Cafe Altro Paradiso

4.7
280 reviews
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$50 and over
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Italian
Café Altro Paradiso offers an all-day Italian-inspired menu. Situated on a sunny corner in West Soho, the expansive windows reflect the light wood and marble throughout the dining room and bar, inviting guests to order a bottle of wine and linger in the space.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Brunch
Sat, Sun 11:30 am–3:00 pm
All-Day Menu
Tue–Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm
Lunch
Tue–Fri 12:00 pm–3:00 pm
Monday-Thursday Dinner
Mon–Thu 5:30 pm–11:00 pm
Friday-Saturday Dinner
Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–11:30 pm
Sunday Dinner
Sun 5:30 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(646) 952-0828
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Ignacio Mattos
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Sixth Avenue on the western edge of Soho Square
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Public transit
Spring St. (C, E); Houston St. (1)
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Special events & promotions
For parties of 7 or more, we offer a nightly prix-fixe menu.
Additional
Cocktails, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

We will be serving a four-course, family-style menu, featuring dishes such as crudo di pesce with caviar, lasagna with wild boar ragu, and malfatti al tartufo ($95 per person.)

Monday, December 24, 2018

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

We will be serving a four-course, family-style menu, featuring dishes such as piatto di mare, tagliolini al tartufo, and veal agnolotti in brodo ($105 per person.)

Monday, December 31, 2018

What 280 People Are Saying
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D
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

So appreciated and rare to find a restaurant where the food is fabulous and you can actually have a conversation with your tablemates and not have to shout at them.

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DM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good first time. Great food and lovely waiter!!

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l
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Decent ambience, good service. The appetizers and salad were really spectacular. Main dishes were creative and compelling but a bit on the salty side for my taste.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific food

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j
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The restaurant is beautiful. We were warmly greeted by the lovely hostess. We were seated ...and then thoughtfully reseated when an even quieter table opened up. The service was perfect. The food would have been as stellar as everything else if the chef had used less salt. I am a salter, but when I am crunching on salt crystals with every bite, I think the chef is too heavy handed. We’ve eaten here a number of times and have always dined well. The other night was our first experience with extreme salt.

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GS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Attentive, professional service. Appetizers and pasta were great: carpaccio and endive salad delicious, Amatriciana was tasty and porky, but it could have been spicier. Mains were only good. A very thick pork chop could have used a more thorough, patient cooking. Tilefish was tasty, but overall uninspiring. Side of greens was tasty but very small.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a good time, lovely service, food and ambiance!

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MN
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The only word for Café Altro Paradiso is divine. The fennel salad was sublime, as expected. The tuna tartare was great and the octopus appetizer was exceptional. Super friendly no-attitude place. Dessert of the day - quince tart - delicious. I would eat one meal a day here at least if I could organize to do that!

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R
Hawaii
27 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

It was a little strange for two reasons. Although the food and service were truly outstanding, a wine was served that should have been aged more before opening it. Although not bad, it was too tannic. I did not send it back, because it was not bad. It was just too young. It should not have been offered as a menu choice.
The second strange thing was that the tables are very close together, and so it became uncomfortable when a couple was seated next to us (we were on dessert, thankfully) and proceeded to engage in prolonged kissing and fondling. We couldn’t believe it, and wondered what management would do. The answer was that they did nothing. Rather than have coffee and an after dinner drink, we chose to leave instead.

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VG
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Love the place & the service. My wine (an Italian white) was kind of cloudy and not very good. My food - a sort of quiche - was cold & then taken away for a warm up, but still returned quite cold (and not room temp, as advertised). The service was excellent and very concerned about our well being, so I didn’t want to send it back a second time - after all, you want to eat w yr friend!
All in all a nice experience, I’d go back in spite of these little snafus.

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AE
Berlin
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

great food and excelent service at this trendy italian.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing endive salad, tartare and panna cotta.

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M
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a pleasure dining in a stylish restaurant with outstanding service and food. Our party was treated warmly and attended throughout the meal with appreciation. Water glasses were kept full and refills of the delicious crusty bread were offered before we could ask for more. We shared the Dorado and steak Florentine. Both were heavenly and done to perfection. We shared 2 pastas, which were each delightful. The meal ended with the profiteroles. The pastry of the profiterole itself was one of the best that I have had anywhere. The consistency was perfect. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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AK
Seattle
38 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful food, thoughtful wines, hard to find fault with this gem

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L
London
5 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Cafe Altro Paradiso est une excellente adresse : cuisine raffinée, déco tendance et service attentionné. Je recommanderais le restaurant à tous mes amis de passage à NY.

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D
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is solid. Go ahead and get that thing on the menu. It will be better than you expect.

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OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of my favorite restaurant,
I’m going often and bring my friends.
The foods are amazing!!

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MS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

Very noisy...good food...expensive
$62 pork chop ????

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c
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The salads and pastas were outstanding! Very cozy spot.

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SO
London
4 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Food is very good but wine not at service temperature (too cold)

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AR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

The cacio e pepe was incredibly salty and subpar compared to my first experience of the restaurant last year. Its clearly and sadly a downhill experience for me.

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OT
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

My mom took me out to lunch and we loved the charcuterie board!

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FL
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

gotta fix the lock on the rest room....kitchen guy charged in while occupied...embarrassing but otherwise an outstanding night.

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C
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Atmosphere and music are wonderful. Food is creative and testy: burrata is delicious! Service very kind. See you soon!

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PV
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, great service, and overall very attentive experience.

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EM
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This has become a neighborhood favorite for me. We were a little early for dinner but were graciously offered a seat at the bar with a drink until dinner service would begin. The appetizers and main course of steak with a pat of blue cheese were excellent. What completed the evening was the impeccable service. Bravo!

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P
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Really excellent pasta and a very interesting wine list.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing dinner, delicious food. Thank you!!

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LS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

I was very disappointed in the food at this restaurant which came highly recommended. I consider myself an above average home chef. This meal did not even come close to something I would prepare at home. I don't mind spending money on a great meal. This was not a great meal. I wanted to love it, but just couldn't.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Peter at the bar is amazing

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OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Las bruschetta son I guapa les, la ensalada de endivias maravillosas.
El cocinero Ignacio Matos es sin lugar a dudas el mejor nuevo cocinero en NYC.
Recuerden buscar siempre al fondo del plato, allí esconde siempre su tesoro el cocinero.

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CD
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and the service were fun, delicious and energtic! Gret night.

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J
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the friendly and knowledgeable service, to the wonderfully executed food, Cafe Altro Paradiso never misses a step. Special nod to the front of the house women who were especially kind to us. Thank you for a lovely evening.

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SA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 2

The food is excellent. Atmosphere is fun. The seating by the bar is possibly the most uncomfortable seating.

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AD
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite places in Manhattan! I highly recommend. The homemade pastas are delicious and the service is excellent. Fine selection of Italian speciality wines.

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k
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not inexpensive but the pasta was truly outstanding and the desserts were fabulous as well. Lovely outdoor seating and fantastic attentive service. Perfect for our best friend’s bday dinner. Also they were extremely understanding when two of our party were late bc of subway delays.

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s
San Francisco
47 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Too noisy. Deafening
Food mediocre and they kept pushing to share but portions were minuscule
Steak for $38 was maybe 3 oz.

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f
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Beautiful space, uber attentive staff, good pasta. bread and butter were a missed opportunity since they were not on par with the rest of the meal. pasta dish had too much black pepper, overpowering the flavor of the other ingredients. blood orange/campari sorbeto was a perfect way to end the meal. Great wines!

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MS
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had a wonderful evening at Café Altro Paradiso. We were there celebrating a Birthday. The carpaccio was one of the best bites I took, along with the Potato Ravioli was wonderful, as well. Overall it was a great experience! Thank you.

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OT
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about Cafe Altro Paradiso was wonderful

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