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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: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
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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Alexandria, Virginia
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111 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything from the brick oven pizza to the calamari, to everything else is out of this world. My Italian cousins thought this pace was so authentic to their mom's recipes.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

A very cozy atmosphere and friendly service compliment the Northern Italian food. I had the Pollo Milano which was light and delicious! The calamari was very light and the sauce is rich and tasty. Such a nice family or couples spot. Will definitely be returning!

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Thank Bella3020
Annandale, Virginia, United States
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82 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

I love Sunday brunch at Paradiso. They have a huge selection of really good food for a modest price, including a pasta station, a waffle and omelet station, and mimosas or champagne with free refills. We've also had family dinners there and loved those, too. Great food, fine service, nice atmosphere -- all good!

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Alexandria
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46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

We went to the Saturday Brunch. Paradiso has a wonderful brunch with many Italian and American favorites. There is also a pasta bar where they make your pasta fresh while you watch. My wife loves the Carbonara. I liked to order the Antipasto plate fro the menu. Yes, you can also just order from the great menu they have as... More 

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Thank mcfetbruce
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Bill H
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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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Thank Wade I
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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Thank virginia10miler
St. Thomas
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67 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 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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Washington DC
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548 reviews
261 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Kauai-Biz-Traveler
Woodbridge, Virginia
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106 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
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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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 - 25
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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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