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“What a find!”

Osteria Ai Scarponi
Ranked #22 of 1,122 Restaurants in Padua
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

This very small, quaint trattoria is totally unpretentious but wow, what they manage to prepare in the tiny kitchen is wonderful!

We were here during a major holiday week and the street was very quiet, but there was only one available table for lunch at Osteria ai Scarponi.

Our first course was the bigoli with rabbit and it was everything it should have been, lots of rabbit ragout served on piping hot pasta. (Hope you’re hungry when you order this).

As mains we had octopus that was served on mash potato with sweet red onion and tomatoes. Luckily this portion is not as big as the bigoli!

For drinks we went with an artisanal beer that was lovely and went well with both courses.

The dessert of the day was a ground almond and chocolate cake that was maybe the best I have ever eaten, not too rich, not too sweet, think almonds and bitter chocolate mixed together.

Be sure to reserve, especially for dinner as this is a popular place. I must include a note about the staff. They are young, enthusiastic and so talented.

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

This place has charm not very big but the food is excellent. Antipasto was very good and great flavours. Primi and secondi piate excellent. Would defiantly go back

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Anthony A
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Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

A little hard to find at the time we visited for the road constructions. After we got in everything worked fully. They really made us feel welcome and the kids too.

Food is great, menu is short and I like it. Makes life simple.

As I tried to order in Italian, the waitress always replied in perfect English. It was nice. Everything tasted sublime. For some reasons the locals, an elderly woman and a grumpy dad, sent their main courses back to kitchen. Cant believe the quality would drop so much in 5min, but the customers did change

Loved it, go there!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank gt78fin
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Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

Cute place, best fresh pasta I have ever eat! Original padovan pasta and meat was just great. Short but delicous menu. I love!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Viljamieli
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Reviewed 7 July 2018

You won't find a tourist menu here, just great regional food on a menu that looks as if it is updated daily for what's good at the market. You may have trouble finding it mind you- it is a hike down the narrow via Cesare Batisti. The welcome was friendly and there is good prosecco by the glass. A special mention is needed for the prawn,pink melon and pink peppercorn risotto , generous serving of prawns and intense flavour made this outstanding . There is a short but well chosen wine list.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank 505LynG
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