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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
Closed now
All hours
Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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.

Thank justdatruth004
Toronto, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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178 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank Truvoyager
Pittsfield, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

I dine there every year but ran out of time this year. Good Italian meals with a variety of specials that make your mouth water.

1 Thank irishdeb2016
Redlands, California
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016 via mobile

I want to preface this review by saying I'm currently quite grumpy from the whole dining experience. The food was good which is the reason why I gave it 2 stars. It's probably a very pleasant dining experience during off hours. They obviously did not have enough staff. I had to get up several times to alert the waiter that... More 

Thank Micheal K
Thunder Bay, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

Went with family and the food was excellent - had chicken parm. One night and went back 2 days later and had the veal - you could cut it with the fork tender and wonderfully done. Recommended wine went well with the meal. Erwin, Hanna and Rickie were attentive and Erwin was especially interesting. Will go back when back in... More 

2 Thank Slkoko
Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

Disgusting food, dirty environment, rude manger. My friends with my try a Italy food. they service is terrible. I claim food, the manager come with ice face and very rude.

Thank Roc H

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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
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, 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?