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Il Paradiso Trattoria

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8723 Cooper Rd, Alexandria, VA 22309-3906
+1 703-360-4105
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2015

We had a group of fifteen at lunch and there were very few people at tables when we arrived, so it was great that they were able to quickly accommodate us. The waiter was ok but not the sharpest stick. The beer drinkers amongst us didn't think that the recommended beer was to their liking. The pizza had was ok,... More 

Thank BearFanRockford
Cedar Hill, Texas, USA
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 May 2013

The restaurant was very nice. The staff were friendly and courteous. The pasta and seafood dishes were excellent. The only negative that I would say would be the pizza. They say it is a wood fired oven, but you could see and taste that it was a natural gas oven. Ythe pizza was okay, but nowhere near the taste of... More 

1 Thank Michael B
Alexandria, Virginia, United States
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169 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2012

See @Shirley's review from July 2010 - dittos. Lots of groups use it as a group lunch or dinner place, lots of familes enjoy it, but it went downhill in 2008 or so, and now it's just ordinary. In an area with a lot of good choices, that's a risky business proposition.

Thank Douglas B
Alexandria, Virginia
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100 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2012

Fun, good food, good service, live music and dancing some nights... Recommended...

Thank TWS500
1 review
Reviewed 15 April 2010

Six of us had dinner at what used to be our favorite Italian restaurant in the Fort Belvoir area. The service was substandard, compared to a few months ago...3 of six of our orders were incorrect and service was slow. The prices were much higher than on previous visits. We used to eat there weekly...but no more!

Thank shirleyalexandria
Concord, New Hampshire
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358 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2010

recommended by the latino clerk at hotel as a good "italian"place to eat. well.... that it is! was'nt, however, an italian in sight. rafael my waiter, victor the cook and et al....latinos. who cares...the talapia special i had was very good. and, picking out the best seat at the bar (all were empty) i got to watch victor and his... More 

Thank r1manchester
Alexandria, VA
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2008

I am reluctant to share news of this well kept secret, but... Il Paradiso Trattoria Itliano is a relatively new restaurant that has opened in my neighborhood. Having worked in a restaurant myself for 15 years, my standards are fairly high. Being in a converted Jerry's Subs shop, I didn't expect much. The ambiance is modest and the decor is... More 

3 Thank dwright80
alexandria, va
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 April 2008

I'm not a "traveler" but a local who knows and enjoys good food. Il Paradiso is one of my favorite local restaurants. I've been a "regular" since their opening just over a year ago and have never had a bad experience. The food is fresh and always masterfully and lovingly prepared. The menu isn't extensive - it doesn't have to... More 

1 Thank ajordan506
Washington DC
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 January 2008

This is the best restaurant in the area - and can't beat the price. Atmosphere is quaint - food is excellent. A rare find. Should be in Washingtonian's Cheap Eats edition.

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Reviewed 20 November 2007

great food :)

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Restaurant Details

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Italian, Mediterranean
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  • Address: 8723 Cooper Rd, Alexandria, VA 22309-3906
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria
  • Phone Number: +1 703-360-4105

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