Restaurants

Top Choice Italian in Padua

Belle Parti

Prime seasonal produce, impeccable wines and near-faultless service meld into one unforgettable whole at this stellar fine-dining restaurant, resplendent with 18th-century antiques and 19th-century oil paintings. Se…
Street Food in Padua

Dalla Zita

So small that around five people fill the place standing, this unmarked street-food bar is Padua's best spot when you need to eat on the hop. Choose from the large menu of sandwiches stuck to the wall on multicolour…
Osteria in Padua

L'Anfora

Preserving the long tradition of the university tavern, L'Anfora is perpetually filled with a gesticulating gaggle of students and professors pressing home their points, fuelled by an ample supply of spritz and snac…
Osteria in Padua

Osteria dei Fabbri

Rustic wooden tables, wine-filled tumblers and a single-sheet menu packed with hearty dishes keep things real at dei Fabbri. Slurp on superlative zuppe (soups) like sweet red-onion soup, or tuck into comforting meat…
Osteria in Padua

Osteria Dal Capo

Rub elbows with locals – literally – at tiny tables precariously piled with traditional Venetian seafood and a few inspired novelties, such as caviale di melanzane con bufala (eggplant caviar with buffalo mozzarella…
Cafeteria in Padua

Sugo

Industrial student feeding spot near the university with a basic concept – choose from four types of pasta, add one of ten sauces, buy a drink, and hang with the undergraduates. There are also more elaborate dishes …
Italian in Padua

Zairo

The fresco above the kitchen door at this sweeping, chintzily over-the-top restaurant-pizzeria dates back to 1673, but most come for Zairo's long menu of cheap pizzas on a break from the Prato della Valle park on it…