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Cafe Paradiso

2649 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20008-1522 (Upper Northwest)
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Ranked #818 of 2,643 Restaurants in Washington DC
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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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123 reviews from our community

63% Recommend
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Oklahoma City
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82 reviews 82 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Italian restaurant with to me a limited menu. Was busy at the time we visited. I had chicken with some type of pasta, pasta was OK but the chicken was dry and not flavorful. The dinner bread was good. Others said their food was good, and they all had different meals so may have just been my meal that was... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We were staying at the Omni (across the street), and walked over here for dinner. We were not impressed. It was over-priced, and the food was less than average. The waitress was also not interested in serving and more pre-occupied pushing wine on other customers. We did not go back, and I'd not recommend this place.

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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Was staying at the Wardman Marriott in Washington DC in the Woodley Park area. It was raining cats and dogs and I was looking for a place to eat dinner that I could walk to. I was immediately seated and greeted by staff. Very friendly. The decor is nice and not overdone. The food is delicious. I am vegetarian so... More

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Westport, CT
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Excellent value here for both the food and the overall dining experience. Friendly, helpful and charming maitre'd and wait staff. The staff made me feel welcome and went out of their way to be helpful in my choice of entree's. Also very flexible on the preparation of my dish. I get the feeling they'd be happy to make you anything... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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309 reviews 309 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 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
74 helpful votes 74 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
20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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