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“Informal young tradition ”
Review of Osteria Al Majo

Osteria Al Majo
Ranked #125 of 1,136 Restaurants in Padua
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Right opposite villa contarini twenty minutes from Padua we were looking for a quick lunch before moving on. Despite the busy Easter Sunday lunch the young owner and staff were very friendly and helpful in providing us with a table and serving us quickly. The salted codfish was excellent as were the meat dishes. Our vegetarian daughter was catered for with a variety of abundant options.
A real pleasure to find a young management that is so attentive and also served local traditional food of good quality.
Very reasonably priced for the quality of the food and service.
Recommended!

Date of visit: April 2017
Thank Oliver P
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Reviewed 24 May 2016

Just 100 m from the front gate of the palatial Villa Contarini, the Osteria Al Majo offers cusina tipica at a bargain price. For just 10.50 Euros we enjoyed 3 lovely courses all cooked by Mama plus wine and coffee; in some ways it was better than any meal we had in Venice and the first time on our trip that we encountered service with a smile.

There was no menu and we only understood a third of the information although the lovely, friendly waiter did his best to explain in broken English what was on offer (of course his English was miles better than our Italian!). There were several choices for starter, main and dessert. All were cooked by his mother.

We shared a delicious gnocchi primi followed by a nice, thin steak (he made sure to tell us this was thin) with a choice of vegetables. If we had understood the other choices we probably would have tried something else but we enjoyed this dish too.

Our other main was not part of the set menu but, when we were told it was the house speciality, we had to try it. A lovely, creamy fish dish with polenta for only 13 Euros, we would certainly have it again with pleasure.

We shared a creamy tiramisu to finish. The wine included with the set lunch was lovely too, and the espresso acceptable. Ladies' toilet was spacious because it was also the disabled toilet and both men's and women's were definitely clean.

Not surprisingly, this modest but happy place was popular. Midweek lunch yet every chair at every table was taken. Cash preferred, pay at the bar at the end.

Date of visit: May 2016
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Thank exotissima1
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Reviewed 6 May 2016

Just 100 m from the front gate of the palatial Villa Contarini, the Osteria Al Majo offers cusina tipica at a bargain price. For just 10.50 Euros we enjoyed 3 lovely courses all cooked by Mama plus wine and coffee; in some ways it was better than any meal we had in Venice and the first time on our trip that we encountered service with a smile.

There was no menu and we only understood a third of the information although the lovely, friendly waiter did his best to explain in English what was on offer. There were several choices for starter, main and dessert. All were cooked by his mother.

We shared a delicious gnocchi primi followed by a nice, thin steak (he made sure to tell us this was thin) with a choice of vegetables. If we had understood the other choices we probably would have tried something else but we enjoyed this dish too.

Our other main was not part of the set menu but, when we were told it was the house speciality, we had to try it. A lovely, creamy fish dish with polenta for only 13 Euros, we would certainly have it again with pleasure.

We shared a creamy tiramisu to finish. The wine included with the set lunch was lovely too, and the espresso acceptable. Ladies' toilet was spacious because it was also the disabled toilet and both men's and women's were definitely clean.

Not surprisingly, this modest but happy place was popular. Every chair at every table was taken. Cash preferred, pay at the bar at the end.

Date of visit: May 2016
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Thank exotissima1
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Reviewed 9 August 2015

Was invited here by a friend for lunch. The menu fisso price here is 10.50 euro with a good selection of first and second plates to choose from. For my and our friend's first we had spaghetti with sausage and pumpkin sauce. My wife had Spaghetti with olive oil and Italian spices. All came quick and hot; all were good. The second plates were mixed fried calamari and shrimp and roast beef. These plates were good as well. The seafood was very fresh. The meal came with wine, prosecco, water, and coffee.

The meal was definitely worth the money and the short drive to get there.

Date of visit: August 2015
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Thank RobertRAH-64
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Date of visit: February 2019
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