Caffe Paradiso - Tampa

4.7
329 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.
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KR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

They are redecorating so the ambiance will improve greatly when they finish. Great place....

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ML
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and very friendly and prompt service.

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OT
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always fantastic and the service is beyond amazing.

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SS
Tampa
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

The food was excellent, however they are doing some renovations so it is a bit congested. Still will pay them another visit to try something else.

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NF
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed a leisurely dining experience. The service was attentive but not rushed. Each course come in a well paced, timely fashion. Our meals were delicious, especially the veal special and the beet and burrata salad. The wine selection is good and fairly priced. Our waiter was fantastic. F o Naples, Italy, he made it a real Italian evening.

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CT
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved it! Food was authentic - homemade noodles ~ delicious!
Home family feel and excited to bring my whole family here for our next special occasion!
Thank you for making us feel at home and taking care of like we were family!

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G
Orlando
44 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was great, service was great, and it was a very good value. Especially love the Trefethen wine.

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OT
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent personalized service and food is beyond five stars. Perfect for special occasions or any time we’re in the mood for fresh homemade authentic Italian. Makes you feel like you’ve traveled to Italy. Molto Bella

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WS
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Comfortable. A welcoming feeling — owners very visible. Tasty food.

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M
Tampa
24 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

I do not understand how this restaurant subsists. My wife could not believe how her plate could get out of the kitchen. I can not believe the reviews that this restaurant has. By far the worst Italian restaurant in Tampa, period. I was extremely disappointed with this restaurant.

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BM
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great birthday dinner!! Food was amazing!!

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t
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Anniversary dinner. Great service and good food. Enjoyed our meal

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L
Tampa
22 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed our meal and the servers were all so helpful!! Will be coming back. The melon proscutto appetizer was a refreshing starter for the meal to come!!!

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KP
Tampa
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good meal - authentic italian - friendly wait staff

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B
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As a resident of Tampa I consider it to be the best Italian restaurant in the city. The menu is superlative, the service impeccable, and the pricing surprisingly reasonable.

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L
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic evening great food, wine, service

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JJ
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great atmosphere and a totally awesome experience- as always!

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ST
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food , service, very attentive to customer. full Bar and wine selection

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OT
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fabulous another dinner last night. Great food and service!!

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r
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love to go to Cafe Paradiso. It is actually one of our favorite Italian restaurant.

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L
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Neighborhood restaurant with good food, friendly service and we can hear each other!

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MM
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place. We always feel like we have been treated like royalty. They will prepare anything that you want to eat. The service is impeccable and fast. They now have a full bar so you can have cocktails before dinner.We will continue to return time and time again.

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P
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It’s an all around excellent Italian dinner experience. Many thanks to our wonderful waiter, Anthony.

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OT
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 3

It was a shame - first time here and the food was great. But service was atrocious. Waited for over 45 minutes and still did not have any bread on table. Had to get host to intervene 2x.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 3

Service was horrible - ignored all evening by the waiter though our water girl was very attentive. Also they charged us more for the wine we chose than what was advertised on the menu and didn’t make good on it 100%. The food was great but the rest negatively overshadowed the evening

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OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Paradiso never disappoints. Even when they had already run out of the special I had ordered, Paulo fixed it. Love this place.

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J
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Consistent food and service

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JT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent, quaint, great service and food. Always consistent with quality and taste, family friendly, fun dining

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H
Tampa
55 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were excellent, a little pricey even though it was Valentine's day. But been going there to celebrate the day for years....

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PR
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service and atmosphere. Usually go to Caffe Paradiso for big event. You can go off menu and create.

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M
Tampa
21 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Lively dining experience with friendly staff. Attentive to special order details. Service was slow but that is what true Italian dining is all about so plan for a relaxed, enjoyable experience. We split an appetizer and it was served on two plates, pre-split, without asking. Very thoughtful. Plentiful portions for first course pasta dishes. Food was delicious.

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DF
Tampa
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food, service, value and atmosphere. I would recommend it to everyone.

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OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Food took over an hour to get.
Waiter was great but kitchen was slow.

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g
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

The food is good, the service very poor. We waited 2 hours for our food. We were a party of 4 and ordered pasta! Nothing difficult! They offered us dessert and brought two pieces of cake - for 4 people! I asked if I could have cheesecake, and they charged us! We would have given it a second try, but not now. No apology, just brought us 2 desserts without even asking what we'd like. Poor way to treat customers.

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OT
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We brought our daughter's God Mother during her visit. She enjoys Italian cuisine. It is truly our favorite Italian place.

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F
Omaha
51 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent South Tampa restaurant. Wide choices and superb presentation

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r
Tampa
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Very good authentic italian food. Staff was also very nice and attentive. Great place for a casual dinner any day! Will definetly go back often!

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MI
Tampa
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We had heard many outstanding reviews about this place and were anxious to check it out. It's a bit small and a bit crowded. The parking is very limited. The staff and drinks were fine but our biggest disappointment was the taste of our main courses. Everybody had raved about how delicious the food was but my husband and I both felt the food was good but not exceptional. Average at best. And, things weren't cheap either. Maybe it was bad luck: we'll probably give it another try in the future.

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RW
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

consistently good food. we had fried calamari which was excellent. I highly recommend their tortellini.

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KG
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Authentic Italian food, with a very private but casual dining experience. They are very accomodating with making anything you want.

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