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Padrino is a fully licensed traditional Italian restaurant boasting a picturesque view of the Seafront within short walking distance from the Cliffs Pavilion. We pride ourselves for being an independent establishment with a combined experience in Italian cuisine of over 25 years. In keeping with the Italian tradition we provide a diverse range of cooking styles with much of the ingredients sourced locally. We provide competitively priced a la carte menu, reasonably priced wine list and our weekdays famous Two Course Set Menu for just £9.95 without compromising on quality. No service charge on all our dishes so you pay for what you eat. The Restaurant's seating plans make it the ideal place to
PRICE RANGE
$2 - $49
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
CUISINES
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Sicilian, Southern-Italian
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was our first visit, lovely situated restaurant with sea views, the atmosphere was good, lots of staff who were very attentive. The seafood linguini was the best I have ever tasted, the kids loved the spag bog. The desserts again were very tasty. Definitely recommended...the apple pie cheesecake. Reasonably priced too. Our only criticism was that we felt rushed through each course, I think we did three courses in an hour.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 4, 2022

I ordered the seafood pizza and asked for without tuna (I asked if this was okay to do and the waitress said this was fine). The food took nearly 40 minutes to come out (we dined on a Monday evening), our garlic bread was very...burnt and my pizza came out with tuna on it which was swiftly taken away after realising, to then be brought back the same pizza with the tuna picked off a couple minutes later. No offer of free drinks or anything complimentary as an apology just a mushed up seafood pizza with scattered bits of tuna all over it.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed July 3, 2022

We went for a friends Birthday with our 2 teenage sons ,Hadnt booked as it was last minute to go out , we were welcomed and shown to a table straight away no hassle ,even though they were quite busy,Lovely atmosphere for couples & families...alike and a great view over to the sea! 3 of us ate from the very reasonably priced £11.95 menu , even mussels! which were delicious . all the food came out the same time hot fresh ingredients and the best Risotto Verde ive had in a long time! pizza was loved by my son great size , even took the rest home! I cant believe ive missed this Gem of a place! Will highly Recommend and be back again very soon Thankyou Padrinos! xMore

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 22, 2022

Incredible food at reasonable prices and friendly service this has been consistently good for over 5 years - it's certainly a place I recommend to friends as I know they will not let me down.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 20, 2022 via mobile

Had a meal here last night for my sons birthday.. It was my first visit here and I can say it won’t be my last. We had a 6 o’clock table booked and it was really busy.. Service was fantastic, all staff very friendly and...chatty.. Food was lovely! Served fresh & hot. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff. They even brought out my sons ice cream with a candle and everyone sung Happy Birthday to him.. My son loved it! Thank you .. Pricing very reasonable from the extensive menu.. Looking forward to coming back.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 17, 2022

Came from East Sussex to see a show with friends who had booked a table for six people only to be told we didn't have a reservation. Checked our phone to see a nd went back in. Lady manager very very rude and didn't want...to see the time and date of the reservation made and ordered us to leave the restaurant. We will never go (or TRY to go) there again.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 13, 2022

As ever we received a warm welcome - this in spite of having to cancel a short while before at short notice because of a problem at the Dartford crossing. Padrinos never lets us down. My starter was excellent and my main meal veal was...tender and delicious and melted in the mouth. My companions all enjoyed their meals too. The service is warm, friendly and attentive, without ever being intrusive. We will surely return soon.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed June 6, 2022

Absolutely superb. Extremely friendly staff. Varied affordable menu with our delicious meals served promptly. Restaurant surprised us with ice cream and candle and sang happy birthday to my mortified granddaughter. An extremely pleasant Sunday lunch. Will definitely schedule a return visit.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 30, 2022

A very good meal , first time we had been to the restaurant and it was very good. Beautiful food; simply cooked with good service. Lots of parking nearby

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed April 23, 2022

We went for dinner and received a really warm welcome. Each member of staff we passed greeted us. They were good with the kids and very helpful. Food was good. There are a few parking spaces just outside, but a car park just round the...corner which is free after 6pm. It's a shame we're not local as I'd be a frequent visitor!More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 16, 2022

Excellent food and very nice staff. We had veggie cannelloni and seafood spaghetti and the food was very nice, good ingredients and very well cooked. We had tiramisu and Nutella gnocchi for dessert and it was lovely, too. They accommodated us without reservation but make...sure you call and book first, as it can get busy.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 4, 2022

Great location overlooking the estuary and just around the corner from the Cliffs Pavilion. We arrived at 4:30 to a quiet restaurant but by the time we left it was packed and gave off a great noisy Italian-like atmosphere. The staff were friendly, personal &...attentive, the menu is so big we forgot all about the specials board which had a great choice in itself. Would highly recommend and will definitely be back.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed April 1, 2022 via mobile

5/5 Amazing service, was fast and friendly. Amazing food, had the risotto, food was delicious and hot! Amazing price, £12 for a selected menu, absolutely brilliant!

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed February 25, 2022

Phoned and made a booking only to be told on arrival my booking wasn’t on the clip board. Even showed the rude lady the telephone call made a few days previously on my phone. Very unhelpful and rude !

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed February 22, 2022 via mobile

Booked a few days before thinking we might not get in but they managed to get us in at 5:30 but had to vacate at 7:20. Even though this was the case was never rushed. Staff lovely and welcoming even though busy. food was great...(ate off them specials board) all reasonable priced. We will definitely be going back as so much choice and all sounded so nice.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Phone Padrino's. They told me they are happy to provide gluten free food as well as gf pasta. They informed me they will clean pans and not use oil previously used for food containing gluten, like floured pan grilled fish so... More
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