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Ristorante Zafferano

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Via Niccolo' Tommaseo 67, 35131, Padua, Italy
+39 049 807 9389
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Mon 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Tue 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wed - Fri 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Bellaire, Texas, United States
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712 reviews
403 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 234 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

Year after year we return to this small, family owned restaurant on the outskirts of city center. The place is cozy, warm, the wait staff has not changed in years and, the owner (or chef?), well in his 80s, as well as a similarly aged lady are always on top of every table and waiter. The appetizers are always fresh,... More 

1 Thank Gabriel H
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57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

Lovely ambient also for business lunches. The fish is simply excellent and the owner is time to time visiting the Sala to collect feedback. If you are around, just try it.

Thank Massimo A
Poprad, Slovakia
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60 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2016

This restaurant is fantastic choice for gurmans, who prefered the fishes, this is right place. Very good fresh fishes - a lot of different kind of fishes. Really fresh. Fantastic starter with fresh raw fishes, various grilled another fishes with tasty Italian wines. Highly recommend to visit this restaurant.

Thank Daniel D
Bellaire, Texas, United States
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712 reviews
403 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 234 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2015

Zafferano is located just a few steps from the NH Mantegna hotel, walking across the esplanade. It is rather small, modern, well-lit, featuring a full bar. Service is friendly and efficient. The old chef (owner?) and his wife continue to mingle with the guests, giving extra attention and making sure all customers are well cared for. The menu has a... More 

Thank Gabriel H
Toronto, Canada
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2015

We visited this restaurant as it was just across from the hotel we were staying at. It looks like the owner is completely oriented on local regulars and doesn't really care about any foreign visitors that happen to come. We were waiting for the waiters to come and take orders for a long period of time, while all local people... More 

Thank CasaDiLuce
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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66 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2015 via mobile

The intimate atmosphere, attentive service, and excellent food at this seafood restaurant made our last evening in Padua quite wonderful. This family owned gem will not disappoint. This would not be a choice for those traveling on a tight budget but is a great choice for a "last night" celebration.

Thank Oko341
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2015

On a business trip to Milano and Padua I was invited to dine at the Zafferano, and my host was already praising the food and wine on the ride from Milan. So when we finally got there I was not only hungry, but also excited! For the main course we went with one of the Specials of the Day, which... More 

Thank Frank W
Hong Kong, China
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92 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2014

I go to italy twice a year to this town for work and stay at the hotel across the street. I went the first time because it was the closest place to eat. now there are some trips where i wont eat anywhere else the whole trip because the fish is very good. expect to pay about 100 euros or... More 

Thank grazmulcahy
Madrid, Spain
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80 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2014 via mobile

Pricey but good. I had a starter and a pasta with a glas of prosecco and the bill was about € 40 The quality of food is very good, but the portion are rather small I would suggest it

Thank Gattopippo
Budapest, Hungary
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33 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2014

A wide choice of fish, good service. May be a little bit expensive, but was fine. Located near the NH hotel, and not far from Best Western Galileo, I guess it "steals" the hotel guests from a dinner in the hotel restaurant.

Thank TF_Laszlo

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$27 - $54
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Niccolo' Tommaseo 67, 35131, Padua, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Padua  >  Padua
  • Phone Number: +39 049 807 9389

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