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

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  • 200
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    Very good
  • 83
    Average
  • 31
    Poor
  • 19
    Terrible
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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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 17 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 64 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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Brasov, Romania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Il Ristorante Zairo is an excellent experience, in a classic, elegant setting. It very spacious, nicely decorated, with experienced staff and delicious, high-class food. The sepia in its own ink is a must try. It is very centrally located and you will enjoy a classy, gourmet experience.

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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 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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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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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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Additional Information about Il Ristorante Zairo

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

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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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