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Al Padrino

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Via Santa Cecilia 54-56 Messina, 98100, Messina, Sicily, Italy
0902921000
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:45 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:15 pm - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 144
    Excellent
  • 121
    Very good
  • 41
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Loud , charming & tasty

Sapori Di Sicilia in this typical restaurant. Everything is fresh and tasty. Antipasti de la casa are so good , there are some cheese , croquettes and " Sicily Sausage " You have to eat there. The place is crowded, loud and friendly . La Mamma is in the kitchen

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 28, 2015
Denisdesae
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Dijon, France
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Dijon, France
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

Sapori Di Sicilia in this typical restaurant. Everything is fresh and tasty. Antipasti de la casa are so good , there are some cheese , croquettes and " Sicily Sausage " You have to eat there. The place is crowded, loud and friendly . La Mamma is in the kitchen

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Thank Denisdesae
Largo
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

Lots of locals eat Al Padrino's (the godfather) and to taste their food is to understand why, Homemade pastas, fresh veal rolls and mini cannolis made this local eatery a favorite that we visited afternoon and night. The owner/staff was so friendly and the atmosphere was a little slice of life in the deep southern heart of Italy. Prices at... More 

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66 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 via mobile

Really great fresh homemade tasting dishes. The house wine is great. Great snacks and grilled swordfish. Good price and great food

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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

It has always turn up as a perfect dinner or lunch, the Padrino won't never let you down. you can choose among all the typical dishes of my region. If you really, really want to understand our cuisine and see it while they are preparing and cooking for you, so you can steal it with you sight, go there and... More 

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Taormina, Italy
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Full house, and we quickly discovered why. Superb atmosphere, local clientele, fantastic food, ordered by the waiters from the table by shouting to 'Mamma' in the kitchen. I would advise anyone passing through Messina to make an effort to find this trattoria - you'll love it. We certainly did !!!!!!!!

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Thank Kerry D
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Charming, lively place. Owners and staff are very warm, inviting people. And the food is amazing. We arrived late (8:30) on a Tuesday evening, and had one of the best meals here from our whole trip in Sicily. The house wine was also wonderful. Antipasti, primi, secondi, and a full bottle of wine for 30 euro!! When we left around... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This was a fantastic dining experience! It's a lively, bustling restaurant, full of locals. There is no menu, the waiters just give you a couple of choices for each course, but everything was absolutely delicious and the food kept coming! The waiters were friendly and down-to-earth and not at all pushy. It was really enjoyable and really good value.

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Thank AliceTurn
Iseo, Lombardia, Italy
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013 via mobile

Authentic, fresh & pure flavours. Just delicious. I am often out at lunch/dinner for work (All over Italy), so I highly appreciated that everything was just >100%, wine also!

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Mellieha, Malta
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128 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

I can't improve on some of the previous comments; it certainly is "loud, fast, fun and crazy"! The place takes a bit of finding, and is quite a walk from the main square, but it is worth it. There is a menu, but you eat what is fresh that day. We had fried mixed fish starters (octopus, squid, shrimps and... More 

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Warsaw, Warszawa, Poland
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

Al Padrino in Messina was a first place, where I ate fresh seafood during my 3-weeks long trip on Sicily. It was unbeatable. It is very local, simple, stamping and loud place. Service is loud, fast, fun and crazy. We had starters, two dihses (fish), beer, two glasses of wine, cannolis, some desserts wine for 40EUR for two! Everything fresh,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Santa Cecilia 54-56 Messina, 98100, Messina, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Messina  >  Messina
  • Phone Number: 0902921000

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 29 - 36
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Monday
7:45 pm - 11:00 pm
12:15 pm - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
7:45 pm - 11:00 pm
12:15 pm - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
7:45 pm - 11:00 pm
12:15 pm - 4:00 pm
Thursday
7:45 pm - 11:00 pm
12:15 pm - 4:00 pm
Friday
7:45 pm - 11:00 pm
12:15 pm - 4:00 pm
Saturday
12:15 pm - 4:00 pm

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