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US$2 - US$50
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Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Sicilian, Southern-Italian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went for dinner and received a really warm welcome. Each member of staff we passed greeted us. They were good with the kids and very helpful. Food was good. There are a few parking spaces just outside, but a car park just round the...corner which is free after 6pm. It's a shame we're not local as I'd be a frequent visitor!More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent food and very nice staff. We had veggie cannelloni and seafood spaghetti and the food was very nice, good ingredients and very well cooked. We had tiramisu and Nutella gnocchi for dessert and it was lovely, too. They accommodated us without reservation but make...sure you call and book first, as it can get busy.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 4 April 2022

Great location overlooking the estuary and just around the corner from the Cliffs Pavilion. We arrived at 4:30 to a quiet restaurant but by the time we left it was packed and gave off a great noisy Italian-like atmosphere. The staff were friendly, personal &...attentive, the menu is so big we forgot all about the specials board which had a great choice in itself. Would highly recommend and will definitely be back.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 1 April 2022 via mobile

5/5 Amazing service, was fast and friendly. Amazing food, had the risotto, food was delicious and hot! Amazing price, £12 for a selected menu, absolutely brilliant!

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 26 February 2022

Phoned and made a booking only to be told on arrival my booking wasn’t on the clip board. Even showed the rude lady the telephone call made a few days previously on my phone. Very unhelpful and rude !

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 22 February 2022 via mobile

Booked a few days before thinking we might not get in but they managed to get us in at 5:30 but had to vacate at 7:20. Even though this was the case was never rushed. Staff lovely and welcoming even though busy. food was great...(ate off them specials board) all reasonable priced. We will definitely be going back as so much choice and all sounded so nice.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 21 February 2022 via mobile

We had an amazing dinner here tonight, before a performance at the nearby Cliffs Pavilion. We chose from the £11.95 set menu (for 2 courses). Not only was the food fresh and flavoursome, the portions were extremely generous too. Each and every staff member was...polite, efficient, attentive and cheerful. I've not had such a positive restaurant experience in a long time. We will definitely return, and have already recommended it to some friends. Thank you for a great meal.....More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 20 February 2022

Booked a table through their website for 7pm and received a confirmation email. When we arrived, they couldn't find my booking and told me I probably booked in the wrong restaurant as they do not accept 7pm bookings. My fault somehow! After showing confirmation email...which had all of the correct location, time, date (etc), the manager (I presume?) said 'on this occasion, we'll seat you' and to not use their website for bookings. My crystal ball was obviously cloudy the night I booked. Will be sure not to use their own online booking system for next time, if there even will be a next time. Waiting staff and food were lovely. Maybe might pop in on the Manager's night off.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 16 February 2022

Booked for dinner 14th February. Booking made 19th January and deposit paid. The restaurant does not issue email confirmations because all bookings are done over the phone. I called on the day to confirm the time and booking, but they were unable to find my...booking and had no evidence of my deposit. Offered a 'leftover' table much later in the evening but they wanted another deposit.... no thank you. Very rude service on the phone making it out to be my fault and no apology offered. I sent email evidence of the deposit from my bank statement and this was refunded 2 days later by phone, about the only positive here; still no apology though.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 15 February 2022 via mobile

We visited on Valentine’s day and so it was packed. They key points are that the food was very very good and the staff were brilliant. The menu was great and we were really spoilt for choice - everything we chose was great. Staff were...attentive and service was quick which was impressive given how many people were there. I probably would have given this five stars but for the fact that it was so busy and our table was stuck in the doorway and we were very close to another couple. Some of the decor is a little old fashioned but the food was great and I would eat here often if I lived in the area.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Phone Padrino's. They told me they are happy to provide gluten free food as well as gf pasta. They informed me they will clean pans and not use oil previously used for food containing gluten, like floured pan grilled fish so... More
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Padrino Southend is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5