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“Great seafood lunch with wonderful ocean view”
Review of Paradiso Trattoria - CLOSED

Paradiso Trattoria
Price range: $20 - $35
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Good for: Romantic, Scenic view, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed November 24, 2012

I usually refrain from entering a restaurant where one of the staff is standing outside and trying to attract passing by people to enter. It seems like tourist trap more than anything else. This time was different as the lady outside was holding a leach full of great looking mashrooms that I could not ignore. The lady told whoever stopped by about the freash seafood secials.

In Israel where Live it is quite unusual to find fresh Swordfish that I like. So as soon as the lady out Paradiso trattoria mentioned the Swordfish special, she got me. I looked at the menu afterwards and they do offer good choice of Italia food, but I was up to the Swordfish special.

The Swordfish filet was grilled exactly as it should be and was accompanied with fresh roasted vegies and mashed potetoes. On top there was light wine and cream sauce, but very little of it, which was great.

The combination of tastes was great, which for me is indicative of the restaurant kitchen. Not too much sauce, vegies roasted to wonderful crispy taste, and the fish was just great.

Most of the seats offer great ocean view. The service was reasonable given the lunch rush hour on a Sunday and the sunny day outside.

I will certainly stop by when visiting Monterey again.

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1  Thank Ron A
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Reviewed November 15, 2012

We ate here on our first night as it was next door to our hotel and we were not disappointed. Our server lovingly described a whole list of specials and the swordfish and prawns we had were excellent . A special mention goes to the bread pudding.

1  Thank CarlaJersey
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Reviewed November 10, 2012

Quite normal setting, during the day must have a very nice view on the bay.
The server was quite nice but the food most ordinary.
One of us took tasteless sea food pasta floating in water which should have been a broth or sauce.
The other was attracted by the waiter to abalone (beware it’s most expensive) which could have been good if not deep fried and grease soaked.
Difficult to match with some of the good and very good reviews, perhaps an evening without cook?

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Thank 6voyageurs
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

This is a lovely place to eat on Cannery Row. The food is better than most and it has a nice view. It's located right in the middle of Cannery Row and has a casual atmosphere.

Thank SFbythebay
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

We chose this restaurant quickly as we were hungry and tired of Cannery Row. The menu looked okay on the street with daily specials and okay prices. The decor was very ordinary and our fish pasta dishes matched. Nothing nicer than could be prepared at home. Our waiter Philippe was the only pleasant part of the experience.

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Thank wanderingman09
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