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Il Padrino

19-21 Cook Street, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 427 1544
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good26%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (65 reviews)
“garlic bread” (14 reviews)
“tapas” (19 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
££ - £££
19-21 Cook Street, Cork, Ireland
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I enjoyed my food, as did my two companions. The service was good and the wine was lovely. However, we waited for over 40 minutes after our starters to get our main course! Our reservation was for a Sunday at 8:30. The restaurant was far...More

Thank Holly W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited this authentic looking Italian off south Mall Cork on a May Monday. Dining alone is marginaly pleasurable thus ones antenna as the restaurant are on higher alert than perhaps if one were in company. I had calarmari to start wonderfully fresh and accompanied by...More

Thank Patrick I
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very happy with everything at this restaurant, catered for all tastes including a vegetarian who was in our party of 4. We all had different dishes both Mains and Starters and 3 of us had deserts. Everyone of us happy and would recommend strongly

Thank Pete052
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've eaten Italian food all over the world, including Italy and this meal was one of the worst ever. Firstly, the menu had none if what I would deem classic Italian dishes that I expect to find on the menu at a good Italian restaurant....More

Thank Makk28
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of my favorite restaurants in cork (and still is) but the lunch we had seemed pre-prepared. Staff were great, a little pricey but still ok. Atmosphere lovely as always. If you're heading here go in the evening

Thank furry_007
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with my husband today for a lunch in between shopping. Wasn’t too crowded as it had opened 30 minutes ago. We had the bruschetta as a starter. Was a bit disappointed as it wasn’t really a bruschetta. It was tomato, peppers, olives and cheese...More

Thank Argiro F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Il Padrino with friends last night; the atmosphere was good, buzzy on a busy Friday evening. The restaurants interior is typical and authentic, and the service was both efficient and friendly. The food was perfectly fine, yet not amazing; the prices would lead...More

Thank Kerrups
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here to celebrate our anniversary and it was a great experience. The food was decadent and filling - we had prawns to share for starter and two different pasta dishes for mains, all of which were cooked to perfection. The staff were very thorough...More

Thank Avahi995
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A number of years ago had a really bad experience at il padrino which meant it wasnt on my list of places to revisit however having won a meal voucher my hubby & I had dinner here yesterday. What a turnaround, I cannot compliment the...More

Thank Juneygogs
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Great find, attentive staff, great value. Lunch for 4, pizzas and salads with drinks and coffees for 45 euros. And great quality food and coffee. Very happy with the place and would like to try for dinner next time.

Thank BobDazzler
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Rory O
14 February 2017|
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Response from B G | Reviewed this property |
I would call the restaurant!! I gave it a review on TripAdvisor. We enjoyed our meal there!
1 August 2016|
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Response from unkybuck | Reviewed this property |
Yes they have and they will also cook a mini version of anything on the adult menu . They are amazing with their food and service
15 April 2016|
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Response from Ladywills88 | Reviewed this property |
Yes , in the Evening it's very Romantic 👌
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$21
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19-21 Cook Street, Cork, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Cork>  > Centre
  • Neighbourhood: Centre
  • Phone Number: +353 21 427 1544
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