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Prato della Valle 51, 35123, Padua, Italy
+39 049 663803
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 01:30
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Tue - Sun 12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 01:30
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Milan, Italy
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35 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is located in one of the nicest place in Padua the so-called Prato della Valle, a big square with an island in the middle. Even if in the most touristic area of Padua this restaurant cannot be considered as a tourist trap. It is a very popular place with a lot of locals. Service is very attentive and... More 

Thank dbsfemino
Boston, Massachusetts
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119 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Seems everyone knows this place. Food was pretty good. The mushroom strudel was a standout as an antipasto. Service was fine, price as expected. Wide menu so a solid choice if you're pleasing a lot of palettes. Worth a stop if you're in the area around dinner.

Thank Gamberioni
Dublin, Ireland
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57 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Many typical Italian dishes , we enjoyed local meats and cheeses Try the Burrata ,a cream buttery mozzarella encased in a shell, Nice fish pasta dishes. My point. We fancied a half bottle of Valpollicella with our dessert. The waiter opened same and immediately deduced it was corked and replaced it without a query from us. Impressed!!

Thank Mark H
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161 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2016

It is worth to be there just because of interior. That's really wonderful. Food like always was great, portion size acceptable. Waiting time not so big, so we were done with dinner within 1,5 h. We were there at very beginning, but within 20-30 minutes It was packed. SO go for reservations, probably on high tourist periods it is must.... More 

Thank loliksa
Panama City, Panama
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103 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is one of historical place for dinner. You can eat a good pizza but it's better to chose a first dish with fish. The prices are not convenient but the location, in Prato della Valle and so close to S. Giustina church. Makes this place very nice and unique.

Thank eurillio
1 review
Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Wonderful place to have dinner. The waiters were very nice and professional. The food was tasty. The place is neautiful with magical touch. The service was quick. We really enjoyed our dinner.

Thank Nassy M
Laguna Beach, California
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Looks like an ordinary restaurant from the outside, but the interior is impressive with marble arches and sculptures. It was a short walk from our hotel and faced the beautiful Prato del Valle in Padova. Most important was the delicious food. My dish in particular was tagliatelle with porchini mushrooms and chestnuts. Service was slow and not very organized for... More 

Thank Nancy K
Caldogno, Italy
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

The waiter are nice and professional. The quality of the food is very high in this famous old restaurant of PADOVA which is also the siege of FERRARI 's association of PADOVA. Pasta are wonderful, pizzas very good also. The place is quiet. I recommand spahettis with sea fruits. The decoration of the rooms is very special. It seems be... More 

Thank katia3005
Brisbane, Australia
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546 reviews
280 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 248 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

This was a great spot for our first meal in Padua. We sat in the terrace outside overlooking the Prato della Valle. Our meals were delicious & we thought that the prices were very reasonable €32 for pizza, pasta, 2 sides & half a litre of Cabernet. And that also included a €5 cover charge.

Thank SuzieLee71
Bangkok, Thailand
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016

Restaurants in Italy can be extremely hit or miss. We've eaten at Zairo twice and been very satisfied each time. Service was typical of Italy, bill is paid at the front. Prices are not bad at all for what you get and the environment. Food has generally been something "local" using seasonal ingredients. I can't remember what I had the... More 

Thank Michael S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 01:30
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 01:30
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 01:30
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 01:30
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 01:30
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 01:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Prato della Valle 51, 35123, Padua, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Padua  >  Padua
  • Phone Number: +39 049 663803

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