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Paradise Pantry

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222 E Main St, Ventura, CA 93001-2623
+1 805-641-9440
10:00 - 22:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 11:00 - 19:00
Wed - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 10:00 - 22:00
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69 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I can't say enough good things about PP. The service, location, food & drinks are perfect. When we visit we make it to PP several times. I wish there was a PP in Texas!

Thank deltaDallas
Ventura, California
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42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

great service. good food. wine was very good and normally priced. Thursday was not crowded and walked downtown. fun place to antique or thrift store shop.

Thank janette w
Palm Springs, California
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84 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Located in old downtown Ventura, the Paradise Pantry has a very interesting menu of sandwiches and soups. There is always something interesting to try since the menu changes with the seasons.

Thank Keith M
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

If you are a macaroni and cheese lover, this is your place. This fish soup is french provincial, the sandwiches big and delicious, all the ingredients are highest quality, all the wines are specially selected. They have a wine and cheese section as part of the store.

Thank John W
Los Angeles, California
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Organic chicken breast on sour dough with lettuce, pickled onions,melted cheese and aioli sauce was definitely worth a return visit as was the fish soup. It was by far the best chicken sandwich I have ever eaten. It was so large I could not finish and had to take 1/2 home.

Thank Dasherr
Covington, Kentucky
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217 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

If you are in the downtown Ventura area then you must try the Paradise Pantry. Great sandwiches, salads, and small plates. Or, enjoy sharing plates of meat, cheese, pickles/olives or pate. If you are vegan, or vegetarian you will find what you are looking for as well. If you are going to dine here then please take time to enjoy... More 

Thank Paula L
Rancho Mirage, California, United States
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58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

A quaint bistro with an attached wine/cheese store. The staff was very friendly and helpful. At lunch we had soup and sandwiches. Easily one of the best sandwiches we've ever had. My pastrami was moist and not too fatty with melted cheese and great toasted bread. A half sandwich is plenty for anyone. My soup was house specialty fish soup... More 

Thank Andrew T
Port Hueneme, California
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223 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

There are so many wannabees in Ventura but this place IS. It is subtly elegant, the food pairings are imaginative, it is locavore aware, beer and wines to die for, cheeses YES, chacuterie YES, it is all and more. Sort of a Spanish/Italian/hipster vibe all going without being pretentious. A little pricey but worth it. When it's busy it is... More 

Thank Robert B
Camarillo, CA
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155 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

This was our first time eating at Paradise Pantry. It was lunch time, the restaurant was busy, but I was immediately greeted. Our waitress was very nice and didn't have a problem with the 2 of us sitting at a 4-top. If you love cheese, then this is your place to go. If you're a burger or meat & potatoes... More 

Thank KonaMom2
Ventura, CA
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Everything on the menu packs a punch flavor wise. Have not had anything there that I wouldn't order again. The fish soup (if it's a special) is a must but you can't go wrong here.

Thank venturafoodie

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Wine Bar, Delicatessen, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 222 E Main St, Ventura, CA 93001-2623
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ventura
  • Phone Number: +1 805-641-9440

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?