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La Finestra

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Via dei Tadi 15, 35139 Padua, Italy
+39 049 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: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
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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  • 123
    Excellent
  • 80
    Very good
  • 25
    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
What an experience

We were so happy to have spent the last evening of our holiday in this restaurant. It's definitely in our top three of all the places we have eaten in Italy. And it sure is the best restaurant in Padova. The service is warm, without being indiscrete, and the food was absolutely delicious, with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
karel d
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Leuven, Belgium
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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English first
Leuven, Belgium
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

We were so happy to have spent the last evening of our holiday in this restaurant. It's definitely in our top three of all the places we have eaten in Italy. And it sure is the best restaurant in Padova. The service is warm, without being indiscrete, and the food was absolutely delicious, with some unconventional, but marvellous combinations. This... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

For a number of reasons this was my favourite restaurant I visited in my trip to Padua. We were greeted, as we walked in, by the waitress Ilenia who was so welcoming to us. The food was outstanding as was the wine. We met the chef, Carlo, who was just as warm and welcoming - both he and Ilenia provide... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Had a fantastic evening at La Finestra. The goats cheese to start was amazing and the food only got better. At the end of the evening we were joined by the owner Carlo for beers, wine and Limoncello. It makes a huge difference when the owner makes the effort to sit, chat and drink with you. This place will now... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We stopped at La Finestra for lunch on our way from Venice to the Cinque Terra. My entire family was so glad that we did. It was by far one of the highlights of an amazing trip. Marco is a great chef and host. The food was incredible. We asked what the specialties of the house are and Marco said... More 

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Cologne, Germany
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Don't ever say you've been in Italy if you missed this amazing restaurant :) Nice owners and incredible delicious cuisine.

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Rhinebeck, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We ate our last Padua meal here last night. We called ahead to see if the restaurant would stay open beyond 9:30. The chef/owner told us he would wait for us to walk over. Long walk. Inside we received a warm welcome. Our waitress was charming, enthusiastic, cheerful. The red wine was very tasty and reasonably priced. We ordered the... More 

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Portland
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Were fortunate to spend several months in Padova and also fortunate to eat at La Finestra several times during our stay. In my opinion, has to be the top restaurant in Padova on all levels - atmosphere, staff, and most important, excellent food. The rizotto is always outstanding, as is everything from starters to deserts. Not to be missed!

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ARCADIA, CA
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103 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We stopped in very late for a late supper. Even though the restaurant was about to close the gracious owner/host accommodated us and produced a truly excellent and memorable meal. The pasta that I had was especially excellent, an island of pasta and lamb Ragusa floating in a sea of a white cheese sauce. This was very interesting and memorable.... More 

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Monaco-Ville, Monaco
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128 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We had an excellent dinner in this very nice restaurant and enjoyed the, quality, the presentation of the plates and the very friendly service. Don't miss the Brunello at an incredible price. Not easy to find but worthwile to look for.. Reservation recommanded.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Carlo and Helen are the married Chef/maitre'd partners who run the casual, inventive, slightly offbeat La Finestra in Padua. The menu is Carlo's creation and offer his take on Italian standards--no basic bolognese here. While the menu is small, it seems to be updated often and the execution is quite good. Helen is friendly without being overbearing, Carlo is very... 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: +39 049 650313

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 34 - 62
  • Cuisine: Italian, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic

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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?