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Da Giovanni

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Italian, Pasta
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Via Pietro Maroncelli, 22, 35129 Padua, Italy
049.772620
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12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
7:45 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Mon - Sat 7:45 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 172
    Excellent
  • 275
    Very good
  • 69
    Average
  • 24
    Poor
  • 16
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Definitely worth a try! (Even for vegetarians!)

...even if you are not in the mood for the traditional "bollito" (mixed boiled meat), or you are too squeamish to approach the pig "testina" (this is my case!) well: this is a place to go. Say shut-up to your cholesterol level and enjoy an important piece of tradition in this astonishing... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
GermanoF
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
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Mirano, Italy
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

The restaurant may seem a bit old fashioned..but don't be scared of this..the food is great!! You can try the traditional Bollito of Padova or the roast meat..both are spectacular! The staff is great and very friendly..a must!!

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Strange location in an area with a lot of immigrants. We did not have high expectations but were pleasantly surprised. A large well decorated establishment retaining a homely ambiance. Excellent service from stepping through the door until stepping out. I had Gnocchi starter which on their own were average for Italy but the ragu sauce made it extra special. Unusually... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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129 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

...even if you are not in the mood for the traditional "bollito" (mixed boiled meat), or you are too squeamish to approach the pig "testina" (this is my case!) well: this is a place to go. Say shut-up to your cholesterol level and enjoy an important piece of tradition in this astonishing restaurant that will bring you 40 years back.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Came here for a late dinner during a business trip. I was undecided about two types of fresh pasta to order and the server more than glady offered to make a plate combining both. Also had prosciutto and cheese as an appetizer. Very good cabernet house wine for just €2. Overall a very good and surprising experience. Will definitely come... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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60 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I've been dreaming of the lemon cake ever since I left Padua. My husband and I tried the restaurant at the recommendation of our hotel. We both got the pasta and dessert, skipping the main meat course so that we would have room for dessert. I'm so glad the hotel recommended this place, the home-made pasta and desserts were phenomenal.... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

This restaurant offers some of the traditional dishes of the region, both meat and fish, made in a squeaky-clean and open kitchen. I had pasta e fagioli + faraona arrosto + local vegetables + strawberries in red wine. What a meal!

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Padua, Italy
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28 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

The service is great and the food very very good. I had the "pasta e fagioli" and the "bollito misto", some good wine and an amaro. I could be fine with just the "bollito", but everything looked so feel that I was too curious. I spent 50 euros, just a little bit too much but you have to try it... More 

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Padua, Italy
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

This is a typical old fashioned family -run trattoria, where I use to go not only on business lunches but also with my hubby for a special treat. They have on their menu fresh egg pasta and potato gnocchi with a selection of sauces, but their speciality is the steamed and roasted meat trolley, plenty of meat cuts to choose... More 

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padova
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50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

If you need to close a deal and you want your counterpart be really satisfied, do not hesitate and reserve a table for your business lunch. You mut not be in a hurry, take your time and talk about your business while you and your counterpart taste the deliciuosness of what you ordered. I promise you will close the deal... More 

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Fleet, United Kingdom
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285 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 via mobile

Truly spectacular Not located in the best part of town, but who cares when food is this good What is clearly a family run outfit, the decor inside is welcoming and staff are just as welcoming and friendly Service was fantastic all night (I wasn't even that bothered that the waiter kept missing me out on the wine top ups)... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Pietro Maroncelli, 22, 35129 Padua, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Padua  >  Padua
  • Phone Number: 049.772620

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Doing business, Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
7:45 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
7:45 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
7:45 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
7:45 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
7:45 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
7:45 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?