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Paradiso Ristorante Italiano

6124 Franconia Rd, Alexandria, VA 22310-2509
+1 703-922-6222
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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“brunch” (13 reviews)
“pasta” (13 reviews)
“garlic knots” (3 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
6124 Franconia Rd, Alexandria, VA 22310-2509
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Reviewed 16 October 2017

We stayed overnight for the 2017 Army Ten Miler race in Pentagon City. Our friends said, "pick an Italian place!" Being I've never been in this town, my restaurant experience was severely limited. This place was a good call with the roll of the dice....More

Thank Alan C
Reviewed 25 September 2017

My wife, my son, and I were hoping for a nice dinner in a quiet restaurant. We decided to try the Paradiso. We were ushered through an area empty of customers, looked very appealing! The hostess seated us in the family room- a separate room...More

Thank FarOutSpringfield
Reviewed 31 July 2017

I went there for dinner and had great pizza. They have a separate room for children for them to play and dine.

Reviewed 26 July 2017

I heard a lot of things about Paradiso and the new menu AND specials so I got a Groupon coupon to go there. We were greeted warmly by our server and we were given some rolls with olive oil and pesto for dipping. The dishes...More

Thank corkscrewd
Reviewed 11 July 2017

You can't go wrong for good italian food. Everything on the menu is good. THey also have bands in the back room so it seems crowded a lot on the weekends.

Thank Steven P
Reviewed 18 June 2017

Pizza was soggy, ice cream was like liquid, no pasta to go with seafood or fish, way over priced. Salad was good and bread was good...fruit was plenty.

Thank Linda C
Reviewed 15 June 2017

The restaurant was a step above a hole in the wall joint, but it still felt like a family restaurant. The manicotti was delightful and my husband really liked the lasagna. We will go back.

Thank Jennifer M
Reviewed 15 May 2017

We have been taking out-of-town guests to Sunday Brunch at Paradiso for years. It's gotten to the point where we feel guilty for indulging without guests. The selection is amazing--soups, salads, fresh seafood (including oysters, peel-and-eat shrimp, and other delicacies), carving station, made-to-order pasta station,...More

Thank Debra L
Reviewed 13 May 2017

Paradiso food is okay. Not enough flavor for my taste but good enough. Good enough becomes a Very Good when you consider the kid's room. The Kid's Room is brilliant - a special room with a big glass wall. Parents sit outside, kids sit inside....More

Thank Allieooooops
Reviewed 4 May 2017

The food is so fresh and the brick oven finishing touches are wonderful The calamari is delicious. The homemade bread is super. The bar gets the drinks right and the wine list is fine. Can't forget the deserts - wow. Portions are generous for everything...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6124 Franconia Rd, Alexandria, VA 22310-2509
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria
  • Phone Number: +1 703-922-6222
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Paradiso Ristorante has been part of Alexandria's culture for over 20 years. We have had the pleasure of cooking for thousands of friends and families over the years and hope to continue the tradition for a long time to come. We are a family run restaurant and enjoy cooking recipes that have been passed down from generation to generation. The unique services and meals Paradiso provides are the pillars to the restaurants success. Tony and Julia Amato have been passionate about providing the community with an extraordinary Italian meal and a one of a kind dining experience. With services like their Supervised Children's Dining Area, their reputable and astounding Sunday Brunch, professional Catering services and a Lounge that features live bands with no cover charge, it's not hard to believe they have clients who have been dining with them for the 20+ years they've been open. From the staff to the exceptional decor, Paradiso is a restaurant for everyone. Ourdining room setting always feels serene no matter how crowded it gets. The design is eclectic and comfortable, with an air of elegance. Partitioned into a few small rooms, the place provides a homey atmosphere no matter where you sit. Paradiso's interior - natural barn wood, stain glass windows, portraits, topical paintings and posters, elegant mirrors and soft lighting - is an appropriate one for an Italian restaurant whose food is extraordinarily delicious. If you've dined with us recently, we hope to see you again soon! If you've never dined with us before, come give us a try! We guarantee you leave with a satisfied belly and a smile on your face...It's the only way to leave an Italian kitchen. From our family to yours...Buon Appetito!
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