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Padrino's Bistro & Italian Steakhouse
Padrino's Bistro & Italian Steakhouse

Padrino's Bistro & Italian Steakhouse Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.padrinosofhamilton.com/
  • Phone: (609) 587-7575
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Friday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm; Saturday: 12:00pm - 10:00pm; Sunday: 12:00pm - 9:00pm;
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Steakhouse, Pizzeria
  • Executive Chef: Leonardo Coppola
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, BYO Liquor, Delivery, Entertainment, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Takeout
  • Private Party Facilities: We offer 6 different packages to choose from. Call Kim for more information.
  • Private Party Contact: Kim (609) 587-7575
  • Entertainment: Call for details

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Padrino's Bistro & Italian Steakhouse
We are a Family Restaurant conveniently located off Rt. 195 at Exit 3B. Our menu is extensive but our motto is simple...Everyone is Family. Come in join us for a traditional Italian meal or try one of our Chef's innovative dishes. We offer 2 separate rooms. One for more of a Fine Dining Experience and the other for your quick serve whether it's Pizza, Panini's, Salads or Subs. We offer Take Out and Delivery. Everything here is made fresh & made to order. Our servers are here to create a relaxing experience while you enjoy your own wine & our amazing cuisine. Monday and Tuesday Evenings we offer Family Style Tapas. Monday thru Thursday we offer an Early Bird Menu. We do offer 6 different party packages to choose from if you are interested in hosting a Birthday, Shower, Rehearsal Dinner or more. We are more then happy to even create a menu for you that meets your needs. We offer Catering Off-Site also if you are hosting a party at your home. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Great service. Great food. Completely enjoayble. Most importantly, no issues."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Mediocre! Did not like anything! Waiter was nice, wine was terrible… "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Food is very good! And, portions are extremely generous! For the appetizer, we went with the Family Style Appetizer (choose any 3 of what's on the menu). It was more than enough for the 4 of us. Then came soup or salads. By the time dinner came....we were starting to really slow down. We took enough home to have another meal. The staff and service was great!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Food and service are very good. Music is too loud and annoying. I eat here often and would recommend to family and friends."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Excellent food choices, superb flavors,and a BYOB - what's not to love. We'll definitely repeat the experience!!"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "took best friends, menu is extensive,, tried specials, food was excellent portions were sizeable. everything was very good. we were seated right away, nice table. All in all, an enjoyable experience."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "We always have a wonderful meal at Padrino's and it's so close to our house. Great fit for the neighborhood.!"
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Really enjoyed this restaurant. I would've given them 5 stars if the ambiance was better and the waiters were a little more knowledgeable about the menu. Food was great though, although a bit pricey."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "After reading other Open Table reviews, I was looking forward to some terrific Italian fare. What my friend and I were served was nothing special at all. I ordered Ischia, a pasta and shellfish dish, Fra Diablo. The sauce was interesting, but the seafood was way overcooked. My friends vegetable lasagna was mushy and bland. The dining room is way overdue a makeover. It had a banquet hall feel to it, with dimmed lights. The waiters, for whom English is not their first language, really struggled with reciting specials. My friend and I were only able to catch about every third or fourth word. So, we will not be back. And we won't recommend it to our friends."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "My party of four visited Padrino's for the first time last weekend. We will certainly return! The food and service were exceptional. Two of us had the crabcake dinner and it was the best crabcake I've ever had! Huge portions meant lunch the next day!! I highly recommend this place!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "appetizers were poor tasting like they came from a box, dinner was plentiful and good"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Had a nice time. Waitress was a little slow getting to us. It took too many request for water and drinks. The according plyer is nice for a SHORT time but NOT all night. We found it hard to have a conversation. The music was nice but TOO much of it. Our waitress of very good, It just took a while to get our order taken and had to ask for water too many times."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "i HAVE BEEN HERE ABOUT 6 TIMES OVER THE LAST 3+ YEARS- NEVER DISAPPOINTED- PORTIONSARE ENORMOUS! VARIETY AND EXTENSIVE MENU ARE AMAZING-SERVICE LAST SAT NIGHT WAS WONDERFUL AS WELL"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Celebrated out anniversary and had great service and food."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "It was Saturday night of Valentine's weekend, so we thought it would be busy. It was, but not crazy busy where people were waiting for tables. Our server was not that attentive. The food was good, not great. I got a chicken dish with a fig reduction and it was a bit dry. Portions were big enough for two people to share, which two of us did. Cheesecake was yum!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Although the food was very good.It took us 25 min for someone to come to our table and bring us water. 40 min for the waitress to come over and open our wine and tell us the specials and take our order.After getting our food we waited 45 min for a check and another 30 for her to come back and get our CC to pay the bill. I would recommend the food but they need to step up the service"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Despite a lackluster house salad, the crab cake appetizer was very flavorful, generously portioned and beautifully plated with a rose cream sauce that I readily sopped up with the delicious variety of breads served. The rib eye lambs chops were delicious as usual and the zucchini, tomato, mushroom medley accompanying it were truly delicious. My husband had the minestrone soup and the veal parm with spaghetti which he heartily woofed down. This was our early Valentine's dinner since we couldn't make it on the 14th. We reserved our table for 5:30PM and were happy to have a quiet room until the room filled as we prepared to leave. Always a wonderful experience at Padrino's!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "I've known about Padrino's for a while. Just never got around to going. I went last Friday evening. Not real crowded. We had the Bistro appetizer. Lots of roasted peppers, mozzarella, olives and other cheeses. I had the tuna. It came out on a serving plate. Gotta love the portion sizes! My girl had a pasta dish with shrimp and salmon. Plenty big and good. Byob makes this place a great deal. Don't mind the strip mall!"
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Friendly and helpful staff and great food. One of the things we like best about Padrino's is that they are always willing to substitute sides, sauces, or pastas to create the perfect dish. The portion sizes are also very nice."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "I made the reservation online and did not know that 80% of the restaurant was being used for a shower. It was extremely noisey. We had wanted to have lunch as we went at 1:00 pm but was told that on Sunday they only offer their dinner menu. I had no notice that you could only order dinner. I still cannot find that on their website. Being blocked off and in the back of the restaurant it was freezing cold. We had two young children with us. We asked the waiter to turn up the heat but it only seemed to get colder. When I had to take my grandson to the bathroom we had to walk right through the shower. Very uncomfortable. The bathrooms were colder then the restaurant. Check to see what is going on there."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "This is not only my favorite , but all my friends and family! I wish I could eat there more often I enjoy there lunch as well , my favorite is there risotto, and all of the salmon dishes"
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Get take out all the time and its great so decided to dine in on NYE and was highly disappointed.Had 9pm res and was seated after 930...entire meal start to finish was warm not hot..apps ok...my sea bass poorly cut and served raw,sent back and received same plate with hot sea bass and cold sides..rest of party(4) unhappy also, not enough characters permitted to explain all,seafood pasta special bland,veal special overly breaded, chicken dish burnt one bite ruined palate, again unfortunate cause i've had good experiences with take out but this will be hard to get over."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We had great food. The only problem was the menu had too much on it to choose from. lol And it was all excellent. We had nine people and 7 of us had different things and only two people chose the same thing. And everyone was happy with what they chose."
    Dined on 1/6/2014
  • "Since the last time we dined here the food and service have deteriorated. Service was poor, the waiter forgetting drinks and food while obviously standing around chatting with other servers. The food was heavy over oiled and lacked the fresh flavorful taste we experienced last time. I would not recommend or return to this restaurant."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "we ate here on New Years Eve, we had a party of 10 people and they accommodated us with no problem! food was awesome and everything came out in a timely fashion."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Diners in my group said the Lentil Soup was a bit bland, but good. I had the rib eye lamb chops which were very flavorful, perfectly cooked, and a generously portioned which I heartily consumed. My husband had the veal rolitini which was stuffed with crabmeat which he said was excellent. Our server was upbeat, and was accommodating in taking our orders. We have eaten a few times at Padrino's for special occasions, and found the food to be the best yet on this 2014 New Year's Eve. The restaurant was crowded, but the traffic flow was surprisingly well managed. We are coming back again in a couple of weeks for our family post-holiday gathering and look forward to the same quality meal we enjoyed at New Years."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "This is not the first time we have eaten here and we will be back! The food is very good. The menu has a very large variety, it takes a while to choose and they always have great specials"
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "We have eaten at padrino's numerous times and have never been disappointed. They are a bring your own bottle place which helps keep the cost down. Nice ambience."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "Choices were unending. The portions were over the top and plates way to large. Other than that it was great."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "This place has very good Italian food. Big portions, and also really good seafood. Been here several times, and had a really good meal every time."
    Dined on 12/22/2013
  • "The restaurant is located at the end of a strip mall and looks very unpretentious. Yet inside it is decorated in a simple yet attractive manner. The service is very attentive and at lunch they run a very generous three course meal for fifteen dollars. In fact, I am a big eater and could not finish my meal. The food was well prepared and tasty. There were four of us and we truly enjoyed our visit."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "Padrino's is right around the corner from my house, and I will often stop in there for take out. Decided to have a holiday dinner with friends (group of 11), since it was a BYOB and in walking distance. Have always known the food here to be good, and it did not disappoint, especially since the portion size (BIG) added to the value of the meal. I actually shared a salad and their Gnocchi dish with my girlfriend, and we had plenty, and both were great. Service was a bit slower than usual, but they were packed with Holiday business...all in all a worthwhile visit."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "Everyone was very helpful with our wishes re serving family style and very willing to accomodate our needs. Our server was outstanding( Alfonsus) SP? Food was very good and a great value. Was easy to make reservation on line and the restaurant sent a confirming email. Would highly recommend!"
    Dined on 12/15/2013
  • "I enjoy Padrino's and we are repeat customers, but my consistent complaint is that their wait staff is lacking. There has to be a disconnect between the greeters and the wait staff because tables get seated and then there is no greeting by the wait staff for up to 10 minutes. This one is easy...even if you are busy you greet the new table, get them glasses and tell them you will back soon. There is never an excuse to leave them sitting there while other new tables are greeted. This has to be fixed or this storefront will be another is a slew of empties in Hamilton."
    Dined on 11/29/2013
  • "this restaurant is a great find. their menu is extensive and portions are as big and tasty as anywhere. Is a great place as you can bring your own wine and enjoy and relax as the waitress did not rush us out the door. An overall great night spent with good friends."
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "Took a really long time for appetizers and entrees to arrive. Waiter neglected to ask if we wanted a soup or salad with our meal. The restaurant was very busy for a Friday night, but there were a lot of tables that seemed to have the same annoyed look by the end of the night. The food was good, but not great. Overall disappointed and won't go back."
    Dined on 10/11/2013
  • "They put too many cherry tomatoes in their dishes! My chicken was very bland. We've been here a few times and every time there is a huge party with screaming kids. It's in our neighborhood, but we decided we'd write this off. No vibe at all either."
    Dined on 10/11/2013
  • "I booked a table for 7 based on the web site price at $13.95 early bird. The price was $16.95 when we got there. We were not greeted with any enthusiasm to an empty restaurant. The food was not hot, the soups were too salty and the gravy or sauce was not like a homemade sauce. We had to ask for bread. No butter made it to the table. Our waiter was very nice but did not seem to know the menu. The dessert cheescake was a mere fork full. The only saving grace was the coffee which was delicious. We had been here before, about 2 years ago and remembered it being much, much better all around."
    Dined on 10/8/2013
  • "Padrino's had been recommended by a friend a few months ago. My wife and I decided to go for dinner one Saturday night only to find out that without a reservation, they had no tables available. At the time we were disappointed. I had some family in town this past week and we were looking for a good restaurant to have dinner in on Sunday night. We figured we would make a reservation at Padrino's and give it another shot. The food was outstanding and the portion sizes were quite large. Our server, Joe made us feel right at home and made sure we had everything we needed. I would absolutely recommend Padrino's to anyone looking for good Italian in the Hamilton area."
    Dined on 9/29/2013
  • "Everything about this restaraunt was outstanding. From the atmosphere to the food to the wine to the service all wonderful. We will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 9/7/2013