Ristorante Paradiso

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  • 2009
  • 1 Season
  • 7.2  (64)

Ristorante Paradiso, (meaning "Paradise Restaurant") or "Rispara" for short is the 11 episode anime adaptation of Natsume Ono's romantic, slice of life manga for an adult audience. Ristorante Paradiso's anime incarnation features the direction of Mitsuko Kase, the character designs of Itsuko Takeda, is the first full anime production by David Production Inc, and is licensed for American distribution by The Right Stuf International's Lucky Penny label. The series has only a single opening and ending theme, Orange Pekoe's "Marigold" and Lisa Komine's "Suteki na Kaijitsu" (meaning "Lovely Fruit") respectively. Ristorante Paradiso's main protagonist is the 21-year old Nicoletta, a girl who was mostly raised by her grandparents after her mother and father divorced while she was still a child. Nicoletta's story begins as she moves to Rome, Italy after recently graduating from culinary school. After Olga, Nicoletta's mother, loans out an apartment for her daughter, Nicoletta manages to acquire an apprenticeship within the Casetta dell'Orso restaurant, noting that she seems to be the only female talent within the business. Nicoletta earns this apprenticeship from Lorenzo Orsini, her mother Olga's current husband and owner of Casetta dell'Orso, by simply asking him. While working at the restaurant, Nicoletta becomes familiar with several of the place's hired staff. Santo Claudio Paradiso serves as the head waiter of the restaurant, who catches Nicoletta's eye upon when it's revealed that he is recently divorced yet still wears his wedding ring. Two other men fill out the wait staff; the grandfatherly widow who cares for his grandson, Luciano de Luca, and the freshly married Vito. In addition to the various waiters, Nicoletta meets Gian Luigi Orsini, the restaurant's sommelier who also happens to be single as well as Lorenzo's half-brother; Furio, one of Casetta's chefs who is devoted to his wife; and lastly the youthful Teo, Casetta's other chef whose finer talents lend themselves to pastry.

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Seasons
The People of the Ristorante
11. The People of the Ristorante
June 25, 2009
Olga's birthday party is coming up soon, but Nicoletta is more preoccupied with Gabriella and Claudio.
Secret Love
10. Secret Love
June 18, 2009
The widower Savina has her eyes on Luciano.
Day off from the Ristorante
9. Day off from the Ristorante
June 11, 2009
Nicoletta is determined to create a dish of her own, but she'll have to pass Teo's tough standards first!
Days of Yore
8. Days of Yore
June 4, 2009
Poor Nicoletta just can't stop making mistakes, but Claudio reminds her that things could be worse.
A Special Day
7. A Special Day
May 28, 2009
Luciano plans a big birthday party for his grandson while everyone else is secretly working to make it a great party for Luciano.
A Husband and Wife
6. A Husband and Wife
May 21, 2009
Lucia's husband has always flirted with other women, but now he seems to be worse than ever. Lucia decides to do some cheating of her own.
The Flavor of Orisini
5. The Flavor of Orisini
November 6, 2012
Gigi's a master when it comes to selecting the perfect wines for VIP customers, and his quiet nature and mysterious relationship with the restaurant's owner only make Nicoletta more and more curious about him.
The flavour of Orsini
5. The flavour of Orsini
May 6, 2009
Gigi is a strange character. He doesn't say much but his history with the owner of Casetta dell'Orso goes back much further than imagined.
Casetta dell`orso
4. Casetta dell`orso
April 29, 2009
Marzio, a sous chef who worked for Casetta dell'Orso when the restaurant first opened its doors, comes to visit.
Paradiso
3. Paradiso
April 22, 2009
Nicoletta should be happy with her new job, but instead she finds herself distracted and depressed.
Ring
2. Ring
April 8, 2009
With nowhere else to go, Nicoletta continues to hang out with the restaurant staff, and she's getting more and more interested in Claudio. She also knows that she has to get a job, and while thinking about it one day, she runs into Luciano and his grandson. The three are joined by Gigi and eat a meal together that's cooked by Nicoletta, but neither Gigi nor Luciano want to tell her anything about Claudio. Undeterred, Nicoletta gets an opportunity to be with Claudio when he walks her home on a rainy day, and she finds out that he's not actually married right now. He's been separated from his wife for a number of years, and the ring he wears is just to ward off potential pursuers. Unable to control herself, Nicoletta makes a move on Claudio when they reach her apartment, and although he doesn't put up much of a resistance other than to say he can't do this, they are interrupted by the arrival of Nicoletta's mother.
Nicoletta
1. Nicoletta
April 8, 2009
21-year-old Nicoletta is in Rome to visit the popular restaurant that's owned by her mother Olga's husband. This restaurant is interesting because all of the people who work there are older gentlemen who wear reading glasses, and Nicoletta later learns that it's due to the request of her mother. Regardless, she is here because her mother left her with her grandmother when she was young in order to get remarried, and Nicoletta is plotting to expose the fact that her mother is once-divorced. Her mother, however, convinces her to put that off until later and has her instead pretend to be the daughter of a friend. While at the restaurant, the head cameriere Claudio catches Nicoletta's eye, and she runs into him again the next day on the street. He invites her to the restaurant again to eat with the other staff, and this time Nicoletta gets to know everyone: camerieres Luciano and Vito, sommelier Gigi, and chefs Teo and Furio. She also finds out that Claudio wears a wedding band. Nicoletta later moves into an apartment that her mother prepared for her, and inside she finds a teddy bear with a welcome note from her mother.
Ristorante Paradiso - Trailer
0. Ristorante Paradiso - Trailer
April 7, 2009
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Ristorante Paradiso, (meaning "Paradise Restaurant") or "Rispara" for short is the 11 episode anime adaptation of Natsume Ono's romantic, slice of life manga for an adult audience. Ristorante Paradiso's anime incarnation features the direction of Mitsuko Kase, the character designs of Itsuko Takeda, is the first full anime production by David Production Inc, and is licensed for American distribution by The Right Stuf International's Lucky Penny label. The series has only a single opening and ending theme, Orange Pekoe's "Marigold" and Lisa Komine's "Suteki na Kaijitsu" (meaning "Lovely Fruit") respectively.

Ristorante Paradiso's main protagonist is the 21-year old Nicoletta, a girl who was mostly raised by her grandparents after her mother and father divorced while she was still a child. Nicoletta's story begins as she moves to Rome, Italy after recently graduating from culinary school. After Olga, Nicoletta's mother, loans out an apartment for her daughter, Nicoletta manages to acquire an apprenticeship within the Casetta dell'Orso restaurant, noting that she seems to be the only female talent within the business.

Nicoletta earns this apprenticeship from Lorenzo Orsini, her mother Olga's current husband and owner of Casetta dell'Orso, by simply asking him. While working at the restaurant, Nicoletta becomes familiar with several of the place's hired staff. Santo Claudio Paradiso serves as the head waiter of the restaurant, who catches Nicoletta's eye upon when it's revealed that he is recently divorced yet still wears his wedding ring. Two other men fill out the wait staff; the grandfatherly widow who cares for his grandson, Luciano de Luca, and the freshly married Vito. In addition to the various waiters, Nicoletta meets Gian Luigi Orsini, the restaurant's sommelier who also happens to be single as well as Lorenzo's half-brother; Furio, one of Casetta's chefs who is devoted to his wife; and lastly the youthful Teo, Casetta's other chef whose finer talents lend themselves to pastry.

Ristorante Paradiso is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (13 episodes). The series first aired on April 7, 2009.

Where to Watch Ristorante Paradiso

Ristorante Paradiso is available for streaming on the Fuji TV website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Ristorante Paradiso on demand at Apple TV.

  • Premiere Date
    April 7, 2009
  • IMDB Rating
    7.2  (64)