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Il Padrino

19-21 Cook Street, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 427 1544
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good26%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“pasta” (66 reviews)
“garlic bread” (14 reviews)
“tiramisu” (11 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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19-21 Cook Street, Cork, Ireland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have to say this, My wife and I had a fabulous meal here last Friday. What wonderful choices of food. Minestrone was excellent, Pasta with meal superb. The meals were so so enjoyable and very fresh tasting. BUt dont be fooled with menu they...More

Thank thejockey
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love the food here, staff and friendly and is a really nice atmosphere. I would recommend booking ahead to avoid disappointment as it is always busy! Otherwise can't fault it 😊

Thank Shauna D
Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

Was disappointed with the service. Had a table booked and we were waiting 20 minutes to be seated. Had to go up on 2 occasions, 1 for cutlery and 2 for dessert menus. We as a group felt very disappointed with the customer service.just felt...More

Thank deirdi
Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

Great Italian restaurant ... menu is quite short and mainly consists of pasta &pizza with a limited choice of other dishes . However food is excellent , fresh and has great flavour . Service is efficient and is very welcoming . A great restaurant for...More

Thank Valerie O
Reviewed 4 January 2018

We had been recommended this restaurant and also advised to pre book.. which we did. Arrived and loved the authentic atmosphere. All waiters were swift with their service, but differed in temperament. One was a little surly, the other (an Australian) was great fun, particularly...More

Thank Dollydylo
Reviewed 23 December 2017

Great food and service. Will definitely visit again. Nice ambience and no hassle. Book in advance so as not to be disappointed.

Thank 666esther
Reviewed 14 December 2017

For me this place hits the spot every time. Staff are welcoming, ambience is lovely & food is scrumptous..... its a bustling spot & while i've ate here several times it has never let me down... think its one of my favourite italians....

Thank KillowenCork
Reviewed 14 December 2017

A thoroughly enjoyable evening meal interesting menu with variety, great cooking and busy with a good atmosphere, friendly staff and customers all enjoying the comings and goings. Good wine list, plenty of choice, good fast service we ate early and the restaurant became busy very...More

Thank deMJ
Reviewed 2 December 2017

We just wanted quick pasta for lunch and ordered spaghetti carabonara and spaghetti bolognese, carabonara was tasty and delicious but bolognese was completely different story bland and tasteless .

Thank 13,062,013
Reviewed 30 November 2017

Lovely food in a very busy restaurant, great atmosphere, could gust has sat and wached the staff it was a continualy flow off people, the food was quick to come and very good, service also lived up.

Thank HowieD2003
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Rory O
14 February 2017|
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Response from B G | Reviewed this property |
I would call the restaurant!! I gave it a review on TripAdvisor. We enjoyed our meal there!
1 August 2016|
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Response from unkybuck | Reviewed this property |
Yes they have and they will also cook a mini version of anything on the adult menu . They are amazing with their food and service
15 April 2016|
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Response from Ladywills88 | Reviewed this property |
Yes , in the Evening it's very Romantic 👌
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$21
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19-21 Cook Street, Cork, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Cork>  > Centre
  • Neighbourhood: Centre
  • Phone Number: +353 21 427 1544
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