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“Nice spot for lunch” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Paradise Pantry

Paradise Pantry
222 E. Main St, Ventura, CA
(805) 641-9440
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Ranked #6 of 337 Restaurants in Ventura
Cuisines: Delicatessen, Wine Bar
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Canada
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66 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 48 cities Reviews in 48 cities
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
“Nice spot for lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

We were travelling through Ventura and took the advice of a neighboring shopkeeper and lunched at the Paradise Pantry. Food was good, fresh and well presented. Ambience just so-so but service was good. If you're looking for a lighter lunch and a quiet place to visit, this would be a good choice.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Chicago, Illinois
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Great Food, Wine and Cheese Selections”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

This is a fun cozy place to enjoy lunch or a light dinner with friends. We had the cheese plate, as it was recommended. I too would recommend it! Kelly's killer Mac N'Cheese was great, it changes weekly. The squash soup was very good! Everything is super fresh and home made. Wine flights were good, nice selection of wines. After finishing a light lunch, we had to try the dessert trio, Pot o Creme Chocolate, Creme Brulee and Butterscotch, YUM! Save room for this one! Wander over to the cheese counter and wine section after eating. Nice selection of both.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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San Clemente, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“ok place”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

This place has a good selection of wine and cheese, service is good but nothing else to add.
I tried the fish soup and it was too spicy, the turkey sandwich was bland.
I might return to give them another chance though

  • Visited September 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Los Angeles
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
“We loved it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

We were at a car show in Ventura and happened upon the Paradise Pantry. It is a small casual restaurant with a gourmet wine and fine cheese shop attached. What a wonderful find! Their generous cheese plate is beautifully presented with delicious selection of cheeses, dried fruits, nuts and sliced bread. It is obvious that the staff really care about the food preparation and presentation. We were very impressed. All of the sandwiches going by looked amazing and the people around us were all obviously enjoying their food. Our salads were wonderful. They have a large chalkboard on the wall with the daily specials and wine flights. The cheesemonger in the attached shop was very knowledgeable about their stock of wines and cheeses. We are definitely going back to try some more!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Medway, Massachusetts
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“Well worth a visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

A friend of mine recommended I stop in for a bite. The wine and food here are fantastic. They have a great selection of local wines, cheeses as well as a selection of soups, sandwiches and desserts. If you want to get a flavor of what California has to offer, of what Ventura has to offer, start here. It was a truly memorable experience. I had the tasting flight as well as the blue cheese stuffed figs....Wow!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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