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Il Padrino

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San Jose Sabana | Carrettera a Pavas Frente a la Gasolinera Delta, San Jose 10100, Costa Rica
+506 2220 1614
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11:30 - 22:30
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:30
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Luca the owner is always there providing a smile and personalise service with the best prossiuto and Mozzarella plates that you can eat in downtown San Jose!

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Thank Jorge506
luca n, Director General at Il Padrino, responded to this review
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Buenas tardes Don Jorge!!! Gracias por escribir su opinión acerca del Padrino y alagar nuestro servicio y cuchara! Muy felices... More 

Port Orchard, Washington
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

We stayed in Urucu and, because it was pouring rain, we didn't feel like eating out. The concierge suggested delivery fro Il Padrio. We tried the pizza, orange chicken, pasta carbonara, lasagna and grilled vegetables. Everything was delicious and it arrived HOT. Budget friendly. Cannot say enough good things about this place.

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Thank Rachel B
luca n, Director General at Il Padrino, responded to this review
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Good Morning Rachel B, Indeed all our menu is open for express service and over the years always more customers... More 

Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

The grilled tuna is awesome. Price is a little too high, still payable if it had better parking (pretty much leave it on the street) and a decent restroom (that is a disappointment). For what they bill for food, certainly can afford a cleaner and way better men's room. It's a classy place, not a biker's bar..

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Thank And506
luca n, Director General at Il Padrino, responded to this review

Good morning sir And506, Thank you for dedicating your valuable time to help us improve. We are in the process of improving our facilities, among plans to remodel the bathrooms. What is strange is that we give them daily follow-up to the cleaning of the same ones, who knows in what occasion it was found with lack of cleanliness. In... More 

playa naranjo
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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

This is a place that has lost its shine... they used to have great service, great dishes, in the last year they has lost their shine..

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Thank ZGastroBar
luca n, Director General at Il Padrino, responded to this review

Good morning sir ZGastroBar, I have read all your previous opinions and in 11 years I did not find the one that speaks of our brilliance, very curious! Equally grateful for your comment Cantinflas style. Best regards, Luca Navarra Buenos días señor ZGastroBar, he leído todas sus opiniones anteriores y en 11 años no encontré la que habla de nuestro... More 

Santiago de Puriscal, Costa Rica
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

We had been told about Il Padrino many times by some friends who are regulars, but hadn't had the opportunity to go. We finally accompanied them for lunch and it was everything they had been telling us and more! We were greeted by Luca as if we were old friends, and our server, Jesse, was delightful. The menu is huge,... More 

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Thank SJRoamers
luca n, Director General at Il Padrino, responded to this review

Thank you very much, what an excellent description! Alagados of his compliments we can not wait to try another of our special recipes! On the part of all the Padrino's team a warm greeting. Muchas gracias, que excelente descripcion ! Alagados de sus cumplidos no vemos la hora de hacerle probar otra de nuestras recetas especiales! De parte de todo... More 

San José
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

Excellent quality italian food. I have been going for more than 5 years. I go every week. Love this place! Food quality, variety, service! Excellent.

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Thank Danilo C
luca n, Director General at Il Padrino, responded to this review
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Buenos días Don Danilo C, siempre un honor poder atenderlo, pronto unas nuevas recetas estarán el el menú para que... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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92 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 233 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

So we used to come here pretty often. On our last visit our car was robbed while we were eating dinner. It was an inside job by the "watchi-man". Well we couldn't get to the car in time while it happened, but we definitely saw how he called his friend who appeared etc, etc. Luckily, we didn't have much in... More 

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2 Thank MeTravelBug
luca n, Director General at Il Padrino, responded to this review
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Buenas tardes, le escribe Luca Navarra Representante Legal del restaurante. De lo que entiendo me estoy refiriendo a una Dama... More 

London
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96 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

You're in the Sabana/Pavos/Rohmoser area and want a nice italian lunch or dinner. Grab a pizza at La Fabricca? I'd prefer the Papa Johns to be honest (no wine there thogh. but given fabricca;'s wine choices...). Looking for some solid Lasagne and a decent tuscan? This place. It's a funny location, amongst furniture stores etc, just past the Cemaco on... More 

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Thank AgC2012
Santiago de Puriscal, Costa Rica
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26 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

Il Padrino is our favorite restaurant in Costa Rica by far. We have eaten there dozens of times and never had a meal that was not excellent. I typically find something that I like in most restaurants and order it most every time I go there. Not Il Padrino, I have ordered at least twenty different items from their large... More 

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Thank car0papagay0s
luca n, Director General at Il Padrino, responded to this review
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Holaaaaaaa!!!! Que hermoso comentario. Muchísimas gracias , siempre es una alegría verlos disfrutando al máximo la experiencia de comer en... More 

Chicago , Illinois
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

This is a small restaurant that has no thought of grandeur . The restaurant pays homage to "The Godfather " film series . Fantastic southern Italian .Home made red sauce , fresh buffalo mozzarella, really good pizza ( with about 20 different toppings ) , Large salads 10 - 12 different mixtures and dressings . Fresh bread brought to table... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, European, International
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:30
Saturday
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: San Jose Sabana | Carrettera a Pavas Frente a la Gasolinera Delta, San Jose 10100, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +506 2220 1614

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?