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Il Ristorante Zairo

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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
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 1:30 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 193
    Excellent
  • 201
    Very good
  • 81
    Average
  • 30
    Poor
  • 18
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice place and good food

I've been there with my girlfriend's parents, and i have never been there before. It is a classy restaurant, but serves good and abundant dishes at very honest prices. I ordered the "baccalà mantecato" as a starter, "baccalà alla Vicentina con polenta" as main dish with grilled asparagus as side... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 7, 2015
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Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

I've been there with my girlfriend's parents, and i have never been there before. It is a classy restaurant, but serves good and abundant dishes at very honest prices. I ordered the "baccalà mantecato" as a starter, "baccalà alla Vicentina con polenta" as main dish with grilled asparagus as side dish and "zuppa inglese" as dessert. Everything was well cooked... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

My wife and I had two dinners at Zairo when we were in Padua in mid-April. The place is located on the southeastern edge of the large, oval shaped Prato della Valle, We were impressed by the food (especially the bronzino and scallopine al limone), the good service, and the ambience. The place is large with high ceilings, well decorated... More 

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

I was in Rome and Florence before. This restaurant is one of the best restaurant i have ever been. Meals are so tasty and waiters are so helpful and friendly. Also, restaurant view is so good.

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Malta
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
4 helpful votes 4 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
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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
19 helpful votes 19 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
26 helpful votes 26 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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1,030 reviews 1,030 reviews
507 restaurant reviews
710 helpful votes 710 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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127 reviews 127 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
128 helpful votes 128 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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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?