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Ristorante Paradiso

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Located on a small street near the center of Rome, the Casetta dell'orso is a small yet popular restaurant staffed by a group of older, bespectacled gentlemen. Nicoletta is a twenty-one-year-old woman who has just arrived in Rome to meet with her estranged mother's husband, who owns the restaurant. She intends to inform him that not only was his wife married once before, but also that she is her daughter - a secret her mother desperately wants kept. When she arrives at the restaurant Nicoletta becomes enamoured with Claudio, one of the waiters, and begins to spend more time there. Despite the age gap, Nicoletta finds her feelings towards Claudio growing; and after making a promise to keep her mother's secret, Nicoletta begins working at the restaurant as an apprentice chef. Now she is trying her hardest to become a good cook, but can Nicoletta overcome the difference in age and win the quiet Claudio's heart?

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Manga Name Year Relation More Info
Ristorante Paradiso 2005 Original Manga
Gente: The People of Ristorante Paradiso 2006 Original Manga
Name Role
Itsuko TAKEDA Character Design
Mitsuko KASE Director
ko-ko-ya Music
Natsume ONO Original Manga Creator
Kouji YAMAMOTO Producer
Koji KAJITA Producer
Taito OKIURA Producer
Mariko SETO Producer

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Ristorante Paradiso cassiesheepgirl 8.5/10 Oct 28, 2009

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Ristorante Paradiso triplestrike 8.4/10 May 30, 2012
Ristorante Paradiso Otaku108 8.5/10 Sep 13, 2011
Ristorante Paradiso Yumenator 8.6/10 Apr 24, 2011
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cassiesheepgirl

On it's simplest level both Antique Bakery and Ristorante Paradiso are set in male-staffed eating establishments. Both series are relatively slow paced slice of life anime, that have moments of comedy and drama. If you liked that aspect of one then you are likely to enjoy the other.

sarwor248

Both anime feature an eating establishment, and they also take a look at the lives of the people who work there and the customers who eat there. Both anime have a similar tone and style. 

kureshii

Ignoring similarities in story setups, both are short slice-of-life anime set up with the premise of offering insight into the lives of the characters involved, as well tracing their past and present.

If you've seen either one before while watching the other, you'll get rather strong vibes.

Kari5

Both these slows are slow slice of life anime centered in places where the cast cooks and serve food. They both have a strong male cast, and interesting relationships with customers. A fan of one will no doubt enjoy the other as well.

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Similar atmosphere. Working with food. Target audience is female. There are many male characters in both series, so there are plenty of different characters to love.

chii

Food and adults go together so well. Especially when there is drama surrounding them. Both anime have interesting art styles. Antique Bakery takes on a shounen-ai tone where Ristorante Paradiso takes on a younger woman going for a much older man. Both have plenty of romance and great drama. Check out one if you liked the other.

frizzygothgirl555

Both series have a similiar restaurant atmosphere and contain a vast array of appealing male characters.  The two characters, Eiji Kanda of Antique Bakery and Nicoletta of Ristorante Paradiso, both represent young struggling rookie chefs trying to achieve their place in the restaurant scene despite their lack of formal training.  While Antique Bakery emphasizes a shonen-ai tone and Ristorante Paradiso examines the relationship between an older man and a younger woman, both these series are very romance centered.  Also, the food portrayed in each of these series will make your mouth water!  If you are a fan of one, then you are sure to find the same enjoyment in the other. 

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sarwor248

Both the anime involve food and drink and how these things bring people together. They are also about the lives of the people who visit and work at these places. Bartender focuses more on the drinks themselves and Ristorante Paradiso focuses more on the people, but they are both at a relaxing pace and have beautiful animation and music to go along with them. I would check out one if you liked the other. 

wolfangel87

Ristorante Paradiso and Bartender are both extremely slow shows that bring all of the characters together.  Each of the anime series involves a great detail on the character development and takes time to progress through the story.  They also each involve food and drinks captivating the people that are in the restaurants while spinning a relaxing tale of their lives.

chii

These 2 are slice of life adult style anime. They are slow paced with their drama and just have a wonderful adult feel to them. Bartender takes on a episodic feel where Ristorante Paradiso is completely fleshed out with a great romance story. If you like your anime more geared towards the adult in you check either of these out.

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Menchi

Ristorante Paradiso and Miracle Train both appeal to especially women, I'm sure. The selling point of these titles are the loveable and charming gentlemen who are always ready to respond the customers' needs (who are mostly female, as you would guess). The cast of characters is diverse and the viewer is sure to find their personal favourite among it, and enjoy some visual delightment, as well. Like the other? Try the other one, too!

chii

Both shows are very much aimed at women who love to watch romance drama in an interesting way. Ristorante Paradiso is more serious in it's tone where Miracle Train takes things pretty light-hearted. Check out one if you liked the other.

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Ouran High School Host Club

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Kari5

The main theme of these shows are about the same. The main character is a girl who joins a group of sexy men who like to entertain women. The restaurant/club are also both run by a woman. Although Host Club is more of a romactic comedy and Ristorante Paradiso is a slice of life romance, there are so many parallels between them.

Yumenator

Both Ristorante Paradiso and Ouran High School Host Club  have 6 charming men and one clueless female, who has strong bonds with all of them. Talking about the main characters, I think Nicoletta is very similar to Haruhi. Both of them are quite stubborn, childish in some parts. As for the males, I suppose the biggest similarity is that both RP and OHSHC men are entertaining lots of women.

I do see a quite similarity between Olga and Haruhi’s father. They both work hard but either way seem to care for their daughters. Also, both are quite flirty, aren’t they? ;)

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chii

Both anime have a delightful adult feel to them while exploring the characters within the show. Both have a very similar art style to them and make you feel happy just to watch even though neither show is super light-hearted. Both also have an underlying plot of food (risto) and music (apollon) while still keeping up with the romance and drama. Check out one if you liked the other.

Yumenator

Ristorante Paradiso and Sakamichi no Apollon don't have a common plot idea, but there are many minor thing that bonds them. Firstly - the "warm" animation. Then the OST. Both animes' seem to have a very delicate and elegant music track. Also, both are about romance that focuses on one-sided love which then turns into something else.

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