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Cafe Paradiso

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U Street Corridor
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2649 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20008-1522 (Woodley Road)
Across the street from Woodley Park/Zoo/Adams Morgan metro stop (RED LINE)
202-265-8955
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 47
    Excellent
  • 59
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Nothing Special but Still Good Food

Good restaurant with nice outdoor seating area. Attentive staff and very nice bread basket (although prob in service charge). Very limited menu if you don't like pasta. Chicken was a tad cold however tasted very nice. Overall probably a tad overpriced but a nice meal nonetheless.

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
Michael B
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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Waterloo, Iowa
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227 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Visited here with a coworker after a conference and it was an excellent choice. Our server was very helpful with recommendations since everything looked good. They have daily specials so I would love to go back and try something else. The fruit de mar linguini was amazing and they had some of the best tiramisu that I've ever had. Although... More 

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Thank tawney112
San Antonio, Texas
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230 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

This restaurant was within walking distance from our hotel. We went on a weekday during happy hour so wine was buy one get one! I had the Chicken Parmesan with spaghetti and a caesar salad. The portion was huge and it was excellent! My husband had the Pasta La Casa which he said was delicious. Two entrees, a huge salad,... More 

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1 Thank Susan M
Iowa City, Iowa
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Restaurant close to our hotel. After walk around neighborhood we had a very pleasant lunch. Staff was attentive and food was delicious. We returned for dinner next day and decided to enjoy great weather and eat outside. !again, the food was delicious and the staff very knowledgeable about menu and wine selections. Highly recommend!

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1 Thank LGSH
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

Good restaurant with nice outdoor seating area. Attentive staff and very nice bread basket (although prob in service charge). Very limited menu if you don't like pasta. Chicken was a tad cold however tasted very nice. Overall probably a tad overpriced but a nice meal nonetheless.

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1 Thank Michael B
Houston, Texas
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63 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Went there during the week for a late evening meal (9:00 pm). Waiter was very nice and when I asked him his opinion of the sea bass ravioli with lobster sauce, he said it was very good and would substitute something else if I didn't like it. After the first bite, I knew it was too salty for me and... More 

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Thank mujerlinda
Sandwich, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I ate at the Cafe Paradiso twice during my stay in DC. Once as a party of 4. We were seated outside. The waiter was personable and provided great service. The food was fabulous. A few days later I returned with a party of 9. We were seated inside, upstairs. The service was equally good and the food again was... More 

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2 Thank Mariellen S
Cleveland, United States
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52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Great food, good service. It took the wait staff a little while to get accustomed to our larger group (ten people). They weren't crazy about doing separate checks, which really should be no big deal these days.

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1 Thank Lisa R
Dallas, Texas, United States
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

I'm an easy going person, but the mismanagement of this restaurant pushed me to write this review. We arrived at 7:30PM with a reservation for 30. The wait staff was inexperienced, one of our party ordered a White Russian, the waiter had no idea what that was and had to first ask another waiter, who had no idea what it... More 

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Thank Nikki N
Kansas City, Missouri
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100 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

If your conference is at the Marriott Wardman, it's worth a walk down the hill to this authentic Italian restaurant. The food, drinks and desserts are excellent. This last visit would normally be rated down a little on service but it was Sally's second night behind the bar and he had to wait on me and fill all the drink... More 

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1 Thank Rod_CFP
Maryland, USA
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76 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Steve and Al had a taste for Italian. Cafe Paradiso was it. We were warmly greeted by staff and the owner on this magnificent evening in DC. We elected to eat inside since avenue traffic noise can be discomforting. There were just a few other guests dining and most were middle aged (as were we) while just next door, the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2649 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20008-1522
    (Woodley Road)
  • Public Transportation: Across the street from Woodley Park/Zoo/Adams Morgan metro stop (RED LINE)
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > U Street Corridor
  • Neighborhood: U Street Corridor
  • Phone Number: 202-265-8955

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?