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  1. Distance: 1.26mi
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  1. Distance: 1.26mi
  2. Distance: 1.67mi
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  4. Distance: 2.08mi
  1. Distance: 1.26mi
  2. Distance: 1.67mi
  3. Distance: 1.94mi
  4. Distance: 2.08mi

About La Padella Ristorante

tradition & luxury

Cash Only

7309 Ventnor Ave
Ventnor City, NJ 08406
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Wednesday - Sunday: 4:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
Cash Only

Phone Number:
(609) 487-0600

Website:
http://www.lapadellaristorante.com/

Executive Chef:
Tony Hoda

Additional:
BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Wine

La Padella Ristorante Ratings and Reviews

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4.1

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

4.1

ambience

3.8

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

83% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (14)
Casual (7)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
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Good for a Date (6)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Cozy (4)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Authentic (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Romantic (2)
Special Occasion (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Business Meals (1)
Fun (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Healthy (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Seasonal (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Shared a delicious meal here with friends last weekend! The food was absolutely delicious, particularly the gnocchi. Also, can't go wrong with the flounder francaise. The waitstaff is lovely. Will return again & again.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Service slow, but pleasant

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Great little hidden gem in Ventnor. Homemade pastas and generous portions. Will be back for sure.

Tags: Romantic, Tasting Menu, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Casual, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Last night we ate for the first time at La Padella's and had a delightful dinner. We dined at a relatively early time and had the complete attention of the wait staff who couldn't be more accommodating or friendly enough. They took care of all our requests. And the food was sumptuous and satisfying. I had the pasta special, which included shrimp, crab meat, and spinach in a wonderful cognac sauce. My wife had the Pollo e Gamberoni, which featured tender chicken with shrimp, broccoli rabe, and diced tomatoes in a white wine sauce. This will definitely be a restaurant we return to again.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Great neighborhood restaurant. Food and service excellent on a quiet off-season midweek night. We both had the prix-fix dinner (had options for each course). Caesar salad and octopus apps very tasty, pasta course tasty and fresh, main courses of salmon and chicken fresh and very good, desserts fantastic. One of those great little local restaurants to find.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 27, 2017

We have been there several times. It is always excellent food in a casual atmosphere with good service. It's a gem to have in Margate City, New Jersey. The only thing lacking is a view of the ocean.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Veal dishes are excellent. There is a lot of shrimp on many of the dishes. If ou have a shellfish allergy, the staff will adjust accordingly.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 15, 2017

First time diner at this restaurant. Arrived at reservation time and no tables available inside. Weather was OK so we sat outside (as inside was very full and tight quarters). Artichoke appetizer was delicious and made me optimistic. However, chicken dinner was bland and so was branzino. Side of pasta was large but uninteresting. Menu looked pretty good but food was very disappointing. Mediocre at best at a fine dining price. Bus boy was helpful but waiter was slow and disappeared after bringing the check making us wait for change from this cash-only establishment.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 23, 2017

So disappointed, wanted to like this new BYOB . They squish everyone together so you can't move once you're seated (we sat outside). The kitchen was unable to keep up with the orders. The food took a long time to come out. The tomato caprese was awful. The tomatoes were flavorless (definitely not Jersey!), the cheese portion was very small. The shrimp/calamari app was basically calamari with two shrimp. Good flavor, calamari was tender. The pasta dishes were mediocre at best. Beware of the overpriced specials (average entree $20). Nothing special about them, and you'll pay $38 for cavetelli that tastes the same as the frozen you buy from Acme. The flounder francaise was ok at best, also $38.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Wonderful dinner. Place is a little small but the food is out of this world! We had a great experience. Chef Tony did such an amazing job with this restaurant. Can't wait to go and try his other restaurant la Cucina.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Had the chicken with crab meat. Bad flavor too much citrus which I normally like. The service was terrible until I asked if there was a reason why no one was waiting on us.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 23, 2017

This was our fourth time dining there. We ate outside on a perfect night. My husband ordered the chicken Parm and he felt it was a little bit too oily and the chicken wasn't as tender as it should have been but it was tasty.
I had to veal with artichokes and it was very good But again a little bit greasy We will eat there again because it's a short walk from our home and the food is good

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Local and we love this restaurant. We been here many times and the food is perfect. Can't wait until the next visit!!!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 22, 2017

We both tried the specials for Friday evening. They were very good. Although I felt the cavatelli with crab and shrimp was tasty I thought it was a bit pricey at $38.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Atlantic City)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Had a great time at La Padella. Delicious meal and very friendly service. Coming back guys!

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Awesome food!

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Food was good but service very slow.

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vip
 (Atlantic City)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Fantastic experience. Best short rib I ever had!!! Will return.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Been here a few times, seems to improve on each visit. Tight quarters but they manage it well. Pasta and pork shank were excellent this last visit. Very friendly service. We'll be back.

Tags: Fun
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Food was delicious, server was efficient and very nice. Look forward to returning.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on August 30, 2017

*Great addition to the neighborhood ! The food is very fresh and well prepared . It is Italian cuisine similar to what you would find in Italy not Philly! Our waitress was as good as the food. Have been there three times this summer and enjoyed it more and more each time. Keep up the good work, just delicious !

Tags: Seasonal, Cozy, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Casual, Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 29, 2017

Wonderful dining experience all around. Hope they stay open all year!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Great menu. However the food was really bland.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on August 27, 2017

I would recommend this restaurant to everyone! Authentic Italian food and excellent service. Place to be on a Sunday! Will return.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 25, 2017

7:45 reservation. No menus or server until 8:10. Apps at 8::45. Main courses at 9:40 except for one which the waitress entered incorrectly and arrived at 10. It wasn't just our table that waited incredibly long for their meals, from what I could see it was most of them. The problem is with the outdoor seating they take too many reservations that the kitchen can't handle that many orders in a timely manner. The food is decent but the execution is not and we will not return.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Amazing experience as always. Had the pasta with sea food and grilled calamari. Cooked perfectly. Chef Tony is doing such a great job. Friendly place.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Salid tomatoes green and not ripe. Service just OK but not on par for the cost of food.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Both food and service were just OK, not great. Maybe I ordered the wrong thing.....chicken parm. It was over-cooked and shriveled up. I fail to see how you can mess up that dish.

The single waitress had a lot of tables to keep track of so on that issue I'm more understanding.

There's too many places to spend your money on a meal, so we won't be hurrying back.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Food and pace of the meal was excellent. Wait staff was attentive without being intrusive.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Great service (we love Elena!). Food has been consistently good to great. Recommend the artichokes, clams and pastas. Some of the best pomodoro we've ever had.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Food was excellent but unfortunately service was extremely slow. Waiter was apologetic and gave us a desert gratis. The meal however took much too long.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Nice little place, Hostess was very nice. Food was decent to good. I thought the calamari was a bit undercooked for grilled. Overall it was okay.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 13, 2017

A wonderful new gem down the shore really a breath of fresh air among all the tourist traps, high end dining and top notch food and not a hefty price tag, bring your best bottle of wine to complement a great Italian menu

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Food was wonderful, Grilled Calamari was excellent as was the Bronzino. Chicken was a bit bland but the veggies, crabmeat and sauce were amazing. Our only disappointment was the unnecessary wait. We arrived on time for our 7:30 reservation and were told that the couple at our designated table (Table1) were paying their check so it'd be about 5 minutes or so. We chatted amicably with friends from home who were waiting for their outside table and approximately 20 minutes later, we noticed that our table was being set for (4) people. When my husband inquired, he was told that the manager switched things around to accommodate an 8:00 party of (4) and we were now going to have to wait for a smaller table (Table 4) once the patrons finished their dessert and paid their check. We deduced that changes were being made due to the unpleasant weather conditions and would have appreciated the managers honesty instead of her inconsiderate run-a-round! Nonetheless, Luka our server made our dinner a good experience!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Restaurant is small but comfortable. Food was good, not exceptional. Prices were fair. Originally we were placed at a table in path of very busy kitchen and staff's aisle to deliver food. Also next to bathroom, should not have a table in this location as other patrons us before requested same. Not good thinking on part of management but they accommodated us when we asked to be moved to a different table. Staff was pleasant but hurried and restaurant overbooked. we May try this again on a non summer evening.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 11, 2017

First things first, this is a byob (which we love) and cash only (no credit cards). This was our first time here and we loved. Food and service was excellent and not over priced like some others in the area. Would definitely go again and bring friends. Place is rather small so might be difficult for groups larger than 4 or maybe 6

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 11, 2017

New restaurant, byob. No choice of sitting inside or out but we chose a nice spot outside. Nice linens and glasses. Food was delicious and generous. We had the bronzino and the bolognase.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on August 7, 2017

They have the best food around. Weekdays are the best.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 6, 2017

We love the food here and the servers. we have already been here 4 times this summer and 2 more reservations!!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 5, 2017

popular restaurant , though sitting very close to the curb is very unappealing.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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