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Cafe Paradiso

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13 Monument Sq, Urbana, OH 43078-2061
+1 937-653-8040
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Columbus, Ohio
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 panini was first rate! Have had good wine here. Server can help choose, if need... More 

Thank Aftonrd
Urbana, Ohio
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

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

Thank thornhill6
Lakeview, United States
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles 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 they rewarmed it...My pasta was good. The place is quaint and a nice place to... More 

Thank W7905VYbarbaran
Saint Paris, Ohio, United States
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles 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
Springfield, Ohio
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509 reviews
281 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 262 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 that was great with olive oil drizzled on it. I always like their basic salad... More 

Thank Sliphorn
Orange County, CA
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
Conover, Ohio
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Wonderful local Italian restaurant. I've come here with friends for lunch, for dinner with my husband and also with extended family. It's one of our favorite special-occasion spots in the area.

Thank HappyTraveler W
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Went there for lunch. We both had the lasagne. Was ok. The salad was lettuce, one small slice of tomato, and one small slice of cucumber. Bread was good and main course was good. Small portions, Main course was a long time coming. Waitress was good and friendly. It was not a place that we would hurry back to. Prices... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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83 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Love the food here. We had the eggplant medallions, flatiron steak, and the meatloaf - all delicious. Make reservations because the cafe is small. Loved our waitress (Jenny, I believe). Only downside this time was a long wait at the front door before being seated

Thank kkaymorgan

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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
It is a great Italian bistro

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