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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Now this was somewhere I was really excited to visit. I’ve actually never been as it’s fairly new, it’s a part of the group that own the amazing Vermont Hotel and Bar Livello and is located in the prettiest part of Newcastle: The Quayside. Aveika is (yet another) Japanese cuisine restaurant, though I’m not complaining, any food that is Asian or Asian fusion, I’m all over it. View Post