Ranked #1487

Ristorante Paradiso

Alternative Titles

Japanese: リストランテパラディーゾ


Type: TV
Episodes: 11
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 9, 2009 to Jun 25, 2009
Premiered: Spring 2009
Broadcast: Unknown
Source: Manga
Duration: 22 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 7.511 (scored by 6,457 users)
Ranked: #14872
Popularity: #1802
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When Nicoletta was a little girl, her mother, Olga, abandoned her and ran off to Rome to remarry. Now, 15 years later and a young woman, she travels to Rome with the intention of ruining her mother's life. She tracks Olga down to a restaurant called Casetta dell'Orso, but the second Nicoletta steps through its door, everything changes. It's a peculiar place staffed entirely by mature gentlemen wearing spectacles, and like their clientele, she is helpless against their wise smiles and warm voices. Before Nicoletta realizes it, her plans for vengeance start to fade, and she's swept up in the sweet romance of everyday Italian life.

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Orikasa, Fumiko
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Orsini, Gian Luigi
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Kiyama, Shigeo
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Ueda, Youji
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Yamamoto, Kouji
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Kase, Mitsuko
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Kameyama, Toshiki
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Sound Director
Harada, Nana
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Episode Director

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Opening Theme

"Marigold" by orange pekoe

Ending Theme

"Suteki na Kajitsu" by Komine Lisa

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Oct 4, 2009
It's been a long time since I sat down and watched something as slow-paced as Ristorante Paradiso. To tell the truth, I was actually longing for a good slice-of-life anime to come up somewhere. When I stumbled upon it, the whole idea of "a restaurant with a single lady worker and lots of aged men" interested me. I mean, the abundance of grown men is curiously odd enough. It's not a plot that's usually used in an anime. And, I'm a guy, so at first I felt a little uncomfortable with the show with lots of males on it, but after watching, it's not like read more
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Dec 14, 2009
"A mysterious restaurant is on a road just a little ways from the center of Rome."

Story: 8/10
The plot revolves around a group of older looking men, who work at a restaurant called "Casetta Dell’orso". Each worker wears eye glasses when they are on duty. And this in fact is what makes the restaurant stand out from the others in Rome. One day the staff gets greeted by a women from America, who in turn comes to them wanting to train with the crew. As the anime progresses, each member of the cast is brought in the spotlight, and gets there own in depth story as read more
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Jul 2, 2009
When I started this series, it was more over me just flipping through random anime and going hey why not and watching the first ep. After watching the first ep I was strangely captivated by all of the characters in the anime. Each character had a distinct feature about them, but at the same time many of the characters could be thought as similar.

This is not a anime for people who like fast paced action in my opinion, but instead made for simple relaxation and enjoyment.

You learn about the characters as the story continues, and through multiple stories, a bigger picture is created.

I would read more
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Oct 18, 2014
--WIP Review --

Ristorante Paradiso was an interesting little series. It's strongest points were the art style, which had broad European features to match the ethnicity of the characters. It was very interesting to see from this perspective and I very much enjoyed this style of animation and colour.

Along with the art style, the characters were one of the best parts of the series. I was particularly stricken with Gigi as he reminded me of a curious and quiet cat, but each one was interesting in their own ways.

While it was beautifully animated and had talented seiyuu, it's weakest point was definitely read more
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Another beautiful enigmatic story paced for relaxation. 
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Both are a slice of life anime that deals with working in a restaurant. There's one sided love, and conflict and resolution. 
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Anime: Ikoku Meiro no Croisée
It has the same style of music and gives you the same feeling that you are in another capital of one of Europe's countries. It also relaxes you and could be placed in a new genre together with Aria and Ristorante Paradiso. 
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Anime: Yakitate!! Japan
Ristorante Paradiso gives the same feeling as Yakitate!! Japan. Even though Ristorante Paradiso is more based on elderly men serving women than cooking itself, there are parts where characters try hard to improve their cooking, creating something new, wanting to get better at what they do. It also shows the hardship of becoming a chef. And generally the human relationships, characters' lives and difficulties that come along. 
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Anime: Otona Joshi no Anime Time
I think these animes are both intended for the same target group.
Both show different complex female/male-relationship between adults/ older adults .

Otona Joshi no Anime Time is more poetic and focuses on the women while Ristorante Paradiso shows the relationships mostly from the male perspective and has more steady art. 
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