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?
Story: 6/10 Ristorante Paradiso follows Nicoletta, a young girl who has come to Rome in order to inform her mother’s new husband that his wife has a secret daughter. After meeting with her estranged parent at her step-father’s restaurant – the Casetta Dell’orso – Nicoletta not only decides to keep her mum’s secret for now, but she also falls for one of the waiters... read more
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