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Paradiso Ristorante Italiano

6124 Franconia Road, Alexandria, VA 22310
+1 703-922-6222
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Ranked #145 of 650 Restaurants in Alexandria
Price range: $10 - $25
Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Late Night
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!
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Fairfax, Virginia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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Thanks for your review! We appreciate the feedback. Hope to see you again soon! More 

Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Oshkosh
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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Springfield, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I have been to Paradiso Ristorante a number of times and I have enjoyed my meal everytime I have been there. The food is full of taste, reasonably priced, and the service is very good. I first went with a group for a Mother's Day brunch, and we decided to come back a year later. The brunch spread on Mother's... More 

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

Thank you for your thoughtful review! We're happy to hear you enjoy both our brunch and our dinners. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Alexandria, VA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Everything about this restaurant is fantastic! I've never had a bad meal there and have eaten there dozens of times! They have a room for the kids so the parents can eat alone! And they treat you like family there, the likes of which I've never seen. I highly recommend this restaurant!

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Alexandria, Virginia
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84 reviews 84 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

I've been to Paradiso twice now, and the food is excellent. We love the Gnocchi Tri-Colori, which is a generous serving of gnocchi with three separate sauches; marinara meat sauce, alfredo, and pesto. It is probably our favorite pasta in Northern Virginia, and my wife usually doesn't like pesto, but she loves it here. We tried the pizza last night... More 

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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43 reviews 43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

We have been to Paradiso a number of times because our friends gather there for Karioke on Sunday night. I've had their fabulous desserts at that time but never really had dinner. We decided to give dinner a go last night and we were pleasently surprised. The food was very good. Not the best meal I've ever had but way... More 

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Alexandria
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59 reviews 59 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

Tried this place on a whim and I was happy with all aspects of my dining experience. For starters the host and our server were both fantastic. They were accommodating to my friends many requests and knowledgeable and confident regarding my food questions and their recommendations. The garlic knots and rolls are the best I've had. The bread is warm,... More 

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Springfield, Virginia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

My wife & I went to Paradiso on a Friday nite to have dinner with a friend. There was plenty of parking, and it was being well used as the place was very busy at 7:30 on a Friday evening. There were plenty of larger parties and families with kids, so if you are one of those people who like... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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142 reviews 142 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

I haven't been to Paradiso for a while and decided to give it a try. To begin with, they have the "Baby Amarone" wine that is just to die for at a great price, and although we met for dinner, we decided to have appetizers instead and ordered the mussels in garlic sauce, calamari, and small pizza margarita. The mussels... More 

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Additional Information about Paradiso Ristorante Italiano

Address: 6124 Franconia Road, Alexandria, VA 22310
Phone Number: +1 703-922-6222
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria
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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 25
Cuisine: Italian

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