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Osteria Corte dei Leoni

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Italian, Mediterranean, Bar, Pub, Wine Bar
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Via Boccalerie 8 | A 50 metri da palazzo della Ragione e dal parcheggio di Piazza dell'Insurrezione, 35139, Padua, Italy
+39 049 875 0083
11:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
Mon - Sat 18:30 - 00:00
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Beirut, Lebanon
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

We found this place by luck, the reward stickers (on the backdoor crystal) were impressive. We have been served twice by the owner; impecabely and elegantly dressed, attentive and welcoming. We were lucky to find seats. One of the very few owners who obviously and genuinely enjoys being in direct contact with clients.. The food takes a bit more time... More 

Thank rami l
Padua, Italy
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017

The first time we ate at this wonderful restaurant was on an early summer evening. It was too early by Italian standards to have dinner and the gentleman that greeted us was very formal so we were a bit scared to enter the beautiful courtyard. We had just moved to Padua and had not become accustomed to the typical Padua... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2015

You wouldn't come across this place except by accident, tucked away as it is on a side street leading from the Fruit Market. We first found a door covered in promising labels of recommendation, but it was locked. Walking round the block, we found the entrance to the courtyard on the other side. This is an excellent place for a... More 

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Coraopolis, Pennsylvania
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93 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2015

We were wandering around one night in Padua looking for a place to eat and came upon this place. It was a fantastic find. We sat outside in the courtyard and enjoyed a fine meal.

Thank rbciao
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151 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2015

visited with a group of 9 on a Sunny saturday evening. actually had made reservations and though we arrived a little late, our table was not ready and it took a fair time before we could be seated. waiters abused a bit the fact we were a large group to confuse us in far too many side dishes. the raw... More 

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Dobbs Ferry, New York
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278 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2015

Bacala (salted cod) is a local specialty in the Veneto. We had eaten it in Vicenza, where there were small bits of cod "swimming" in a sauce. But at this restaurant in Padua, the cod was whipped and swirled and was quite delicious; the polenta with it was excellent and golden. The sea bream with almonds was very good, but... More 

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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2014

We (4 adults) ate here on 5 September 2014. The restaurant has a very small menu, which ought to mean they do each dish to a very high standard. I was very unlucky though: my starter (pasta) was stodgy and uninspiring, my main course (white fish fillet) was off. I knew it was off the second it was put in... More 

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Paris, France
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2013

A really nice, calm and green court in an historic building, worth a visit, but food is average and service slow (50+ people and 2 waiters. they were running like mads, but it was impossible for them to keep the pace). I could not finish my pasta portion, and I am quite a strong pasta eater. Baccalà fish was supposed... More 

Thank magillagodzilla
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81 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2012

We popped in here on rainy day for lunch, given its recommendation from Frommer's and were very happy with the restaurant and the quality of food. It won't break your budget either (something we are always aware of). There are multiple choices for lunch, but the menu does shift. The waiter spoke English to us and helped with translations of... More 

Thank Letterpress
Rome, Italy
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99 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2012 via mobile

We ate there on a warm October evening, drinking good friuliano white wine with traditional venetian cooking, including baccala, fish appetizers and deserts. The lady serving knew her business, the food was fresh and the wines accompanied them well. It's a place we always visit in Padua and enjoy. I give it 7 out of 10. Go there for a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$44
Italian, Mediterranean, Bar, Pub, Wine Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Seating
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
11:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Boccalerie 8 | A 50 metri da palazzo della Ragione e dal parcheggio di Piazza dell'Insurrezione, 35139, Padua, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Padua  >  Padua
  • Phone Number: +39 049 875 0083
This restaurant was one of 4 restaurants in Padua recommended on the New York Times website and is also contained in the Padua Tourist Information guide to restaurants but it was truly awful. It looked great from the outside, has a very smart website and a menu which sounds really special but the meal we had last weekend was probably one of the worst I have had anywhere. I feel people should know!

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