Ristorante Paradiso

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Japanese: リストランテパラディーゾ
English: Ristorante Paradiso
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Type: TV
Episodes: 11
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 9, 2009 to Jun 25, 2009
Premiered: Spring 2009
Broadcast: Thursdays at 02:08 (JST)
Studios: David Production
Source: Manga
Genres: DramaDrama, GourmetGourmet, RomanceRomance
Theme: WorkplaceWorkplace
Duration: 22 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

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Score: 7.311 (scored by 1420614,206 users)
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Ranked: #26692
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Popularity: #3219
Members: 47,687
Favorites: 171

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Synopsis

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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Characters & Voice Actors

Vito

Supporting
Kuroda, Takaya
Japanese

Lorenzo

Supporting
Nomura, Kenji
Japanese

Facchini, Furio

Supporting
Nishimatsu, Kazuhiko
Japanese

Olga

Supporting
Nanao, Haruhi
Japanese

Lucia

Supporting
Asano, Mayumi
Japanese

Staff

Kase, Mitsuko
Director, Storyboard
Kameyama, Toshiki
Sound Director


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"Marigold (マリーゴールド)" by orange pekoe
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Reviews

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 ...
Jul 1, 2022
Mixed Feelings
It is a calm story to appreciate another side of life as it is more adult people and spend moments of everyday life with them.
It has some weak points as some pasts , flashbacks tucked quickly or actions of the protagonist that leave some doubts that make you say ''Why?'' or make you feel uncomfortable and with anguish (I do not know if it is good or bad) .
In addition we have the theme of the mother , in general , many times it comes to annoy and had a rather inadequate and at the same time sad ending in the sense that she treated ...
Nov 10, 2023
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Spoilers ahead!

I didn't drop this one only because, being from Italy, it was fun to see italian newspapers, brands and famous places, plus hearing the character randomly speaking in Italian was also hilarious, but I found the story itself boring and I didn't enjoy the animation either, especially the cgi that has been used for most of the dishes and some parts of buildings.

To me it was pretty obvious from the beginning that the staff would have found out about Olga and Nicoletta being mother and daughter, Nicoletta ending up with Claudio wasn't a surprise either, even though I really hoped that they wouldn't. ...

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