Ranked #1380
Ristorante Paradiso

Ristorante Paradiso

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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
L represents licensing company


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Ranked: #13802
Popularity: #1653
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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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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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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.
Another beautiful enigmatic story paced for relaxation.

Opening Theme

"Marigold" by orange pekoe

Ending Theme

"Suteki na Kajitsu" by Komine Lisa

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