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Caffe Paradiso - Tampa

4.9
4.9
744 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Caffé Paradiso voted best Italian resturant in Tampa is known for it's great home made regional dishes excellent service and reasonably priced wine list, also preparing special dishes at your request.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Nightly: 5:30pm - 10:00pm

  • Phone number

    (813) 835-6622

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Paolo Tini

  • Neighborhood

    Tampa

  • Parking details

    Self parking or valet

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 744 people are saying

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4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.8Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Tampa / Central Florida West

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    Best Food

  • Tampa / Central Florida West

    Best Value

  • Tampa / Central Florida West

    Italian

  • Tampa

    Best Overall

  • Tampa

    Best Food

  • Tampa

    Best Service

  • Tampa

    Best Ambiance

  • Tampa

    Best Value

  • Tampa

    Italian

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We can’t wait to go back! The food and service were superb!
  2. JA

    JamieA

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food.
  3. C

    Chica

    Tampa

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was fabulous. Waiter was very rushed but cordial.
  4. DL

    DianaLee

    Tampa

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this restaurant! The food and service is always perfect. Highly recommend.
  5. E

    Eddie

    Savannah

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service and ambiance. Perfect place for any occasion.
  6. DJ

    DeonJ

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was great. Service was great. Very crowded, so it's a little loud. Would definitely recommend and I will be going back.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food Lovely neighborhood ambience Could tell that most were regulars We will be back
  8. LC

    LisaC

    Tampa

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is by far the best Italian spot in Tampa. Not only is the food amazing the staff is wonderful. You really feel like you are with family when you dine here. Highly recommend.
  9. S

    Steve

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Where the locals eat. Best place in South Tampa for excellent food and service.
  10. KM

    KennethM

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed our experience here. The food was outstanding and the service was great. We were treated so well from the management team and servers. My wife had the lobster pasta and I had the Sea Bass. Both meals were outstanding. I will be back and I will also spread the word about the restaurant because it’s a hidden gem.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Love this restaurant. It is our ‘go to’ when we have guests in town or just want to get out with no specific plan.
  12. K

    Kenwood

    Tampa

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, it never disappoints. This is a great local restaurant with amazing food and the best staff!!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The most delicious linguine and clams and ziti chicken and broccoli Iv’e ever tasted in my life! My friend agrees. ❤️
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service!!
  15. N

    Nanc

    Tampa

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a wonderful meal!
  16. CD

    CaptainDave

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely the best Italian restaurant in Tampa! Authentic food and great wine selection. Ask for Antonio..the best server.
  17. DD

    DinersDelight

    Atlanta

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The owner and entire staff are always welcoming and make the dining experience a pleasure. The food was delicious as usual.
  18. S

    Sohodiningduo

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food,Service & atmosphere!
  19. BJ

    BarbaraJ

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Definitely recommend. Great service received from Antonio. Food was tasty.. Would recommend.
  20. w

    wannabfoodie

    Orlando

    30 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience3
    We have been to Caffe Paradiso several times, it is close to home and the food is good, but the service has always been the same. I keep hoping it would get better in the summer months. It seems if you are not a known customer you barely get service. While the waiter takes your order he is looking everywhere else but at you. When we ordered our food the table next to us was finishing their meal, paid the check, the table was cleared, set, and, reseated with a familiar customer they ordered and were served their first course, the waiter then came and asks how we were doing, we were still waiting on our appetizers. The food is good and if you don't mind being ignored then this is the place for you.
  21. BJ

    BJax

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic spot, never had a bad experience here....
  22. F

    Fsu1jester

    Tampa

    105 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    105 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and cuisine as always
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First visit, and it won’t be the last! Very enjoyable!
  24. TS

    TheresaS

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It was a very pleasant experience. The table for 5 was a little cramped in the corner but the service and food was exceptional. Highly recommend this little gem.
  25. GG

    GuatemalanGlobes

    Tampa

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the moment we arrived until we left, everything was extra special. Every staff member we encountered was kind, gregarious and made my friend’s 60th birthday extra special. There were 4 other birthdays celebrated that night and it was clear why on a Thursday night we were all there celebrating. Did I mention how the FOOD was? It was delicious Italian food made with love. And make sure to have dessert, the limoncello cake is a must, but they are all delish! If we lived closer, I’d be there every week. What sets this Italian restaurant apart from so many is that it’s quaint and everybody is in sync together. This is family!
  26. EK

    ElizabethK

    Chicago

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Complete menu with a nice selection of seafood, meat and poultry - prepared to perfection. Lovely specials menu too. Impeccable service and delightful atmosphere.
  27. PD

    PatriciaD

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love going to Cafe Para
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always love Cafe Paradiso. A wonderful wait staff and terrific food. Almost a quaint as being in Italy!
  29. C

    Carolann

    Fort Lauderdale

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were celebrating our wedding anniversary and Caffe Paradiso was recommended to us. The owner and staff made our event very special.
  30. E

    Enjoymyfood

    Tampa

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Paradiso never disappoints. Great food, great service. Thank you, Paulo!
  31. FC

    FoodieCass

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is a hidden gem. They renovated the inside of the restaurant during Covid and it’s a vibe. The bar is fun to sit at, great bartenders. We started at the bar with a dirty martini. Then moved to our table, had the calamari and burrata to start. Both delish. They also gave us bread with olive oil. Then for dinner we had the grouper which was one of the special, we had the tortellini boscaiolo ( this was the winner- pasta with pink sauce) we also order a red sauce with bowtie pasta with sausage ( the red sauce is great). We had 3 other people with us that also ordered the grouper. Everyone was happy and full! Too full for dessert. But next time I’ll be getting dessert. We had an Italian red wine-Barolo with dinner. Great wine menu.
  32. F

    Fsu1jester

    Tampa

    105 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    105 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Paolo was ‘on’ as always. Best Italian in Tampa!
  33. AW

    AnthonyW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The specials and the service were amazing. Can’t wait to go back again
  34. MS

    MikeS

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice greeting, great menu and outstanding service in a cool neighborhood spot.
  35. BB

    BeeBop

    Tampa

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service, as always. The special lobster ravioli was fantastic. I told waiter it should be on regular menu.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! Great food and great service!
  37. DB

    DonaldB

    E. Tennessee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Favorite place to dine in Tampa. Excellent everything.
  38. KF

    KathyF

    Tampa

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was just terrific. From the appetizers, main courses to the deserts and wine. Enzo and Lily took great care of the 6 of us!! Our 2 1/2 year old grand daughter was entertained and well behaved. We love this place
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great; a bit noisy. Maybe lower music from PA system.
  40. C

    Chris

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I am Italian and only eat at select Italian restaurants. In fact I only eat at two restaurants on the entire west coast of Florida and this is one of them and the only one providing Italian cuisine. I only wish that I live and work closer to the restaurant so I can frequent it more often. If you are looking for a real restaurant that nails everything perfect every time, Caffe Paradiso your winner.

FAQs

Caffe Paradiso - Tampa offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (813) 835-6622.

Caffe Paradiso - Tampa is rated 4.9 stars by 744 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Google Map for Caffe Paradiso - Tampa

4205 S MacDill Ave, Tampa, FL 33611

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Tampa

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Nightly: 5:30pm - 10:00pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Self parking or valet

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Paolo Tini

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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