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Ristorante Vecchia Padova

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Via Degli Zabarella, 41, Padua, Italy
Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016 via mobile

Dirty bathrooms, rude waiters and ordinary food is what you should expect from this place. It is cheap but definitely doesn't worth the price.

Thank André L
Exeter, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

This restaurant is set in a complex of old streets quite near the Via del Santo in the south of Padua's old city quarter. The menu is extensive and offers a range of food from the traditional Italian (lasagne, pizza) to slightly more unusual dishes. The wine list is also good - a medium range restaurant, popular and offering good... More 

Thank 676MartinM
Sydney, Australia
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22 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 via mobile

Stumbled on this little gem for lunch. Lunch is a self serve counter with a variety of dishes to suit all tastes. Ambience is great, staff friendly and helpful, food very good and prices almost unbelievable after four days in Venice. Dinner is a la carte.

Thank Franco C
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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52 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Good service, good selection available between local dishes, classics and pizzas. Nice atmosphere and if you are in a rush, it is possible to have dinner + dessert + coffee in less than 1 hour! I love the special try they have for the sweets. They come with it to the table to display all of them. It makes the... More 

Thank NataliaLuxo
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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105 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

The hotel recommended this restaurant. Why would they do that to someone they don't know and couldn't possibly bear s grudge? I had better cafeteria food in high school. Yes, this is, at lunchtime a cafeteria. In Italy.You get a tray, slide it down a bar, and pick your poison. Two of us had tagliatelle ai (chewy) funghi,limp cauliflower, (canned?)... More 

Thank westysc
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Typical food from the area, good list of wines, the local has a cozy feeling although it is quite big, every foreign friend I've taken here to dine has been impressed with the quality of the food. And I myself used to like this place a lot, before discovering I was celiac. Nowadays I hardly find anything to eat to... More 

Thank Aurelia_Monduzzi
Padua, Italy
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

My husband and I frequently choose Ristorante Vecchia Padova when eating out in the area. It's a family run place and one of the brothers (?) who own it is always there. Their artichoke rissoto, steaks and pizza's are some of our favorite dishes here. Portions are large. There is something for every price point and the staff is prompt,... More 

Thank Hayley S
Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

We were staying at the Hotel Eden on the same street and stumbled across this restaurant after a tiring day of travel. The decor is lovely, and we were impressed from the start by the friendliness of the staff - in particular Maurizio who was very attentive and was able to recommend good food/drink suggestions, and also put up with... More 

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Skien, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

Very nice suprise! If I ever go to Padova again, I'll find the road here. Extremley nice staff, and pretty nice food as well.

Thank Campist
Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

I went there with a rather big group of colleagues. The service was very friendly and efficient. We ordered different dishes starting with a mixture of their antipasti and followed by pizza, seafood, meat ... Everybody was quite satisfied and for me it was the best meal I had in Padova. The decoration is quite original: old radios, cash registers,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Italian, Mediterranean, Soups, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Degli Zabarella, 41, Padua, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Padua  >  Padua
  • Phone Number: 049-875-9680

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