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“A Restaurant from Heaven”
Review of Il Padrino

Il Padrino
Ranked #4 of 17 Restaurants in Forza d'Agro
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$28 - US$48
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Borders, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“A Restaurant from Heaven”
Reviewed 9 July 2013

I cannot praise this restaurant too highly. From the lovely and friendly welcome, the table with the most stunning view to the exquisite food, dish after dish of seafood 'starters', all beautifully prepared. We really must mention the so helpful waitress who spoke excellent English and who went out of her way to help us. Thankyou so much. I hope one day we can return.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank smellywitch
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Dorset
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141 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Outrageous feast!”
Reviewed 27 June 2013

Taken here by Sicilian friends for lunch. In essence, a set menu, you can just pay for starters or starters and mains. To be honest, just have the starters. We were staggered at the amount of food that kept being delivered, simply unbelievable, and to be honest a bit over the top. Great quality though with lashings of local wine included in the price, as well as liqueurs afterwards. You might think I'm exaggerating, but trust me I'm not. If you want a huge meal on a relative budget this is the place for you. Probably best not to eat for a week before you go. Awesome view up the NE coast as well.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Hudwit
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Tiptree, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“An experience not to be missed!”
Reviewed 26 May 2013

I don't believe I have ever eaten so much in one sitting in my life! 14 different dishes for starters! I didn't even know what half of them were - but the food was excellent. Our language skills weren't really up to the job, but they were very patient with us. Loved the 'all inclusive' tarrif with all courses, wine, water, liqueurs etc & fantastic value - just €50 total for the two of us - and I could barely stand up to walk back to the car! And that's all before you consider the incredible setting of this restaurant. Beautiful little town, amazing views - scariest drive ever to get there ... Oh, well - it was worth it! Recommended to us by the locals - always a good sign.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Sue W
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Qormi, Malta
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Superb sea food, superb view”
Reviewed 12 March 2013

This restaurant is enjoyable, service is great however it offers only sea food.
Expect to eat the best seafood and the food just keeps coming. The staff are very nice and service is very fast.

  • Visited March 2013
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1 Thank Simon X
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Tallinn, Estonia
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Highlight of our trip to Sicily”
Reviewed 30 October 2012

We've been to Sicily for 3 times and this was the best restaurant experience of all. Amazing scenery, friendly staff and a preset menu full of delicious surprises. The antipasti set contains about 10 seafood dishes and the secondi about 5. It's a good idea to go when you're hungry, otherwise you'll have trouble handling it all. Desserts (mini cannoli and fruit) were good, plus the wine and water were free.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank taunon
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