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Paradiso Ristorante Italiano

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6124 Franconia Road, Alexandria, VA 22310
+1 703-922-6222
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Paradiso Ristorante has been part of Alexandria's culture for over 20...
Paradiso Ristorante has been part of Alexandria's culture for over 20 years. We have had the pleasure of cooking for thousands of friends and families over the years and hope to continue the tradition for a long time to come. We are a family run restaurant and enjoy cooking recipes that have been passed down from generation to generation. The unique services and meals Paradiso provides are the pillars to the restaurants success. Tony and Julia Amato have been passionate about providing the community with an extraordinary Italian meal and a one of a kind dining experience. With services like their Supervised Children's Dining Area, their reputable and astounding Sunday Brunch, professional Catering services and a Lounge that features live bands with no cover charge, it's not hard to believe they have clients who have been dining with them for the 20+ years they've been open. From the staff to the exceptional decor, Paradiso is a restaurant for everyone. Ourdining room setting always feels serene no matter how crowded it gets. The design is eclectic and comfortable, with an air of elegance. Partitioned into a few small rooms, the place provides a homey atmosphere no matter where you sit. Paradiso's interior - natural barn wood, stain glass windows, portraits, topical paintings and posters, elegant mirrors and soft lighting - is an appropriate one for an Italian restaurant whose food is extraordinarily delicious. If you've dined with us recently, we hope to see you again soon! If you've never dined with us before, come give us a try! We guarantee you leave with a satisfied belly and a smile on your face...It's the only way to leave an Italian kitchen. From our family to yours...Buon Appetito!
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Locally owned Italian in Franconia Virginia

Groups from my office nearby have enjoyed Paradiso a number of times over the years for special occasion luncheons, and we've always been well taken care of. Last week again we found their nice private room seating 50 comfortably, their service attentive, and the food very good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Great buffet, salad and dessert bar. The pasta made to order as you watch is excellent. 10% discount for military and veterans is a nice touch. Great place for a casual weekday lunch or office luncheon (with reservations).

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Alexandria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The luncheon buffet is superb. Excellent choices with a big salad bar and deserts. Quality is great and the price is right!

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Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Groups from my office nearby have enjoyed Paradiso a number of times over the years for special occasion luncheons, and we've always been well taken care of. Last week again we found their nice private room seating 50 comfortably, their service attentive, and the food very good.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Liked everything. A very nice assortment of deliciously prepared foods. So I liked just about everything. This is not the place to go if you are watching your waistline. A group of us went there to celebrate my birthday. We stayed a couple of hours to eat and relax, and eat and relax. We had enough room to eat comfortably... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

The food was ok, but the sauces for both the appetizer and the entree were not properly emulsified. You shouldn't see streaks of butter in the broth or the sauces. It was probably a good recipe prepared by an untrained cook, but that is what separates good and great restaurants (good recipes prepared extremely well). That and the service. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

This place has the largest buffet selection of any local establishment I have ever eaten at. A made to order pasta bar along with many hot dishes, salad bar, bread and dessert bar. The food is kept nicely warm and the variety is very good.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

I called ask GM. I let him know I was paradiso last Sunday and service was really bad. His answer was ok. And when I asked him for general manager. His answer was,he is gm and owner and the way it was heard that he didn't care, and there is no need for me to come back.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Paradisio is a very good restaurant. They have a diverse menu that is reasonably priced. The food is very good and the service is excellent. Great atmosphere and they also have a separate dining area for children. The restaurant is conveniently located off Franconia Road and has plenty of parking.

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Melina P, Manager at Paradiso Ristorante Italiano, responded to this review

Thanks for your review! We appreciate the feedback. Hope to see you again soon! More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I gave then $20 for a $4 drink. I had to ask for change as the bartender ignored me. Then he came back with $11. He thought I wouldn't notice. I pointed it out and he feigned that he had made a mistake. HE KNEW HE HAD SHORTCHANGED ME. When I complained I was accused of being 'the problem'. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

When I want to sit in a restaurant and have wonderful flavors just delight me, this is where I go. The outside of the building belies the truly wonderful tasting Italian food inside. Service is really good, the menu is varied enough to accommodate different types of dining for great dishes to pizza. I have never been disappointed.

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We're glad you enjoy dining with us! We appreciate your review! More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6124 Franconia Road, Alexandria, VA 22310
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria
  • Phone Number: +1 703-922-6222

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 to 25
  • Cuisine: Italian

Description

Paradiso Ristorante has been part of Alexandria's culture for over 20 years. We have had the pleasure of cooking for thousands of friends and families over the years and hope to continue the tradition for a long time to come. We are a family run restaurant and enjoy cooking recipes that have been passed down from generation to generation. The unique services and meals Paradiso provides are the pillars to the restaurants success. Tony and Julia Amato have been passionate about providing the community with an extraordinary Italian meal and a one of a kind dining experience. With services like their Supervised Children's Dining Area, their reputable and astounding Sunday Brunch, professional Catering services and a Lounge that features live bands with no cover charge, it's not hard to believe they have clients who have been dining with them for the 20+ years they've been open. From the staff to the exceptional decor, Paradiso is a restaurant for everyone. Ourdining room setting always feels serene no matter how crowded it gets. The design is eclectic and comfortable, with an air of elegance. Partitioned into a few small rooms, the place provides a homey atmosphere no matter where you sit. Paradiso's interior - natural barn wood, stain glass windows, portraits, topical paintings and posters, elegant mirrors and soft lighting - is an appropriate one for an Italian restaurant whose food is extraordinarily delicious. If you've dined with us recently, we hope to see you again soon! If you've never dined with us before, come give us a try! We guarantee you leave with a satisfied belly and a smile on your face...It's the only way to leave an Italian kitchen. From our family to yours...Buon Appetito!
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 12:00 am

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