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Lunch, Dinner
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Reviewed August 31, 2019 via mobile

I ordered lasagna here. It wasn’t nasty or inedible. It was just disappointing considering this is the “#1 Italian restaurant in Dire Dawa.” The environment was a bit dingy as someone said in another review. It didn’t feel like “Paradise.” The owner of this place...should sit down and revisit his/her dream of why he/she opened this restaurant. Freshen up the place. Tweak the recipes a little. Retrain the servers. The place has potential, but the owner has to want to make this place better.More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed June 4, 2019

Got a bit of a surprise when we arrived, as had thought it would be much better. Restaurant was grimy and empty. My husband was the only one who ate. He had the lasagne, which although didn't look that appealing, he said it was fine....My daughter and myself decided to give it a miss, looked too dodgy. Just finished quickly and left.More

Date of visit: April 2019
Reviewed December 6, 2018 via mobile

I also didn’t think the interior was so inviting but we decided to stay given the good reviews. Service was excellent and the dry goat tibs were tender and delicious. Really soft fresh bread along with the injera and icy cold Harar beer made it...a really great lunch stop.More

Date of visit: December 2018
Reviewed January 14, 2018 via mobile

I really don't understand the ratings to the point that I wonder if there is another Paradiso Restaurant? Maybe we were at the wrong place? The restaurant was empty, and the decor awful! It was really not a nice place, so we left.

Date of visit: January 2018
Reviewed October 17, 2017

After a week of traditional Ethiopian food, I was ready to try something different and so checked out the Paradiso Restaurant. At the suggestion of the waiter, I selected the lasagna. What a delicious meal with a few local extra spices thrown in. Later, I...found out that because of the Italian influence during World War II Ethiopian is known for great Italian dining. In addition to the food, the service was excellent. It's a terrific place to spend a lazy afternoon.More

Date of visit: October 2017
Reviewed August 24, 2017

We came here twice, once on our way to Harar and once on the way out after Harar. The goat rice is a winner. Deliciously goaty and cam with a bit of bolognese sauce on the side (which we though was sort of weird). However,...the rice itself was perfectly made and spiced, along with the goat, which was tender. Sit outside for a slice of paradise and grab yourself a beer! Only downside is there were a lot of flies inside the covered area of the restaurant.More

Date of visit: July 2017
Reviewed February 12, 2017

It’s my favorite restaurant in DireDawa. I had lunch and dinner. It was delicious. The food was fresh and properly prepared. The service was very good and staffs were friendly.

Date of visit: February 2017
Reviewed October 31, 2016 via mobile

In paradiso you will find the best food that is served by good waiting stuff, the place is so quite, and very slow music is always on, I liked the food there, and I always go when I am in town.

Date of visit: October 2016
Reviewed August 12, 2016

Nice restaurant with good food for a good price . Iff you want to eat where the locals eat than this is your please to go . African standarts , but very nice . Good staff also . We where there with sunnyland Ethiopia tours..., I really recommand these guys , the best service ever !!!More

Date of visit: July 2016
Reviewed April 26, 2016

People have been telling me about this restaurant and how good their food is. The place was really simple, kind of like a big house converted into a restaurant. Menu has a variety of local cultural dishes to Italian cuisine. I have been here quite...a few times and have ordered some items from their menu, and for me, the best dish I had was... LASAGNA. Simply delish. Really had a full stomach after that meal.More

Date of visit: December 2015
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Paradiso Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4