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Il Ristorante Zairo

Prato della Valle 51, 35123, Padua, Italy
+39 049 663803
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good42%
  • Average17%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“cuttlefish” (3 reviews)
“sea bass” (3 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Prato della Valle 51, 35123, Padua, Italy
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1 - 10 of 104 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant was recommended in Rick Steves Italy guide. He inaccurately claimed it opened at 7:00 pm, when it actually opened a half hour later. We were too tired to wander in search of an alternative, and sat in the nearby park to wait. The...More

Thank Lorraine S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place has an old-worldly atmosphere that veers on cheesy. They were playing a cover of the Grease soundtrack- odd choice. The food is pretty good. We had excellent grilled calamari and seasonal vegetables, the kids had pizza. Menu has a lot of variety. Local...More

Thank Anne B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant was recommended by our hotel. We ate there because it was late, we were hungry and it was the place closest to where we got dropped off by our taxi. Glad we did! The menu was varied and had some unique items which...More

Thank bndakidz
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

Zairo was recommended by the Hotel staff and even if we went there on the saint Antonio day and the square was full the service was quick and we ordered a fantastic huge fish Rombo! Very very good. The rest of the table ordered other...More

Thank GlucaFst
Reviewed 17 June 2017

We loved sitting on the patio and experiencing the local culture! Food and drinks were excellent! The location awesome! Loved getting away from the hustle and bustle of Venice. This was a great alternative! Family friendly!

Thank purdue1990
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

If you are near Sant'Antonio, it's about a 10 minute walk to Zairo. Lots of outdoor seating as well as indoors. Great food at reasonable prices. And the view is great

1  Thank Nkatko
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

Welcomed and seated as we requested adjacent to each other due to impaired hearing. Professional service with fresh mixed salad and our main courses arriving in perfect time. The food was excellent. I had scallopine limone that was tender with a buttery lemon sauce. My...More

Thank Sensitivity
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

Ate dinner here last night. Food delicious. Had mixed salad and cuttlefish in tomatoes and sea bass and a tiramisu for dessert. Service poor though. Took forever to order. People arriving after were taken care of before us. Entree arrived shortly after salad served. Waiters...More

1  Thank Cynthia G
Reviewed 12 April 2017

This restaurant is located in one of the nicest place in Padua the so-called Prato della Valle, a big square with an island in the middle. Even if in the most touristic area of Padua this restaurant cannot be considered as a tourist trap. It...More

Thank dbsfemino
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Seems everyone knows this place. Food was pretty good. The mushroom strudel was a standout as an antipasto. Service was fine, price as expected. Wide menu so a solid choice if you're pleasing a lot of palettes. Worth a stop if you're in the area...More

Thank Gamberioni
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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
View, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 01:30
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 01:30
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19:00 - 01:30
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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