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All 422 Messina Restaurants

Al Padrino

Via Santa Cecilia 54-56 Messina, 98100 Messina, Sicily, Italy
0902921000
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Ranked #21 of 422 Restaurants in Messina
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $29 - $36
Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

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Barcelona, Spain
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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87 reviews 87 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 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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73 reviews 73 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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isca sullo ionio, calabria
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2010

The food was great, the atmosphere fun, we were treated very well. This is the type of place you want to go to when travelling - a true 'local' experience. We liked the size of the portions because it allowed us to get an antipasti, primi and secondi.

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New York City, New York
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41 reviews 41 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2010

For those who appreciate white table cloths and tuxedoed wait staff, pass this one right by. However, for those who appreciate authentic Sicilian food (yes, it's different than Italian) served to you by the owner after a song-like greeting when you walk in, this is the place for you. You will be given a quick whirlwind tour of all the... More

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