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“Quiet Restaurant” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Osteria dei Fabbri

Osteria dei Fabbri
Ranked #140 of 1,031 Restaurants in Padua
Price range: US$37 - US$146
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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238 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
“Quiet Restaurant”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2014

We were recommended this osteria by Casa del Pellegrino and checked TA reviews before visiting. It's great it opens at 7pm and we were greeted very well on arrival. The pasta with basil pesto and cherry tomatoes was tasty but lukewarm. The sausages, beans and polenta were delicious. We enjoyed the excellent house wine but were disappointed with the tiramisu - we both agreed that it tasted like an airline dessert. We are still trying to find a delicious tiramisu but after a month's holiday in Italy, have yet to discover it! We have 1 week left so if we find the dessert it will definitely be mentioned in a TA review!

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Los Angeles, California
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73 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Homey yet creative cooking, served with pride and a smile.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2014 via mobile

Wonderful cod and ricotta quenelles with warm artichoke hearts began our meal, and the house spinach pasta with speck and saffron was wonderful. The pasta with basil pesto and fresh cherry tomatoes was perfectly done.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank LA1289
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Chicago, IL
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Family table”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2014

We sat around a large table with about 12 of us - two of our children and their families and us, and thoroughly enjoyed this down to earth ambiance of the place. It was a great time. Service and food were both excellent.

Visited June 2013
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Thank jack527
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Montana
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365 reviews
227 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
“Inviting Rustic Restaurant with Regional Food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2014

After shopping in the market on a chilly day, the restaurant staff were welcoming and we enjoyed yet another very good lunch at rustic Osteria Dei Fabbri where we eat when visiting Padua each year. We keep coming back! They feature regional dishes and foods from the Veneto and the service is attentive. The menu offers many choices and we enjoyed sharing swordfish carpaccio and prosciutto crudo with mozzarella to start and our veal cheek, rabbit and ossobuco entrees were delicious. The house white wine went well with our lunch.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank CarnivalGatti
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70 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Good Food, nice Wine, Italian Atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2014 via mobile

First time (and not last time) at this Osteria which should be a Must while in Padova. Authentic Food and a very good Wine list of wines coming from the Padova area!

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