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Pado

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Via Giuseppe Garibaldi 18, 16038, Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy (Formerly La Rosa dei Venti)
+39 0185 282321
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12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:00
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Oslo, Norway
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Pado's excellent chef and wonderful staff gave us by far the best dinner during our stay in Santa Margherita Ligure. Just go with the chefs recommandations. We had the very best of Italian food with just a level of taste and refinement that truly made a great dinner and lasting impression.

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Thank Mikkel F
vertighel, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Pado, responded to this review

Dear Mikkel, thank you very much for your contribution and for appreciating our cuisine. We hope to host you again at Padò and we are proud that you consider your dinner at our restaurant the best you had during your stay. Best regards from the chef and all the staff. Cheers, More 

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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

We went out our hotel for lunch to eat something small. The location was nice, so we decided to eat at the terras. We ordered 2 times melon e prosciutto and 1 bottle water. The melon e prosciutto was priced for 13€ per portion. I thought we would receive a complete melon for this price..., but no... 4 little slices... More 

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Thank 367xavierv
vertighel, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Pado, responded to this review

Dear 367xavierv, thank you for choosing Padò. Italian restaurants normally offer starters, called "antipasti", which are smaller in size with respect to "primi piatti" (first main courses) and "secondi piatti" (second main courses), which are quite abundant. For that reason it is normal not to expect a whole melon as a starter. If you were looking for a quick brunch,... More 

Wakefield, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

As we were seven people to eat the restaurant was very accommodating- the staff were very friendly and welcoming. The starters were good hubby and I had a caprese and the mozzarella was delicious. Our friends had the anchovies which looked good and the melon and Parma ham was a good sized portion. Three of us chose the pasta of... More 

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Thank Fran G
vertighel, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Pado, responded to this review

Dear Fran, Thank you very much for your contribution and for reviewing our restaurant. We are glad that your son, his girlfriend and your friends had a tasty dinner, and most of all that you appreciated our signature course, "Scampi di Mario". Wish to host you again. Best Regards, More 

Sydney, Australia
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148 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

We went to Pado on the advice of a local who said they did good seafood. It's a nice clean looking restaurant with crisp white table cloths. We ate the Caprese Salad which we shared and then had the Scampi di Mario and the Gamberi in citrus sauce. Both very good dishes with a buttery, lemon, olive oil sauce. Service... More 

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Thank Dellick
vertighel, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Pado, responded to this review

Dear Dellick, thank you very much for your review and for choosing Padò. We are pleased that you appreciated our courses. Cheers, More 

York, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

My husband and I are on our 30th special wedding anniversary trip to Italy we have been travelling for 3 weeks and everywhere we have been has been an enjoyable wonderful experience until today!! We arrived at Pado restaurant an hour ago there were 6 tables vacant we asked for the one by the marina (as it is our anniversary... More 

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4 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

The food was inedible - that is, I literally couldn't eat it because I was turned away for being a party of one. There were tables available outside and they wouldn't seat me because I was solo (to be clear, it was not because the tables were reserved). The woman said I had to sit inside like a second class... More 

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1 Thank Kylah M
vertighel, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Pado, responded to this review
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Dear Kylah, "Inedible" is an inappropriate comment: you freely decided not to choose our restaurant because you preferred not to... More 

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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

Food was way beyond what we expected. We had already eaten but was recommended to try the restaurant out. We wanted to just try the risotto but the waiter suggested to try the chefs specialties which was the Scampi... and we were lucky to listen to him... it was bueno or excellent. I'd give this place a 5* anytime

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Thank DrKS666
vertighel, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Pado, responded to this review

Dear DrKS666, thank you very much for your review and most of all for dining at Padò. We are glad that you appreciated our suggestion. We wait you as soon as you wish! Cheers, More 

Edinburgh
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112 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

After a long day on Cinque Terre we arrived late and were found a table. From the off the waiter was interested and helped us pick a lovely main course and wine - and not the most expensive either. My grouper fish was meaty and served on a bed of creamed vegetables which was delicious. Joan's Vongole was very good... More 

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Thank SWilsonD
vertighel, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Pado, responded to this review

Dear Wilson, thank you very much for your appreciation, and for accepting the help of our waiters in the choice of your wine. The vegetable sauce accompanying our fish is a special recipe whose preparation requires several hours. Cheers, More 

London, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

Perfectly nice restaurant that managed to accommodate us on a table for two on a very busy Friday night. The menu offers a good variety of Italian food but go for the seafood being as you are by the sea! The scampi is excellent - wash it down with a bottle of local vermentino.

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Thank Tuffino
vertighel, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Pado, responded to this review

Dear Tuffino, thank you so much for choosing our restaurant and for reviewing it with your nice words. Your contribution is highly appreciated. Please do not hesitate to come back! Cheers, More 

A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

Starting from the appetizer to the dessert this restaurant is without a doubt the best I have had. I am experienced traveler and have eaten in some of the best restaurants and this beats them all. While we were there the couple next to us said they drive from Sweden every year just to eat at Pado. Don't leave the... More 

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
vertighel, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Pado, responded to this review

Dear client, thank you very much for your contribution. It is with great proud that we read that you appreciate so much our cuisine to rank it on top of your personal choices. We also take advantage from this space to thank the Swedish couple, too!! Best Regards, More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$67 - US$94
Cuisine
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Giuseppe Garibaldi 18, 16038, Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy (Formerly La Rosa dei Venti)
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Santa Margherita Ligure
  • Phone Number: +39 0185 282321
Description
A special marriage between the delicate genovese tradition, and the finest research of the modern cuisine. The menu exalts seafood and shellfishes, as a result of years of competent passion for the Italian cuisine in all its declinations. Chef Mario Giovinazzo is proud and happy to receive you in a special and precious location. His staff will help you to couple each dish with selection of wines.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?