Fodor's Expert Review Al Paradiso

$$$$ San Polo Modern Italian Fodor's Choice

In a small dining room made warm and cozy by its pleasing and unpretentious decor, proprietor Giordano makes all diners feel like honored guests. Unlike many elegant restaurants, Al Paradiso serves generous portions, and many of the delicious antipasti and primi are quite satisfying; you may want to follow the traditional Italian way of ordering and wait until you've finished your antipasto or your primo before you order your secondo. Pappardelle "al Paradiso" takes pasta with seafood sauce to new heights, while risotto with shrimp, Champagne, and grapefruit puts a delectable twist on a traditional dish. The inspired and original array of entrées includes meat and fish selections, such as salmon with honey and balsamic vinegar in a stunning presentation.

Modern Italian Romantic Intimate Lunch Dinner Fodor's Choice Historical $$$$

Quick Facts

San Polo 767
Venice, Veneto  30125, Italy


Known For:
  • Large appetizer and pasta portions
  • Tasty meat and fish mains
  • Central location near the Ponte di Rialto
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed 3 wks Jan.–Feb., Reservations essential

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