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La Vecchia Enoteca

Via San Martino E Solferino 32, 35122, Padua, Italy
+39 049 875 2856
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good41%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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Italian, Mediterranean
$$ - $$$
Via San Martino E Solferino 32, 35122, Padua, Italy
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant is located in the old town, in a small side piazza, along the alleys of the old city. In addition to the tables inside restaurant, there are also outside tables, on the piazza, at the front of the place. When we arrived, we...More

Thank gabizolt
Roberto C, Proprietario at La Vecchia Enoteca, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for what you wrote Unfortunately we do ask à minimum of 2 plates per persona to eat outside bécause we only have 7small tables and the expérience teaches me that perplesso seat outside not for the kitchen but just to seat...More

Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

We found this restaurant in passing and were not disappointed. Yes I have now read other reviews and perhaps would not have visited had I read them first. I'm glad I didn't. Perhaps the owner was not the chatty waiter but I certainly dud not...More

Thank nruthven
Reviewed 25 June 2017

...is the location and the food. We had a small lunch and were served very good food freshly prepared with top quality ingredients. The waiter, however, was not up to that level of excellence. And I disagree with the proprietor, it is not only a...More

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Reviewed 31 May 2017

I'll start with the good: nice location, nice menu and food (with fair prices). But none of that compensates the terrible attitude of the owner. Does not look you in the face, no smile, no effort to make you comfortable. His absolute lack of good...More

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Reviewed 18 March 2017

We would definitely return. The menu was straightforward, but the ingredients and presentation were excellent. We enjoyed grilled octopus, pasta with rabbit and a lamb dish and a memorable orange crème brulee. Service was short, but polite, which is fine with me. I don't comment...More

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Roberto C, Direttore at La Vecchia Enoteca, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2017
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Reviewed 23 November 2016

This is an attractive restaurant. The food was very good: my octopus starter was first class and the lamb chops just right as was the pork. It is in interesting menu. The soft chocolate desert was superb. Worth going for that alone. A good interesting...More

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Reviewed 17 September 2016

I specifically chose this restaurant, which was located very close to my hotel, because the food sounded delicious. However, the staff were extremely rude. They would not seat an unaccompanied woman, and they were quite nasty about it.More

Thank jsuej
Roberto C, Proprietario at La Vecchia Enoteca, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2016

I would like to tell a story to all the readers of trip advisor. A few months ago I made a reservation in a restaurant in Padua and when we arrived the owner told us that that evening it was possible only to eat in...More

Reviewed 8 September 2016

I will second the comment made by another reviewer about the extraordinarily poor attitude of the wait staff - which was unfortunate because the food was very good. This is the first restaurant in Italy where the waiter asked whether he could give us the...More

Thank plannersf
Roberto C, Proprietario at La Vecchia Enoteca, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2016

Thank you very much for your opinion, we are happy to know that our food is a great food. The waiter you are talking about is the owner who kindly ask you to leave the table because there were other customers waiting to be seated...More

Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

I ordered a tagliata of angus beef ( medium rear) and my boyfriend had tagliata of tuna, both over cooked. All the juice's lost. I felt sorry for the ingredient ( which seems fairly fresh) and my money. For the same price (20€ each plate)...More

Reviewed 13 February 2016 via mobile

The food is amazing. Traditions are acknowledged and respected and then reinvented into amazing Masterpieces. The artichoke salad is to die for. A bit messy but worth the effort. The risotto, rabbit, octopus and squid where all great. The poached pears are amazing too. We...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$29 - US$59
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
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18:00 - 22:30
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12:30 - 14:30
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12:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via San Martino E Solferino 32, 35122, Padua, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Padua  >  Padua
  • Phone Number: +39 049 875 2856
  • E-mail
The restaurant is located in the ancient Ghetto near Piazza delle Erbe. The dining room is not very big but very intimate and romantic. The dishes proposed from our Chef Mario together with Mattia and Constance are mainly of fish during the spring and summer season and mainly of meat during the winter season. If you like fish you have to try our tuna fish tartare served with a lime sorbet and crispy celery while you prefer meat you can start with our steak tartare with wild mushrooms. Ask to Mattia for a wine, he will give you the right advise combined to your choice.
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