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“Great experience and food”
Review of La Vecchia Enoteca

La Vecchia Enoteca
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Ranked #108 of 1,119 Restaurants in Padua
Price range: US$28 - US$57
Cuisines: Italian, International
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Description: The restaurant is located in the ancient Ghetto near Piazza delle Erbe. The dining room is not very big but very intimate and romantic. The dishes proposed from our Chef Mario together with Mattia and Constance are mainly of fish during the spring and summer season and mainly of meat during the winter season. If you like fish you have to try our tuna fish tartare served with a lime sorbet and crispy celery while you prefer meat you can start with our steak tartare with wild mushrooms. Ask to Mattia for a wine, he will give you the right advise combined to your choice.
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

We found this restaurant in passing and were not disappointed. Yes I have now read other reviews and perhaps would not have visited had I read them first. I'm glad I didn't. Perhaps the owner was not the chatty waiter but I certainly dud not find him rude. We had a main course of sea bass Mediterranean style with grilled vegetables on the side. We had a bottle of their cheapest wine which was excellent and chose a light dessert to finish off our meal. The restaurant had a lovely feel about it, service was very good, we weren't rushed but likewise dud not have to wait long for our meal. I would highly recommend and not be put off by bad reviews. Excellent food and good service.

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Reviewed 25 June 2017

...is the location and the food. We had a small lunch and were served very good food freshly prepared with top quality ingredients.
The waiter, however, was not up to that level of excellence. And I disagree with the proprietor, it is not only a good location and good food, what most of the guests seek. Service and friendliness has to be in the mix.
Well, in the end, we did get a smile from our waiter. :o)

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Reviewed 31 May 2017

I'll start with the good: nice location, nice menu and food (with fair prices). But none of that compensates the terrible attitude of the owner.
Does not look you in the face, no smile, no effort to make you comfortable. His absolute lack of good will towards the customer makes cristal clear that he is there not to sell you a good moment but food. Eat it and beat it.
And I am not talking about being short on words, about being direct (which for me would be good).

I was hoping it could be just my bad luck... but as anyone that read his replies to other reviews can see: he is rude. Plain and simple.

The worst service I had in Italy (and surely one of the worst I had or will ever have anywhere else).

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Reviewed 18 March 2017

We would definitely return. The menu was straightforward, but the ingredients and presentation were excellent. We enjoyed grilled octopus, pasta with rabbit and a lamb dish and a memorable orange crème brulee. Service was short, but polite, which is fine with me. I don't comment much on décor but this place really had a nice feel, like a country kitchen in a wealthy home.

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Thank Gamberioni
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Roberto C, Direttore at La Vecchia Enoteca, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2017
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Reviewed 23 November 2016

This is an attractive restaurant. The food was very good: my octopus starter was first class and the lamb chops just right as was the pork. It is in interesting menu. The soft chocolate desert was superb. Worth going for that alone. A good interesting selection of regional wines. The staff were helpful and pleasant and I was happy with his recommended wine.

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