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Il Ristorante Zairo

#120 of 810 Restaurants in Padua
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Prato della Valle, 51, 35123 Padua, Italy
049663803
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Today
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 1:30 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 1:30 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups

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Visitor rating
  • 179
    Excellent
  • 179
    Very good
  • 72
    Average
  • 29
    Poor
  • 17
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Bad Service, Arrogance and Discrimination

We were a big group on Valentine's day and were dining out, more out of necessity than for leisure. First we were told that pizza was not available and were given a ridiculously expensive set menu . When we started to order we saw pizzas being served to other tables ans questioned this. Arrogantly... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed February 15, 2015
francescatherine
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Malta
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Malta
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We were a big group on Valentine's day and were dining out, more out of necessity than for leisure. First we were told that pizza was not available and were given a ridiculously expensive set menu . When we started to order we saw pizzas being served to other tables ans questioned this. Arrogantly a waiter said that it was... More 

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Valletta
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

When asking for 14 places we were told ok, but after waiting at long there were still only 12 places at table being responded very rudely. When asking for pizza he said there was only a Valentine menu available, but before ordering we saw that other customers were being served pizza and only after having pointed this out did they... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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54 reviews 54 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Good variety and quality of food. Pricing reasonable. Decent housewine and attentive waiters. The ambience is aided by large gatherings of locals who make it boisterous. If you aren't a local, that can be part of the entertainment!

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UK
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Whilst both living in Padua (2004 -2006) and on subsequent visits (the last one 4 years ago) this had always been our favourite restaurant. On our latest visit to friends still living in Padua we were told that the restaurant seemed to be 'losing it's way' but despite this we decided to give it a try. How right they were!!.... More 

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Brooklyn, New York, USA
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Il Ristorante Zairo Prato della Valle, 51, 35123 Padua, Italy This very large pizzeria and restaurant is right off the Prato della Valle, or central park and surprisingly enough there is parking. The menu is gigantic while you can get good Italian food or pizza. Have you ever had beef with tuna sauce? There is a secret. The English Menu... More 

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Padua, Italy
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939 reviews 939 reviews
471 restaurant reviews
506 helpful votes 506 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Its one of those restaurants that used to be up there and it has a bit of a name for itself . Its been around for a long time and it shows. These days the food is a bit average and behind the times . The waiters are dressed poorly , old style worn out uniforms , the service is... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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122 reviews 122 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

We have visited this restaurant before on our Padova city trip earlier this year in April and we surely didn't want to miss it this time, since our previous visit appeared to be a very good experience. Although it was August, outside dining was not possible to the chilly weather conditions. No problem, we reserved a table in the restaurant... More 

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Herts., England
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55 reviews 55 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Large restaurant with lots of tables outside. Service was good, The primi were very nice indeed but the secondi weren't great. A bit expensive as well.

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Ypsilanti
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67 reviews 67 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We ate here for dinner one night in July 2014. We came here because it was recommended in the Rick Steves 2014 guidebook. Walking from the Basilica, this restaurant is on the left-side of the Prato della Valle square (which we did not know, so we made the mistake of walking all the way around the square!). Prices for the... More 

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Los Angeles
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47 reviews 47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We had checked this site for reviews, had a couple places marked on the map, and ended up here. Not a bad meal, slightly above average. Scallops were a little pricy for three, but good. Service was good through out dinner. We had sat for about 10 minutes talking, when I finally asked for the check. We waited. Waited some... 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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?