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Da Giovanni

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Via Pietro Maroncelli 22, 35129, Padua, Italy
+39 049 772620
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 15:30
Mon - Sat 19:45 - 00:00
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45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

food is good but prices are extremely high. dinner room is also very noisy.. I won't come back here.

Thank Alessandro A
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122 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Da Giovanni is a family-owned restaurant, managed with attention to traditions and quality. Pasta is home made, and available according to availability. Meats are just great: good choice and very genuine quality. Wines are excellent. The atmosphere is a bit old fashioned. Service is very good.

Thank Joe_Shlabotnik
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

This is one of the best places I've ever eaten. Great cealiac food. Extremely good service. High level of knowledge on the staff. Alle this combined with moderate pricelevel makes this a sure win!

Thank Børge E
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

We happened to go to Da Giovanni because it was the only one openned close to the hotel. Really wonderful coincidence. The system was very unusual, but still enticing. You have to choose among five types of pasta ( I had gnocchi in all five visits I made to them ) and they brought the fours sauce types anyway to... More 

Thank Paulo R
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

The best pasta in Padova period. The steak was amazing, the desert spectacular. I love the way the carts are worked. The staff was very friendly and helpful from start to finish. A must for everyone. Defiantly going back

Thank Kathleen L
Mirano, Italy
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77 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2015

The restaurant may seem a bit old fashioned..but don't be scared of this..the food is great!! You can try the traditional Bollito of Padova or the roast meat..both are spectacular! The staff is great and very friendly..a must!!

Thank Keisari_Islands
Worcester, United Kingdom
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137 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2015

Strange location in an area with a lot of immigrants. We did not have high expectations but were pleasantly surprised. A large well decorated establishment retaining a homely ambiance. Excellent service from stepping through the door until stepping out. I had Gnocchi starter which on their own were average for Italy but the ragu sauce made it extra special. Unusually... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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267 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2015

...even if you are not in the mood for the traditional "bollito" (mixed boiled meat), or you are too squeamish to approach the pig "testina" (this is my case!) well: this is a place to go. Say shut-up to your cholesterol level and enjoy an important piece of tradition in this astonishing restaurant that will bring you 40 years back.... More 

Thank GermanoF
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60 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2015

Came here for a late dinner during a business trip. I was undecided about two types of fresh pasta to order and the server more than glady offered to make a plate combining both. Also had prosciutto and cheese as an appetizer. Very good cabernet house wine for just €2. Overall a very good and surprising experience. Will definitely come... More 

Thank 967AF
Saint Louis, Missouri
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61 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2015

I've been dreaming of the lemon cake ever since I left Padua. My husband and I tried the restaurant at the recommendation of our hotel. We both got the pasta and dessert, skipping the main meat course so that we would have room for dessert. I'm so glad the hotel recommended this place, the home-made pasta and desserts were phenomenal.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, Mediterranean, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:30
19:45 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:30
19:45 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:30
19:45 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:30
19:45 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:30
19:45 - 00:00
19:45 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Pietro Maroncelli 22, 35129, Padua, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Padua  >  Padua
  • Phone Number: +39 049 772620

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?