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Cafe Paradiso

$$$$
Upper Northwest
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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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4:00 pm - 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: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 44
    Excellent
  • 59
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 18
    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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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

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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Houston, Texas
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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

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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Sandwich, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 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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Cleveland, United States
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44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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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Dallas, Texas, United States
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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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Kansas City, Missouri
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98 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 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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Maryland, USA
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 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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Worcester, Massachusetts
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60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Four of us had dinner at the cafe on a Monday evening. Although the menu is limited we all found a meal we wanted. The waitress was very good with a great personality and desire to serve us. Her helpers (male) were rather humorless and I think have not smiled for awhile. We enjoyed our meals and desserts. The bill... More 

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Weston, Connecticut
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105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

The owner of Cafe Paradiso is very accommodating. Twice I have come here and both times he has taken care of me nicely. There is a very good outdoor section for dining, and a quieter section indoors. Service is professional and crisp. The food is good with a nice assortment of pasta dishes to suit anyone. The price is also... More 

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Lecanto, Florida
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106 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

The food is good but a bit dumbed down. I sent the arugula salad back--old greens. But they cordially gave me potato leek soup instead. Not bad. Tortellini with spinach and cheese was the pasta of the day. Again, not bad. The house pinot nor is quite good--a cut above. half a carafe is $18. Service was pleasant and good.

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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>  > Upper Northwest
  • Neighborhood: Upper Northwest
  • 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?