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2649 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20008-1522 (Upper Northwest)
202-265-8955
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Ranked #671 of 2,700 Restaurants in Washington DC
Price range: $31 - $50
Hours:
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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  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
ypsilanti
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226 reviews 226 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

First the good: Sleek decor. The steamed mussels were small and succulent as they should be. Desserts (ice creams and cake) were fun and large. Now the bad: the pastas (linguini and rigatoni) were BOTH overdone, tough, and clumped together. An Italian restaurant that can't do a decent pasta has problems!

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Colorado
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We were looking for a low-key place with good food and found just the place! The attentive service and quiet atmosphere made for a great night out with colleagues. The wine selection is nice with affordable options. I loved the white bean soup and vegetarian lasagna. My colleagues loved the their selections of veal and seafood risotto. It's not the... More 

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Springfield, Missouri
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I have a yearly conference, so I tried this again. It was good but not great. I found some better and may or may not return.

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San Diego, California
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191 reviews 191 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

I ate there last night, and it was excellent. My wife and I shared a Caesar's salad, which was very good. We then both had a chicken with pasta dish that was the best I have ever had. The prices are more than reasonable.

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London
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62 reviews 62 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Stopped by here for dinner as we staying at the Marriott hotel. Had great Italian food. Definitely recommended. Nice to sit outside in late October!

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Wayne, NJ
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67 reviews 67 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Nice, quiet neighborhood restaurant. Four of us ate there for the first time and we all agreed that the food and service was very good. They did not hurry us, everything was served in a timely manner. Glad we chose Café Paradiso.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

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
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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
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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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99 reviews 99 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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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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