We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Sublime!”

Locanda alla Torre da Zemin
Ranked #1 of 4 Restaurants in Campodoro
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 3 February 2015

First time here for business: I plan to come again for leisure to fully enjoy the menu and the time in a relaxing conversation.
Congratulation for the excellent food, quality of the service and warm environment!!!

Thank MaxPeraz70
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (526)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

4 - 8 of 526 reviews

Reviewed 24 December 2013 via mobile

My boyfriend and I were very excited to go to this restaurant after having read great reviews here on tripadvisor. This restaurant was a mixed bag and we could certainly believe it might be great on a less busy night.

There was one waiter who spoke English very well and was attentive and fantastic until the restaurant began to fill up and he just didn't have the time to attend to us. This was understandable but the woman who came around from time to time in his place was not an acceptable replacement. She spoke no English but we could've gotten by in Italian, she would take our order, smile, nod, and disappear. Nothing would happen for an hour. The most egregious instance was when we finished our first bottle of wine and ended up not having a second one despite having ordered it over an hour before planning to leave. By the time someone came by to see how we were we had changed our minds and were just tired and wanted to go home. That said, we went on a Friday night and there was not a single empty table.

Reservations are a must and should be made days in advance for the weekend. Prepare to be disappointed even so since some weekends seem to be booked weeks in advance. We ran into this a few times.

My boyfriend had a steak and I had the lobster pasta. The steak was okay. They didn't ask how we wanted it cooked and it came out medium when we would have asked for medium rare. The lobster pasta was a little overcooked and too creamy for my taste with the presentation a little over done. My tuna tartare arrived with passion fruit on top, raw scampi to the side, and a lemon sorbet. I was not expecting anything but the tartare but the scampi was a bit fishy tasting (and not in a normal raw scampi way) while the salt grinder didn't work and made an annoying squeaking sound. Since it was impossible to get any of the wait staff once the restaurant filled up we had a dinner with no salt.

Despite all of this we are going to go back. The atmosphere was great, the overly ornate decor is actually great for an intimate dinner and would be good for a group as well. The lighting is lovely and until the restaurant filled up, the service was flawless. We would recommend going early or late in their opening hours. We plan on taking my boyfriend's parents sometime because we really do hope that we were unlucky with the service.

It is reasonably priced for the food - our meal was around 100 euro for 2 starters, 2 mains, 1 dessert, and 1 bottle of wine.

Thank mgalperin
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 9 April 2013

I finally tried this restaurant after eyeing it for 3 years. The occasion was lunch to celebrate the birthday of a friend. We were offered both the menu for a fixed price, multi course meal, or the a la carte menu. The fixed price was a fantastic value, with a choice of two plates, either appetizer, pasta, or meat or fish dish. I had the asparagus risotto and steak. The presentation was beautiful. It was perfectly seasoned and cooked. Wine and water came with the meal. We ordered dessert extra and the kitchen spelled out "Happy Birthday" on the dish of my friend. Everyone was VERY nice and professional. The inside atmosphere of stone inside with antiques made it feel like a cozy place to have a meal. This is a special place to celebrate, but also a nice place for a romantic dinner, or to treat visiting family members. This was one of my top five favorite meals I have had in Europe. We all agreed that we can hardly wait to eat there again!
This place gets busy and you do need to make reservations. I emailed the restaurant 4 days in advance (in English) and I was able to reserve a table for us easily.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank seagypzy
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 24 January 2013

I went here for luch yesterday and the food preparation was meticulous, the service was on point and the atmosphere of the restauranct was great. The food was all cooked to perfection and we had a beautiful duck breast, which was skillfully prepared. A quiche we had was fantastic and the ravioli were superb. there was a special bigoli which was also fantastic. Finally, the desserts were delicate and delicious and the preparation and presentation were top class. This restaurant ranks in my top 5 italian restaurants. Bravo

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank MaesterC
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Google Translation

Thank Avventurosamente
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Locanda alla Torre da Zemin also viewed

Padua, Province of Padua
Rubano, Province of Padua
 
Mussolente, Province of Vicenza
Solesino, Province of Padua
 
Legnaro, Province of Padua
 

Been to Locanda alla Torre da Zemin? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing