Caffe Paradiso - Tampa

4.8
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431 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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.
What 431 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.6
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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M
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place, one of my favorites!

MT
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Paolo perfected the menu and execution decades ago and it remains that way. In other words, his passion for pleasing his guests is reflected in the restaurant’s warm welcome, outstanding food and drink, spot-on service and overall attention to detail. Now with the renovations casting a bright new look, even the traditional Italian recipes feel new. It’s a guarantee that you’ll find dishes here that will keep you coming back.

GP
Memphis
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Italian restaurant in TAMPA

PS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is always a pleasure to eat at Caffe Paradiso. We had an excellent dinner with friends. Dining room was a bit noisy, hard to have a conversation.

T
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Italian in a family white tablecloth environment- highly recommend!

B
Tampa
27 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as usual

S
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant, excellent food, wonderful atmosphere.

PQ
Naples
4 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

We were very disappointed in the food! We would not be returning

MH
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding!

OT
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the place. Friendly and delicious

H
Tampa
11 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good, consistent food with good service. Excellent specials.

OT
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines

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OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service & food!

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Long wait to get our first course. Then second course delivered only minutes later. Then upon trying to pay with a gift card, they refused to accept it even though I explained a gift card is the same as cash. They refused to honor the card. Owner came to my table to argue with me. We will not be going back even though I was a regular.

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and very good food!

JR
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day ❤️ Our first time dining here. Excellent service, not rushing is at all. We see this becoming one of favorite dining locations.

w
Tampa
25 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal and service and in an atmosphere where you can talk and hear each other! Perfect for a romantic dinner or family gathering

BM
Orlando
15 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

great italian food, what else do you need to know?

A
Western NC
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Very nice. I will be back.

B
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

My wife and I have been coming here once or twice a year for several years often with family.
The food has been outstanding and the service impeccable.
This time around a couple of things disturbed me which I feel I need to comment about.
It was a busy Friday night and the waiters were obviously hustling. Our waiter was as gracious and professional as ever, however towards the end of the meal I got the feeling that he was rushing us to free the table.
Also when we received the check the recommended gratuity was 20% 22% 25% not the usual 18% 20% 22%. While this kind of tip creep may be happening in high end restaurants in Manhattan this is Tampa.

l
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Anniversary

KM
Grand Rapids
11 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our first visit to Caffé Paradiso. Loved the warm welcome upon our arrival! The atmosphere was cozy and food and service top notch.

CF
Charlotte
39 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

The place was not crowded. We had asked for a quiet table and ended up being seated by the entry way. We had also requested Antonio as our waiter. He was there but didn’t serve us. It seems the restaurant doesn’t read the requests we made when we booked our reservation. Food is good, but this experience will make us think twice before ever going back

OT
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Paradiso is one of our favorite restaurants. The food is always good, the staff is awesome & friendly & the vibe is gr8. The new bar is fabulous!

m
Tampa
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

fabulous every time----food is so fresh---wait staff is very attentive---everyone greets you upon arrival-

OT
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience3

I just felt like if you weren’t a regular you don’t get the same service or attention. Great food, a little pricy. Probably won’t be back. Our reservation was at 730, didn’t get seated until close to 8. Took about 30 minutes for someone to come take our order. Yes they were busy, and yes I’m understanding. But when you see regulars getting their table right away and getting their food right away, I’m not understanding.

OT
Tampa
11 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

who is a wonderful experience. Hugo and Paolo are absolutely tune in to what everyone would like and accommodate everyone in every way possible

H
Tampa
62 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Monday night and the place was packed....did not effect the food or service. The servers and bussers were working like crazy to keep the 5 Star Italian rating up. And they did a great job!

DA
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, atmosphere in a cozy place. Been enjoying the Red crab sauce and tuna steak for 20 years here

KC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal Italian food, great staff, great atmosphere.

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!!!

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OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome staff, great ambiance, and outstanding food!

d
Charlotte
25 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite restaurant. Food is always excellent and service is perfect. All dishes are made with fresh ingredients and cooked to perfection.

LD
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Years Eve

OT
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always!

H
Tampa
12 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Good and consistent food

OT
New Mexico
5 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Great food

AP
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service everytime we visit Caffe Paradiso.

MM
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service that you can always count on.

F
Omaha
54 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed it well enough to return on February 1 with out of town guests. It was once again lovely but we didn’t receive open table credit.