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“Evening meal in Padova”
Review of Ai Navigli

Ai Navigli
Ranked #118 of 1,022 Restaurants in Padua
Price range: US$39 - US$84
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Good for: Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: There is also a table that seems suspended in the air, wrapped in a veil. And 'the most it requested. Actually rests on a mezzanine crystal created by the designer Riccardo progettista- Tognazzo to make even more glamorous by the local Riviera Tiso Camposampiero. The canals and not become the local "celebrities" of passage in Padua only to these architectural singularity: Massimo Biale and his wife Elena Bernardi built the reputation of the local primary reliance on a kitchen of high quality. Based on raw materials (mainly fish) is well selezionateThere anche a table That Seems suspended in the air, wrapped in a veil. And 'the most requested. Actually rests on a mezzanine crystal created by the designer Riccardo Tognazzo to make it even blackberries The glamorous restaurant in Riviera Tiso. The canals did not become the local "celebrity" in passing in Padua only for These architectural singularity: Max Biale and his wife Elena Bernardi have built the reputation of the Restaurant focusing especially on a high-quality cuisine. Based on raw materials (mainly fish) well-chosen ....
Altrincham, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Evening meal in Padova”
Reviewed 19 April 2014

On arrival we were greeted by several waiting staff all very smartly turned out, shown to our table with beautiful linen etc. it promised a lot. The food was okay, my scallops in a curry sauce were completely tasteless, and my husbands mixed fish dish was dull and uninteresting. It was quite expensive I total.
Despite the initial greeting, the staff seemed to melt away, our glasses were never topped up and we were not offered dessert for an age.
On leaving my husband brushed against sone candles placed up the stairs, (why?), when we got outside he discovered candle wax on his new leather shoes and new trousers! I am still struggling to remove it!

Visited April 2014
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2 Thank Sharon K
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massimo b, Chef Patron at Ai Navigli, responded to this review, 25 May 2014
Hello! Meanwhile, thank you for your review. as regards the scallops curry can hardly be without flavor even just for the curry that envelops. the mixed fish that ate her husband did not doubt taste, or rather, perhaps without the two bottles of wine might have had a chance to get the taste of fish and maybe he also avoided the candles on the stairs that are in that position now 5 years to cheer romantic evenings for our guests. whenever thank you!
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Muscat, Oman
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28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Sea food feast”
Reviewed 11 February 2014 via mobile

Lovely food, great ambience, great service .a must visit in Padova.Today was my third visit. Enjoyed the food and wine dished out by an arabic speaking chef.

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Barcelona
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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“Excelent Seafood!”
Reviewed 20 December 2013

We had a wonderful corporate dinner, and the fish assortment was great.
Also perfect for couples as the piano creates a very romantic atmosphere.

  • Visited December 2013
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Seattle, Washington
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179 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
“Pretentious and disappointing”
Reviewed 11 May 2013

This place has a somewhat Hollywood-like ambience and targets the well-to-do guest. It is well known for its seafood. Service is efficient and friendly. The dishes all lack sophistication. The portions are very large, and it is clear that quantity here trumps quality. We rated the food as standard, average fare, would have expected more imagination and character and more pleasing presentation.

  • Visited April 2013
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massimo b, Chef patron at Ai Navigli, responded to this review, 13 May 2013
Meanwhile, thanks for losing your valuable time to review, my restaurant. I'm sorry that your written assessment does not reflect the opinion you have expressed verbally.
with regard to the criticism, the restaurant is not nouvelle cuisine and the amount of standard Italian pasta reflects the portion that is 80/100gr of pasta or 250g of gnocchi.all the more so since you have taken only four salads before pasta.mi seems then you have also expressed highly positive opinion on lasagne fish....
As regards presentation, presenting four salads and four pasta is not a matter of imagination or character ... And the standard of quality of our dishes is always very high and you can still see from all the other reviews.
I wonder why after saying so many nice words and have done so many compliments you have made a bad review so ugly and so much to write that the quality is also a game of Russian roulette?
About the presentation, is it very hard
I am at your disposal for an eventual replica massimobiale@gmail.com also to my email or on my cell phone +393480807821. Thank you.
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Evanston, Illinois
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“Sea Food at it's Finest”
Reviewed 7 May 2013

From the moment we walked in we found this restaurant to be unique in a very good way the hostess was charming and friendly plus she spoke English very well. There was 4 of us and we all ordered the Insalata Mista which was one of the best salad's we ever had plus the aceto balsamic was so good. For the second course we each had a different dish, my wife had the Lasagna with giant shrimp fantastic, I had the stuffed Calamari to die for everything was so good we did not want it to end. This is a must stop for any seafood lover.

  • Visited May 2013
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