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Ristorante Paradiso DVD Complete Series (S)

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John A. Callahan - Feb 2 2013 johncallahan@comcast.net
Rating: Wonderful!
A gem with a quirky cast
Just finished this lovely anime and have only one complaint - too short! Actually, it ends at just the right point, but I liked the characters so much that I just didn't want it to end. The "secret" daughter of the restaurant owner's wife comes to Rome to confront her mother about leaving her, but ends up becoming an apprentice chef at this elegant little bistro where almost the entire staff consists of bespectacled older gentlemen. The characters are all quite unique, including Nicoletta's successful attorney mother and the various wives of the staff. It is a slice of life, mixed with a gentle romance. Another great Rightstuf/Lucky Penny offering.

John A. Callahan - Feb 2 2013 johncallahan@comcast.net
Rating: Wonderful!
Rome!
Just wanted to add to my previous comments that the setting art is fabulous for the series. Everything from interiors in houses and in the ristorante to the wonderful exteriors around Rome and the various streets, buildings and courtyards are beautifully rendered. A treat for the eyes. Excellent use of colors too. The disks include slideshows of the sets and backgrounds, which are a very nice extra.