Paradiso reminds me of those amazing non-chain, family run Italian restaurants that are hidden away and you only know about it – if you know about it.

Well, all that, except its a mix of Mediterranean and Italian and run by Giuseppe and Palmiro to be precise. You will probably find Paradiso through word of mouth rather than advertising campaigns splashed everywhere and voted 12 out of over 1000 places to eat in Newcastle, it must be doing something right.

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I have a confession to make. I’ve lived in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne for a long time know, I pride myself with knowing many things about most places. Of course, I knew about Bealim House, I mean, LOOK AT IT, it’s a gin distillery! But, I’ve never actually been (come on though, it’s another new one!), even worse though, I couldn’t work out where it was, then couldn’t for the life of me work out how I’ve missed it! It’s beautiful!

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