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Il Ristorante Zairo

Prato della Valle 51, 35123, Padua, Italy
+39 049 663803
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good41%
  • Average18%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (33 reviews)
“pasta dishes” (6 reviews)
“cuttlefish” (3 reviews)
Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Prato della Valle 51, 35123, Padua, Italy
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1 - 10 of 115 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Easy to find on the 'main' square, this trattoria/pizzeria runs for a long time. Bit a kitschy, but both food and service are good. Pizzas are great, and also the lemon pasta. Fairly priced.

Thank Antonio J
Reviewed 31 January 2018 via mobile

The restaurant is a little bigger inside than you expect and whilst it is a little dated it looks nice. The most important thing in a restaurant is the food, and I was not disappointed. I had the stuffed mozzarella with parma ham and rocket...More

Thank Aaron B
Reviewed 14 December 2017

Cannot have better situation. Just in the Piazza dei Prato. Because it's decoration you feel in a theater with comfortable seats and spacious tables. The meals are very good, awesome steak tartar and the Panacota with chocolate.

Thank Joan Manuel B
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

Pros: big restaurant, so it's easy to find an available table; easy to find in the "Prato Della Valle" Piazza; the food is honest, good but not amazing; the price is very reasonable; the service is pretty fast. Cons: the treatment is cold, polite, but...More

Thank Fabiano M
Reviewed 12 November 2017

Zairo is a traditional Paduan restaurant largely patronized by locals. Near us during lunch was a large table of local businessmen enjoying a leisurely and extended meal and another large table celebrating a university graduation. I had a delicious whole sea-bream in tomato sauce with...More

Thank sptravelers5
Reviewed 11 October 2017

There are many good places to eat in Padua, but this was our favourite. It overlooks the splendid Prata della Valle and has a fine interior with impressive murals. Service is excellent, food tasty and prices (by UK standards) low. Also the house wine at...More

Thank ShropshireTenor
Reviewed 2 October 2017

We were recommended this restaurant by a guide and we had a very pleasant meal on a Sunday evening. The restaurant is very nicely laid out and the tables have white tablecloths. The service was good. There is a great salad bar in the xentre...More

1  Thank susanwalsh
Reviewed 20 September 2017

Located by the Piazza Prato della Valle. Good stop while sightseeing Padova. Interior of the restaurant is great, though we opted to seat outside in the patio. Food is good, nothing extraordinary, just good. Our party chose several dishes, I would say the winner were...More

Thank matevzh
Reviewed 20 September 2017

Padua has yet to be overrun by tourists in the manner of nearby Venice so is a great place to stay and eat for affordable prices. Food excellent, service friendly. Can't wait to go back to the frescoes, atmosphere and food in this great place.

Thank andymcrowe
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

In the centre of Padova, fantastic ambience and excellent service. The prices are not too high. We had pizzas and liver. They were all excellent. Worth a visit.

Thank sellocello
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20 April 2017|
Response from Nancy K | Reviewed this property |
I suppose it depends on the time of year/weather. Outside has a lovely view of the piazza and inside is artfully decorated with marble statues and paintings. Personal preference dictates here.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, View, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
7:00 PM - 1:30 AM
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7:00 PM - 1:30 AM
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7:00 PM - 1:30 AM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
7:00 PM - 1:30 AM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
7:00 PM - 1:30 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Prato della Valle 51, 35123, Padua, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Padua  >  Padua
  • Phone Number: +39 049 663803
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