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“Pretty good food”

Il Ristorante Zairo
Ranked #51 of 1,064 Restaurants in Padua
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Child-friendly, Groups
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed 21 July 2017

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 families who looked dressed up for a night out steadily filled the place. Not cheap but not super expensive either.

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Reviewed 19 July 2017

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 was a nice change of pace from the restaurants in Venice that only seemed to have pizza and pasta. I accidentally ordered the cuttlefish, thinking it was blackened fish, not black fish and it was okay, a little chewy. The polenta served with it was excellent. We had very good mussels for appetizers. My son had a steak which he said was the best ever. A margherita pizza and carbonara rounded out our order. No complaints about the food. The reason for 4 stars was the service which was very slow even though we seemed to have a minimum of 4 people who came around to serve us. The pizza was delivered with the mussels, followed by the cuttlefish and steak. The carbonara arrived after we had nearly finished everything else. It took asking 3 people and forever to get the check at the end of the meal. Reasonably priced for a great location and the patio was wonderful.

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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 type of fish and some other dishes and everybody was satisfied. The price is reasonable for the location and for the quality of the food you get. If you are one might in Padova is definitely to be recommended. Inside or outside the location is nice for a relaxing evening as a couple or in a group.
Book a table in advance!!!!!!

Thank GlucaFst
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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!

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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

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