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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
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“bruschetta” (3 reviews)
“grilled tuna” (2 reviews)
“pizza” (12 reviews)
Closed Now
11:30 - 22:30All hours
CUISINES
Italian, Pizza, European, International, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
San Jose la Sabana | via 104 calle 78A, San Jose 10100, Costa Rica
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1 - 10 of 97 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
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
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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

Reviewed 15 December 2016

We stayed in Urucu and, because it was pouring rain, we didn't feel like eating out. The concierge suggested delivery fro Il Padrio. We tried the pizza, orange chicken, pasta carbonara, lasagna and grilled vegetables. Everything was delicious and it arrived HOT. Budget friendly. Cannot...More

Thank Rachel B
luca n, Director General at Il Padrino, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2016
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Good Morning Rachel B, Indeed all our menu is open for express service and over the years always more customers...More

Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

The grilled tuna is awesome. Price is a little too high, still payable if it had better parking (pretty much leave it on the street) and a decent restroom (that is a disappointment). For what they bill for food, certainly can afford a cleaner and...More

Thank And506
luca n, Director General at Il Padrino, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2016

Good morning sir And506, Thank you for dedicating your valuable time to help us improve. We are in the process of improving our facilities, among plans to remodel the bathrooms. What is strange is that we give them daily follow-up to the cleaning of the...More

Reviewed 15 November 2016

This is a place that has lost its shine... they used to have great service, great dishes, in the last year they has lost their shine..More

Thank Dean P
luca n, Director General at Il Padrino, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2016

Good morning sir ZGastroBar, I have read all your previous opinions and in 11 years I did not find the one that speaks of our brilliance, very curious! Equally grateful for your comment Cantinflas style. Best regards, Luca Navarra Buenos días señor ZGastroBar, he leído...More

Reviewed 29 October 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 29 November 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 19 August 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 21 August 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 27 July 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 11 August 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 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?...More

Thank AgC2012
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Meals
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
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:30
Saturday
11:30 - 22:30
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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