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Tio Pepe

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Via Tiepolo, 45 | Zona Portello Padova Centro, Padua, Italy
6:30 pm - 2:00 am
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Mon - Sat 6:30 pm - 2:00 am
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South West UK
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58 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I visited while travelling alone on business. Thank you, Tio Pepe for making me feel so welcome and comfortable, despite being by myself. The food was excellent - you choose a fish or meat menu and then get a series of typical Sardinian dishes, all beautifully cooked and presented. Highly recommended.

Thank Lapine006
Geneva, Switzerland
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly service, very little English, amazing seafood, no written menu... The restaurant is in slightly seedy neighborhood, right outside of city center. Recommended.

Thank Umnik
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

This is one of the best restaurant experiences we ever had!!!! we stumbled into this place by accident in 2014 and where blown away by the hospitality and the quality of the food. although the owner hardly speaks any english, we felt we're taken care of extremely well. The quality of the food is second to none - in fact... More 

Thank jens o
County Galway, Ireland
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

Fantastic food and attentive service. The owner is crazy and goes out of his way yo make everyone feel welcome. As already said by some reviewers no menu...just go with it and enjoy...not cheap 50-60e per person with drinks but so worth it!

Thank Kristy341
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

This place is a little off the beaten track and well worth the effort to find it. The owner and his wife greet you like long lost friends and that it just the beginning of the experience. The food is very good, we had a table of eight and some chose the meat menu and some the fish. There isn't... More 

Thank RacingPolarBear
Las Vegas, United States
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016

We arrived and were the first ones here. It's a husband and wife that run the place and they speak very little English but enough that we didn't have too many issues. You pick meat or seafood and then they bring you 7 different courses. Be aware that they ask you what kind of wine you want and they bring... More 

Thank Michelle H
Bryantsville, Kentucky
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63 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

From the moment we walked in - we knew we were in for a bizarre & fun evening - with the owner acting as clown, host, waiter & chef (although his wife does most of the cooking). There is no menu - they just start bringing out different appetizers until you say STOP, then the pasta arrived, then a main... More 

London, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

We had great time in this restaurant !Not only the food was great presented and in a way innovative approached but the chef was acting while interacting with the guests. Have a night there if you like to experience some great food served in arty way.

Thank Boris S
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

Maybe I am just a bit jaded. Maybe the food is great and the Owner/Chefs are fun to be with. Maybe I keep coming back for more...... Yes, I still go back to this restaurant when I have a chance. It is pricey and there is no written menu. You choose a meat or fish direction for the meal. And... More 

Thank davecarrcou
Halifax UK
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181 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Over the years, some of the best meals I've eaten in Italy have been in restaurants with no menu, and only local wine. So, you can see why, on reading about Tio Pepe in Padua, I was keen to visit. The deal is, you opt for either a fish/seafood based offer, or the meat option. When I asked for the... More 

Thank WalterMHalifaxUK

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings
Open Hours
6:30 pm - 2:00 am
6:30 pm - 2:00 am
6:30 pm - 2:00 am
6:30 pm - 2:00 am
6:30 pm - 2:00 am
6:30 pm - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Tiepolo, 45 | Zona Portello Padova Centro, Padua, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Padua  >  Padua
  • Phone Number: 3383933867

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