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Il Padrino

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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” (65 reviews)
“garlic bread” (14 reviews)
“tapas” (19 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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19-21 Cook Street, Cork, Ireland
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went here to celebrate our anniversary and it was a great experience. The food was decadent and filling - we had prawns to share for starter and two different pasta dishes for mains, all of which were cooked to perfection. The staff were very thorough...More

Thank Avahi995
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A number of years ago had a really bad experience at il padrino which meant it wasnt on my list of places to revisit however having won a meal voucher my hubby & I had dinner here yesterday. What a turnaround, I cannot compliment the...More

Thank Juneygogs
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great find, attentive staff, great value. Lunch for 4, pizzas and salads with drinks and coffees for 45 euros. And great quality food and coffee. Very happy with the place and would like to try for dinner next time.

Thank BobDazzler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My son and I picked this place completely by chance as we walked around Cork City. It had a nice early dinner crowd and looked nice so in we went. The service was very good and the menu offered everything Italian you could think of....More

Thank Teahan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As we celebrate three birthdays between 18th and 26th of March we have our annual family birthday dinner during this week. This year we decided on IL Padrino on the recommendation of a work colleague. He said we would not be disappointed and we were...More

Thank Mike101Ireland
Reviewed 19 March 2018

The staff were very good and very attentive, however, we were very disappointed with the pizzas here; mine was really inedible. The manager handled this extremely well, apologised, offered a replacement meal and did not charge us for the pizza. Maybe the pasta is better...More

Thank Joan H
Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

Gorgeous food, very tasty. Excellent staff, helpful and attentive. Lovely venue. Would definitely visit again.

Thank Emma C
Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

Visited on a cold damp Thursday evening. Decent ish crowd for 8.45pm. Nice table in the window. Nice service- not too rushed, relaxed, sociable, funny. The food - I had calamari to start. Portion just right. It was fresh and the batter was light and...More

Thank jimbainbridge
Reviewed 14 March 2018

Do not go here - there are plenty of staff but they are more focused on chatting than on their guests. Could not get my order right. Menu description did not fit the delivered food at all. Food was disgusting - had to send it...More

Thank Chris123London_13
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Apologies that this is my third review of this restaurant, however my last review was very critical, as I felt the restaurant had slipped from one of the best in Cork to very average, and we had decided to avoid. After quite a long period...More

Thank Ronan C
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Rory O
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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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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