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La Vecchia Enoteca

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Via San Martino E Solferino 32, 35122, Padua, Italy
+39 049 875 2856
12:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
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18:00 - 22:30
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Boston, Massachusetts
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119 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

We would definitely return. The menu was straightforward, but the ingredients and presentation were excellent. We enjoyed grilled octopus, pasta with rabbit and a lamb dish and a memorable orange crème brulee. Service was short, but polite, which is fine with me. I don't comment much on décor but this place really had a nice feel, like a country kitchen... More 

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Roberto C, Direttore at La Vecchia Enoteca, responded to this review
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71 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016

This is an attractive restaurant. The food was very good: my octopus starter was first class and the lamb chops just right as was the pork. It is in interesting menu. The soft chocolate desert was superb. Worth going for that alone. A good interesting selection of regional wines. The staff were helpful and pleasant and I was happy with... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
1 review
Reviewed 17 September 2016

I specifically chose this restaurant, which was located very close to my hotel, because the food sounded delicious. However, the staff were extremely rude. They would not seat an unaccompanied woman, and they were quite nasty about it.

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Roberto C, Proprietario at La Vecchia Enoteca, responded to this review

I would like to tell a story to all the readers of trip advisor. A few months ago I made a reservation in a restaurant in Padua and when we arrived the owner told us that that evening it was possible only to eat in their pizzeria while the restaurant was occupied from a group. So we decided not to... More 

San Francisco
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016

I will second the comment made by another reviewer about the extraordinarily poor attitude of the wait staff - which was unfortunate because the food was very good. This is the first restaurant in Italy where the waiter asked whether he could give us the bill because he needed the table for someone else. This was after a remarkably rude... More 

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Roberto C, Proprietario at La Vecchia Enoteca, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your opinion, we are happy to know that our food is a great food. The waiter you are talking about is the owner who kindly ask you to leave the table because there were other customers waiting to be seated and sinché you have finished to eat I ask you to bring the bill so... More 

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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

I ordered a tagliata of angus beef ( medium rear) and my boyfriend had tagliata of tuna, both over cooked. All the juice's lost. I felt sorry for the ingredient ( which seems fairly fresh) and my money. For the same price (20€ each plate) I expected better food. The service is as other reviews mentioned, cold and slow, which... More 

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70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2016 via mobile

The food is amazing. Traditions are acknowledged and respected and then reinvented into amazing Masterpieces. The artichoke salad is to die for. A bit messy but worth the effort. The risotto, rabbit, octopus and squid where all great. The poached pears are amazing too. We enjoyed it so much that we just had to go back and eat there another... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2016

You would have thought in this day and age of travel and the importance of tourist revenue you would be hard pressed to find bad attitudes towards tourists. Not so in this restaurant. Padua is hardly a backwater of Italy with just 50 miles separating it from Venice and with some historical attractions that make it a prime stopover for... More 

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St Albans, United Kingdom
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122 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2015 via mobile

Stopped for lunch during our Christmas shopping. They have menu in English. The restaurant is not too big but the tables are spacious. Very clean and nicely decorated. We had orecchiette with broccoli and scallops and risotto with seabass and dill. Both were delicious, freshly made and large portions. The house wine was also very good. The waiter spoke good... More 

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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2015

We came across this very pleasant little restaurant having recently arrived in town on a Friday evening and finding several of the best-known places already booked. They seated us promptly and we enjoyed a high-quality dinner in a cheerful and comfortable room with efficient and courteous service. Grilled octopus starter was a standout and the fruit plate for dessert was... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2015

Dined here but was definitely expecting a better experience. Decor is nice, service seems a bit uninterested and slow and I do not think the value is there. Dessert wine too tiny for 6 euro a glass and mains come without any side: need to order something on top I dislike cover charge and even more seeing the same table... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 27 - USD 55
Italian, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via San Martino E Solferino 32, 35122, Padua, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Padua  >  Padua
  • Phone Number: +39 049 875 2856
The restaurant is located in the ancient Ghetto near Piazza delle Erbe. The dining room is not very big but very intimate and romantic. The dishes proposed from our Chef Mario together with Mattia and Constance are mainly of fish during the spring and summer season and mainly of meat during the winter season. If you like fish you have to try our tuna fish tartare served with a lime sorbet and crispy celery while you prefer meat you can start with our steak tartare with wild mushrooms. Ask to Mattia for a wine, he will give you the right advise combined to your choice.

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