To be fair to the Paradiso.....one of our teenagers and my husband had a big fight moments before we entered the restaurant. It takes away from the experience when the table is so quiet...and brooding.
We had a nice bottle of wine (believe me...we needed it ) and the bruschetta to start. The serving was interesting, but really tasty. There was fresh warm bread as well....the tomatoes on top were great. It was quite a large appetizer.
We had eaten a large lunch that day, so I had the mozzorella salad for my main course. It was good...not as good as the appetizer, but good. My daughter had the chicken gratin and didn't eat most of it, so I had some of that. It was a bit overdone and quite crusty. Not my favorite.
The downside for our family (other than the fight) was that the kids had trouble finding things on the menu that appealed to them. They are not burgers only children, but the menu is quite "adult". It has ox tail, goose leg, Ossobucco, and other things that seem to fit more of an adult palate.