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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
1025 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

21:00


Booked 27 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Daily 17:30–22:00
  • Phone number
    (813) 835-6622
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Paolo Tini
  • Area
    Tampa
  • Parking Details
    Self parking or valet
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,025 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

    Italian

  • Tampa

    Best Overall

  • Tampa

    Best Food

  • Tampa

    Best Value

  • Tampa

    Good for business meals

  • Tampa

    Italian

1,025 Reviews
  1. worththetrip

    Tampa

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    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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  2. SMALMANJ

    New York City

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    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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  3. jeanV

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    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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  4. Tone84

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    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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  5. JoyceB

    Tampa

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    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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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    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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  7. ValerieD

    Tampa

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

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

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  8. KatherineM

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 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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  9. Simo

    Tampa

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 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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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 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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  11. EdwardC

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible evening at C.P. owner is amazing and will take care of you!!

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  12. MCBC

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We and our friends had the best Valentine’s dinner there. A beautiful and tasteful 4 course meal that was outstanding. We had multiple choices for appetizers and dinners. Chef was amazing on each course.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, the staff were phenomenal, and the food was fantastic. 

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, excellent food and top notch service. Thank you for always making our time there incredibly special❤️.

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  15. ElizabethK

    Chicago

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our go to for special occasion and everyday dining. The varied menu, and delicious food, served by the professional, loving staff keeps us coming back.

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  16. Sohodiningduo

    Tampa

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This restaurant never disappoints! The food is incredible and the service is always great

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  17. Chris

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 7 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and attentive staff in a welcoming setting. Caffé Paradiso delivers big city dining but feels like a neighborhood favorite.

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  18. destinations2travel

    Tampa

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 6 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food excellent service one of Tampa's best places to eat. The popularity of this restaurant has increased the noise level so at times during the peak hours it will be noisy. After about 8PM the noise level goes down. Every time I visit Tampa, I go here for dinner at least once.

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  19. CheriM

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. Waiters are very attentive

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  20. RichardP

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A true Tampa gem. This restaurant is a must go to if you have never been. The food, the service, and the people will keep you coming back again and again.

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  21. ChristineG

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service were excellent. The prices were very reasonable. The service could not have been better ! One of our favorite restaurants!

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  22. Grinch

    Tampa

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always an excellent overall experience. The food was delicious and service from Nick exceptional. Strongly recommend Cafe Paradiso.

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  23. FredF

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Busy because of popularity but all around a great dining experience.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent and so was the service and the wine. We will definitely be back!

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  25. EricJ

    New York City

    43 reviews

    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on 25 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, terrific menu, great friendly and competent service and neighborhood and family atmosphere. Top notch on all counts!!

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  26. Chris

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 24 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was outstanding! The Buratta salad and mushroom appetizer were delicious. The entrees were fabulous as well. The veal special was awesome, tender and flavorful. The lasagna was spectacular and the béchamel sauce was excellent. The linguine with clams was also a hit! We were too stuffed for dessert but must try next time! We will be back!

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  27. JohnD

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Consistently very good, excellent service, noise level conducive to good conversation; can always count on an excellent experience

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  28. KathyM

    Tampa

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 22 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food and service. Our new to go to for a great dinner close to home.

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  29. ThomasH

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    AS ALWAYS-CONSISTENTLY GREAT FOOD AND SUPERIOR SERVICE!

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  30. Reese

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fantastic food, authentic atmosphere. Will be back soon!

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  31. fsu74cn80

    Tampa

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 18 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great seafood salad special that should go on their printed menu. Veal for main course was outstanding.

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  32. AngieN

    Atlanta Metro

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 14 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The caffe was good authentic Italian. The tables are packed in for maximum seating so it is noisy in the interior. The eggplant appetizer was delicious, as was the sachetini. The veal was good but a small portion, and no pasta. The seafood salad was mostly calamari but it was not over cooked. Overall it was all good but expensive.

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  33. KristenD

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always spectacular!!!! The food and service never disappoints

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  34. CandaceH

    Tampa

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 8 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been customers of Caffe Paradiso and the owner Paolo since his restaurant first opened. We love the food... so authentic! We love the neighborhood atmosphere of the location... we always run into people we know and it's nice to say hello. Several reviews were not favorable for the size of the restaurant, the proximity of the tables, the location, the size of the menu but if you are a regular and local, none of this bothers you because we are treated like family. Our waiters have always been the same (little to no turnover in employees) and are very personable, friendly with a smile, knowledgeable of the menu and wine, engaging, and willing to go the extra to make your meal however you would like it. We highly recommend Caffe Paradiso... it's our favorite Italian restaurant. We have many date nights here as well as family dinners and special occasion celebrations!

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  35. glacierbear

    Grand Rapids

    36 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    My review may surprise many as this restaurant is rated at a 4.9 and I selected this establishment based on that rating. We arrived and found the restaurant in a strip mall and upon walking in, discovered that most of the tables were in a large open room that was set up to maximize the number of tables/people. No booths, very bright lights, no sound absorption and no separation between tables. The noise/sound levels were around 100 decibels and you had to shout to have a conversation, which resulted in everyone just trying to talk louder. (So I would give the ambience a rating of 1). The service was mediocre at best but it was a Friday night and our poor server had several large tables he was trying to service all by himself (under staffed-management issues - rating of 2). Drinks were okay but not what I expected for a restaurant with this rating and the wine selection was not great (so I would give a rating of 3). Food was a mixed bag, my wife’s dish was okay but mine was bland and lacked anything that would make you want to recommend to others (rating of 2.5). We did not have dessert as by that time we both had a headache from the intense noise and the staff was trying to turn over tables as fast as possible so we accommodated. Overall I cannot recommend this restaurant and it certainly is not somewhere I would go for a nice romantic dinner. (Overall rating 2.5)

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  36. KarenS

    Tampa

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 5 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service were amazing can’t wait to go back

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  37. mommy3

    New York City

    17 reviews

    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 3 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    I usually try to be positive. I read the reviews and was so happy to possibly find a restaurant that sounds like our local Italian restaurant back home. Being treated like you were family. I know they have it in them cause we saw our waiter display this to another couple. We were greeted by a very nice gentleman and escorted to our table. The menu was a little limited but my daughters and I are very easy to please. However, our waiter did not even share with us the specials for the night. If we knew the specials our experience and the number of stars would have been more than 3. Our food was tasty but would have LOVED to have had the choice of the Paparadelle with short ribs. My capellini with crab was good but when I asked for crushed hot pepper a server brought over crushed black so I let it go. Our waiter never came back to see if we needed anything until we were finished eating and if we wanted dessert. My girls took the Tiramisu to go. I really wanted to like this place but if you are not regular customers I guess you don’t matter.

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  38. DanR

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love Paradiso and go to eat there often. The staff is great and Paolo is awesome. Hugo is always friendly and remembers us. Last night the staff sang Happy Birthday to my husband along with dessert and a candle. We didn’t ask but someone on the staff heard us talking about his birthday-I think Hugo.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 3 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a five star experience! The snapper was perfect as ever

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  40. DMKMA

    Exclusive

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 1 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing New Year's Eve with friends! Food and service both amazing, as always. Thanks you!!!

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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 1025 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

21:00


Booked 27 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Caffe Paradiso - Tampa

4205 S MacDill Ave, Tampa, FL 33611

Additional information

  • Area
    Tampa
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Daily 17:30–22:00
  • 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, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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