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Ristorante Zafferano

#139 of 795 Restaurants in Padua
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Italian, Chowder, Soups
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Via Niccolo Tommaseo, 67, 35131 Padua, Italy
049 8079389
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent Fishrestaurant

On a business trip to Milano and Padua I was invited to dine at the Zafferano, and my host was already praising the food and wine on the ride from Milan. So when we finally got there I was not only hungry, but also excited! For the main course we went with one of the Specials of the Day, which... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 6, 2015
Frank W
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English first
Toronto, Canada
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We visited this restaurant as it was just across from the hotel we were staying at. It looks like the owner is completely oriented on local regulars and doesn't really care about any foreign visitors that happen to come. We were waiting for the waiters to come and take orders for a long period of time, while all local people... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 via mobile

The intimate atmosphere, attentive service, and excellent food at this seafood restaurant made our last evening in Padua quite wonderful. This family owned gem will not disappoint. This would not be a choice for those traveling on a tight budget but is a great choice for a "last night" celebration.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

On a business trip to Milano and Padua I was invited to dine at the Zafferano, and my host was already praising the food and wine on the ride from Milan. So when we finally got there I was not only hungry, but also excited! For the main course we went with one of the Specials of the Day, which... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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82 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

I go to italy twice a year to this town for work and stay at the hotel across the street. I went the first time because it was the closest place to eat. now there are some trips where i wont eat anywhere else the whole trip because the fish is very good. expect to pay about 100 euros or... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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30 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 via mobile

Pricey but good. I had a starter and a pasta with a glas of prosecco and the bill was about € 40 The quality of food is very good, but the portion are rather small I would suggest it

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Budapest, Hungary
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

A wide choice of fish, good service. May be a little bit expensive, but was fine. Located near the NH hotel, and not far from Best Western Galileo, I guess it "steals" the hotel guests from a dinner in the hotel restaurant.

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Taipei, Taiwan
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94 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

The only English speaking was a young waitress. Everyone working at the restaurant seemed to be friendly to the Italians. The fish they recommended was good and fresh. Price was a bit high but I think it was worth tasting. I had an awkward look when I asked to take a way the wine I didn't finish. The service was... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2012

The restuarant is well known for their seafood specialities. We enjoyed the selection of raw and hot apetizers, especially the French oysters. The main course is mainly based on grilled fish dishes. Unfortunatly the fish and seafood availability is too limited and often one or two dishes are sold out ! The wine list is good, showing different French champagne,... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2012

Ist pretty ok and the cooker is a fantastic character, coming from the kitchen to chat with you. The problem is, that at the end, the prices doesn't justify the food. So, if you don't care to expend much money for regular food, you will enjoy! The lady hosting at the entrance is real glam, such a nice woman.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2011

After spending all day in Venice we ended the day dining in this great Padova restaurant and we are glad we did. The fish was really special and fresh and we had a wonderful evening. Prices were a little bit expensive, specially if you consider that you are kind of out of the tourist area, but the place seemed very... More 

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Address: Via Niccolo Tommaseo, 67, 35131 Padua, Italy
Phone Number: 049 8079389
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Padua  >  Padua
Average Prices: USD 27 - 55
Cuisine: Italian, Chowder, Soups

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  • Address: Via Niccolo Tommaseo, 67, 35131 Padua, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Padua  >  Padua
  • Phone Number: 049 8079389

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 27 - 55
  • Cuisine: Italian, Chowder, Soups

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