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Caffe Paradiso - Tampa, Tampa, FL
Caffe Paradiso - Tampa, Tampa, FL
Caffe Paradiso - Tampa, Tampa, FL
Caffe Paradiso - Tampa, Tampa, FL
Caffe Paradiso - Tampa, Tampa, FL

Caffe Paradiso - Tampa

4.9
4.9
1055 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


Booked 11 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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 1,055 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Tampa / Central Florida West

    Best Overall

  • Tampa / Central Florida West

    Best Value

  • Tampa / Central Florida West

    Italian

  • Tampa

    Best Overall

  • Tampa

    Best Food

  • Tampa

    Best Service

  • Tampa

    Best Value

  • Tampa

    Neighborhood gem

  • Tampa

    Italian

1,055 Reviews
  1. SteveG

    Tampa

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a fantastic dinner. Everyone, all 4 of us ate everything, from the appetizers, which were fantastic. We had the mushrooms caps and the smoked salmon was the best I ever had. I had their grouper special with sun-dried tomatoes, and lobster, and I couldn’t. I couldn’t eat it all myself because everybody kept taking a piece of it. It was so good the lasagna over the top everything the service. One of the best chefs and owners in Tampa. Steve G

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service, great food and wine! We splurged on the limoncello cake and it was well worth it!

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  3. MarianM

    Tampa

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Caffe Paradiso is by far and away the best place for an Italian meal in South Tampa, and it's our go to place for dinner. It's a delightful neighborhood Italian restaurant with a warm friendly staff, excellent fresh food and a consistently great experience.

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  4. stephenl

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best Italian food in Tampa, hands down for years and years. You will not be disappointed.

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  5. JoanneR

    Tampa

    48 reviews

    4.0

    48 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was excellent. Service was too fast - food came out almost immediately. Glad we waited to order our entree until we had our appetizers.

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  6. MichaelF

    Orlando

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was just great. Food. Service. Wine selection. Zero bad things to say. Try the short rib. You won’t be sorry.

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  7. Char

    Tampa

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    excellent calamari, fish main course, wine and service

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  8. Ilovefish

    Tampa

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server Nick was attentive and helpful. We had the menu specials and enjoyed them a lot: seafood salad and burrata along with eggplant rollatini for our appetizers, then papardelle with short ribs and the veal paradiso. Everything was delicious. Can’t wait to go back and try more!

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  9. ValerieD

    Tampa

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Consistently great service and food, love going back here.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Have not been to Cafe Paradiso in a while and that was a mistake - the food and service was just outstanding and I didn’t have to wait for a month or two to get a Saturday night reservation. Had the snapper dish and it was cooked perfectly. Will be back soon.

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  11. SFoodie

    Central Coast

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cafe Paradiso is my family’s favorite South Tampa restaurant!

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  12. Foodlover

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Antonio was our server. It was my wife’s and I first time. We ordered a bottle of wine and enjoyed dinner from start to finish.

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  13. Misty

    Tampa

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always an incredible visit. From the great staff to the amazing food, this is one of our favorite places in town. They make everyone feel like family and welcome.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    We used to dine here all the time but our last experience was terrible. First came a misogynistic crack from our waiter, then the wrong meal served to my friend. When she pointed it out she was practically accused of being confused. Next the crab in the linguine dish was 1 day away from being spoiled & was very fishy. As a Physician, I know what is safe to eat. No one came to check on our food until the rest were 1/2 way done. When we complained we were just stared at and had to insist the food be removed. No immediate apologies were forthcoming. We were offered nothing else & only 1 meal was deducted from the bill at our insistence. I attribute our poor service to our gender as we were the only all female table. Only at the very end was any attempt made to compensate us for a ruined birthday celebration. I note several other less than glowing reviews for 3/24. So sad they they have slid so far in service and quality of the food. Maybe it is time for a change in staff before irreparable reputation damage occurs.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful service and delicious food!

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  16. JoyceB

    Tampa

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place. It is 5 minute away from our house and is our go to place for a great meal. The owners and the staff are always so welcoming and friendly. And the food is always amazing and consistently great.

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  17. RickR

    Tampa

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great neighborhood Italian restaurant, very friendly staff, excellent food and warm atmosphere!

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  18. CandaceH

    Tampa

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We absolutely love Caffe Paradiso! The pasta was fantastic as was the seafood salad! Excellent wine too! We are regulars and will continue to pick this place for our date nights!

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  19. Tony

    Baltimore

    394 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    394 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food the atmosphere is all first rate. One of the best Italian restaurants in Tampa. Linguine with clams & the grouper & snapper were delicious Save room for the limoncello cake!

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  20. Luv2eatfinefood

    Tampa

    32 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    A wonderful experience. The short rib pappardelle was great. Deserts were all really good. Overall a great evening with family.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always have a great meal at Paradisio but last night the food was overcooked and not much flavor

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  22. TerryH

    New York City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Me was excellent but the noise level was very high

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  23. TomB

    Naples

    131 reviews

    2.0

    131 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Disappointing. We picked this restaurant based on great reviews. Unfortunately, it was not great. We had Calamari Fritti, Veal Saltimbocca and Linguine Bolognese. All mediocre. The veal was way too thin and smothered in too much sauce. No homemade pasta. The bolognese was very bland, mushy and almost too sweet. The place was packed. Maybe we just ordered the wrong dishes or hit an off night?

    1 person found this helpful

  24. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Like most restaurants these days, it was loud - hard to hear at a round table for 6. Very good to good otherwise.

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  25. HollyS

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Quality Italian food for a reasonable price. Excellent server staff that have been working there 20+ years. We frequently eat here and always enjoy it!!!

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  26. KurtB

    Tampa

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was wonderful. Hugo was excellent, attentive, and recommended perfect pairings. Thank you.

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  27. FabulousFoodie

    Tampa

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a fabulous experience! Nick, our server, was very attentive and professional as are all the servers at Caffe Paradiso. We had two of the specials which were a grouper piccata with lump lobster meat and a squid ink pasta with seafood. Both were delicious. At the end of our meal, the owner even stopped by to check on us and ask about our experience. Five stars!!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We come here often for dinner. It is always great food, etc. We highly recommend Caffe Paradiso.

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  29. CheriM

    Tampa

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great place for food and friends. Great service and everyone that we bring there always loves the experience. Love that is off the path of the routine restaurants.

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  30. DavidP

    Tampa

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fasting becoming our go to Italian Restaurant when we are in Tampa.

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  31. worththetrip

    Tampa

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always a wonderful meal! They added a lobster tail to the crab linguine which we always get with pink sauce and it is a yummy addition to the generous amount of crab. Others enjoyed the snapper, fresh and light, the grouper so much it could not be finished.

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  32. jeanV

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My favorite neighborhood restaurant. Consistent..... serving delicious Italian cuisine.

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  33. SMALMANJ

    New York City

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All good, cocktails, appetizers, entrees, dessert & service. We will be back. Enthusiastic recommendation!!

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  34. Tone84

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome as always! Caffe Paradiso ALWAYS delivers an exceptional dining experience!!

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  35. JoyceB

    Tampa

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love this place. Such a great neighborhood place. The owners/managers/servers are always so friendly and welcoming. We always feel so welcomed. And the food is always amazing. Love the veal dishes. And they are always very accommodating.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best meals we had in Tampa area. Food was excellent and cooked perfectly. The service was great with out being too attentive. Would recommend to everyone.

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  37. ValerieD

    Tampa

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    ANOTHER FANTASTIC MEAL AND EXPERIENCE!! HIGHLY RECOMMEND.

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  38. KatherineM

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and the staff was wonderful. Highly recommend and will definitely be going back.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Caffé Paradiso is a charming, intimate neighborhood dining spot where everyone is welcoming. The family run business values their customers and treats them well and the staff is like family because they have all worked together so long! I highly recommend it! Lisa Dudney

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  40. Simo

    Tampa

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love this restaurant. Great value, great food, outstanding service. It is a neighborhood gem.

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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 1055 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


Booked 11 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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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