed to have a lighter less heavy touch than is more often the case

1 Thank Bobthefuntrainer
Swampscott, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

My husband, 7 year old son and I love Paradiso - we esp like the quiet, cozy dining room in the back. The staff are very friendly and the chicken parm is to die for. We also love the nice selection of wines by the glass. There is also a large, nice bar area upfront that is always packed!

1 Thank JMD903
Salem, Ma
Level Contributor
43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

There is nothing I love more than Italian food, and this place was terrible. The red sauce is thin, how I usually prefer it, but it had no flavor what so ever. I tried the sauce over the homemade rigatoni, which again was nothing special. My entree was salmon served grilled over spinach and cannellini beans and it came in... More 

Thank Caitlin W
Swampscott, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
76 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

Convenient dinner after getting off the train. The food is typical Italian and always smells wonderful when I get off the traim every day. The chicken parm and risotto were wonderful. Service is ok.

Thank Meaghan Y
Lynn, MA
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The food at this Italian Eatery never disappoints. My husband and I eat here once a week. Food is fabulous, and service is too. Try the chicken marsala, chicken parm, or the lamb chops, all absolutely delicious. My husband and I were doing Thursday nights in the North End, and every time we tried a new restaurant we would say,... More 

Thank naturelovers11
Swampscott, Massachusetts, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The food was excellent. I have had better, but I really enjoyed the experience of this restaurant. The service was excellent. The food was a little pricey.

Thank Kensorkin
Peabody, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Really enjoyed everything about this place. Staff was awesome. Nice décor but not stuffy. Casual and comfortable. Food was off the charts good. Wasn't inexpensive but felt like the quality and portions were definitely a good value. Highly recommend this for any type of dinner... romantic, family, casual, celebration...

Thank Mickfromtheville
Swampscott, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

Very good food, pleasant environment, with excellent personal service. Large portions. The front has a bar atmosphere. The dining room in the back is much quieter with pleasant service from experienced staff who appear to have a long history there.

Thank Enbailey
Level Contributor
50 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

I love this place! Food is amazing!! They have some homemade pastas! I haven't had a bad meal there ever!! Drinks are great! My favorite spot is the bar, which is beautiful! Great fresh food!!

Thank Deb C

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 15 Railroad Avenue, Swampscott, MA 01907
  • Public Transportation: Commuter rail station
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Swampscott
  • Phone Number: 781-581-7552

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
Open Hours
3:00 pm - 9:30 pm
3:00 pm - 9:30 pm
3:00 pm - 9:30 pm
3:00 pm - 9:30 pm
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?