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Il Padrino

San Jose la Sabana | via 104 calle 78A, San Jose 10100, Costa Rica
+506 2220 1614
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (15 reviews)
“risotto” (3 reviews)
“italian food” (4 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
Italian, Pizza, European, International, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
San Jose la Sabana | via 104 calle 78A, San Jose 10100, Costa Rica
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Reviewed October 29, 2016

We had been told about Il Padrino many times by some friends who are regulars, but hadn't had the opportunity to go. We finally accompanied them for lunch and it was everything they had been telling us and more! We were greeted by Luca as...More

Thank SJRoamers
luca n, Director General at Il Padrino, responded to this reviewResponded November 28, 2016

Thank you very much, what an excellent description! Alagados of his compliments we can not wait to try another of our special recipes! On the part of all the Padrino's team a warm greeting. Muchas gracias, que excelente descripcion ! Alagados de sus cumplidos no...More

Reviewed August 19, 2016

Excellent quality italian food. I have been going for more than 5 years. I go every week. Love this place! Food quality, variety, service! Excellent.More

Thank Danilo C
luca n, Director General at Il Padrino, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 2016
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Buenos días Don Danilo C, siempre un honor poder atenderlo, pronto unas nuevas recetas estarán el el menú para que...More

Reviewed July 26, 2016

So we used to come here pretty often. On our last visit our car was robbed while we were eating dinner. It was an inside job by the "watchi-man". Well we couldn't get to the car in time while it happened, but we definitely saw...More

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luca n, Director General at Il Padrino, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2016
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Buenas tardes, le escribe Luca Navarra Representante Legal del restaurante. De lo que entiendo me estoy refiriendo a una Dama...More

Reviewed July 3, 2016

You're in the Sabana/Pavos/Rohmoser area and want a nice italian lunch or dinner. Grab a pizza at La Fabricca? I'd prefer the Papa Johns to be honest (no wine there thogh. but given fabricca;'s wine choices...). Looking for some solid Lasagne and a decent tuscan?...More

Thank AgC2012
Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

Il Padrino is our favorite restaurant in Costa Rica by far. We have eaten there dozens of times and never had a meal that was not excellent. I typically find something that I like in most restaurants and order it most every time I go...More

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luca n, Director General at Il Padrino, responded to this reviewResponded October 31, 2016
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Holaaaaaaa!!!! Que hermoso comentario. Muchísimas gracias , siempre es una alegría verlos disfrutando al máximo la experiencia de comer en...More

Reviewed February 16, 2016

This is a small restaurant that has no thought of grandeur . The restaurant pays homage to "The Godfather " film series . Fantastic southern Italian .Home made red sauce , fresh buffalo mozzarella, really good pizza ( with about 20 different toppings ) ,...More

Thank TravelingMan058
Reviewed January 21, 2016

Our last night in Costa Rica we decided to do non-Costa Rican food and arrived here. The food was surprisingly good! As other reviewers say, the bruschetta is good and a very large portion. We also got the Il Padrino pizza which had bacon and...More

Thank Lizabeth L
Reviewed October 8, 2015

this restaurant serves excellent dishes made from the highest ingredients quality possible. great antipasti dish and excellent pasta dishes. really worthy

Thank SabaOmer
Reviewed September 19, 2015

Went to this local place that had been around for years & years. Pizza is super thin and loaded with toppings. So the food is great - go for the food. The outside and inside are not the place to go for a first date,...More

Thank Ken J
Reviewed September 19, 2015

This is an authentic Italian restaurant. The food, including the doughs are all made from high quality, fresh ingredients. The service is very good and the menu offers a variety of dishes for all kinds of tastes and preferences. They also offer a good selection...More

Thank M H
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April 11, 2018|
Response from luca n | Property representative |
Hi, group until 30 peoples, yes we have vegetarian choices!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Delivery, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: San Jose la Sabana | via 104 calle 78A, San Jose 10100, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of San Jose  >  San Jose Metro  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +506 2220 1614
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Recognized among the best Italian restaurants in the world through the title OSPITALITA ITALIANA awarded by the Italian Chamber of Commerce.
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