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Paradiso Ristorante Italiano

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6124 Franconia Rd, Alexandria, VA 22310-2509
+1 703-922-6222
11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Sun 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Emmitsburg, Md
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So much to praise at Paradiso. Danielle, our server, was "Top of the Line." Began with a baked Mussels dish with sweet onions in a buttery sauce- tremendous. Chicken with artichokes and capers was delicious and perhaps the only time I ever got more than enough capers! Coconut gelato concluded my great dining experience. Once again, they didn't scrimp on... More 

Thank Michael R
Wesley Chapel, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

It has been a while since our last visit, but we were glad we decide to return. The veal, chicken and pasta were very well prepared and was a delight to our pallets.

Thank denmarfl
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

We started with risotto appetizer which after being fried still had a creamy texture and loved the added green pea thought. The bread came with garlic knots and a basil pisto not pesto because of no pine nuts which is good with me, pine nuts have a rubber aftertaste that I don't enjoy. Moved on to the brick oven pizza... More 

Thank Barry P
Alexandria, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

Went here with some friends for dinner other night. Great experience! Food was authentic and served piping hot. Staff is friendly and efficient. I would not be hesitant at all to take business guests here. Food is fantastic!!!

Thank Laurance
Stafford, Virginia
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68 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2016

Paradiso is an amazing brunch spot. I have not been here at any other time to be able to speak on the other meals, but Sunday mimosa brunch is incredible! They have a large assortment to choose from. I love the warm Italian dishes like the pink chicken, steamed vegetables, beef and veggies, creamy pasta, and bruschetta. They also have... More 

Thank Stephanie R
Annandale, Virginia, United States
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121 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016

I love the brunch buffets ere, especially on Sunday. Lots of variety (more on Sunday), including salads, smoked salmon, numerous entrees, a custom pasta station, a custom omelet station, lots of desserts you should probably pass up but will be happy to succumb to. Dinners here are good, too, but a bit pricier and, of course, limited to ordering a... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2016

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.

Alexandria, Virginia
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98 restaurant reviews
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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!

Thank Bella3020
Annandale, Virginia, United States
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121 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
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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!

1 Thank Doug S
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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $25
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6124 Franconia Rd, Alexandria, VA 22310-2509
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria
  • Phone Number: +1 703-922-6222
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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