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“Fantastic Italian”
Review of Cucina Paradiso

Cucina Paradiso
Ranked #2 of 267 Restaurants in Petaluma
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 15 April 2014

One of my favorite places....Authentic with great atmosphere! Great food! Just had lunch there today! Reservations a very good idea!

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Reviewed 15 April 2014

We live in Petaluma and eat here several times a year. We have never had a below average meal or experienced less than great service. Best restaurant in Petaluma, hands down.

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Reviewed 16 March 2014

Located in downtown Petaluma, this small restaurant has a tacky interior, with a full-service cocktail bar that is part of the dining area. Closely packed tables and high ceilings leave little for privacy conversations and is difficult listening. Service was slow. Calamari served abalone style, with a well-prepped egg batter was delicious. Reminds one of the San Francisco Fisherman's wharf in the old days. Vegetables with the lunch were slightly overcooked. Pasta with sausage, served in a tasty marinara-style sauce was absolutely fantastic. Served al-dente, with saute'ed sausage removed from the casing, this dish was great. Spumoni ice cream seemed home-made and fresh. 2 glasses of house chianti, (nice taste), a bottle of water, lunch and desert was $77.00. Value's not there, but still very good food. Not a destination-location, not a romantic selection, a little loud, could be softer on the price, but, very good food.

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Thank bill s
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Reviewed 16 March 2014

So glad we followed the reviews to this terrific spot in Petaluma. Before our visit, we were skeptical that Cucina Pardiso was ranked among the top 10 Italian restaurants in the SF Bay area. Really? Yes!! All of us enjoyed not only exceptional meals, but exceptional service from the owner. We were delighted with our experience here. Linguini with pesto, chicken panini and scrumptious chicken breast special with artichokes and tomatoes. Lovely setting and friendly service. Go!

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Reviewed 9 March 2014

We have eaten here numerous times and always had a great time - food and service. This last time we were very disappointed in service. Had reservations and were placed in the "back room" by the door that everyone uses to leave. Very bad seating arrangement for this table. Had to raise my voice to be heard over other patrons. Had to ask for bread, etc. Were never asked. Were waiting for our dinner and watched other patrons being served that had arrived after us.??? Were asked by a passing "bus boy" if we needed our dinner. He returned promptly with our order. He was very nice. Will think twice about returning in near future.

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Thank 2006corvettefamily
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