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Osteria Corte dei Leoni

) #201 of 844 Restaurants in Padua $$ - $$$ Italian, Mediterranean,
Via Boccalerie 8 | A 50 metri da palazzo della Ragione e dal parcheggio di Piazza dell'Insurrezione, 35139, Padua, Italy
+39 049 875 0083
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Overview
  • Excellent24%
  • Very good39%
  • Average21%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (6 reviews)
“wine list” (2 reviews)
“asparagus” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, Mediterranean, Wine Bar
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Via Boccalerie 8 | A 50 metri da palazzo della Ragione e dal parcheggio di Piazza dell'Insurrezione, 35139, Padua, Italy
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1 - 10 of 14 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My son and I visited this restaurant, which was recommended by our hotel in early April. The meal was fine but the restaurant lacked something in atmosphere, maybe because it wasn't very full. Didn't rate it as highly as the Osteria del Fabbri which we...More

Thank TonyRutland
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Our Rick Steves tour guide treated us to a wonderful evening. Marco and his staff were very gracious, and our meal was absolutely amazing. The stuffed squash blossom appetizer made my mouth water. This was followed by an asparagus in cheese sauce in a pasta...More

Thank takrafty
Reviewed 2 May 2017

We enjoyed a 4 course meal as a group of 25 that was done very well.We started with cheese filed squash blossoms, then a creamy cheese mix of asparagus wrapped in pasta, very tender young roast beef with a light sauce and dessert of fresh...More

Thank ChloeSantaFe
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

We found this place by luck, the reward stickers (on the backdoor crystal) were impressive. We have been served twice by the owner; impecabely and elegantly dressed, attentive and welcoming. We were lucky to find seats. One of the very few owners who obviously and...More

Thank rami l
Reviewed 11 January 2017

The first time we ate at this wonderful restaurant was on an early summer evening. It was too early by Italian standards to have dinner and the gentleman that greeted us was very formal so we were a bit scared to enter the beautiful courtyard....More

Thank baker375f
Reviewed 5 December 2015

You wouldn't come across this place except by accident, tucked away as it is on a side street leading from the Fruit Market. We first found a door covered in promising labels of recommendation, but it was locked. Walking round the block, we found the...More

Thank SilverSnail
Reviewed 3 September 2015

We were wandering around one night in Padua looking for a place to eat and came upon this place. It was a fantastic find. We sat outside in the courtyard and enjoyed a fine meal.

Thank rbciao
Reviewed 12 May 2015

visited with a group of 9 on a Sunny saturday evening. actually had made reservations and though we arrived a little late, our table was not ready and it took a fair time before we could be seated. waiters abused a bit the fact we...More

Thank fvs1308
Reviewed 21 April 2015

Bacala (salted cod) is a local specialty in the Veneto. We had eaten it in Vicenza, where there were small bits of cod "swimming" in a sauce. But at this restaurant in Padua, the cod was whipped and swirled and was quite delicious; the polenta...More

Thank Dobbstraveler
Reviewed 7 October 2014

We (4 adults) ate here on 5 September 2014. The restaurant has a very small menu, which ought to mean they do each dish to a very high standard. I was very unlucky though: my starter (pasta) was stodgy and uninspiring, my main course (white...More

Thank Philconcertgoer
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$12 - US$47
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, Wine Bar
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 14:30
Monday
11:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 00:00
Thursday
11:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 00:00
Friday
11:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 00:00
Saturday
11:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Boccalerie 8 | A 50 metri da palazzo della Ragione e dal parcheggio di Piazza dell'Insurrezione, 35139, Padua, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Padua  >  Padua
  • Phone Number: +39 049 875 0083
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Description
This restaurant was one of 4 restaurants in Padua recommended on the New York Times website and is also contained in the Padua Tourist Information guide to restaurants but it was truly awful. It looked great from the outside, has a very smart website and a menu which sounds really special but the meal we had last weekend was probably one of the worst I have had anywhere. I feel people should know!
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