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“Easy access proper Italian”
Review of Il Padrino

Il Padrino
Ranked #37 of 673 Restaurants in San Jose
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$20
Cuisines: Italian, International
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Dining options: After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Recognized among the best Italian restaurants in the world through the title OSPITALITA ITALIANA awarded by the Italian Chamber of Commerce.
Reviewed 3 July 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? This place. It's a funny location, amongst furniture stores etc, just past the Cemaco on the left as you're heading west. There's something bout it that is just "quiet", but in a good way. None of this bad acoustic design that puts the damper on some other places (like Mocapan). The food is solid if basic italian. and that's italian should be. Wine list adequate and affordable. Service fine. Feels like your friendly neighborhood italian. and sometimes that's exactly what you want.

Thank AgC2012
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Reviewed 29 May 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 there. Not Il Padrino, I have ordered at least twenty different items from their large menu and have enjoyed every different one. Jesse will take excellent care of you and Luca is a great host. Try their Italian Margarita, to die for.

Thank car0papagay0s
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luca n, Director General at Il Padrino, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2016
Google Translation

Holaaaaaaa!!!!

Que hermoso comentario. Muchísimas gracias , siempre es una alegría verlos disfrutando al máximo la experiencia de comer en nuestro restaurante!!!!

Jessy , Diego y todos los muchachos, agradecidos , les mandan Saludos !!


Hasta la próxima!!

Luca Navarra

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Reviewed 16 February 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 ) , Large salads 10 - 12 different mixtures and dressings .
Fresh bread brought to table with oil and balsamic . Handmade pasta with more sauces than you can imagine . A REALLY GOOD WINE LIST FOR Costa Rica >
PRICES ARE MORE THAN REASONABLE ..
This is not a romantic date night restaurant as it is a bit " kitschy " but great food and good service .
try it out ...... you will love it

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Thank TravelingMan058
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Reviewed 21 January 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 was very tasty. Service was friendly as well. The only slightly disappointing part was the dessert - I'm surprised there was no tiramisu!

Thank Lizabeth L
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Reviewed 8 October 2015

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

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Thank SabaOmer
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