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Il Ristorante Zairo

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Prato della Valle, 51, 35123 Padua, Italy
049663803
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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 1:30 am
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 1:30 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 91
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  • 37
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  • 20
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Enjoyed the variety of pizza options

We ate A LOT of pizza in Italy since we traveled with kids, and this place had interesting options that we didn't find in other places. Service was kind and patient with our lack of Italian, especially since we showed up near the end of their lunch service. The inside is sort of overdone with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
TexasMargs
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Texas
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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Barcelona, Spain
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26 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Visiting padova, we stop in this restaurant, after looking arrown the city and coulden't find a less touristic place. The meal was good, but not the best we ate in italy.

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Turin, Italy
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60 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

This restaurant was suggested to us by a colleague as convenient for Prato Della Valle and good quality! Rather disappointed to be honest, the pizza was very average, 2.30EURO for a cover is over the top, after all this is in Padua and not Rome! Waiting staff very efficient but not so polite. Can only immagine that the prices are... More 

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New Jersey
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

While in Padua and in between day trips we make a point in stopping by for dinner a few times this Summer. We enjoyed the food, the service and the ambiance.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

this ristorante is very busy with a lot of service available. we were there for business dinner and we have got a very good evening dinner. We eat very good 'fresh' fish. They show us the fish before preparation. Resto busy were i've seen a lot of different plates. Pizza were also looking good.

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Budapest, Hungary
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

A huge restaurant in the heart of the city - one would expect at least ONE of the many waiters to speak English at an understandable level, but we couldn't find any. No English menu either... These two things make it very difficult to choose, but you are slightly urged by quite frustrating looks by the staff. The food is... More 

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Texas
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135 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We ate A LOT of pizza in Italy since we traveled with kids, and this place had interesting options that we didn't find in other places. Service was kind and patient with our lack of Italian, especially since we showed up near the end of their lunch service. The inside is sort of overdone with statues and painted walls similar... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Great ambience, amazing food, good value. The place was packed. Service was somewhat rushed but to be fair we only got in slightly before closing time. The bill was pretty acceptable for a 3 course meal with wine & coffees. Definitely worth a visit if you're in Padova.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We walked passed this restaurant during the day whilst exploring Padua & after checking the positive tripadvisor reviews decided to return there for our evening meal. It was a Saturday evening so we were not too concerned when we saw there was a queue for a table, however we began to get a little frustrated while still waiting in line... More 

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Palo Alto, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This restaurant is on the Piazza Prato della Valle and near the Botanical Gardens (top tourist spots in Padua). So you might expect overpriced and average food. But the prices were not that bad, and the food was actually very good. Our waiter spoke English, they took credit cards, and it was a very attractive interior. It was a very... More 

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Nelson, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We had lunch mid week around 2 and absolutely no issues getting a table - lots of space inside and out. Service attentiveness was best we've received in Italy - no issues with getting meals quickly or plates being removed. Plenty of friendly staff to severe customers. was pleasantly surprised by the offerings as well - the homemade fettuccini with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Prato della Valle, 51, 35123 Padua, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Padua  >  Padua
  • Phone Number: 049663803

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 1:30 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 1:30 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 1:30 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 1:30 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 1:30 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 1:30 am

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