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Cafe Paradiso

2649 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20008-1522 (Upper Northwest)
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Ranked #678 of 2,644 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
Neighborhood: Upper Northwest
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Woodley Road
Transit: Across the street from Woodley Park/Zoo/Adams Morgan metro stop (RED LINE)
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  • English first
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  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Phoenix, Arizona
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

After spending most of the day at The National Zoo, we were walking back to our B&B and decided to have a late lunch. Passed this nice outdoor seating area at this Italian restaurant The service was outstanding and the food was very good. Nice bread and oil/vinegar prior to the meal. My wife had pasta La Casa and I... More

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Marlton, New Jersey
20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We arrived back at the Omni in Washington, DC after a full day of sight seeing, we were tired and hungry and ready for dinner. The hotel gave us a directory of local eateries, so we chose someplace near by so the walk won't be to far. We chose the Café Paradiso, less than 2 blocks from the Omni. I... More

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Canal Winchester, Ohio
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Awesome service and food. I wanted to eat there twice, the first visit, everything was awesome . I wanted to eat there again the following day, the service staff was busy and they seated us at a table that did not have a server but the food was great, service was as good as the first time but would still... More

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Sydney, Australia
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97 reviews 97 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Had the most amazing dinner here. Beautiful mushroom dish for first course and then amazing main meals. The wines that were served were magnificent and the whole place is very enjoyable. Our waiter James, looked after us extremely well. Would definitely go back if ever we are in DC again.

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marion, iowa
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68 reviews 68 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

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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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
14 helpful votes 14 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
35 helpful votes 35 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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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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