Padri Restaurant
Padri Restaurant

Padri Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://padrirestaurant.net/
  • Phone: (818) 865-3700
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Thursday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Saverio Posarelli
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cigar Room, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (bar only), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Padri Restaurant is proud to provide offsite Catering Services. We offer pick-up service, delivery service or full service which includes our professional staff, set-up and clean-up. Please call our Catering Manager MaryJane Fendler 818-399-3113 or email mfendler@sbcglobal.net.
  • Entertainment: Please visit our website for our music calendar and special event nights, padrirestaurant.net.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Kanan Road
  • Public Transit: Located on Agoura Road between Kanan and Cornell. Located on the south side of the street approximately 2 blocks from Kanan traveling east bound. Across the street from the Agoura Cinema theater
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Street and ample private lot parking for lunch only. Complimentary valet parking available in the evening.
A word from Padri Restaurant
Resembling an old Tuscan farmhouse with old oak trees silhouetting the rolling hills of old Agoura. Padri Restaurant and Martini Lounge captures the true essence of Tuscany Italian cuisine stepped in tradition. Padri offers soft pillow back booth seating in a romantic yet handsome atmosphere. Low romantic lighting sets the mood for an enjoyable and relaxing meal. In our candle lit Martini Lounge you can sip eclectic martinis or smoke a cigar in our outside patio. Padri offers live music Wednesday and Thursday with DJ Friday and Saturday night, so put on your dancing shoes and join the crowd.
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Padri Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
34 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4
    Service3.7
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
65% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (20)fit for foodies (14)romantic (14)special occasion (10)good for groups (9)vibrant bar scene (8)hot spot (7)great for outdoor dining (6)great for brunch (5)late-night find (3)great for lunch (2)notable wine list (2)scenic view (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • distracted and slow service, great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Good for the bar scene...not a quiet upscale romantic dinner. Many other closeby Italian places that would be preferable My meal was not what I ordered but it tasted good so did not bother to change it...could barely hear my dinner companions No wine list! Will not come back
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Safely Tucked Away
    BroadwayFanVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    This martini bar and Italian restaurant was a welcome find for me, when I needed a "real dinner" and did not have other strip mall options nearby. The penne arrabiata was spicy enough, but the wait staff did not know about the three red wines available by the glass (except that one was a chianti and he at least brought over the other two bottles). The warm spinach salad and bread pudding were also good. But I heard another table order another pasta dish without the meat, and that table was offered the addition of mushrooms or other vegetables. I identified myself to the waiter as someone who does not eat meat or fish, and I got no such offer for an adjusted dish. The main dish also came minutes after the salad - service should have waited.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Had High Expectations
    BruceSVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We had heard very good things about this restaurant and the bar. Service was not up to par. Bartender was not helpful in selecting drinks. Waiter in the restaurant was scarce during the meal. Had to flag him down several times. Never did get the glass of wine I ordered twice (good thing it wasn't on the bill). Food was good, but not more than average for the price point.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • LarryVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Padri was a place we had been to several times over the past few years. This time was not a good experience. The old owners sold the restaurant, though the new owners were not taking over until December. So, we expected the usual very good food and service. However, the menu had changed and was much more limited in the choices. We each chose a salad and entree. The waiter then informed us that they were out of 3 of the 4 entrees we had chosen! And this is Saturday at 8 p.m.! We went ahead and ordered something else, but it was all uninspired cooking. As to the service, it took over 1/2 hour to get our salad. The main courses did not arrive together. All in all, we will wait several months for the new owners to get settled.
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  • Don't Order The NY Steak
    LikeToDineOut
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The steak I ordered was awful. It was full of grizzle and fat and had no flavor. I don't know who their meat supplier is but Padri needs a new one. My friend recommended the restaurant to me when it was owned by others. He raved about their rib eye. The rib eye wasn't on the menu so I settled for the NY Steak, which, as I wrote earlier, was awful. Our waiter was adequate at best. I read a negative Yelp review about the restaurant that was from October, and it mentioned the change in ownership. I decided to give Padri a try nonetheless. I would not recommend this restaurant to others and I'm going to mention my experience to the friend who recommended it. We're getting together for lunch on Friday. It won't be at Padri.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cuisine
    Quality
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Consistent, high quality, absolutely delicious Italian cuisine.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • GO ELSEWHERE
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    We arrived and had bruchetta and wine for about 30 minutes before ordering. I've been here before several times. It's now under new ownership. The menu has changed. There is a decent selection of pastas. A short selection of meat dishes (and I don't eat meat), very limited on fish or chicken. So, 10 minutes after taking the order the waiter informed us they were out of two of the three meat dishes..gee...that left a lot of choice for the people that had ordered the lamb. 5 minutes later we were informed they were out of one of the fish dishes. I didn't like either of the chicken choices, so I was stuck with the (fish) special which didn't enthuse me or the salmon which didn't enthuse me. The food itself was OK. Wont go back.
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  • Romantic location outstanding food
    William
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We have eaten at this restaurant 7-8 times over the last 5 years. Always outstanding food and great service. Great place to go for that romantic special occasion. Also a great place to bring guests from out of town that you would like to impress with outstanding food .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gary C
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Took my wife here last sunday for our anniversary. Made an evening reservation on a sunday. We had not been here in a while and we were concerned as we were the only ones there when we first arrived. The drinks and appetizers were top notch an dinner was excellent as well. The place did get crowded later.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Italian
    Toni
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We've just had another great meal at Padri's. We brought a relative who was visiting us and we all had a wonderful time. The food is just fantastic, and we always enjoy some of the unique specials, as well as the usual delicious menu items. This time it was adults only, but we've had many dinners at Padri's with our kids, too. It can get a little noisy, but you can't go wrong with an evening at Padri's.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice to know
    JustUs
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We went to celebrate our wedding anniversary last Friday. The food was good, the drinks fairly priced and the setting was nice. We chose to dine outside on their spacious patio. Service was slow, but they were also busy, particularly inside. The owner/manager came by and introduced himself, and we chatted briefly. We want to go back and try their Happy Hour.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always Great Food
    Sweemommy
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    As with every time we dine here, the food is very good and often a spin on something traditional. This time a beef osso buco that truly melted in your mouth. The restaurant seems always to be a bit loud inside and this time was no exception. Hard to hear our own conversation. The bar area is always inviting, touting themselves as a martini bar. The outside late night club area has an excellent ambiance and probably close to ten years later draws in a night crowd for dancing and drinking. Always fun.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • RoseNIck
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Wonderful dining experience. We find an excuse to visit Agoura Hills from Laguna Beach just to dine here.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice dinner place
    Michela
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    My wife and I went to Padri's on a Saturday night. We were seated immediately at a nice table, but there was a very loud group of young ladies at the next table, so we asked to move and they were very accommodating. I had a glass of the house Chardonnay which was surprisingly good. Throughout the meal, the service was outstanding and the food was well prepared and very tasty.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Padri
    Califoodie
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Fantastic food as always. Will go again and again. Waiter no so good but that's not the chef!!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Night cap
    HappyCamper2014
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Great for a late night cap to breakup the long week. Outdoor patio is very enjoyable, fire pit and cozy outdoor seating with huge trees wrapped in twinkling lights. Food was amazing, service was superb. Nice thing is there was not a lot of people, so it felt like place was all ours.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Nice Dinner
    EricJ
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    From the hostess to the servers to the food, Padri's was 4 stars. Completely enjoyable. We had a party of 7, sat outdoors on a busy Saturday night, and were not rushed. We will return.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 17 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 31, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 481 reviews are from the Padri Restaurant reviews archive.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Padri is truly a gem. Comfortable seating, a very tasteful interior, great waiter. There was a wide range of entrees and many specials. Parking is problematic. Valet shouldnt be necessary on a week night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun times!
    Whatabun17
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Saturday night fun with the girls! Food was good, drinks were great and service was excellent. However with only one stall for the ladies bathroom is unacceptable! Then a pipe burst or something happened in the bathroom and the whole restaurant smelled and even outside.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not happy!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Had not been to this restaurant for awhile. I remember it being very good. The food was not good at all. The steaks were bad. The risotto was mushy. It was way to noisy. The bill was almost $400 for 4. Not a place to go.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • therocks
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Friendly servers and energetic owner. The food is wonderful, patio is clean and comfortable and the food is di
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Cabana Style
    LASAVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    I enjoy having dinner in their patio. They have about 5 cabanas and each have room for at least 4. The food is good, but the mojito was below par. I sent it back and got a sangria instead, which was not bad. I would recommend this place. They also have live music on certain days.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dinner with friends
    Toni
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We had a great evening dining at Padri with good friends. The food was fantastic. We all ordered something different and all ate until it hurt! We've been to Padri before with the kids as well as adult couples. It's great for both, but this last visit was early Saturday evening and there was a family with some pretty loud screaming kids. However, I would recommend Padri to friends and family for some great food and comfortable atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An Awesome Experience
    BillVIP
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    We had a great time celebrating my daughter's graduation. We were there on a Thursday night and when I saw many of the people several nights later they were still raving about the food, service and experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Sooz
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Very tasty Italian food. Quite authentic pastas and sauces. Well-composed salads. Food fairly priced, wine a bit on the expensive side.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Watered Down
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Went there for dinner with a group of friends. After two cocktails we all concluded that the liquor was watered down. My friends ordered shots and the bartender really encouraged them to mix it with something. After the shots of Vanilla Vodka we confirmed that the liquor was severely watered down. What a disappointment.
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  • Restrooms are needed
    Pedalcrank
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    One bathroom for the bar & restaurant is NOT great.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • friends & food
    cheers
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Wanted an evening of good food with friends and was not disappointed. Food and wine was very good. SService was attentive but not overbearing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always tasty
    Letseat
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Everyone here is very friendly and helpful. There is a full menu & the owner comes out to tell you the specials. He is from Florence and there are many new and exciting things to try. I had the chicken meatballs with zucchini flowers. Someone had the black ink risotto, One had the gnocchi & minestrone soup, one had the lobster bisque and chicken scallopini. The Caprese salad has a light vinaigrette dressing & uses cherry tomatoes. Delicious! It starts out with warm, homemade bread and a bowl of chopped tomato bruschetta salsa. We finished with pineapple upside down cake. It all was wonderful and the service was impeccable. We love going here. There is an outdoor patio area with firepits that we will have to take advantage of next time.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing!!! love this place!!!
    YonirVIP
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    The best Italian food outside of Italy!! You will enjoy the food, the atmosphere and the service. We highly recommend it!!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Local Gem
    LoveandLive327
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    Food was delicious and authentic. Homemade pumpkin ravioli was extremely flavorful and fresh. Beet salad was divine and ambiance was energetic yet romantic. Live music after 9 PM was great.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely night at Padri. Food
    Teresa
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Lovely night at Padri. Food was fantastic with a great table.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent food! Everyone in
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Excellent food! Everyone in our party enjoyed their dish!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Restaurant
    Cozzi67
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    I'd never eaten dinner at padres and a girlfriend told me to go try it. I took my whole family and it was amazing The service, food, wine and after dining bar scene was great. Everyone should go to padres.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very strange night..drinks
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Very strange night..drinks were ordered, came back wrong, bartender turns his back when complained, when asked for limes, manager states how expensive limes are due to drought! My drink was too strong, asked for a little club soda, get charged for a full glass of it..friend is on diet and side dish was not was she ordered, 10 minutes later they bring it..I ordered seafood with pasta..shrimp tastes like it frozen and nuked, scallops so tiny you couldn't even taste them.. I've been to this restaurant many many times, and it wasn't so crowded that they were short staffed or anything, and have always had a great meal..not sure if I'll be back
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  • Very Disappointed
    sher
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    We have not been to this restaurant for a long time but decided to give it another try.. lovely ambience, good staff, but the food was very disappointing... I now know why it took so long to come back
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Larry Z Review
    LarryZ
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Food, wine list met my expectations. Great place for celebtating a special event (like an anniversary)
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service
    WendyVIP
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    We really enjoyed dinner with friends at Padri's this week! The waiter's rcommended dishes were Awesome, the service was warm, friendly and attentive. Overall a quite enjoyable evening. I just wish they had a self parking area since I don't like being forced to valet park my car.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect place for all!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    We had a group of 6 and we all enjoyed our meals. The waiter and host were super nice! Cozy, comfortable bar area.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Girlfriends looking for a
    jcgsings
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    Girlfriends looking for a nice dinner out with music found Padri through google. We made it in time to enjoy their happy hour in the martini bar - very nice - live jazz combo was unexpected. Dinner and wine was fabulous. We recommend both the lamb shank and the oso buco!!! Severio, the owner, was very hospitable. When we left, the bar was HOPPING with DJ music and dancing. This is a GREAT find!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.