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Caffe Paradiso

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4205 S Macdill Ave, Tampa, FL 33611-1900
+1 813-835-6622
17:30 - 22:30
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

This will be a quick review because I really don't have much to say. A friend of mine and I wanted Italian food, we were in the area and read the reviews and decided to give it a shot. As soon as we walk in there is a small small small bar immediately to the left, two people were sitting... More 

1 Thank Tara A
Tampa, FL
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Small and silently tucked away in South Tampa, Caffe Paradiso is an experience to be savored! You begin with free valet parking. Our valet was a real gentleman! He opened the doors for us and patiently waited while we unbuckled a little one from a car seat. Upon departure, he was swift and polite, opening our doors for us again!... More 

1 Thank Kathi S
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

This is one of the best italian restaurants in Tampa. From the time I made the reservations to the time we left the staff was very accommodating. The wait staff were very prompt and delivered excellent service. Now, to the food. Everyone enjoyed the dish they ordered, from the salad to the main entrees. We ordered one of every dessert... More 

1 Thank CFMvalrico
Savannah, Georgia
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016

My boyfriend and I came here to celebrate graduation. The owner was very nice and most of the waiters were as well. Our waiter hardly even looked at us. Another waiter walked by to take bread to one of his tables, stopped by us and shockingly asked "have you not gotten bread yet" (15 minutes into our visit). He set... More 

1 Thank CrystalShup
Debra B, Owner at Caffe Paradiso, responded to this review

Crystal, Thank you for bringing this to our attention. First and foremost, we would like to apologize for not meeting our own expectations at our restaurant. We believe, above all else, service is paramount to a pleasant dining experience. Especially when celebrating a joyous occasion, like graduation. And although we are not perfect, we are sorry we failed with you.... More 

Tampa, Florida
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109 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2016

Tampa cuisine benefits from the Northeastern roots of many of its residents. Good Italian food is in no shortage in the bay area. Caffe Paradiso is an exemplar in that crowded market, offering right sized portions of great food at a reasonable price. I had the veal, my wife chose the lobster ravioli. We swapped halfway through and still found... More 

1 Thank BBQ22
Tampa, Florida, United States
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59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2016

Tried Caffe Paradiso after recently moving into the neighborhood. We had heard that it isn't much to look at but the food is excellent. The reviews were right! The restaurant is situated in a small shopping center and the best view you will have is a parking lot from the small front bar. The rest of the restaurant doesn't even... More 

1 Thank Kristi G
Boston, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2015

I went out to dinner for my friends birthday and the service we received was excellent. They were accommodating to one of my friends who has a gluten allegory, just ask for the gluten free penne (call ahead to make sure they still have some). I had the ravioli and asked for marinara instead of the Alfredo they were supposed... More 

1 Thank Julia M
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239 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2015

This place is on MacDill. Everything was fresh. The service was very friendly, and efficient. Freddie was great, very knowledgeable. We both had fish dinners with a side of angel hair pasta with pesto sauce. Really great taste! Had the mussels, get it with the red sauce. Bread was fresh. The sauces on our fish was added flavor. The salads... More 

1 Thank luv2travel33549
Tampa, Florida
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170 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015

was here last weekend and the food was great. All the pasta is made fresh and there is a wide selection on the menu fir all tastes. Service was spot on, especially for a saturday night and the cozy atmosphere is a good place for a night with friends or special night with someone. Cafe Paradiso has Valet parking available... More 

1 Thank Tom P
Tampa, Florida
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55 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015

Caffe Paradiso has been a south Tampa mainstay for many years. A recent visit proved just that- wonderful food, terrific service, and a lovely atmosphere. The veal dishes are superbly prepared, delicate and flavorful. If you yearn for authentic Italian food, this is the place!

1 Thank DeeDee3579

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4205 S Macdill Ave, Tampa, FL 33611-1900
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: +1 813-835-6622

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?