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“100 % Sicilian”
Review of Al Padrino

Al Padrino
Ranked #56 of 671 Restaurants in Messina
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $29 - $36
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Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed April 16, 2012

You only eat what is on the menu that day. Pasta col macco, potato croquettes and pesce stocco are a must, a real pleasure indeed. Maccheroni alla norma aren't any less and portions are big.
Selection of the wine mostly include the house wine.
Service is good, place is small and has been the same for over 40 years at least, which is what makes it a bit special.
Paper table cloths - changed for every new customer - may hide cloth ones with far too many stains..
Yet, certainly worth a go.

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Reviewed October 7, 2010

The food was great, the atmosphere fun, we were treated very well. This is the type of place you want to go to when travelling - a true 'local' experience. We liked the size of the portions because it allowed us to get an antipasti, primi and secondi.

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Reviewed July 28, 2010

For those who appreciate white table cloths and tuxedoed wait staff, pass this one right by. However, for those who appreciate authentic Sicilian food (yes, it's different than Italian) served to you by the owner after a song-like greeting when you walk in, this is the place for you. You will be given a quick whirlwind tour of all the pictures he has on the wall before you sit down and order your meal. There is no menu, you merely tell the waiter what you don't like and he'll bring you a multi course meal with a prix-fixe price. Sit amongst the working people of Messina and listen to the beautiful Sicilian dialect spoken around you. You're not in Kansas anymore......

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