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La Finestra

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Via Dei Tadi 15, 35139, Padua, Italy
+39 049 650313
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Tue - Sat 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Fri - Sun 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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Bellaire, Texas, United States
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567 reviews
303 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2015

We dined as a moderate sized group at this establishment. Because of road construction and the small, medieval streets of central Padua, we were dropped several blocks away and walked through the dark, narrow, cobble-stoned streets until finding this well-hidden spot. Inside it is cozy, with happy colored-walls and tables covered with white tablecloths. It is family-owned, so service is... More 

Thank Gabriel H
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75 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2015 via mobile

In Padova visiting friends who suggested dinning with them at this restaurant. Great idea. The food was wonderful and the chef owner was a delight too. Portions are large so you you leave full. Starters were arugula salad with fried cheese and thinly sliced pears, a porcini risotto, crisped shrimp and spaghetti with shrimp. Entrees grilled fish and pasta with... More 

Thank Alan B
boston, MA
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2015

We had an excellent meal at La Finestra in Padova. Since we are not big eaters, we prefer to share multiple courses, and the restaurant couldn't have been more cooperative, splitting each course so we didn't have to. We began with an arugula, pear, and sautéed goat cheese salad, continued with spaghetti with scallops, and had beef filet with rosemary,... More 

Thank operalover59
Heraklion, Greece
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61 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2015

This is a small restaurant (max 40-50 persons) owned by the chef and his wife. The chef has travelled around the world and has original ideas which he implements in the menu, which is based on traditional Italian recipes of Padova. The environment is luminous (white walls and bright decoration) and mostly Magritte paintings on the walls. On the downside... More 

Thank Xenophon2014
Leuven, Belgium
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2015

We were so happy to have spent the last evening of our holiday in this restaurant. It's definitely in our top three of all the places we have eaten in Italy. And it sure is the best restaurant in Padova. The service is warm, without being indiscrete, and the food was absolutely delicious, with some unconventional, but marvellous combinations. This... More 

Thank karel d
London, United Kingdom
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247 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2015

For a number of reasons this was my favourite restaurant I visited in my trip to Padua. We were greeted, as we walked in, by the waitress Ilenia who was so welcoming to us. The food was outstanding as was the wine. We met the chef, Carlo, who was just as warm and welcoming - both he and Ilenia provide... More 

Thank Daniel M
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2015

Had a fantastic evening at La Finestra. The goats cheese to start was amazing and the food only got better. At the end of the evening we were joined by the owner Carlo for beers, wine and Limoncello. It makes a huge difference when the owner makes the effort to sit, chat and drink with you. This place will now... More 

Thank Rob H
San Francisco, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2015

We stopped at La Finestra for lunch on our way from Venice to the Cinque Terra. My entire family was so glad that we did. It was by far one of the highlights of an amazing trip. Marco is a great chef and host. The food was incredible. We asked what the specialties of the house are and Marco said... More 

Thank Steve F
Cologne, Germany
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18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2015

Don't ever say you've been in Italy if you missed this amazing restaurant :) Nice owners and incredible delicious cuisine.

1 Thank yulingwang
Rhinebeck, New York
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2015

We ate our last Padua meal here last night. We called ahead to see if the restaurant would stay open beyond 9:30. The chef/owner told us he would wait for us to walk over. Long walk. Inside we received a warm welcome. Our waitress was charming, enthusiastic, cheerful. The red wine was very tasty and reasonably priced. We ordered the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$33 - $60
Italian, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Dei Tadi 15, 35139, Padua, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Padua  >  Padua
  • Phone Number: +39 049 650313
Lunch friday to sunday Dinner tuesday to saturday. Reservation always suggested. English & french menu and spoken.Menu complete with prices on the web site.Pranzo dal venerdi alla domenica cena dal martedi al sabato.Prenotazione sempre consigliata.Lingue parlate e menu` anche in francese e inglese.Menu completo di prezzi sul nostro sito

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?