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Ristorante Paradiso DVD

5 star rating out of 5
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SKU: 742617127823

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About Ristorante Paradiso DVD

Ristorante Paradiso complete series set contains episodes 1-11 of the anime directed by Mitsuko Kase.

When Nicoletta was a little girl, her mother, Olga, abandoned her and ran off to Rome to remarry. Fifteen years later and now a young woman, Nicoletta 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 she, like their clientele, 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.

Special Features: Clean Opening, Clean Ending, TV Commercials, Ristorante Paradiso NOISE Trailers, Backgrounds Gallery, Rome Scenery Gallery, A Guide to Rome, Liner Notes, Original U.S. Trailer.

Spoken Languages: Japanese, English subtitles.


  • Media: DVD
  • Spoken Language: Japanese
  • Subtitle Language: English
  • Genre: Drama
  • Age Rating: 13+
  • Run Time: 275
  • Year Created: 2009
  • Release Date: 11/6/2012
  • Dimensional Weight: 1
  • Region Code: 1

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Ratings & Reviews

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5 star rating out of 5

A gem with a quirky cast


Just finished this lovely anime and have only one complaint - too short! Actually, it ends at just the right point, but I liked the characters so much that I just didn't want it to end. The 'secret' daughter of the restaurant owner's wife comes to Rome to confront her mother about leaving her, but ends up becoming an apprentice chef at this elegant little bistro where almost the entire staff consists of bespectacled older gentlemen. The characters are all quite unique, including Nicoletta's successful attorney mother and the various wives of the staff. It is a slice of life, mixed with a gentle romance. Another great Rightstuf/Lucky Penny offering.

5 star rating out of 5



Just wanted to add to my previous comments that the setting art is fabulous for the series. Everything from interiors in houses and in the ristorante to the wonderful exteriors around Rome and the various streets, buildings and courtyards are beautifully rendered. A treat for the eyes. Excellent use of colors too. The disks include slideshows of the sets and backgrounds, which are a very nice extra.

4 star rating out of 5


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Laidback and slow-paced, many would ignore these kinds of anime since they believe that is what makes an anime not good and boring to boot. That is not the case for this wonderful slice-of-life look into the lives of older gentlemen working in a cozy restaurant in Rome. Nicoletta, a young woman who wished to confront her estranged mother, found herself yearning to be a part of the staff of the restaurant; it also helps that her love interest works there as well. This show gives a tiny peek at a different culture and the customs that come and go in their lives. Though this show is amazing, admittedly it is an acquired taste; for those who seek action filled shows this is definitely not one of them. If your willing to try, you won't regret it!

5 star rating out of 5


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Amazing series!!! Big fan of Natsume Ono and his works so easy to watch and time just goes by. Ristorante Paradiso was no exception to his works. Gorgeous backgrounds, lovable characters, enjoyable soundtrack and leaves you wishing for a second season.

5 star rating out of 5

Loved This!

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As much as I enjoy a good action adventure piece, this gentle, thoughtful slice of life drama amazed and delighted. Every character is nicely developed and the conflicts are no less intense for having the fate of a friendship on the line. The art is lovely, but the story won the day.