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Paradise Pantry

) #18 of 353 Restaurants in Ventura $$ - $$$ , American, Delicatessen
222 E Main St, Ventura, CA 93001-2623
+1 805-641-9440
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“fish soup” (6 reviews)
“charcuterie” (5 reviews)
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Wine Bar, American, Delicatessen, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
222 E Main St, Ventura, CA 93001-2623
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped for dinner at the Paradise Pantry and what a surprise. Along with a nice wine menu, the food menu is best described as "out of the ordinary" You really need to check their website for the full menu. We opted to share 2 half...More

Thank Bialy30041
Reviewed 1 week ago

I live in Ventura, and have review Paradise Panrty previously. This time I had the seafood soup with rice. A little like New Orleans with a different spin. You can order just as a soup, but seeing the dish on another table drew me to...More

Thank John W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great comfortable good nourishing lunch Nice ambience. Good friendly service Nice cuisine. Menu offerings give quite a choice. Wine selection superb. Sign in bathroom: wine gets better with age, I get better with wine

Thank guydavid
Reviewed 18 July 2017

Ordered cheese plate, meat plate, and soup. Was aesthetically beautiful to look at and delicious to eat. I have celiac disease and the wait staff was very pleasant and knowledgeable and offered substitutions - including GF crackers for my cheese. The soup - duck confit,...More

Thank sashha16
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

So friendly. The food is great especially the fish bowl Also try the pbj for olde times sake. Service just terrific also try the tony packing hot pickles yummy

Thank jpassman
Reviewed 26 June 2017

Paradise pantry has been our goto place ever since they started as a little shop further up the street with 2 tables. Today it still is a phenomenal, but unfortunately for us no longer hidden, gem in Ventura. The two drivers are Tina, the sommelier,...More

1  Thank Sergio L
Reviewed 30 May 2017

So happy I finally came here when they were open! Incredible artisan food- Art-Flavors- Quiet and friendly! Spot on! This is a great place for couples or a small group of friends who truly enjoy both the Art of food and really enjoying the act...More

Thank BackRoadsUSA
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Cute little restaurant on Main Street in Ventura. We went for a fun lunch and the place was packed. We had the Sangria which was made with red wine. It wasn't too sweet which I prefer so I was happy! We had a sampler plate...More

Thank DawnSunshine805
Reviewed 25 January 2017

I always have a hard time making up my mind here. The winter salad with beets, yams, fennel, and blue cheese is excellent. Great wines. Wonderful vegan pate of mushrooms and figs...I've had their sandwiches, their mac and cheese, and love it all. I recommend...More

Thank molli s
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Everything here was excellent: beer, wine, hors d'oeuvres, meals, desserts, atmosphere and service. They don't take reservations, so be prepared to wait on weekends -- especially with a group. Tables are small and packed close together, so it's not the best choice for a private,...More

Thank Jeff Z
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
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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