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La Finestra

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Via dei Tadi 15, 35139 Padua, Italy
049 650313
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7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Fri - Sun 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Lunch friday to sunday Dinner tuesday to saturday. Reservation always...
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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Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 102
    Excellent
  • 71
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Superb food in a quiet, intimate setting

Though close to the center of things, the restaurant is enough off the beaten path to not be rammed by college students and visitors to the city. Discovered thanks to local advice from a colleague who lives in Padova, we've been here twice, and each time had a superb meal. Family owned, and run... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 5, 2015
Wamalot
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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207 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Though close to the center of things, the restaurant is enough off the beaten path to not be rammed by college students and visitors to the city. Discovered thanks to local advice from a colleague who lives in Padova, we've been here twice, and each time had a superb meal. Family owned, and run with care and attention. The chef... More 

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Portland OR
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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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31 reviews 31 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
10 helpful votes 10 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
52 helpful votes 52 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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1,097 reviews 1,097 reviews
811 restaurant reviews
587 helpful votes 587 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
25 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via dei Tadi 15, 35139 Padua, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Padua  >  Padua
  • Phone Number: 049 650313

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 39 - 63
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?