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Cafe Paradiso

2649 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20008-1522 (Upper Northwest)
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Ranked #579 of 2,568 restaurants in Washington DC
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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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107 reviews from our community

68% Recommend
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  • English first
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  • Spanish first
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English first
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Went here for business dinner. Had the shrimp pasta which was loaded with shrimp and mussels. Very tasty. Also had the caprese salad which had huge tomatoes and mozzarella, plenty for 2 to share. Food was out really quick. Overall nice dining experience.

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Denver, Colorado
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Food was great. Prices were fair. Service was good and food came very quickly! We had a hard time understanding our server as English was her second language, but she was pleasant and responsive, so that didn't really matter.

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Chesterfield, Virginia
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Nice place. Very good staff. Always there refilling water and making sure we were happy. Food is very good. A good choice in the area

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59 reviews 59 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

If you have a group event and its booked well in advance there is no excuse for poor service by the waitstaff or kitchen. Dont book the event if you cannot facilitate the event. Food was average at best but after waiting so long I would have eaten an extra napkin.

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58 reviews 58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

This is a nice, middle of the road Italian restaurant, located convenient to the Marriott Wardman Park hotel. Because of the snow and multiple airline cancellations I was stuck here on Valentine's Day. I went early thinking they might be crushed but because of the weather they weren't. I had a Veal dish with proscuitto, a ceasar's salad and spamoni... More

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Dayton, Ohio
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60 reviews 60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

Here on an early winter evening with a business colleague as we stayed at the nearby Marriott Wardman Park. The restaurant was just starting to fill when we arrived and selected it on a whim from many on that street. We were not disappointed. Seated right away without reservations, we ordered simple meals, opting for the chicken Parmesan and the... More

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Hoover, Alabama
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

I attended the Georgia Tech reception at Cafe Paradiso. The staff were attentive and catered to the needs of everyone there. The food was served hot and tasted great (as always). The fruit and deserts were fresh and neatly prepared.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

We really enjoyed the romantic atmosphere. The bar was street level, and the dining areas were up the stairs and very cozy. The service was excellent! We enjoyed the salmon with steamed vegetables and brown rice, and the salad with fresh greens, strawberries and almond slivers. Sharing the entree and salad and adding an extra veggie gave us just the... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

Stayed at the nearby Omni Shoreham so this was a quick walk away. Very busy for a Sunday night at 730 but very friendly attentive service and delicious food. Everything tasted so fresh and homemade. Noisy and crowded, it was packed with friends and couples enjoying great food. Would definitely go again and again.

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This italian restaurant is close to the Wardman Park Hotel , and in my opinion , that is the problem, most of the customers seemed to be on conferances at the hotel, and all seemed to be paying on firms credit cards. we had chilli king prawns(3),I had seafood linguini, the wife had chicken something or other and we had... More

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