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La Padella Ristorante, Ventnor City, NJ

La Padella Ristorante

4.4
4.4
662 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
  • Neighborhood gem
  • Charming
  • Great for outdoor dining
Authentic Italian cuisine with a modern touch. From homemade pastas to local fresh seafood and more.


7309 Ventnor Ave
Ventnor City, New Jersey 08406-1956

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 21 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 4:30 pm–10:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (609) 487-0600
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Tony Hoda

What 662 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Atlantic

    Neighborhood gem

  • Atlantic

    Great for outdoor dining

662 Reviews
  1. SuzyQ

    Atlantic City

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is one of the best restaurants here in the New Jersey shore area. I took company that came in and they loved it. They can’t wait to come back to the shore so they can go to this restaurant. Everything was fabulous and the bonus of all is it’s a bring your own.

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  2. JoelL

    Philadelphia

    118 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    118 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    We love the food and frequent this restaurant often, but were very disappointed this Sunday night visit. Only one service and one buss boy. Very slow service.

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  3. AndrewG

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Favorite place in Ventnor. Everything about it works.

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  4. AmyS

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our second time at this restaurant. We ate inside this time. It is a small but adorable venue. The waiter was friendly and attentive. The food was delicious and came out piping hot. I had the veal alla francese and my husband had the veal parm. Both were tender and well seasoned. We will definitely be back.

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  5. JoyS

    Atlantic City

    24 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    All four of our dinners were soggy and not good. They had wonderful service but lousy food

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  6. SheriG

    Philadelphia

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    3 big parties at the same time. Our food was ordered at 8:20 and served at 9:45. Thankfully the hostess brought us bread a few times.

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  7. NancyD

    New York City

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was very good and our waiter was a delight even while being the only server there for that evening. The special prices were a little bit pricey. Ambience is great! It is a byob which is great. We will definitely be returning!

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  8. BillD

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been there several times and have never been disappointed. The service has always been great and food delicious.

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  9. JoeM

    Philadelphia

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always love it at LaPadella! Great food and cute little restaurant!

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  10. Geno

    Atlantic City

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Well, my wife and I wanted to try this restaurant for the first time the other night and it was good and bad. We will not go back! We started with a Ceasar salad and a calamari appetizer to start. Both were outstanding and I told our sever that the calamari was one of the best I've ever had! There were plenty of tender rings of calamari along with at least 3 jumbo shrimp lightly breaded as were the calamari along with a nice marinara sauce on the side. The small slices of hot peppers also breaded and fried with the calamari added a little zing to the dish. We ordered dinner after asking our server for her recommendations. She told us the Salmon was outstanding, it sucked. It was overcooked and dry. No flavor whatsoever. She returned the dish for a bowl of rigatoni Bolognese. The rigatoni was overcooked and served in pieces along with a so- so sauce. Although our server told us that it was a favorite among guests, I see why the place was empty! I had ordered a veal dish served with artichokes and shrimp in a white wine sauce over what they called homemade pasta out of a box. The veal was too tough to cut so she offered to make it over, second time was the same result. Too tough to eat so I asked her to wrap it and I'll fix it when I get home. Our server also said something that caught me off guard and that was that she cooked my wife's salmon because the cook doesn't like grilling salmon?? Whatever!! We did try a desert and an espresso to finish the meal, and both were ok. Our server did a great job offering to make our meal right but couldn't and she did take the salmon and rigatoni off of the check. I always like to give a place a second chance, but I don't think that we will be back...
    La Padella RistoranteResponded on June 22, 2024
    We're sorry you had bad experience. However we never claim all of our pastas are homemade. Especially not the capellini. We appreciate your feedback which you made very evident during your visit and thank you for bringing this to my attention once again on opentable

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FAQs

La Padella Ristorante is rated 4.4 stars by 662 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 21 times today
Google Map for La Padella Ristorante

7309 Ventnor Ave, Ventnor City, NJ 08406

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Ventnor City
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 4:30 pm–10:30 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard
  • Executive chef
    Tony Hoda
  • Additional
    BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine
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