Padua Restaurants: Typical foods and Best Places to Eat

Eating out in Padua can be classified by its simplicity and its quality. Most Padua, Italy restaurants use only the freshest ingredients bought directly from the markets in Piazza dei Frutti and Piazza delle Erbe. Most menus even include Padua typical food, that dates back to Medieval times, including hen meat boiled with vegetables, mixed boiled meats, rice & peas and pasta & beans.

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There are plenty of Padua restaurants to choose from, but we’ve tried to narrow it down giving you choices for all budgets, tastes and preferences.

Padua Restaurants the list:

Ristorante Belle Parti

Via Belle Parti, 11

Mon-Sat 12-2:30PM 7-11:30PM

This is for the fancy romantics who are looking for a special night out. Make sure you reserve and dress up to enjoy their menu made up of mainly seafood and very interesting appetizers.


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Via dei Soncin, 13

Mon – Sat 12-3PM 7-11PM

Enjoy “home cooked” meals at this informal restaurant that you will most likely find filled with students and professors from the nearby university.


Pizzeria Trattoria Piave

Riviera Paleocapa, 24

Open every night for dinner except Mondays. Open for lunch on Saturdays and Sundays.

A simply delicious family run restaurant packed with pizzas, pastas and meats. Try the fixed menu!


Al Duomo Pizzeria

Via San Gregorio Barbarigo, 18

Tues-Sun 6PM-12AM Closed Mondays.

Some of the best pizza that Padua has to offer. Choose from over 50 different types of pizzas, just don’t expect award winning service (trust us, it’s still worth it).


Ristorante Zaramella

Largo Europa, 9

Mon-Fri 12:30PM-2:30PM Mon-Fri 7:30PM-10:30 Closed Sundays.

Given “Two Forks” by Michelin Guide for overall comfort and quality of the restaurant. Open since 1856, this traditional Italian restaurant serves up a menu comprised of both meat and fish options. Try their lunch menu starting at €10.


Ai Navigli

Riviera Tiso, 11

Mon-Wed 7PM-12AM Thurs-Sun 12PM-2:30PM 7PM-12AM

Do not come here if you are not in the mood for seafood, as that is all you will find on their menu. Offering a la carte as well as tasting menus. Suggested to reserve first.


Dotto Del Bollito

Via Giovanni Randaccio, 4

Tues-Sat 12:30PM-2:15 7:45-10 Sundays 12:30-2:15PM Closed Mondays

One of the best restaurants near Padua is just a 14 min car ride away and completely worth it. The menu is packed with all of the typical Padua main dishes among other great options as well as choices for vegetarians.


Restaurants in Padua on the go/budget friendly:

La Folperia

Piazza della Frutta

Tues-Thurs 4:30-8:30PM Fri & Sat 4:30-9PM Sundays- 4:30-8PM Closed Mondays.

You won’t miss this seafood truck located in the piazza. It will most likely be crowded by locals and visitors alike.


Dalla Zita

Via Gorizia, 12

Mon-Sat 9AM-8PM Closed Sundays.

A delicious and popular panino shop. There are no tables so grab your panino and even a glass of wine and take it outside to enjoy.



Via Marsala, 9

Mon-Sat 5PM-2AM Sundays 5PM-12AM

A favorite Padua local restaurant. Extremely and caters to mainly students looking for that late night bite. Serving up delicious pizzas and burgers!