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Ai Navigli

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Chowder, Soups
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Riviera Tiso, 11 | Inserire in navigatore: Via Aleardi,4 Padova, 35122 Padua, Italy
+39 049 836 4060
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7:30 pm - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 7:30 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
Description: C'e anche un tavolo che sembra sospeso nell'aria, avvolto in un velo. E...
C'e anche un tavolo che sembra sospeso nell'aria, avvolto in un velo. E' il piu richiesto. Poggia in realta su un soppalco di cristallo creato dal progettista- designer Riccardo Tognazzo per rendere ancora piu glamour il locale di Riviera Tiso da Camposampiero. I Navigli non e diventato il locale dei "vip" di passaggio a Padova solo per queste singolarita architettoniche: Massimo Biale e la moglie Elena Bernardi hanno costruito la fama del locale puntando soprattutto su una cucina di alta qualita. Basata su materie prime (in prevalenza pesce) ben selezionateThere is also a table that seems suspended in the air, wrapped in a veil. And 'the most requested. Actually rests on a mezzanine crystal created by the designer Riccardo Tognazzo to make it even more glamorous The restaurant in Riviera Tiso . Ai Navigli did not become the local "celebrity" in passing in Padua only for these architectural singularity:Max Biale and his wife Elena Bernardi have built the reputation of the Restaurant focusing especially on a high-quality cuisine. Based on raw materials (mainly fish) well-chosen....
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    Very good
  • 38
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Chic and delicious

Great place to have a nice romantic dinner. Very modern inside. Food was fantastic, service was very friendly and mindful. And it is off the beaten track, so loud tourists are nowhere to be seen - mainly locals frequent this establishment. Highly recommend!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Bennett M
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Fort Worth, Texas
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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Halifax UK
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

There's something very persuasive about an upmarket fish restaurant in Italy, especially if it's only a few kilometres from the sea. The fact that this restaurant offers only seafood on its menu merely reinforces this. Expectations then, were high. A couple of our starters were very fine indeed. Baby squid with avocado and avocado cream was excellent. A seared scallop... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Great place to have a nice romantic dinner. Very modern inside. Food was fantastic, service was very friendly and mindful. And it is off the beaten track, so loud tourists are nowhere to be seen - mainly locals frequent this establishment. Highly recommend!

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Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

The best experience we had in italy. Just perfect food we couldn't stop testing and eating according to the host recommendation. The design is breathtaking.the house wine(2007)was one of the best we drink in italy. We will come back

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Altrincham, United Kingdom
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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

On arrival we were greeted by several waiting staff all very smartly turned out, shown to our table with beautiful linen etc. it promised a lot. The food was okay, my scallops in a curry sauce were completely tasteless, and my husbands mixed fish dish was dull and uninteresting. It was quite expensive I total. Despite the initial greeting, the... More 

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massimo b, Chef Patron at Ai Navigli, responded to this review

Hello! Meanwhile, thank you for your review. as regards the scallops curry can hardly be without flavor even just for the curry that envelops. the mixed fish that ate her husband did not doubt taste, or rather, perhaps without the two bottles of wine might have had a chance to get the taste of fish and maybe he also avoided... More 

Muscat, Oman
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Lovely food, great ambience, great service .a must visit in Padova.Today was my third visit. Enjoyed the food and wine dished out by an arabic speaking chef.

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Barcelona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

We had a wonderful corporate dinner, and the fish assortment was great. Also perfect for couples as the piano creates a very romantic atmosphere.

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Seattle, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

This place has a somewhat Hollywood-like ambience and targets the well-to-do guest. It is well known for its seafood. Service is efficient and friendly. The dishes all lack sophistication. The portions are very large, and it is clear that quantity here trumps quality. We rated the food as standard, average fare, would have expected more imagination and character and more... More 

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massimo b, Chef patron at Ai Navigli, responded to this review

Meanwhile, thanks for losing your valuable time to review, my restaurant. I'm sorry that your written assessment does not reflect the opinion you have expressed verbally. with regard to the criticism, the restaurant is not nouvelle cuisine and the amount of standard Italian pasta reflects the portion that is 80/100gr of pasta or 250g of gnocchi.all the more so since... More 

Evanston, Illinois
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

From the moment we walked in we found this restaurant to be unique in a very good way the hostess was charming and friendly plus she spoke English very well. There was 4 of us and we all ordered the Insalata Mista which was one of the best salad's we ever had plus the aceto balsamic was so good. For... More 

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012

Our hotel recommended Ai Navigli to us as a nice little seafood restaurant. Total understatement as it was one our best meals we have had in Italy and we have been here a month. I would, without hesitation, recommend this restaurant to anyone who wants a departure from the regular fare.

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massimo b, Chef at Ai Navigli, responded to this review

thank you for your nice words. Your satisfaction is our satisfaction because it makes us happy and helps us grow. thanks. Elena e massimo More 

Longboat Key Florida
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42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2012

We wanted to have a special Valentine,s Day Dinner in Padova, where we are staing for several weeks. I noticed on a Padova web site, Gustare Padova, Ai Naviglia was offering a fixed priced dinner for Valetine,s Day. The restaurant is beautiful and comfortable at the same time. Tis special dinner was candle lit with live music, an excellent guitarist... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Riviera Tiso, 11 | Inserire in navigatore: Via Aleardi,4 Padova, 35122 Padua, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Padua  >  Padua
  • Phone Number: +39 049 836 4060

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 39 - 84
  • Cuisine: Chowder, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions

Description

C'e anche un tavolo che sembra sospeso nell'aria, avvolto in un velo. E' il piu richiesto. Poggia in realta su un soppalco di cristallo creato dal progettista- designer Riccardo Tognazzo per rendere ancora piu glamour il locale di Riviera Tiso da Camposampiero. I Navigli non e diventato il locale dei "vip" di passaggio a Padova solo per queste singolarita architettoniche: Massimo Biale e la moglie Elena Bernardi hanno costruito la fama del locale puntando soprattutto su una cucina di alta qualita. Basata su materie prime (in prevalenza pesce) ben selezionateThere is also a table that seems suspended in the air, wrapped in a veil. And 'the most requested. Actually rests on a mezzanine crystal created by the designer Riccardo Tognazzo to make it even more glamorous The restaurant in Riviera Tiso . Ai Navigli did not become the local "celebrity" in passing in Padua only for these architectural singularity:Max Biale and his wife Elena Bernardi have built the reputation of the Restaurant focusing especially on a high-quality cuisine. Based on raw materials (mainly fish) well-chosen....
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 pm - 2:00 am
Monday
7:30 pm - 2:00 am
Tuesday
7:30 pm - 2:00 am
Wednesday
7:30 pm - 2:00 am
Thursday
7:30 pm - 2:00 am
Friday
7:30 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday
7:30 pm - 2:00 am

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?