Since 1947, we have been serving the community with authentic Italian cuisine. We are a generational Italian family business.
Life in Paradise started on August 15th, 1947.
First-generation Anthony Margiotta, moved to Verplanck, NY with his wife Maria and founded the Paradise Bar & Grill. Their two sons, Victor (“Jerry”) and Tony operated their father’s eatery during this time. After Jerry’s brother Tony passed in 1985, Paradise didn’t operate for a couple of years and then reopened in 1989.
Jerry met his wife, Lucy at the restaurant and after they got married, the two became the face of Paradise. They welcomed locals by name, hosted family milestones, and ran the day-to-day operations, all while raising 10 children. These children all contributed to the restaurant growing up and even in their adult years, especially Joe and Victor. After Jerry and Lucy passed, the Margiotta’s thought about selling the family business briefly, but quickly changed their minds.
Today, Lucy and Jerry’s son Joseph (Joe) is the owner and chef of the family business. He works there with his brother Victor, who is another one of our chefs and our famous pizza maker. Along with his brother, Joe’s wife Lisa and their two daughters Amanda and Alyssa also work at the restaurant. They oversee all takeout orders and assist in customer calls as well as online ordering systems.
We are moving full steam ahead, celebrating 75 years in business, and looking forward to celebrating many more!