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Cafe Paradiso

2649 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20008-1522 (Upper Northwest)
202-265-8955
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Ranked #777 of 2,623 restaurants in Washington DC
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Upper Northwest
Cross street: Woodley Road
Transit: Across the street from Woodley Park/Zoo/Adams Morgan metro stop (RED LINE)
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English first
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We met my neice here for dinner after an afternoon at the zoo. We were all hungry, including the 10 year old. When we went to order the waitress told us that they had a children's menu but not printed, he could just gues, I guess, and recommneded a "pizza" that was ore like a quesadilla with italian bread and... More

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Powell, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We stopped here for dinner after the zoo on our way back to our hotel. It was fairly early for dinner so not crowded at all. The waitress was very friendly and quick and gave plenty of suggestions for our 8 year old who has decided he didn't want to order off the kids menu. I had the vegetable lasagna... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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294 reviews 294 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

While on vacation in WA, DC, we had lunch at the Cafe Paradiso. Yummy chicken sandwich. A bit pricey, but worth it. Cute.

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Bristol, WI
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120 reviews 120 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I stopped in one evening with a group of 5 colleagues after a long day at a conference. The place was crowded, but the host moves people around like an veteran air traffic controller. He has to because the restaurant is quite small. The vegetable lasagna I had was light and tasty, but not exceptional. The waitress was attentive, but... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

Stopped here for dinner after a work meeting. I wanted a place to sit outside and people watch. I got it! Across from the Metro so it was good people watching. Service was very friendly and chatted with me about the neighborhood, etc. Food was pretty average, but I would go back just to enjoy the patio.

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Albuquerque
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45 reviews 45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

was only there once, for dinner with business friends. service was prompt, casual environment. The Calamary was rubbery and the greens in my salad had a few wilted/rotted spots- so no a great experience. My colleagues seemed to have a similar underwhelmed experience.

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Thousand Oaks, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We were in town for a conference, so a group of us went for dinner. We were there a bit after the main dinner crowd and sat outside on the patio. Maybe our waiter was tired, but he was really irritable and awful. Our experience was greatly diminished by his attitude. I ordered the vegetable lasagna. The flavor was OK,... More

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Manchester
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101 reviews 101 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We stopped in here on our second night in DC and had a good meal. It was very busy but we were happy to take a pavement table. The menu was not very long, which to us means the ingredients should be fresh. I had the seafood linguine and my husband had the Italian sausage penne. Both were good and... More

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Tampa, FL
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Wanting Italian, staying in the neighborhood and reading good reviews led us to Cafe Paradiso this weekend. It was quite a disappointment. For $20 pastas, I expect pasta that isn't overcooked and flavorful. I had the Rigatini which was absolutely without flavor. The noodles were very overcooked, the sauce seemed straight out of a can with no seasonings. The Italian... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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59 reviews 59 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

We had a nice dinner here with business associates. We sat outside in somewhat cramped conditions, but it worked out fine. We enjoyed the special bruschetta appetizer and the bread was herb-laced , warm, crusty outside, chewy inside. Since I am Italian, I tend to grade the Italian places a little tougher. The non-Italians were very satisfied with everything. I... More

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