Originally from Albania, Chef and owner Tony Jakova and wife Liliana came to America with the American dream to have better life for their family owning and operating their own pizza and Italian restaurant.
In 2004, Tony teamed up with his wife and children to create Pizza Paradiso. As natives of Albania, Tony learned to cook by watching his grandmother while Liliana always watched her mother cooking growing up where she learned the family recipes.
Prior to opening Pizza Paradiso, Tony and Liliana worked in both New York and Dallas, Texas honing their skills working at Tony’s uncles restaurants. With 30 years of experience and all of these skills and family recipes, they opened pizza Paradiso to bring you authentic New York hand tossed pizza and Italian dishes.
Both Tony and Liliana are actively involved in the day-to-day operation of their restaurant to ensure that you get high quality, top standards, and to provide you with great food at reasonable prices while offering excellent Orlando pizza.
Over the years, they’ve established themselves in Central Florida and thrived in the highly competitive Orlando pizza and Italian restaurant community because of their dedication to the finest ingredients, homemade sauces, and excellent customer service.
When you come to either of our restaurants Pizza Paradiso or our new Paradiso Pizzeria Restaurant, you will not only experience the best hand tossed New York style pizza, but some of the finest Italian food Orlando has to offer in a relaxed and casual environment.
Tony and Liliana take great pride in preparing their food with only the freshest ingredients to make authentic homemade Italian cuisine and New York hand tossed pizza.
When taste matters, you will know Chef Tony’s pizza sauce is made without any wine, sugar, meat, or bones – only the freshest ingredients possible!
Paradiso Pizzeria Restaurant is a casual, family-friendly restaurant where you can bring the whole family for a great, value priced authentic Italian meal! We make everything from scratch including our hand tossed brick oven baked pizzas, calzones, homemade pasta dishes, signature sauces and our house specialty bread and garlic knots.
Our loyal customers drive from all over Central Florida and keep coming back to an unpretentious family restaurant for our great food, friendly atmosphere and caring attitude.
Paradiso Pizzeria Restaurant is located on Semoran Blvd. between University Blvd. and Colonial Dr. Come experience the difference.