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“It is just like home, for 4 times visit to padua.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Vecchio Falconiere

Vecchio Falconiere
Via Umberto I, 31/1, 35122 Padua, Italy
+39 049 656544
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Ranked #13 of 799 Restaurants in Padua
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“It is just like home, for 4 times visit to padua.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

Verey lovely place managed with the owner him self
Hospitality, good service, dellecios food, verey frindly people.
Mr. Mohammed cooking the food (meat) in front of you with a hot plate.
The Taste is not similar to any other flavor, it is just special, delicious & appetizing
Really I dont think that I will visit Italy without passing to that resturant and say ; Hi to that amazing man.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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VecchioFalconiere, Direttore at Vecchio Falconiere, responded to this review, June 18, 2013
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La ringraziamo per la sua visita al nostro ristorante, la sua opinione è molto importante per poter offrire un servizio sempre migliore. Sperando di riaverla come nostro cliente, Le porgo i nostri più cordiali saluti. Ristorante il Vecchio Falconiere. Mohamed
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San Diego, California
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93 reviews 93 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
“Average Place - Find Another”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

I agree with ALAN below. Great showmanship of the owner, but the food is not nearly good enough to write home about.

First, I had a very hard time listening to "I found my thrill.... on blueberry hill..." and the entire album three times during our dinner. Secondly, if you're looking for Italian character (and ambiance), this isn't it. Very woodsy, I-just-went-hunting look to it. Maybe that's supposed to be the motif of this falconer spot.

We both chose the Menu Turistico, although we typically don't classify ourselves anymore as tourists since we come to Italy so often. It included average "homemade" pasta. I had the butter and porcini pasta that was good enough. My friend had tortellini with a BLUEBERRY sauce. Something new to try for sure! Too bad, it wasn't that good.

For our main, we had scallopine. Mine with porcini (I requested white wine sauce); my friend's with lemon. The meat was tough and the dish not too tasty. We both were disappointed. The meat was served with a side salad, the typical mixed greens in Italy. You can't go wrong with that.

The place filled up by the time we were ready to leave, but most appeared to know the proprietor. I'm convinced that's why so many people were filtering in. It couldn't be the food. I didn't even want to try our luck with dessert here. That speaks volumes!

Sorry, Old Falconer, but it's all hype. I will not be back.

(I will say that the service was nice enough.)

Enjoy Padua!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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VecchioFalconiere, Direttore at Vecchio Falconiere, responded to this review, June 18, 2013
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La ringraziamo per la sua visita al nostro ristorante, la sua opinione è molto importante per poter offrire un servizio sempre migliore. Sperando di riaverla come nostro cliente, Le porgo i nostri più cordiali saluti. Ristorante il Vecchio Falconiere. Mohamed
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12 restaurant reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Charming with Great Food and Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

We had a lovely dinner. The location is interesting, sitting alongside a quiet stream in the center of town. All of the food was excellent, but what made this choice so enjoyable was the owner and his staff who made sure that everything was satisfactory with our evening. We highly reccomend it!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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VecchioFalconiere, Direttore at Vecchio Falconiere, responded to this review, June 18, 2013
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La ringraziamo per la sua visita al nostro ristorante, la sua opinione è molto importante per poter offrire un servizio sempre migliore. Sperando di riaverla come nostro cliente, Le porgo i nostri più cordiali saluti. Ristorante il Vecchio Falconiere. Mohamed
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Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“One of those restaurant "experiences"”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

Great place to eat in one of the most fabulous of Italian cities. The owner visits each table to talk you though his pasta options including the amazing blueberry tortellini. And if you choose the steak it's carved and cooked on hot plates right at your table. Fantastic. Great selection of wines too at reasonable prices.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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VecchioFalconiere, Direttore at Vecchio Falconiere, responded to this review, June 17, 2013
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La ringraziamo per la sua visita al nostro ristorante, la sua opinione è molto importante per poter offrire un servizio sempre migliore. Sperando di riaverla come nostro cliente, Le porgo i nostri più cordiali saluti. Ristorante il Vecchio Falconiere.mohamed
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Poor food, poorly cooked”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

The showmanship of proprietor was not matched by the quality of food or general service. The pasta first course was tasteless and undercooked - it seemed like dried pasta. Second course of veal was so thin as to be almost transparent and dreadfully overcooked as to be hard and tasteless. We would not recommend this restaurant to anybody, despite all its accolades and were disappointed, if being our first night in Padua.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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VecchioFalconiere, Direttore at Vecchio Falconiere, responded to this review, June 27, 2013
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La ringraziamo per la sua visita al nostro ristorante, la sua opinione è molto importante per poter offrire un servizio sempre migliore. Sperando di riaverla come nostro cliente, Le porgo i nostri più cordiali saluti. Ristorante il Vecchio Falconiere.
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