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Caffe Paradiso

4205 S Macdill Ave, Tampa, FL 33611-1900
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Ranked #206 of 1,964 restaurants in Tampa
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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22 reviews from our community

86% Recommend
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English first
Tampa, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

We have dined in this restaurant four times over the years. We also love to get take out from here. I have always enjoyed the food and thought the lasagna was the best in town. After our recent trip to Italy, we have even more love for this restaurant. If you love Italian, you will love this restaurant. Favorite dishes... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

If you enjoy an intimate dining environment with the owner taking direct interest and pride in his product then this is the place to enjoy.

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Tampa, Florida
Top Contributor
244 reviews 244 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

A small, but great Italian restaurant hidden away with fantastic service. Some absolutely great appetizer and wine choices to start with followed by many great menu options. A very good wine list and freshly made pasta. This is a great place for a romantic dinner and a quiet night with great ambience!

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Venice, Florida
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92 reviews 92 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

We went to Caffe Paradiso on the recommendation of an owner of another restaurant (Irish). We all had a yen for Italian food and we thrilled with our meals! The server was attentive and helpful with the menu; the food served timely and delicious. One of the best scallop meals with pesto I've ever had! Hubby loved the sausage/angel hair... More

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Tampa, Florida
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72 reviews 72 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

Start with a glass of wine and a few appetizers. Take your time and enjoy watching the crowd. There is always someone famous in the room. The food is so delicious and it is all homemade. The owner is wonderful and his staff is just great. Fun, wonderful place to go!

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Tampa, Florida
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

My husband and I have been eating at Caffe Paradiso for many years. The food is always delicious, fresh, and made to order. Additionally, they are always willing to accommodate requests for menu changes. Friday night, I had the freshly made pappardelle with mushrooms and truffle oil. It was outstanding. The restaurant is undergoing a make-over and looks beautiful. I... More

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St. Petersburg
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

I've lost track of how many years we have been enjoying Caffe' Paradiso and Palo, the consummate host/owner, but it is surely well more than 15 years. On our second visit many years ago, Palo greeted us both by name, which was just amazing and made our guests think we were long term patrons. (Little did they know!). In the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

This is the best Northern Italian food in Tampa. Service is fabulous, the owner greeted us at our table. I felt like I was in my grandmother's kitchen back in Italy. They make you feel at home here, the prices are extremely reasonable ($13-$20 per entree), a very good value. I wish Tampa had more restaurants like this, we can't... More

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Tampa, Florida
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118 reviews 118 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2012

This is a little out of my price range for a typical dining experience however I can see why it is a popular South Tampa tradition. My sister and I had wonderful, engaged service from all wait staff. The food was top notch and I literally cleaned the sauce on my plate with the last of the bread. The meal... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2012 via mobile

We walk there for dinner regularly. Romantic. treat you like family. Great food!

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