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“Nobody's perfect” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cucina Paradiso

Cucina Paradiso
Ranked #2 of 261 Restaurants in Petaluma
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Spokane, Washington
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262 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
“Nobody's perfect”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2013

Everything was going so well — until dessert. My husband and I got dinner salads and then shared the gnocchi, which was so authentically amazing. The little morsels just melt in your mouth. While it is a little pricey, it was worth the extra cash. Hello, it's great Italian food. My only beef is with the so-called cannolis. These were not cannolis, but a counterfeit in the form of a store-bought Pirouette wafer filled with cream. Come on, if you are going to do it up grand, you cannot fail on the cannoli! Bummer. My advice, skip dessert and go next door to La La's for some great ice cream.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank spankyandsarah
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
eugene
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Fabulous Food and Atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2013

Delicious lunch and ambiance. Would go again in a minute!!!! We met with friends who are from the Bay Area and they were impressed with it all.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank celebrationEugene
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Sonoma, California
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110 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
“A little piece of Italy”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

The food and atmosphere here is fantastic. Be prepared for a crowd. Street parking can be very difficult, but the experience is worth it.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ilava
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Petaluma
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198 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Best restaurant in Petaluma”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2013

The best Italian food you'll find anywhere. The gnocchi in particular is to die for, if they ever make the bacon infused version again, just order it. You won't regret it. The grilled fresh calamari, white cannellini beans on arugula salad with vinaigrette dressing is just amazing. Not fried. You'll be surprised calamari can be like this! The Rigatoni in a light tomato cream sauce is another constant favorite.

A full bar. Great waiters with real character. Lots of room so every when they're crazy busy they'll probably find you a space.

Just go, really, you'll thank me.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Fanfoot
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Petaluma, California
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77 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Heaven on earth!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2013

Four friends and I met here for the first time, and we were blown away by the spectacular food, the outstanding and attentive service, and the display of awards in the front window. Several friends had driven far to come here, and swore they would do so again.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank CCAnnie66
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