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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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7:45 pm - 11:00 pm
12:15 pm - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:45 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:15 pm - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 131
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  • 113
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 7
    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
100 % Sicilian

You only eat what is on the menu that day. Pasta col macco, potato croquettes and pesce stocco are a must, a real pleasure indeed. Maccheroni alla norma aren't any less and portions are big. Selection of the wine mostly include the house wine. Service is good, place is small and has been the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2012
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milano
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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English first
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40 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 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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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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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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Iseo, Lombardia, Italy
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 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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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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Malta
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2012

We were taken to this restaurant by our guide and we really enjoyed this truly Sicilian experience...the food was very tasty and quite abundant...we had three types of pasta to choose from and another three main courses...i had the pasta with prawns and courgettes that was very tasty as well as stuffed squid for mains... the meal couldn't have ended... More 

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milano
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2012

You only eat what is on the menu that day. Pasta col macco, potato croquettes and pesce stocco are a must, a real pleasure indeed. Maccheroni alla norma aren't any less and portions are big. Selection of the wine mostly include the house wine. Service is good, place is small and has been the same for over 40 years at... 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: Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Families with children, 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?