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Paradiso Ristorante

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15 Railroad Ave, Swampscott, MA 01907-1821 (Burrill)
+1 781-581-7552
Mon - Thu 15:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 15:00 - 22:00
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Marblehead, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

The food came exactly as ordered. No long wait. Attentive waitstaff. Pepper ills, atmosphere relaxing

Thank angel50413
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47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

This place was recommended by a local resident. What a great restaurant. Staff is wonderful. Wine selection was very good. I had the chicken carozza. The desserts were good too. Reasonably priced too. If I'm in the swampscott area rest assure I'm stopping here again.

Thank Bill V
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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62 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

We were standing in front of the counter waiting for a waitress to sit us, and nobody came in more than 5 minutes. They were 4 empty tables but not waitress. Never again.

Thank Jocelyn L
Boston, Massachusetts
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150 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

We stopped here for dinner before the play at the local high school. There were four of us, she and me, and my mom and sister. We chose it for its convenience, and that may be all this place has going for it -- if you're in Swampscott. But boy, what a disappointment. Full disclosure -- my mom and sister... More 

Thank KitchenJazz
Salem, Massachusetts
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016 credit card Amex Cardmember Review

We are fortunate to live next to Swampscott MA where we regularly enjoy dining at our favorite Italian Restaurant - Paradiso - across from the train station. The food and presentation are outstanding and the staff friendly and very professional. We enjoy dining at the bar where Kim always remembers our beverage choices and what her favorite special menu choice... More 

Thank BigBoy9
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016

The gravy is the way grand mother used to make it. I always order my fresh rigatoni with the fra diavolo. The menu features nightly specials. More often than not, my friend orders the fish/ shellfish dish. Nice to have a real chef preparing local ingredients. I highly recommend the Paridiso. The food is all good, traditional menu and very... More 

Thank Matt C
Swampscott, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 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
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 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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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 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
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89 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 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 

1 Thank Caitlin W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Open Hours
15:00 - 21:30
15:00 - 21:30
15:00 - 21:30
15:00 - 21:30
15:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 Railroad Ave, Swampscott, MA 01907-1821
  • Public Transportation: Commuter rail station
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Swampscott
  • Phone Number: +1 781-581-7552

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?