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La Finestra

Via dei Tadi 15, 35139 Padua, Italy
049 650313
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Ranked #46 of 797 Restaurants in Padua
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $39 - $63
Tue - Sat 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Fri - Sun 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Lunch friday to sunday Dinner tuesday to saturday. Reservation always suggested. English & french menu and spoken.Menu complete with prices on the web site.Pranzo dal venerdi alla domenica cena dal martedi al sabato.Prenotazione sempre consigliata.Lingue parlate e menu` anche in francese e inglese.Menu completo di prezzi sul nostro sito

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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Portland OR
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

The family that owns this restaurant does everything to make sure their guests receive the best possible experience. It is a small, intimate venue where guests wear dressy attire. We have been to Padua three times, dining here each time. We have always had an excellent meal, truly local, unlike so many of the touristic restaurants in Padua. The wine/food... More 

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Brooklyn, New York, USA
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

La Finestra Via dei Tadi 15 Padova 049 650313 On an arcaded street, one block from the Duomo is La Finestra. This above average Italian restaurant has a small menu , but what it does it does well. Service is friendly and the waitress has some English. I had the Orecchiette with shrimps, cherry tomatoes and pesto of arugula. Orecchiette,... More 

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Paris, France
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44 reviews 44 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

This restaurant was recommended by a concierge at our hotel but we were very disappointed. There was only one other couple in the restaurant, which is a husband and wife team. We both ordered scallop ceviche as an entrée which turned out to be a mixture of soggy fennel which appeared to have been soaked in sugar and vinegar and... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We had been at Pisa and Firenze, but the best meal was at La Finestra in Padova. It is in a side street behind the Duomo. The food was excellent. We had some good wine, and the service superb. Avoid touristic restaurants, and look for restaurants with locals in it.

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Athens, Greece
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52 reviews 52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

After spending a nice afternoon strolling the streets of Padova , what a better way to end the day than a relaxed dinner in a good restaurant? And indeed La Finestra was a great choice. We arrived very early on a weekday which meant we had the restaurant to ourselves and even had the chance to meet Carlo -the chef-... More 

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New Brunswick, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014 via mobile

Returning to a restaurant that you have fond memories of can be a disappointing proposition. On a previous trip to Padova, my wife and I had an amazing meal compliments of Chef Carlo. On our return trip to Padova, we decided to see if our previous experience could be duplicated. What followed was another amazing culinary experience! Helene provided excellent... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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1,022 reviews 1,022 reviews
745 restaurant reviews
552 helpful votes 552 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

I dare you to try it, Pink peppercorn creme brûlée. La Finestra is a typically decorated Italian restaurant situated on one of the many beautiful streets I'm historic Padova just around the corner from the duomo. The restaurant owners Carlo and Helen on pretty hands on which makes the entire experience just that little bit nicer. Lots of seafood dishes,... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

I had lunch at La Finestra on October 12 and was overjoyed with the experience. I had come to Padua only for the day (quick tour of Markets, Basilica and Scrovegni) and stopped for lunch. The food was traditional to area but with modern twists, all of which enhanced the wonderful basics in a manner which improved them. I especially... More 

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Winnipeg, Manitoba
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47 reviews 47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Have to agree, good value and very friendly. We booked for a Saturday night. Just as well, they were turning away people without bookings. Very nice prosecco to start with, then we both had the scallop and mint risotto. Have never seen that before but it was different, unique and absolutely delicious, don't miss it! Only complaint - if it... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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108 reviews 108 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

The chef and owner is a friendly and engaging bloke who has brought a bit of creative thought to the local cuisine. The food was very good and well presented and the wine list covers this and other regions well. A very nice prosecco can be had here. Good value and very friendly.

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Additional Information about La Finestra

Address: Via dei Tadi 15, 35139 Padua, Italy
Phone Number: 049 650313
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Padua  >  Padua
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Tuesday 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm  12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Saturday 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm  12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 39 - 63
Cuisine: Italian

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