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Il Ristorante Zairo

Prato della Valle, 51, 35123 Padua, Italy
049663803
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Ranked #78 of 799 restaurants in Padua
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Ypsilanti
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65 reviews 65 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Ireland
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63 reviews 63 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Covered area directly outside the restaurant overlooking the park, food was good, however the portions were huge. Worth visiting

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Milan, Italy
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435 reviews 435 reviews
320 restaurant reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

not very sophisticated , but good food at honest prices . service very quick and attentive . lovely to sit on the terrace

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Padua, Italy
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

My husband and I ate here with another friend couple of ours last week. We sat outside with a nice view of Prato. While the location is great, our experience was quite poor. The staff were abrasive, curt, and rude--something we have yet to experience when eating out in Padova. We ordered an appetizer to share, and each individual main... More

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London
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51 reviews 51 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant is well located. The interior complete with dramatic murals and an extraordinary fountain must have been fabulous in the first half of the 20th century. Now it is all looking a bit tired and outdated and the owners seem to have given up, with the interior now a mess of discarded chairs, furniture that should have been retired... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

We recently did a day trip from Venice to Padova and came across this excellent restaurant for lunch. The food was excellent and the service was also of the same standard. This was the best pasta we have had since Sorrento! I would recommend this to anyone visiting this very nice city for a break from the hordes of tourists... More

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Lakeland, Florida
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113 reviews 113 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

don't try to eat before 7PM, they aren't open. staff unwilling to try even a bit of English. prices reasonable, food quality excellent. would definitly return , the carbonara and "roast beef inglese tasty

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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229 reviews 229 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

I've been living in Italy for almost a year and can honestly say that my dish here was among the worst. I had the orecchiette with meatballs and it was incredibly bland; the tomato sauce could've easily come out of a can. The waiter wasn't very friendly. It took a very long time for him to take our order, and... More

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London, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I have been to Zairo many times and more recently I was in a group of families including kids. We ate in the pizzeria area, which offers pizza on top of the same selection of food as the restaurant. Kids were happy with their pizzas, while we adults loved the pasta dishes and the tender meat cooked to perfection. Selection... More

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