Cafe Altro Paradiso

4.6
254 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
What 254 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.5
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EM
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined 10 hours ago
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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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing dinner, delicious food. Thank you!!

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LS
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Peter at the bar is amazing

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OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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J
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 6 days ago
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
46 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
5 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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S
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The antipasto plate and the crostini along with the delicious bread and butter had us both nearly full! But had to try a main course as well and my pasta in a fresh tomato sauce with perfectly cooked homemade pasta and my dates well done but amazingly juicy steak were well worth the overstuffed feeling. Superb place that I will continue to return to on a regular basis. Kudos to Mr. Carter and Chef Mattos for a top notch restaurant.

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B
New York Area
762 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We always enjoy CAP although I wish the menu was more varied. If you like octopus, the octopus app is fabulous, as is the cacao e pepe, but the spaghetti is just so-so. The rye Manhattan was perhaps the best ever. As the evening progresses, the crowd gets louder as does the music and by the time we left, we had to skip dessert: just too loud. We'll return but early--

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SL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious, ingredient driven food as always. Interesting wine list full of idiosyncratic finds. Helpful and gracious staff. A favorite.

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p
New York Area
95 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

BEST RESTAURANT EVER!!! The staff always salutes you by your name, they even remember your favorite drink. Hands down the best!!!

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DQ
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great scenenary, ambiance and food - all dishes were of very high quality and execution. One of the best hamburgers in town. I will definatly come back.

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BR
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great vibe and and overall enjoyable dinner. Nate was a great host

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nate was the best part of our experience!

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SL
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Would go back anytime.
We were 5 peoples with all different dishes and no one was disappointed. We were from Montreal

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GG
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A great evening

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KT
Seattle
33 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A haven in the middle of Soho. Stopped by for a quiet lunch on a Friday. Our waiter was so great. Very attentive and explained everything. Excellent food. Had the arancini, the pasta and a chicken entree. All were divine.

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j
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Excellent restaurant - loved the ambiance and the food was delicious. Highly recommend the oysters, burrata and octopus.

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MD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The service was attentive and we never felt rushed. The food was good and drinks were tasty. I can’t rave about anything in particular, but no complaints either. If portion sizes were a little larger, the value proposition would be much better.

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D
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a great experience. The food is really good and the staff is professional, friendly and quite accommodating with special requests etc.

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AC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Nothing special. Uninspired menu main menu. Dessert menu was just as basic. Decent food but not worth going back again.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

One of my favorites but this time two pastas were very salty
The pesto and the lasagnetta... ravioli less slow.
Octopus great as was the fennel salad

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p
New York Area
95 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

THE BEST!!! Always delivering the most exquisite plates in the Manhattan. The octopus is my favorite dish. The staff takes their time to greet you back (remembering your name each time!) K is the sweetest hostess...what a pleasure to eat in such a beautiful place.

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S
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food, delicious oysters, carpaccio, tomatoes, tuna tartare, mackerel, all perfectly prepared. Excellent wine selections. Highly recommend. Nothing to complain about.

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S
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First visit there before going to a show at City Winery. A bit pricey but the cacio e Pepe and ravioli were both excellent. Waiter was great - nice, knowledgeable about the wine list, and attentive without being overly so.

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RS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! The linguine with lobster was spectacular!

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SE
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

dinner was amazing as always. the arancini are the best in city. the pastas were soooooo good. and Nathan is our favorite server.

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BG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love. Fantastic ingredients combined in simple but brilliant ways. Creative & interesting wines. Approachable service, responsive, friendly. Delicious.

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a
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome. Thank you

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SN
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Excellent service. Cuttlefish pasta exceptional.

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EZ
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Altro Paradiso never disappoints. This is smart, casual, sophisticated dining.

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G
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Incredibly expensive for the portion size but a fun place .

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RS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved the anchovy chrostini. The 40 ounce tomahawk steak was perfection. We loved the open feel of the room, and the food was amazing. I can’t recall our servers name but he did a great job. Thanks

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