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Cucina Paradiso

4.6
4.6
558 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
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Cucina Paradiso is an energetic, lively spot serving delicious Italian and new American cuisine. Paradiso's kitchen is a popular culinary destination now, as ever, known for its wonderful thin-crust pizzas and creative entrees. Over the span of its 20+ year existence Cucina Paradiso has undergone sweeping interior space updates and currently welcomes its guests into a stylish, modern, yet warm dining room. An outdoor sidewalk Cafe compliments the diner's experience during the warmer months. Whether you are in the mood for juicy beef tenderloin, a baked goat cheese appetizer or a signature dish from the nightly specials, it'll only take one visit to see why this place is so treasured.Cucina Paradiso offers an ample selection of fine wine, spirits, choice beer & craft cocktails.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (708) 848-3434

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Michael Bouse

  • Catering

    Full Service Caterer with 20+ years of experience. <br />Our website at www.twomaytozcatering.com

  • Private party facilities

    We have a private party room that accommodates 10 - 30 guests. Ask us also about the option to hold your own private luncheon party from 12 pm - 3:30 pm with a capacity of 40 - 100+. Finally, our full-service catering arm, Twomaytoz Catering, can cater off-site event for several hundred guests. Any questions? Just ask us at 708.848.3434 or via marco@cucinaoakpark.com or visit: https://www.cucinaoakpark.com/perch/resources/family-style-menu-2018.pdf

  • Private party contact

    Jeremy Troyer or Marco Fernandez: (708) 848-3434

  • Neighborhood

    Oak Park

  • Cross street

    Oak Park Ave

  • Parking details

    A Village of Oak Park Parking Garage is located about one half-block east on our street at 720 North Boulevard. The first hour is free. The parking rate is $2 thereafter up to 2.5 hours. Additionally, there is limited metered diagonal parking located directly in front of the restaurant.

  • Public transit

    CTA Green Line - Oak Park Ave. <br />Metra UP-W - Oak Park Stop

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 558 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Near West

    Best Overall

  • Near West

    Best Food

  • Near West

    Best Value

  • Near West

    Fit for Foodies

  • Near West

    Good for Groups

  • Near West

    Great for Lunch

  • Near West

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Near West

    Romantic

  • Near West

    Special Occasion

  • Near West

    Most Booked

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  1. g

    guyinchicago

    Chicago

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistent from visit to visit, scrumptious appetizers and entrees. The drink menu is inventive.
  2. FE

    FoodEater

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Bacon wrapped dates were good. Blackberry old fashioned was good.
  3. JL

    JulieL

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was excellent. Our waiter Aurelio was great. And Kim the hostess was so wonderful and sweet.
  4. D

    David

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food was delicious, service was friendly and mostly attentive. A little pricey, but definitely a go to spot for a nice family outing or date night
  5. J

    Jannyg

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    WONDERFUL! Shells Country style! Mmmmmm. Want to go back RIGHT NOW!
  6. C

    Coralredpants

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience2
    Outdoor a bit spoiled by a car being towed a mere few feet away from our table(!).
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience3
    Service was great…Food was just ok. We ordered a specialty pizza and it was not as described in menu and lacked interest and flavor…just meh. Also ordered the beef medallions medium but they were very well done, like VERY well done. Salads were ok but again, lacked “something”…
  8. S

    Scott

    Greensboro

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first time dining here since moving to the Chicago area, and it was delightful. Friendly and efficient staff and delicious food. We loved the atmosphere as well!
  9. M

    Maddog

    Las Vegas

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The food is very good, staff very friendly and no one rushes you to finish and leave.
  10. SG

    SunnyG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    JADORE CUCINA!!! Food was amazing I am blown away everytime
  11. DA

    DanielA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good local Oak Park restaurant enjoyed everything from drinks to bread appetizers and entrees. Highly recommended 👌
  12. KM

    KeithM

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Portions are generous. Leftovers for an entire second meal! Very good food!
  13. CA

    CAPD

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jose is a gifted server, friendly and knowledgeable. The food was delicious. My family loved it!
  14. LM

    LtngMD

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cucina Paradiso is one of our favorite restaurants and we eat there regularly/monthly for Friday date nite when we are in the country. We always request our favorite waitperson on OpenTable. Unfortunately, our request has not been honored since before Christmas. While I have complained in these reviews, the management has never called to explain nor apologize nor for the surely treatment we have from the tall hostess (again last night). Ystdy I called to make sure we would have him and they honored the request. It was a pleasure to see him again, the food and drinks were excellent as always. The only improvement I can think of would be to add a couple white fish dishes (Haddock, Halibut, Sea Bass, etc) instead of only the Salmon.
  15. KG

    KimGg

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, especially the pizza, but pastas are wonderful as well. This is our new favorite spot!
  16. P

    Pat0907

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Having been to Cucina Paradiso quite a few times before over the years, I knew that I would enjoy my meal, and I did. I shared the baked goat cheese appetizer, which was delicious. It was difficult to choose my entrée, even though I had decided that I wanted pasta, because of all the choices. My rigatoni spinaci was wonderful. I was glad that I chose the larger portion because this is an entree that makes for good leftovers at home. I also enjoyed a glass of pinot grigio. The salted caramel gelato was a good choice for dessert, given that I was already somewhat full but wishing to have something from the dessert menu. The service was friendly, helpful, and efficient.
  17. O

    Oakparkbob

    Chicago

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    WE had GF pizza, meatballs, shrimp skewer & a pasta plate. All were good.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience5
    Graduation
  19. DY

    DavidYale

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Very comfortable and unrushed. Attentive, but not intrusive, service. Well prepared and well presented food.
  20. AH

    AdeleH

    Phoenix

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is consistently wonderful. Service is great!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was excellent. Service was polite and prompt. Bread and oil were delicious! As was the gelato. Only complaint would be that it is loud and the tables are close together so not very private for conversation.
  22. A

    Anne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant. Definitely will go again in the future!
  23. MP

    MummaPenguin

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very noisy but great food. One of our party was gluten food and there were lots of choices for her on the menu.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All of the staff was nice, friendly, and efficient. Food was very tasty. We ordered the pear pizza (something different that I was very pleased with) and my partner had a chicken dish that he said was more than delicious. The flavor profiles of the dishes were unique (to us at least) and worked very well together. Excited to try more of the menu! Noise ebbs and flows like any restaurant, a few larger groups were there the same night we were. The inside was beautiful, such a great spot!
  25. RS

    RobertS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Absolutely loved our server. He was incredibly attentive and Easter Buffet had a variety of options. We enjoyed ourselves and would like to return.
  26. N

    Neighbordinner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and overall great experience. Wonderful service.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We love this local gem
  28. P

    Pianogal12

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a treat to eat here as we live quite a distance. Food and service always excellent!
  29. O

    Oakparkbob

    Chicago

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We had a birthday dinner here on an early Friday evening. I had shrimp & penne, my wife had the beef tenderloin, & my daughter had a GF pizza. All items were good as well as the drinks. All the vodka is the same price. So, select the best you want!
  30. AS

    AmyS

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Very nice weeknight dinner. The food is good and the ambiance and noise level are perfect. The brussels were a little on the bland side, but well cooked.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Very good not great food great atmosphere and friendly prompt service
  32. C

    Cincyguy

    Chicago

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    We were looking for some good food, great ambiance, and good service, all.of which we received. Great neighborhood gem.
  33. c

    ckam

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent array of menu options and interesting cocktails.
  34. KW

    KimW

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great place to go and eat. It is loud for my mom who is 90 and end us taking out here hearing aids, but she love the Rustic salad and does not want to go anywhere else. Thanks so much for your consistency is service and food.
  35. J

    Johnk

    Chicago

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Always consistent and very good specials. The chicken with spicy peppers should be a permanent add to the menu.
  36. CF

    ChrisF

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, the food was great ! The martinis were perfect ! The appetizers, particularly the crab cakes, are the best ! The entrees come presented well, flavorful and hot ! This is a great spot !
  37. s

    sakjack

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely neighborhood place. Found it by chance as I was looking for a comfortable place in Oak Park for a business dinner. Parking lot just steps away. On quiet North Blvd which was welcome after the noise of my day. Very welcoming and personable service. Perfectly matched beet and warm goat cheese in the salad. Seriously wonderful pizza and very fresh ingredients. Nice wine list that allows an affordable 5oz pour or the more normally priced 8oz pour. Very glad I visited.
  38. RS

    ReneeS

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We always enjoy our meal at Cucino Paradiso. This time we got the beef tenderloins from the specials menu--incredible! The rustic salad with strawberries, pears, and candied walnuts is delicious. Our favorite pasta dish is the linguine artichoke.
  39. BS

    BeckiS

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service--a long-time favorite of ours.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The menu was so fabulous, we couldn’t decide what to order. So we just decided to order it ALL. Everything was amazing, and our waiter could not have been more friendly and attentive. We would recommend this spot for dates or families (they’ll make kids size portions of the pasta!). Such an absolute gem of a restaurant

FAQs

Cucina Paradiso offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (708) 848-3434.

Cucina Paradiso is rated 4.6 stars by 558 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 PM


Google Map for Cucina Paradiso

814 North Blvd Oak Park, IL 60301

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Oak Park Ave

  • Neighborhood

    Oak Park

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    A Village of Oak Park Parking Garage is located about one half-block east on our street at 720 North Boulevard. The first hour is free. The parking rate is $2 thereafter up to 2.5 hours. Additionally, there is limited metered diagonal parking located directly in front of the restaurant.

  • Public transit

    CTA Green Line - Oak Park Ave. Metra UP-W - Oak Park Stop

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Michael Bouse

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (708) 848-3434

  • Catering

    Full Service Caterer with 20+ years of experience. <br />Our website at www.twomaytozcatering.com

  • Private party facilities

    We have a private party room that accommodates 10 - 30 guests. Ask us also about the option to hold your own private luncheon party from 12 pm - 3:30 pm with a capacity of 40 - 100+. Finally, our full-service catering arm, Twomaytoz Catering, can cater off-site event for several hundred guests. Any questions? Just ask us at 708.848.3434 or via marco@cucinaoakpark.com or visit: https://www.cucinaoakpark.com/perch/resources/family-style-menu-2018.pdf

  • Private party contact

    Jeremy Troyer or Marco Fernandez: (708) 848-3434

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