I visited this restaurant
I visited this restaurant very often when I was working in Calabasas. Now back after a year it was as good as before. Excellent food and service. I wish that it will open for lunch again.
3/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
Always a Favorite!
One of our favorite spots for romantic dinners, birthdays, anniversaries or just a casual dinner.
4/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love the food, not the service
My complaint is about the service. When my girlfriends and I arrived (we had a reservation), I believe the woman that was at the front, she is either the manager or the owners wife, barely acknowledged our party. We are all in our 30's so it wasn't like we were a group of really young girls that just showed up.
Once we were seated, the service was OK. But then as the evening went on, it started slipping. We had empty plates on our tables for about 20 min, our water was not filled up once and they left us sitting there for a long time with nothing on our tables. No dessert menu, bill, extra drink order, nothing. For a place like this, great service is expected and should be received.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best antipasto anywhere
My wife and I always enjoy dinner at Padri -- fish, risotto, pastas, are all great. This time we opted for a lighter dinner -- a bowl of soup (we had two different soups; both were delicious) and then a selection of meats, cheeses and accompaniments. It was wonderful -- the highest quality antipasto I have seen anywhere. This is a great restaurant which delivers consistently great value and service.
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best Italian in Conejo
We had a wonderful meal. Really delicious Burata and arugula salad and some very tasty pasta's. Service was excellent and we'll be back soon
6/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Since we were introduced to
Since we were introduced to Padri last year, it has become one of our favorite restaurants. This was our first time dining there mid-week (Tuesday). We had only been there on Friday or Saturday when it was booked to capacity; so, it was a shock to see it only 1/3 full. Actually, that was nice, in that the four of us could talk without raising our voices. As always, the food was excellent and the lighting and seating were relaxing. A nice way to spend an evening!
6/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and excellennt service!
This was my first time dining here and I was very impressed. As soon as we sat down they brought us bread which was nice and fresh and seemed like it was possibly made in house. Then we ordered a simple salad to share with greens, walnuts and gorgonzola.; very simple but also very good. We both enjoyed our entrees very much and even tried their apple tart which was also very good. We had excellent service throughout the meal and would definitely come back again.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a favorite!!
Padri's food is consistently excellent. This visit was no exception with perfectly light and completely nongreasy calamari, incredibly tasty lamb shanks and a pasta dish Was fabulous with housemaid pasta. Flourless chocolate cake was also spectacular and absolutely perfect example. This visit was midweek so it was quiet and could be romantic on this visit. Other times including busy holidays it gets very crowded and loud, but always fun. Carlos was our server and he was amazingly professional, he knew when to come by the table and when not to, and was extraordinarily helpful in making suggestions and knew the menu inside out and upside down. Truly as good as it gets in that profession.
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Quiet restaurant, at least that night, which is exactly what we were looking for: we needed to talk. Great food. Good service. Really enjoyed it.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place, go often
Often meaning once every couple months. Wonderful food. The wait staff is eclectic and fun without being phony and overbearing. You can have a romantic evening here, or celebrate a birthday with friends. My favorite dish is Frutti de Mar, or however it's written. It's pasta and seafood and it's really good. My companion usually gets penne pasta with basil, garlic, olive oil and pine nuts. She's a very finicky vegetarian but she loves this dish. I love to get home later to find out that I've got her leftovers.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Still at the top of their game
We've been going there for many years and it's pretty much our "comfort place." Always consistent and the highest quality.
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Padri is a consistent favorite!
We have never been disappointed at Padri. We always love to try the specials! The roasted fig salad was outstanding.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Overall very good in making
Overall very good in making you feel welcomed and appreciating our business. A little pricy. More a $$$ than a $$
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Exellent Chef and Food, and Martini
I had not been to Padri's in a while and was pleasantly surprised with the service and special attention from the Chef. Food was excellent, loved the fish of the day prepared exquisitely. Salad was fresh as can be and cheese too. Will definitely come back soon.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Padris - Twice in One week!
Padris is one of my husband and I's favorite restaurants.
The customer service and friendliness is unparalleled, ... from the hostess to the servers, to the chef. Its great when Saverio the chef mingles amongst the tables and describes the specials. Everything he describes always sounds amazing! Mary Jane is a gem - she always lights up in front of customers and her smile and positivity is infectious!
My go to dish is usually the spaghetti and meatballs. Their tomato sauce is the best I've ever had. My other dish is the short ribs. But everything we've tried has been great - - especially the always changing specials!
We love the atmosphere here as well - it is cozy, intimate and inviting. Highly recommend!!
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Padri Fave Rave
Padri is quickly becoming one of our favorite southern California restaurants. The food is fresh and superbly prepared, the specials are always intriguing, the wait staff are professional and never hover or rush us, and the martinis are excellent. What's not to like?
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Happy repeat customer
I have been at Padri's a number of times with my adult kids and always liked it. This time I was there with four friends on a slow evening. We had several questions, substitutions, etc. The food, drinks, and desserts were excellent. The server was all smiles. Even though we stayed a long time, we never got the feeling that they wanted us to leave so they could clean up and go home. A class act all the way.
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Padri's was Perfect
Everything about our dining experience on Saturday was perfect. The local Saddle Rock wine that our lovely server suggested was great too. Great service all around.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Do yourself a favor.....get to Padri's and experience a class memorable experience
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Padri is different and I like it. Have been a regular for a long time. It is always good. Sometimes it is fantastic as last time when we were there.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food, as always.
Excellent food, as always. The service was spot on, and the entire meal was as always, a pleasure
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Like a guest in an Italian home
Like a guest in an Italian home, you'll be invited into this quaint gastronomic delight. That is if you go to your right. If you go to your left, up the hall and to the separate bar area you'll have the option to hang out with the live band or on the patio/deck with the fire pit. This Jekyll & Hyde restaurant has something for everyone!
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Padri is a must!
Padri is in my opinion the best restaurant in the Conejo Valley for couples or a pair of couples to go out. The ambience is outstanding for romance or just the energy of a vibrant night out. And the food is the kind you just want to share because it leaves you moaning with pleasure. Service is warm and attentive, like you are their only customer.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food in a handsome setting
Very nice Italian restaurant in a comfortable, cozy and attractive setting; casual but elegant. Both our pasta dishes were very good and the calamari was terrific. Capable and very friendly service.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of the Best
We usually dine at the bar because the atmosphere is less formal. I can tell within minutes if we are going to have good service & if it's a quality restaurant by the barkeeps service. If the bartender is immediately attentive & welcomes you to the establishment, that's a great start. I detest a bar that measure drinks. It shows they are more interested in calculating their bottom line than serving the customer. When you charge $12 to $20 for a drink, it better be cold & stiff. Pardi's has a superb cheese & salumi plate. Their calamari is fresh & lightly battered. Every pasta dish is to die for. Their steaks are excellent. The food & service are outstanding. We are very particular where we dine & we give Pardi's 5 Stars.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM