When Chef Lynn Rinaldi opened Paradiso Restaurant and Wine Bar on East Passyunk Avenue eight years ago, she knew she was taking a risk. In a neighborhood of red sauce restaurants in the oldest Italian–American district in the country, her fresh approach to Italian and Mediterranean cooking was a new idea on the Avenue. Eight years later, East Passyunk Avenue has become the city’s hottest restaurant row and Paradiso has gained a reputation for innovative food and excellent service. The spacious restaurant with its open-kitchen and large windows that face the bustling avenue is casual yet elegant. A large comfortable marble bar is the perfect spot for a glass of wine from the extensive wine list or a seasonal specialty cocktail. Or join the regulars who come in often for dinner or a snack. The convivial bartenders make everyone feel welcome and it’s a perfect place for a solo diner. You will never feel alone in this friendly restaurant. Upstairs, the private dining room with its charming Juliet balconies can accommodate up to 100 people in a warm and comfortable atmosphere.
Chef Rinaldi and her staff look forward to welcoming you to Paradiso. Grazie mille!
Paradiso Restaurant & Wine Bar
1627 East Passyunk Avenue
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19148
Lunch: Tuesday through Friday 11:30am to 2:30pm
Dinner: Tuesday through Thursday 5:00 to 10:00pm; Friday and Saturday 5:00 to 11:00pm,
Sunday from 4:00 to 9:00pm (Sunday is BYOB night). Closed Mondays.