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Cafe Paradiso

Upper Northwest
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2649 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20008-1522 (Woodley Road)
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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All hours
Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My boyfriend picked this spot randomly for dinner on our first night in DC. He made a great pick. We were able to get outdoor seating and it was so nice! Pizzas are made in a personal size. I ate the WHOLE thing I was so darn hungry! This restaurant was SO GOOD we went back our second night for... More 

1 Thank Melissa V
Wellesley, Massachusetts
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137 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ate here two times during a recent 10 day stay at the nearby Marriott Wardman Hotel for a national bridge tournament. Both times the food and the service were superb. Would heartily recommend!!! Especially liked the vegetable lasagne dish...Yum!!

1 Thank HappyTraveler1957
Basking Ridge, New Jersey
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31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was pretty tasty. The service was a bit spotty. The attitude of the server was reminiscent of what I always saw at the Carnegie Deli in NYC, but it's not appropriate for this sort of restaurant...

1 Thank Fred152
Saint Louis, Missouri
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Family of three had dinner-3 different pastas- and each one was bland, bland, bland. Portions were super small and while pasta may have been fresh, sauce tasted like it was from a jar. Service was terrible- no refills on soft drinks nor offered more bread, etc. And there were four waiters just standing around in a corner! Wasted $70, and... More 

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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had the Rigatoni and I liked it. That is I liked the very small portion I received for $18.00. The pasta was fresh and the taste was there. Plan on getting apps and desert... We went to baskin Robbins across the street after our pasta.

1 Thank justdatruth004
Toronto, Canada
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222 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm ignoring the fact that they were overwhelmed (as was the AC) by all the people from the nearby bridge tournament wanting to eat at the same time, so that it took well over an hour for our food to arrive. My caesar salad wasn't (the dressing was a kind of olive oil and lemon juice concoction. The tomato sauce... More 

Thank buffytvs488
Long Grove, Illinois
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39 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

Very pretty and could be seated right away, which is amazing. However, the service was a little on the slow side and the food was just average.

Thank samanthaf1963
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

Took a chance on a restaurant near our hotel so stopped in here. We were very pleased with our meal and our service! They didn't have many customers midweek but we thought it was delicious.

Thank Kerrie C
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265 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

There was lots of "average" about this restaurant, The choice of dishes, beer and wine selection were pretty "run of the mill". None of the wait staff were Italian, and the pasta dishes were not made with home-made pasta. An utterly unspectacular eating experience.

Thank SrgnFsh
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

I returned to eat this past week after a 2 year absence and was looking forward to another fine meal. I was terribly disappointed. I ate the asparagus ravioli which is the same choice I made last time. the raviolis were overcooked, covered in a pesto and had very little oil. I returned to this restaurant having had an excellent... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $50
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?