We love coming to Cucina Paradiso, just wish it was closer to where we live. Once the restaurants and opened again, go and ask for José! And then go back when the patio is open. The food even tasted better then!!!!
Best food and restaurant experience we have had in a long time. The marinara sauce was perfect! Our server Jose and the rest of the staff were accommodating, friendly and provided excellent service. We can’t wait to return
This place was recommended to us by relatives, and how right they were! It is a lovely, relaxed space, with an easygoing vibe and helpful, friendly and attentive service. Our server, Jennifer, was flat out amazing. Best service we have experienced in I don’t know how long! And the food was outstanding. I hope it remains as lovely and low-key as it is. We’ll be back.
great place for a group, delicious food and well sized portions.
The food was wonderful as always and my friends were so impressed not only by the food, but the service. We'll be back!
Food was outstanding and service was attentive. The option of two entree sizes is a helpful feature of the menu. Friday dinner service was very crowded and noisy so I would prefer to come back on an evening that wasn't quite so busy, but I would definitely dine here again.
Great ambience, great hostess, great server. Food was awesome. The pear pizza with Gorgonzola was so worth it. The brussel sprouts amazing. Definitely a place worth checking out.
Our waiter was excellent and the food was outstanding!
We had a delicious meal and an enjoyable evening . We had the salmon and sea bass...both were fantastic.
Food and service was excellent.
Best visit yet. Brock was excellent server. Bussers were attentive. Food was great. Bacon-wrapped dates -always a winner. Pork medallions and mushroom tortelacci were perfect. Dark chocolate panna cotta and complimentary doughnuts were spot on, too. Couldn't have been better.
Great atmosphere and food! We shared the a pasta dish and beef tenderloin. We shared a small dessert lemon blueberry custard so delicious!
We went for my birthday dinner. The waitress was fabulous, so fun and attentive. I had the special orrichiette and it was delicious. My dad had the penne with sausage and it was okay. The wine list is great.
Restaurant was busy but staffed appropriately. They ran out of desserts but supplemented from regular menu.
We were very unhappy with our experience. There were a lot of mess-ups with service. First, they were slow with our drinks and a table next to us that ordered after us got their drinks first. Then a waiter spilled food on my wife’s coat. Later in the evening they suddenly told us that they had run out of multiple desserts that we had ordered, they basically had run out of ALL desserts on the menu except for ice cream. Then they offered a random new dessert instead that hadn’t even been on the menu...which tasted like Jell-O pudding with fruit added rather than a gourmet mousse. Yes, the waitress felt bad and comped some desserts. But it was just unpleasant all around, which is particularly unfortunate because it was my wife’s birthday.
Food is fantastic. Everything on menu is great. Good ambiance and efficient service!!
Was nice we sat down. Didn’t know it was restaurant week, but enjoyed it. Waitress was on point with all information. Minus the whiskey selection in what they had. I had the salmon with the Brussels sprout appetizers and tirmisu. My bestie had the salad wand the schnitzel with the lava cake. The lava cake was good, but wasn’t lava enough for me. It tasted delicious none the less. Great food as always. Always will go back.
Menu was very limited. More pasta dishes would be nice.
Husband had filet. It was good but potatoes were not hot.
Service just ok. Somewhat lackadaisical.
Wonderful food and great service
This was a perfect date night restaurant. The food was superb; the service unobtrusive but happy to provide excellent recommendations when asked.
I am not in the habit of writing criticisms but in this case I feel that it might be helpful to the restaurant. I was at the restaurant at a table for 5. Every few minutes the man bussing the table came over to pick up plates often even before the diner had finished eating. And if that wasn’t annoying enough he then wiped the table, while we were actually eating with what appeared to be a dirty cloth. It was very uncomfortable.
Most of the diners enjoyed their meal but I didn’t. I ordered a salad with a side of grilled shrimp. The shrimp were very hard and dry. I was disappointed.
On a more positive note the restaurant gave my sister a really nice birthday dessert! Thank you for that!
Great food and service
Excellent service from start to finish.
Great New Years Eve dinner
Fish dishes fantastic!
Cocktails are very good too
I love Cucina but lately they just put a very big and heavy bottle of water on the table and just leave it. I am a senior and have bad wrists and every time before they walk away I have to ask to have the water glass filled. They used to pour from a pitcher so why can’t they pour it from a bottle??
Also the bus girl tried to take away my bread plate while I was still eating bread and there was still bread in the basket. Also tried to take my salad plate while I was still eating the salad.
Otherwise server was fabulous and food wonderful.
Beautiful place & cozy. Phenomenal service & really good food. It was our first time & we will be back for sure Many times!!
One of the very best things about Cucina is a person - waiter, Jose. Jose has been our server a couple of times and he is by far one of the best reasons to come here.
Excellent service! Food was exquisite and brought on a promptly manner! Overall such a delightful experience!
Great time! Lovely ambiance
Wonderful service, food was good with reasonable prices. My wife were in to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary. The staff went out of their way to make sure we enjoyed our anniversary. Thank you for an enjoyable evening.
We don't usually choose Italian when we go out to eat, but since we had a gift card for Cucina Paradiso, we decided to go. It was very good, and if somebody is looking for an Italian restaurant in the Oak Park area, it's one of the ones we'd recommend.
Great night out with friends. Good food, good service. Decent prices.
Dates in Bacon were delightful. Grilled octopus too. Special pasta was super tasty, all other pastas were very good.
Would go back.
Such a nice ambience. Went for a business dinner, food was just terrific and the environment was perfect.
The food is still so good here. Truly the best restaurant in Oak Park. We had the chocolate lava cake and the bread pudding for dessert. Two of the best desserts I've ever had.
It was a wonderfully , delicious Sunday evening meal......Waiteer was top notch....nothing but the BEST service.......all 4 meals hot, beautifully presented, and scrumptious!
We WILL be back again....
Consistently reliable — a very good spot in Oak Park.
Scrumptious food AND an extra attentive waiter made the night Lovely—the pear pizza with Gorgonzola was a hit and had amazing flavor—I’d it would be enhanced with a thinner crust. the waiter managed to deliver on a specialty cocktail and extra mushrooms!
Our server and other waitstaff were friendly and attentive. The calamari abruzzi appetizer, halibut and shells pasta dish were all delicious.
We love Cucina. One of our few go-to places. Each night, Sunday - Thursday they have great specials. Congrats on their 24th anniversary!
Cucina Paradiso offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (708) 848-3434.
Cucina Paradiso is rated 4.7 stars by 309 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.