A nice evening with the family
The food was excellent, the service was excellent until they forgot our second round of drinks....made up for it with a round on the house. They were very accommodating for our son. Great place if you are staying in that neighborhood. Pasta dishes were very good.
4/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
We met local friends here because it was close to our hotel (Omni Shoreum). What a great choice for a spring Saturday night. They had just changed their specials to a spring/ summer list. My sea bass was excellent as was the tortellini. Homemade pasta! Appetizers were good and our outdoor seating was fun! Wine list plentiful. As mentioned in other reviews, the servers were a little too anxious to move us through the meal, but we didn't let them and it all worked out great. I'd go back again, but remind the service help that there is a balance between not enough attention and too much. Take the lead from the customers. Thanks!
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
A short walk from our hotel,
A short walk from our hotel, just steps from the Woodley Park Metro red line. We opted for the outside table to enjoy the city scene. Our server was delightful, helping with recommendations from the menu, attentive and charming. We loved her! highly recommend the Chilean sea bass - yum!
5/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Consistently a highlight
Cafe Paradiso is an oasis in a row of mediocre restaurants on Connecticutt north of Calvert. The food is good, the service friendly and efficient and the ambiance both inside and out is great. I love their veal scallopine and my husband never overlooks one of their great pasta dishes.
6/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
...ambience,and food, especially if you're hosting friends/families visiting the city.
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
A gem in this neighborhood
You can almost miss it, but look for Cafe Paradiso squeezed between the many small eateries on this block. Great menu, decent prices, and a wonderful warm owner (205-yr veteran in the biz) who takes an interest in his guests. They are professional and efficient in their service, generous in their portions and the chef has presented some delicious combos. Consistently good.
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Simple, fresh Italian meals
Simple, fresh Italian meals prepared to perfection. Not a large menu but just enough to satisfy one's longing for the Italian basics.
9/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a reserved a large table for 12 a couple of nights in advance. The reservation was fine and everything was set when we got there. I think our waitress was a little green, since when the head of the party checked in with her, she never really caught on that he would be ordering the wine and appetizers for the table. It was almost comical, because the guests at the other end of the table would keep telling her to ask but she kept going back to them. Another example would be after he ordered the wine she started to pour it at the other end of the table without anyone sampling it. So a couple of dings on service but the food was first rate. I had the veal it was fantastic and we had an assortment of appetizers that were great.
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM