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Cafe Paradiso

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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: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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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
Nice Italian restaurant

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
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Weston, Connecticut
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Weston, Connecticut
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

If you are trying to plan a party here, stop right now. The owner, Salim, will not work with you.. and heaven forbid you ask for alternate options ever. I was trying to plan a company event for 50 people, renting out the whole top floor. The whole experience from the beginning was highly unpleasant. Our initial phone call when... More 

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Derbyshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Ate here three days ago. Be warned! Slow service, warm white wine - tasteless food - broccoli that needed a steak knife to be cut - and a large price (80 for two of us). Try the nearby Lebanese restaurant much better value and good food.

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Nashville, TN
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Went here on a Monday night with several coworkers, hoping for a great meal. Unfortunately the service was slow and our waiter changed twice during the meal. While the appetizers were great, when it came time to order dinner and drinks, they were out of nearly every dish we tried to order between the three of us, including several wines.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Can eat inside or out, plenty of waitstaff and food is a little above average as is the prices. Limited wine list, mostly cheaper wines. I ordered the mushroom soup, tasted good but cool, so was my wives mushroom dish. We informed the staff and the Main courses were hot and very good. The veal dish was good as well... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 via mobile

Enjoyable dinner, food very good but not fantastic, prices about $60/person for app/dinner/dessert. Comfortable atmosphere but not fancy or impressive. Service very good. I would definitely recommend this place for dinner. It is not amazing but it is very solid in every aspect, would go again.

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We had dinner Sunday night. It was recommended by the Marriott hotel we were staying uphill. We were seated indoors due to weather. It was extremely noisy- had to lean forward to carry out conversation. I had the special fresh clams linguine in tomato sauce, and brocollini as a side dish. The linguini was okay. There were about 10 clams... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Very disappointing dining experience from start to finish. Decor and setting is average. When I asked for wine by the glass, I was offered 4 different varietals and I had to ask for their names. Poured the wine in the back, so not sure what I got. Soup of the day was potato leek- bland would be the best description.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

My first visit and I have to say WOW...a magnifico lunch @ Cafe Paradiso (paradeezo)!!! Wonderful contemporary euro ambiance (killer music, tables presented very nicely...olive oil and balsamico bottles perfectly full, kool leather place mats). Excellent service by Erwin, my friendly waiter (perfectly attentive), and my minestroni and eggplant panini (the goat cheese was wicked, great rosemary focaccia) were delicious... More 

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Additional Information about Cafe Paradiso

Address: 2649 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20008-1522
Phone Number: 202-265-8955
Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Upper Northwest
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
Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
Cuisine: Italian

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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?