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“Great view but poor food”
Review of Padrino

Padrino
Ranked #166 of 208 Restaurants in Zadar
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Late Night
Description: Na predivnoj zadarskoj rivi smjestio se mali restoran Il Padrino koji otvara vrata svima koji su željni dobre i ukusne hrane te kvalitetnog i dobrog pića. Il padrino je za svoje goste pripremio razna riblja i mesna jela. Il padrino je savršeno mjesto za ispijanje jutarnje kave uz predivan pogled na more.
Reviewed August 27, 2013

We have eaten there on one of the evenings at Zadar. Even though the food looks tasty, out of 6 people, 2 had stomach problems that night after the dinner...

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Reviewed August 21, 2013

Do not eat here, the food is so terrible we (group of 6) haven't finished any of our dishes. The grilled octopus salad (hobotnica) was chewy like a piece of gum, the gnocchi tasted awful. The service though was fine but what is most disappointing that the service people admitted the food was literally junk.

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Reviewed July 27, 2013

We went here with a group of 22 persons. I had grilled squid. It was burned, as were the vegetables and potatoes. Overall, the portions were very small. The risotto is perfect as a starter. Lasagna was one of the only good meals. However, staff is friendly and you've a nice view on the sea, sitting under the palmtrees.

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Reviewed July 25, 2013

This place have a nice view... Staff was very friendly... Food was very tasty...
BUT the wine was too hot :O

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Thank Kristli
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Denis O, Guest Relations Manager at Padrino, responded to this reviewResponded May 12, 2017

Dear, thank you for your kind review. Hope to see you again :)

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Reviewed May 26, 2013

This place is GREAT ! We ordered a italian dish (lasagne) and a local dish (fish). The lasagne is a huge portion and very good. The fish is served completely with head and tasted fresh and I have to admit that I cannot do it better, 10/10 points for the chef ! It was "perfection" !! Fish is served with smashed potatoes and green lettuce kind of thing mixed in to it. Great combination ! The view when you sit outside is also splendid, you have the sea in front of you. Maybe not the cheapest but sure average price for this location ! Easy to find just walk from Greetings to the Sun along the beach direction Old Town and Tower. I love fish and if you also love fish, then you have to order something at this place ! Think it was about EUR 7 for the fish and EUR 5 for the lasagne. See pictures to get an idea. Respect for this place ! About serving times, we were ordered fast, I guess it depends on the number of guest, but it is made with love ! Don't know how the cook does it but this fish was a dream, both sides intact and perfectly grilled I bet if I try it , it will loose some skin. The skin was so good caramelisezd you could just eat it. Be carefull of the 'bones'. You can impress your lady because it has some 'romantic value' in the outdoor scenery and they probably accept reservations if you want to be 100% sure to have a spot (ask for a spot close to the sea- that is if the weather allows it !)

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Thank pascal2013
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Denis O, Guest Relations Manager at Padrino, responded to this reviewResponded May 12, 2017

Dear, thank you for your kind review. Hope to see you again :)

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