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La Finestra

Via dei Tadi 15, 35139 Padua, Italy
049 650313
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Ranked #51 of 796 restaurants in Padua
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $39 - $63
Cuisines: Italian
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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
Athens, Greece
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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1,007 reviews 1,007 reviews
730 restaurant reviews
496 helpful votes 496 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 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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81 reviews 81 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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Padua, Italy
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

We have been dining here over the last year and a half. Each time we have had a wonderful meal. The staff and owners are very friendly and helpful. We especially enjoy the duck, rack of lamb and risotto! Don't miss an opportunity to try this venue.

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Venice, Italy
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272 reviews 272 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

I recently enjoyed a fabulous meal with friends at La Finestra in Padova. La Finestra is not easy to find, situated behind the Duomo; but once you do find the restaurant, you won't be disappointed. The locale is warmly decorated and makes for a relaxing dining experience. La Finestra, which translates into The Window, in English, features original art, framed... More

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Vermont
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75 reviews 75 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

After reading the reviews of this restaurant we walked by it during the day and made a reservation with the staff. We later found that it was the chef owner at the door. Our meal was terrific we had a white asparagus risotto and the suckling pig and rack of lamb. All were wonderful. We have eaten suckling pig in... More

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Sweden
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

This restaurant is not so easy to find, you must know about it! But it's a very nice restaurant with an interesting menu and of course the food is great!

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