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Il Padrino

San Jose la Sabana | via 104 calle 78A, San Jose 10100, Costa Rica
+506 2220 1614
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“bruschetta” (3 reviews)
“grilled tuna” (2 reviews)
“pizza” (13 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, European, International, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
San Jose la Sabana | via 104 calle 78A, San Jose 10100, Costa Rica
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11 - 20 of 37 reviews

Reviewed 3 July 2016

You're in the Sabana/Pavos/Rohmoser area and want a nice italian lunch or dinner. Grab a pizza at La Fabricca? I'd prefer the Papa Johns to be honest (no wine there thogh. but given fabricca;'s wine choices...). Looking for some solid Lasagne and a decent tuscan?...More

Thank AgC2012
Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

Il Padrino is our favorite restaurant in Costa Rica by far. We have eaten there dozens of times and never had a meal that was not excellent. I typically find something that I like in most restaurants and order it most every time I go...More

Thank car0papagay0s
luca n, Director General at Il Padrino, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2016
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Holaaaaaaa!!!! Que hermoso comentario. Muchísimas gracias , siempre es una alegría verlos disfrutando al máximo la experiencia de comer en...More

Reviewed 17 February 2016

This is a small restaurant that has no thought of grandeur . The restaurant pays homage to "The Godfather " film series . Fantastic southern Italian .Home made red sauce , fresh buffalo mozzarella, really good pizza ( with about 20 different toppings ) ,...More

Thank TravelingMan058
Reviewed 22 January 2016

Our last night in Costa Rica we decided to do non-Costa Rican food and arrived here. The food was surprisingly good! As other reviewers say, the bruschetta is good and a very large portion. We also got the Il Padrino pizza which had bacon and...More

Thank Lizabeth L
Reviewed 8 October 2015

this restaurant serves excellent dishes made from the highest ingredients quality possible. great antipasti dish and excellent pasta dishes. really worthy

Thank SabaOmer
Reviewed 20 September 2015

Went to this local place that had been around for years & years. Pizza is super thin and loaded with toppings. So the food is great - go for the food. The outside and inside are not the place to go for a first date,...More

Thank Ken J
Reviewed 19 September 2015

This is an authentic Italian restaurant. The food, including the doughs are all made from high quality, fresh ingredients. The service is very good and the menu offers a variety of dishes for all kinds of tastes and preferences. They also offer a good selection...More

Thank M H
Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

1. Bruschetas are yo die for; the only inconvenient , the portion is pretty big, i would have prefered it a bit smaller but it's actually great to be shared 2. Grilled tuna - one of the best i ever had accompanied by salad and...More

Thank corina0210
Reviewed 4 July 2015 via mobile

Had lunch here for the first time and wasn't disappointed. The bruschetta was good (though too large, even for two), and the pizza was even better. The small pizza was a good size for one person. The prices and service were very good.

Thank Jorge V
Reviewed 17 October 2014 via mobile

I got disappointed this time in Il Padrino. I have been here before and the food was awesome but this time it was disappointing. My friend ordered penne carbonara, my boyfriend chicken lasagna and I ordered risotto zucchini e gamberetti... the environment is cozy as...More

Thank Chong W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
USD 15 - USD 20
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Delivery
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: San Jose la Sabana | via 104 calle 78A, San Jose 10100, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +506 2220 1614
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Recognized among the best Italian restaurants in the world through the title OSPITALITA ITALIANA awarded by the Italian Chamber of Commerce.
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