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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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Overview
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lasagna” (3 reviews)
“tuna” (2 reviews)
“italian food” (4 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
Italian, Pizza, European, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
San Jose la Sabana | via 104 calle 78A, San Jose 10100, Costa Rica
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1 - 10 of 43 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Very good Italian food, dishes are hearty, the menu diverse, the service is excellent and the prices are average. You can’t go wrong with any pasta dishes , the Focacia is excellent. No hesitation in recommending this quaint, cozy place in the heart of San...More

Thank armandoj160
luca n, Director General at Il Padrino, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you very much for appreciating our work and suggesting the travelers to visit us! We hope to see you soon !! Best regards

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was looking for a good Italian restaurant and found this jem!!! Truly amazing great portions we had the meat lasagna, shrimp fettuccine Alfredo and a pizza everything was absolutely delicious, great wine, great service !! Loved this place truly recommend it.

Thank La E
luca n, Director General at Il Padrino, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for appreciating our work and suggesting the travelers to visit us! We hope to see you soon !! Best regards

Reviewed 17 September 2018

Yo can see around a lot of "Italian Restaurants", but Il Padrino is really an Italian experience. Great food with very personalized attention. I really recommend this restaurant, the pasta and Pizzas are great, but you can not leave the restaurant without eat the Tuna,...More

Thank Elio_Domador
luca n, Director General at Il Padrino, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2018

Thank you very much Mr.Elio_Domador , we continue striving to give our best every day so that more and more people come to Il Padrino to enjoy special moments. See you soon!!

Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

Best italian restaurant i’ve been to. The owner is super friendly and he opens the door for you, serves your table and cooks your meal. The best

Thank Gabriel M
luca n, Director General at Il Padrino, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2018

Thank you for your comment, really behind the owner there is a great team that makes the Il Padrino a special place. see you soon.

Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

Ordered the Il Padrino special and the pizza exploded with flavor. Nice crust and fresh ingredients. The limeade with mint was very good too. Recommend

Thank MEXUS
luca n, Gerente at Il Padrino, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2018

Thank you very much for appreciating our work and suggesting the travelers to visit us! We hope to see you soon !! Best regards

Reviewed 25 July 2017

We felt like we were in Italy or New York. A restaurant to pop in and get great food. My husband had the risotto with sausage and mushrooms. He said it was worth the wait for the chef to prepare the dish. It was followed...More

Thank Ricki B
luca n, Director General at Il Padrino, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2017

Hy Ricky B Thank you very much, what an excellent description! We really spend very good moments during your visit, I hope to see you soon or that visit us every time you arrive in costa rica ,it would really be an honor to recommend...More

Reviewed 29 June 2017

What a cute, romantic place to dine! Hard to park, but they have a "guy" to help you, which is common in CR. You just tip him when you leave. The restaurant has a great Italian menu, with options for everyone! I had a individual...More

Thank Greatbodies
luca n, Director General at Il Padrino, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2017

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.

Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

If you want a true Italian meal in Escazu definitely go to Il Padrino. We have been many times and the good is always astounding. The lasagna is fantastic. You can taste the deep flavor in the truly Italian food tomato sauce is simmered for...More

Thank Dan4540
luca n, Director General at Il Padrino, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2017

Thank you very much for appreciating our work and suggesting the travelers to visit us! We hope to see you soon !! Best regards

Reviewed 2 May 2017

My girlfriend and I were so glad to be there at Il padrino Restaurant. The waitress was so kind with us and Luca the owner was the cook. He is a very good cook. The pizza was tasty and the service excellent. Please, stay like...More

Thank MauricioMora
luca n, Director General at Il Padrino, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2017
Google Translation

Muchas gracias Don Mauricio Mora, intentaremos mantener siempre nuestros estándares de calidad y servicio al cliente, mas bien mejorarlos ,...More

Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Luca the owner is always there providing a smile and personalise service with the best prossiuto and Mozzarella plates that you can eat in downtown San Jose!More

Thank Jorge506
luca n, Director General at Il Padrino, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2017
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Buenas tardes Don Jorge!!! Gracias por escribir su opinión acerca del Padrino y alagar nuestro servicio y cuchara! Muy felices...More

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Hi, group until 30 peoples, yes we have vegetarian choices!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$15 - US$50
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Saturday
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
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
  • E-mail
Description
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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