Ranked #1445
Ristorante Paradiso

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
Duration: 22 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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Score: 7.521 (scored by 6108 users)
Ranked: #14452
Popularity: #1713
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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.

(Source: Right Stuf)

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Adaptation: Ristorante Paradiso, Gente

Characters & Voice Actors

Orikasa, Fumiko
Orikasa, Fumiko
Paradiso, Santo Claudio
Paradiso, Santo Claudio
Yamanoi, Jin
Yamanoi, Jin
Nomura, Kenji
Nomura, Kenji
Kuroda, Takaya
Kuroda, Takaya


Yamamoto, Kouji
Kase, Mitsuko
Kameyama, Toshiki
Sound Director
Kimiya, Shigeru
Episode Director, Storyboard

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Episodes  0 / 11
Aired  Apr 9, 2009 to Jun 25, 2009
Status  Finished Airing
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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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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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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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These two series set in restaurants have a lot more in common than just that. Both were specifically targeted at older viewers, resulting in older characters and more mature plots than your average anime; and both have a calm, slice-of-life feel with a bit of romance added for flavor. 
reportRecommended by Anomalous
Another beautiful enigmatic story paced for relaxation. 
reportRecommended by Vengeful-Wolves
Both are a slice of life anime that deals with working in a restaurant. There's one sided love, and conflict and resolution. 
reportRecommended by makimagic
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. 
reportRecommended by Animeanime2
Notable Similarities

1) Tone: Ristorante Paradiso and Red Garden have a similar relaxed mood that is felt as soon as the opening credits and then carries on throughout. A realistic style of art is shared, which helps set the tone of the series, as well. There no crazy-looking eyes that take up half of the face or exaggerated emotions.

2) Location: Red Garden and Ristorante Paradiso are both set in real and popular cities--Ristorante Paradiso in Rome, and Red Garden in New York City.

Notable Differences

1) Age and gender: The characters in Ristorante Paradiso are all  read more 
reportRecommended by Psychocitybaby
Both are about a cafe where people with unique backgrounds come to share a common ground. The main characters both have unusual relationships that lead them to the different cafes.  
reportRecommended by Moon_River

Opening Theme

"Marigold" by orange pekoe

Ending Theme

"Suteki na Kajitsu" by Komine Lisa

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