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Cafe Paradiso

2649 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20008-1522 (Upper Northwest)
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Ranked #768 of 2,646 Restaurants in Washington DC
Price range: $31 - $50
Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
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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  • Italian first
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English first
marion, iowa
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67 reviews 67 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

I just wanted a nice Italian meal. It was my last night in D.C. before returning home. I got more that I bargained for at Cafe Paradiso. I ordered nothing fancy: a half carafe of Chianti, a platter of Rigatini and a cappuccino. All were delivered with grace and flair and were delicious. I think the thing I enjoyed the... More

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Ephraim, Utah
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This place was recommended by a staff member of the Marriott Wardman Park. It was the first place we ate after arriving in DC. The atmosphere was lovely. The service attentive. The menu had lots of choices. We had one entree, seafood ravioli, from the "regular" menu; another item, fresh clams and linguine, from the "chef's choice" menu. Both dishes... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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85 reviews 85 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Not a terrible place to eat, but it didn't stand out. Reasonable prices, no one complained about their food, but not particularly memorable. Good service, not a bad place for a large group, but not worth a special trip.

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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

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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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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
20 reviews 20 reviews
8 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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311 reviews 311 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 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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