Permanently Closed - Padri Restaurant & Martini Bar

4.1
24 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian

About

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Padri's Restaurant and Martini Bar is an Italian bar that is decorated like a Tuscan farmhouse. With plants placed throughout the restaurant and chandlers twinkling with lights, the restaurant is an exotic place to have dinner and an entertaining night. The restaurant has a separate bar, lounge and a dance floor. It also plays life performances in the private dining area.

Padri's Restaurant and Martini Bar has a dinner menu that offers salads, pastas and chicken, beef, seafood and pork entrées. Some of its popular dishes are pollo parmigiana and butternut squash tortellini. Their happy hour in the lounge serves all martinis and wines at $6 and cocktails at $7. At night, the lounge turns into a disco and every Thursday, Padri's Restaurant and Martini Bar does live music.

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1huskies
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2016
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Always a fabulous meal and good service! Can't wait to go back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2016
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We enjoy dinning here. The food was delicious. Our server was ok. We ordered a bottle of wine, app, salad and entree. He asked the order of how we wanted to food to be delivered app, salad, etc. The app came out then within minutes then salad. We sent it back. When your paying for a good dinner you should never feel rushed but that was not the case. Also, the servers never changed the silverware between courses and to me that is a no no.

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BobK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2016
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Drinks were terrible. Watered down to where you could not see the color of the liquor (Canadian Club straight up). Sent second drink back with a complaint and finally got a reasonable drink.

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vipGmabirthday
Orange County
74 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2016
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service and wonderful food. The staff is very attentive without being all over you. Loved the half off bottle of wine selection.

DA
vipDavidA
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful evening with terrific food: shared an Arugula Salad with Burrata cheese,
which was just enough for two. The special of cheese risotto with black truffle seasoning with slices of filet mignon was incredible. Chicken with prosciutto and cheese had delicious rosemary baked potatoes and a broccoli soufflé. We even had room to share the Hawaiian sweet bread pudding, so yummy too. Service was attentive, not rushed. We would go back, maybe very soon :)

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2016
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Much needed remodel. However it's not very cohesive with the menu. Pasta seemed to be packaged not like the previous owners who made theirs fresh. Seafood seemed to be frozen at some point. Service is great as the original staff seems to be in place.

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Barbara
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience3

All in all I was very pleased and so was the 3 other friends I went with. We had heard about this resturant from neighborhood friends and decided to give it a try. The food and service was better than we all expected and we had a wonderful meal and a great evening. I would deffinitely recommend this restaurant - It's a great find.

CK
CanyonKid
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2015
Overall4food5service5ambience4

My wife and I shared the two fish dishes, the grilled salmon and the ling cod. Both were very fresh and superbly prepared. (The salmon is first grilled, then broiled and served with a mild mustard sauce; the cod is first seared then roasted.) We subbed risotto for the greens on the salmon for complete hot meal. Otherwise the salmon is served on a bed of cold salad. For the most part the service was efficient, the food served hot; the sole waiter handled the other three or four occupied tables. We did not try the salads, appetizers or pasta. Fine local and Italian wine list. Moderately priced entrees, but like other fine restaurants, it can get pricey.

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vipLisaD
Orange County
26 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2015
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was just ok....for the price I don't think I will be back. There are better options in the area. Sorry Padri.....

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onlyon1
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have frequent Padris over the years and didn't know they were under new management some of our favorite items were no longer on menu but that didn't stop us from enjoying our dining experience I had the free range grilled chicken it was truly a masterpiece and so much left over to bring home to eat next day. Husband and daughter got short ribs and the beef so tender could be cut with fork. Padris is a nice experience away from hustle and bustle of night life we will be returning soon and next time will eat under cabana's

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MrsTS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2015
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Only one waitress for the entire restaurant! Food took forever to come out of the kitchen. Only thing that made the night good was the Reggae band and the DJ.

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Unhappy
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2015
Overall2food3service2ambience1

I would not recommend this place to anybody I know. Food is very expensive and service is bad.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Padri's is one of my favorite restaurant for excellent Italian food. It is great place to dine in a group or dine with someone special.

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vipberj
Los Angeles
46 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2015
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Service was non-existent

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Vegetarianeater
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2015
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Cozy italian, food good, but restaurant WAY too hot, hard to enjoy food while sweating. Asked to have AC turned down cooler but made no difference. Awesome dinner, but can't figure out why no AC.

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theword1
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2015
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food and service good. Short ribs a little on the dry side and needed more sauce. But, overall dining experience was good.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I haven't been to Padri's for awhile, and was pleasantly surprised to see they have redecorated.
It is very nice in the dining room now, the food is excellent, and the service outstanding.
I highly recommend Padri's to anyone looking for a great Italian dinner.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New ownership and a face lift to the decor, ambiance and menu have served Padri's well! My wife and I had a nice dinner and did not feel rushed nor neglected. Lobster Bisque had a fresh spin with slightly crispy mirepoix and s few small pieces of lobster meat. Would have been nice to have more lobster but the bisque was delicious. A couple of glasses of local Semmler Cab was delicious. My wife had the New Zealand Salmon, which I have never ha before, and it was very good. I had sesame crusted ahi which I thought was going to come whole but it was sliced and served over a bed of mixed greens with whole baby carrots and asparagus. Very tasty but the whole thing was cold. I suppose it was supposed to be a cold salad but why was it in the "Entree" section of the menu? I was not in the mood to complain as I said it was delicious. Price was very reasonable as well$135 with tip for two.

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vipWaterGrill
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2015
Overall3food2service2ambience4

My husband and I went to Padris on a Wed night after work for a spontaneous night out. We had a couple of cocktails which were fine. Then, we ordered dinner... and it was ok at best. The calamari was rubbery, the "baseball cut" steak was a waste of time and there was so much "burrata" on the arugula salad that it was nauseating. We then asked to have there "baked cookie" dessert and we were told that the kitchen was closed. Just not a great experience...and by the way, there were only 2 other tables that had people in them in the entire place. So, I wonder what the quality is when there is a full house. Will not be back.

MT
MrsT
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2015
Overall4food5service2ambience4

The food is always very good. The service is always bad. Not sure why they can't figure this out. They need better management. Even the bus boys had to be called to clear our empty plates and glasses.

DB
DavidB
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2015
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The ambiance was good and the food was terrific. Would recommend Padri to anyone who asks.

DM
DisgruntledMang
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2015
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The restaurant wasn't even open. Why would they not take down the reservation function online. Careless management.

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vipHappyfoodie8
Los Angeles
43 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2012
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Exceptional martinis infused w cucumber nd avocado we drove an hour to get to it entrance was blah but of course we were there on a Monday night but from d bread w tomatoe to d drinks appetizers exceptional entrees nd orgasmic desserts we will go again and again and again

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vipEliteMember
Los Angeles
59 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2012
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Been to Padri's a few times in the past, however, this time it really stood out. First, our waiter, Johnathan, was simply a doll! Second, the joint was hot (and I don't mean temp). It was busy, but not overcrowded, and very energetic. Moreover, I noticed a few hotties walk in. Unfortunately, eye candy was not on the menu :) . My wife ordered the salmon, which she said was very good--I don't like fish so I did not try it. However, I ordered one of the most marvelous meals that my taught tummy has ever enjoyed. it was the braised short-ribs cooked to juicy, tender perfection accompanied with a taglatelle flat pasta with a lemon cream reduction. It was an orgasmic explosion of beef in my mouth. $100 with a couple glasses of vino. Go!

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Permanently Closed - Padri Restaurant & Martini Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (818) 865-3700.

Permanently Closed - Padri Restaurant & Martini Bar is rated 4.1 stars by 24 OpenTable diners.