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La Finestra

Via dei Tadi 15, 35139 Padua, Italy
049 650313
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Ranked #62 of 792 restaurants in Padua
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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166 reviews from our community

80% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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997 reviews 997 reviews
720 restaurant reviews
433 helpful votes 433 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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24 reviews 24 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 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
36 helpful votes 36 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
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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N.E. Italy
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257 reviews 257 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
126 helpful votes 126 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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Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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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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New York City, New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

Earlier today a couple at our hotel highly recommended a restaurant they had eaten at the evening before, so we, too, made a reservation at La Finestra. The food was exquisite. We shared a pasta and a salad; and both were superb. Then one of us had sea bream and the other roast suckling pig. Both were fabulous, as were... More

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Athens, Greece
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151 reviews 151 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

La Finestra restaurant is in a lovely, quiet street just few steps away from the Duomo. I had called and made a reservation earlier as I had read excellent reviews about the place and I certainly wanted to try it out. The restaurant is a lovely, intimate place and we were greeted very warmly by the chef and a waitress.... More

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