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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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4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Dining
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 39
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Wonderful restaurant in downtown DC

We had a conference at the nearby Omni hotel and wanted a nice quiet dinner for a party of six during a week of very cold and snowy weather. We stopped by without a reservation and the restaurant staff was terrific, the food was exceptional and it was a lovely dinner all around -- I highly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
dixiedrew
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Rochester, New York
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Rochester, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

We had a conference at the nearby Omni hotel and wanted a nice quiet dinner for a party of six during a week of very cold and snowy weather. We stopped by without a reservation and the restaurant staff was terrific, the food was exceptional and it was a lovely dinner all around -- I highly recommend this restaurant.

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78 reviews 78 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Ate with a group, service was good. Caesar salad was heavy on the anchovy. I had scallops and they were perfect. Tiramisu was delicious and bar was good.

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New Haven
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Try the Arugula Salad and the Mushroom Brushed Bruschetta. The service was a little so-so, but this was a perfectly nice place to meet for a meal and to get away from large crowds and the conference hotel nearby.

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ypsilanti
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234 reviews 234 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 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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232 reviews 232 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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66 reviews 66 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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
15 helpful votes 15 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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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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?