Cafe Altro Paradiso

4.6
199 reviews
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$50 and over
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Italian
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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
What 199 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.5
ambience
4.1
value
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

It is a very lovely place to dine.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Every dish is delicious. First rate ingredients prepared with flair and creativity. A good wine list, and friendly service.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

This is my second time dining here. Food was delicious, service attentive, overall lovely dining experience. Would definitely return.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

We had a fabulous dinner here with friends. The decor is lovely -- bright, modern, and airy-- and the food is inventive, fresh, and delicious. We especially loved the crudo with cherries and capers and pasta with wild mushrooms.

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Great wine list. Delicious food. Lovely ambience.

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3.0Dined on June 11, 2018

Amazing food!!! Service was very very slow. We had to ask when our food was expected to arrive for the main course. All tables around us were seated after us and received their food before ours.

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4.0Dined on June 11, 2018

Everything was delicious. A very nice experience!

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5.0Dined on June 11, 2018

My friends and I had a fabulous meal--and my friend the wine writer was actually impressed by the wine list (we drank a Barolo). The staff made everything perfect. Highly recommend this if you're downtown.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Very nice place ! Food was really good friendly staff , I would go again!

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

We’ve been for brunch two times and love the food here. We always have the Bomboloni which are divine!

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

I was delighted. It was a meal when all the aspects of fine dining came together. The offering of a few slices of dark bread with olive oil and crescent of ricotta was perfect. My friend had the shaved fennel and I had the burrata as appetizers, simple with delightful twists in perfect portions. We each had the steak with blue cheese which was cooked to our specifications without a grimace. The perfect amount of cheese to match each bite. Completed our meal with chocolate walnut tart and an americano coffee. Truly the perfecting factor was our waiter and support service.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

delicious! delicious! delicious! delicious! delicious! delicious! delicious! delicious! delicious! delicious! delicious! delicious! delicious! delicious! delicious! delicious! delicious! delicious! delicious! delicious! delicious! delicious! delicious! delicious! delicious! delicious! delicious! delicious! delicious! delicious! delicious! delicious! delicious! delicious! delicious! delicious! delicious! delicious! delicious! delicious! delicious! delicious! delicious! delicious! delicious! delicious! delicious! delicious! delicious! delicious! delicious! delicious! delicious! delicious! delicious! delicious! delicious! delicious! delicious! delicious! delicious! delicious! delicious! delicious!

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3.0Dined on June 2, 2018

A bustling Saturday night in prime time lead to stressed staff and a slow kitchen. Having dined here before and always been pleased, this time was a disappointment because of our food. Although the octopus appetizer was good (and the kitchen divided it: always a plus), both our main courses left a lot to be desired. We'll go again, but not any time soon.

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1.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Innovative and fun place to meet friends.

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4.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Apps were great esp. burrata and arancini tho octopus nothing special. Pastas excellent- skip the mains- $130. -For snapper? Yes really, we fools ordered it, and absolutely not worth it! (Ditto the pork.). Stick to small plates and wine and you’ll be satisfied.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Fabulous ! Nathan our waiter made the meal just delightful. His knowledge and personal attention was stellar

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

A perfect experience! The food was outstanding and the delightful waiter and manager made us feel like royalty!

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4.0Dined on May 31, 2018

Fun dinner even with the noise...glad they're so busy but..! Sugar snap peas were extraordinary. our waiter went out of his way to get my husband - not on the menu - chocolate ice cream...and....all the staff were lovely.

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2.0Dined on May 30, 2018

the ambiance wasnt great, not intimate, just blah. the food was terrible. we all sent back our entrees-- completely raw piece of cod fish. just all bad, I would personally never go back

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5.0Dined on May 29, 2018

Our dinner was a pre-event meal. The food and service could not have been better. The restaurant is very attractive. The only downside for us was the noise.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

We have been meaning to go here for awhile but we finally made it tonight. Kelsey greeted us and gave us a choice of tables. We chose a table on the main level. We were very quickly greeted by our server who shared the specials and offered to take our drink orders. We each ordered a glass of wine. We were offered a tasting of the wine by Kelsey which was a very nice touch. We both stuck with our choices. We passed on apps and went right to the main course. My wife had the Cod and I had the cacio e pepe. The cod was prepared in a lemon artichoke pine nut sauce. It was delicious according to my wife and the only knock was it could have had a few more pine nuts. The cacio e pepe was perfect. They use a very special tubular noodle which is fresh and delicate. Human portion but I could have had seconds. They also provided bread that had a crunchy crust and soft fresh Center. Overall a very satisfying meal.

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2.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Delicious food and charming waiting staff but something went wrong in the kitchen I assume and our food took way too long to arrive.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Excellent meal all around. We had the burrata, which wasamazing and had a little sweetness to some of the bites, which elevated it, and the sausage. I am not one of life's sausage eaters, but this was tasty, good texture, perfect with the mustard.
For the main course we shared the bistecca alla fiorentina which B said is one of the best pieces of meat he has had in the city. B IS one of life's sausage eaters, so that's quite the compliment.
Semifreddo for desert, with a sweet digestif.
There is so much more on the menu we want to try, we will be back.

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5.0Dined on May 22, 2018

A go-to. Have never had a less-than-great meal at Altro. My only complaint is my own fault - I can never resist my favorites, and order the same thing every time. Like the Arancini. I'd eat a vat of the Calabrian chili condiment they serve them with on its own.

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2.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Limited brunch menu and dissatisfied with options/quality.

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Cute little spot with great drinks! I had the snap pea appetizer and it was so fresh and delicious. For entree the Lasagnette was perfectly cooked and flavorful. I will definitely be back again.

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

This was our first time dining at Cafe Altro Paradiso, and we loved everything. My cocktail even paired perfectly with the bread with olive oil, balsamic, fresh ricotta that was sent out! Everything was super fresh, full of flavor, seasoned perfectly. Great room and vibe. Our server was extremely friendly. We live in Greenpoint, but will definitely make this one of our spots to regular. Thanks!

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4.0Dined on May 17, 2018

The sister restaurant of Estella and it is a relationship to be proud of as it provides unique food dishes, good(though not great) value, and a fun location easy to access location.

I will be back

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

Great great service
Excellent flavors

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

One of the most interesting burrata preparations i've had, the spicy mustarda was really excellent. Very delighted they offered to serve half portions of pasta so that I could try more then one! Pastas were lovely. Unique and seasonal cocktails!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

A great space , service ,food ,wine list. I am always impressed by restaurateurs understand what it takes to run a great restaurant that is not pretentious but feels like the client is appreciated and attended to.

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1.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Hice ka reserva a las9.30 y nos dieron la mesa a las 10. el vino caliente. el servicio malo

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3.0Dined on May 11, 2018

It was neither special nor not special, and the same goes for the service. Everything was just...fine. It was overpriced for being just fine, so I would recommend this place only if you need to have dinner in that immediate area. It is a fine,respectable option.

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1.0Dined on May 11, 2018

It was really bad food and pricy restaurant , would not come back

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Our waiter was very friendly and helpful in providing recommendations and the food was fabulous!

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

I like the food and the wine list and am never disappointed

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Love this place

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4.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Always love: fresh fresh food, simple yet fantastically flavorful. Strong and original wine list. Spendy but worth it. Warm service, but not intrusive. Great place that feels sophisticated but casual. Gets loud.

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3.0Dined on May 5, 2018

While the situation was rectified, there were a few hiccups when we got there. First we were told that

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Too loud!!!
But everything else is good.

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