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Cafe Paradiso

13 Monument Sq, Urbana, OH 43078-2061
+1 937-653-8040
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (13 reviews)
“bread” (8 reviews)
“italian food” (5 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
$$ - $$$
13 Monument Sq, Urbana, OH 43078-2061
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was my 2nd time here. The first time was very pleasant and the food was good, not so much this time. We had to hunt for menus on our own, we waited forever to place our order, people coming in after us were taken...More

Thank grammy1105
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

Just off of the chaotic traffic circle downtown is this gem of a cafe. Enjoyed the red, white & bleu pizza at the table in the window. Decor was midwest homey and beautiful. Food was delicious and reasonably priced. The service was excellent and always...More

Thank ceheinzm
Reviewed 26 April 2017

We stopped here for lunch while driving through Urbana based on a local recommendation. It's on the town square and we found it to be a unique and charming restaurant. It's small and only seats about 40 but at lunch time on a weekday, we...More

Thank Bob S
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Very busy at Wednesday's lunch. Only saw 1 server, but she kept hoppin and we got our spaghetti and Italian panini after some wait. Worth it! Munched on Italian bread and refrigerated butter til main course arrived. Tomato bisque is always a winner. My Italian...More

1  Thank Aftonrd
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

My husband and I love Cafe Paradiso especially for special occasions. Pat and Patsy are so friendly and make you feel so welcom.

Thank liz v
Reviewed 4 February 2017

We are vegetarians and have found great selections. Always great service. Small and intimate yet comfortable and fun.

Thank thornhill6
Reviewed 24 January 2017

The waitress was very nice. The red wine was too warm, however most restaurants do not know that it should be 65 degrees in temp. or don't have enough space to chill it to that temp. My friends pasta dish was not very warm, but...More

Thank W7905VYbarbaran
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Best Italian in the area. Good service, nice atmosphere, and of course the food is awesome. They often have live entertainment on weekends.

Thank John R
Reviewed 17 January 2017

We dined here last Saturday night and had the usual great experience. I was lucky to have reserved a table as they were slammed at 6:00. The waitress was nice and helpful and hustled a lot. The bread was a nice slightly toasted Italian loaf...More

Thank Sliphorn
Reviewed 10 January 2017

The Thackery's have done a tremendous job bringing fine Italian food to Urbana. We are regulars and they have never had a sub-par meal. I suggest getting their specials and their lobster ravioli. The prices are very reasonable and the staff has always been great.

Thank lancewhite
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13 Monument Sq, Urbana, OH 43078-2061
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Urbana
  • Phone Number: +1 937-653-8040
  • E-mail
It is a great Italian bistro
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