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US$27 - US$55
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Reviewed today via mobile

Spectacular dishes, friendly and warm service. We had the nine small plate set meal. Wonderful flavours and presentation, super fresh ingredients, great wine list, reasonably priced. Highly recommended. And none of us are vegetarian!

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ans what a delight, my sons took me there my first trip back to Cork post Pandemic. Delightful to be welcomed by Stephen, then the tasting Menu, all nine dishes were delicious, what a clever way to give people the opertunity to tase so many...differen dishes, all with their own special taste too, a very far cry from Scrambled eggs, which seemed to be as much as most restaurants could come up with in the 70s!!!when being a vegetarian was seen as a bit Odd!! Hha I liked the decor too, All in all a superb Birthhday Great Company, Delicious food, as well as being in Cork You dont have to be a vegetarian to enjoy that food soexperience this next time your wanting to enjoy a superb evening. Thank you E Cole.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had fantastic dinner in Paradiso Cork this evening. Wonderful 9 course tapas tasting menu. Really genuine and friendly staff. Beautiful surroundings. Could not recommend highly enough.

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 15 September 2021 via mobile

Wanted to eat in this restaurant for a long time and it did not disappoint. We had the full 9 dish tasting tapas menu which was such a great idea to sample everything and every dish was just a delight. The staff were all so...lovely and friendly, they even had happy anniversary written on our dessert plate in chocolate! I already can't wait to visit again!More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 4 September 2021

I visited Cafe Paradiso today with a friend for the first time since the pandemic hit. I was blown away by the food. Every time I have eaten here I have experienced dishes that are incomparably delicious and beautifully presented (can you have one without...the other? I’m not sure). The service is friendly and puts you right at ease. But it must be said again - the food is incredible. Easily some of the highest quality, flavourful, seasonal, inventive and just downright delectable (are you getting the picture yet?) food I’ve ever eaten out. Thank you for a great evening!!More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 11 August 2021 via mobile

We got a much sought after booking with Café Paradiso, it was simply fabulous. The staff are so natural, attentive, fun and sound. The food…jeepers…we shared the 9 tapa menu, we were all full after it. Each and every tapa was so different to the...last and so so delicious, the kind of food you wouldn’t make at home. A real treat! 1 coeliac in the group and there was no fuss changing everything gluten free. I’d highly recommend anyone to eat here, top food, service and evening out.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 10 August 2021 via mobile

Visited here lately with other couple and found this restaurants vegetarian food fantastic. Everything was so fresh with great taste and flavour that we really enjoyed the meal, service was efficient and perfect for timing. Wine list excellent with many natural, organic and biodynamic wines...and at the cutting edge of adventurous wine tasting. Overall a very enjoyable evening.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 31 July 2021

At least our fourtieth visit and still how amazed how good it is. Loved the new tapas style menu, and the gorgeous Albarino!

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 16 July 2021 via mobile

this place is amazing!!!! 🤩 if u appreciate food and have an exquisite palette like mine u will adore this place. it’s definitely not the place for fussy eaters or people who are big meat fans but would def recommend if u are someone who...rlly enjoys their food and trying unique tastes. everything here was sexy asf and the waiters were literally SO polite i was honestly a tiny bit scared but i mean that in a good way! anyways check this place out it is honestly the nicest restaurant i have eaten at in corkMore

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 17 January 2021 via mobile

Visited Paradiso with my partner in early October. The restaurant is quaint but comfortable and tastefully decorated. The set menu of three courses for €48 was very reasonably priced. We shared a bottle of Gran Cerdo Rioja which was quite possibly the best wine we...have ever had in a restaurant. Having my reservations about a meal with no meat, I was sceptical wether I would leave hungry but was I wrong! Portion sizes were very adequate and the flavours and textures of each dish was a joy to the palette. Service was extremely prompt and attentive and I would have absolutely no reservations in returning or recommending Paradiso. A truly educational experience which has encouraged me to cook more vegetarian meals at home.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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9 March 2018|
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Response from Jim R | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure. We never saw a small child in the restaurant. It is a upscale experience and I would call them first.
Mike B
26 December 2017|
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Response from Dxbliz | Reviewed this property |
Think you have the wrong reviewer, Cafe Paradiso is excellent
Kathleen M
29 November 2016|
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Response from julienp252 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, It's quiet small, but calm in general. Seating is comfortable. Last time, even if the restaurant was full, I was seating in the left corner near the bar, it was quiet and the noise didn't disturb me ;)
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Paradiso is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5