Padrino's Bistro

4.4
84 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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Located in the heart of Hamilton Township, Padrino’s Bistro & Italian Steakhouse opened their doors in October 2009. Coming back to Hamilton, Chef Leo brings to Padrino’s Bistro modern Italian dishes without losing the Old World taste and feel. Born & raised in Italia Chef Leo understands what quality and freshness means to his menu. Padrino’s Bistro was Voted in 2014 the Best Italian Restaurant & Best BYOB Restaurant by the Trentonian Reader’s Choice Awards. “This is a great honor and achievement” comments Chef Leo. “We start from scratch on everything in our kitchen just like my mamma and nonna in their kitchens.”
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Sunday: 12pm-9pm
Monday-Saturday 11pm-10pm
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Phone number
(609) 587-7575
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Catering
We offer 7 different Banquet Packages to fit your needs. Please speak to our Banquet Manager to review your parties desires. All of our packages do include the tax. 20% Gratuity will be added to your final bill. contract must be signed for your party to be valid. A $100 non-refundable deposit is due on the day of booking your event. On Sunday, we only offer the Dinner Packages. If you have any questions at all please call us at (609) 587-7575, email us at padrinosofhamilton@gmail.com
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What 84 People Are Saying
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New York Area
3.0Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

I ordered Chicken Scarpiello and it was tasteless. So many better restaurants in the area. I won’t be coming back.

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Philadelphia
5.0Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Even with reservations, we waited 15 minutes for a table. Three large family parties were going on. Somehow restaurant should notify open table when this happens.

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CF
New York Area
4.0Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

I have been to Padrino's many times and have always enjoyed the quality of the food.

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New York Area
5.0Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The place was fantastic service was greet Nancy our server was perfect food was excellent

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MW
New York Area
5.0Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious with good size portions. Nice place to dine with friends. Servers were excellent and very friendy. Will definitely go back!

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New York Area
5.0Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food came out quickly and was very tasty! Our waitress, Rose, and the bus boy, Henry, were extremely attentive and kind. The service was beyond all expectations that and everyone was very caring. I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone in search for good food and great taste.

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Atlantic City
5.0Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food. We meet family here 3-4 times each year. Half way between north and south jersey. They never rush you thru dinner.

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New York Area
5.0Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service for a reasonable price. BYOB also, but they had additional wire for purchase available. We will be back. Tremendous menu selection!

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K
Philadelphia
5.0Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal

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EP
5.0Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent, Highly Recommend comfortable Great Food

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New York Area
5.0Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always the service and food were excellent

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New York Area
4.0Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

good food with reasonable prices. large enough for parties too.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, ambiance and service. We will return.

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New York Area
5.0Dined on April 17, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service and people. Love the family style and very nice atmosphere. Can’t wait to go again.

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KR
Philadelphia
5.0Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Good was wonderful, portions are generous and the service was excellent. Highly recommend.

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JE
Philadelphia
5.0Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Italian food, at a fair price. A warm atmosphere, you can't go wrong with this establishment.

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FM
New York Area
5.0Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very satisfied with everything we order, and also how personable and accommodating the owner Marco was!!! Very enjoyable Easter Dinner!!

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JC
New York Area
5.0Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent and the service was amazing. Our server was courteous, warm and made us feel very welcome. Would definitely go back and recommend.

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CR
New York Area
5.0Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Relaxed atmosphere, good food. Service excellent and food came out orderly. Appetizer was great . Food was a good portion with great pricing

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BM
4.0Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

The food was very good!! The server was excellent. Very loud, 2 large parties where there.

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New York Area
5.0Dined on February 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our evening at Padrino's. The occasion was a celebratory birthday dinner for our 16 year old son and immediate family. The food was fabulous, atmosphere perfect, and service outstanding. Padrino's never disappoints! Looking forward to our next visit.

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Philadelphia
4.0Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I've been to Padrino's on several occasions and have always had a great dinner. The atmosphere is casual but the food is great. The waiters are very attentive providing great service.

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Philadelphia
3.0Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

I used to love this place. Over the last couple of years the food has gone down hill. Not the same. The special menu on Valentine's Day was terrible. Very limited and expensive.

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Philadelphia
5.0Dined on January 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Came here with a group to celebrate our mother's 90th birthday as it is one of her favorite restaurants. As a family, we've been coming to this restaurant when it started as Leonardo's at another Hamilton location way back when. After all these years, we can honestly say that we have never had a bad meal or experience. The chef and staff are always on point. Even with the new ownership, it's barely noticeable that anything has changed. The menu has downsized some, which in our opinion is a good thing as the previous choices where overwhelming. But if there was a previous item that is not on this menu, they will happily make it for you.

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DG
Atlantic City
4.0Dined on January 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Quality of the food and portion size were both excellent. Would definitely go back again.

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New York Area
5.0Dined on January 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our birthdays Mr & Mrs Sanderson. The food, servers, atmosphere was great! Thanks for making our birthday celebrations beautiful.

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New York Area
5.0Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience! Great food and the atmosphere was awesome for a New Year’s Eve dinner. We will definitely be back!

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New York Area
2.0Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Freud calamari made from frozen not fresh. Pasta no taste not seasoned.Forgot to provide the salad to our entire party!
Would not go back

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Philadelphia
5.0Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New Year's Eve dinner was excellent. Prompt service and very good food preparation.

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BP
Philadelphia
4.0Dined on December 27, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was good overall. Disappointed in the crab cake special offered that night. Crab cake was mostly filler. Appetizers were good and generous in amount of food. Dinners also offered plenty of food.

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Philadelphia
3.0Dined on December 24, 2017
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

We expected the restaurant to be crowded as it was Christmas Eve. What I didn’t expect was to be jammed in like sardines and constantly banged into by waitstaff walking past our table. At one point I was bumped so hard I hit my mouth on my glass while taking a drink. Not one person said “excuse me,” or “I’m sorry.” I had to move which made 5 of use on one half of the table. Awkward and unenjoyable. The service was lacking. Slow. Ordered 3 apps. 2 came out. When I ask for the 3rd it was brought out with our soup and salads. Our server never did a check back. Nor did he ask for a drink order. Our water glasses and bread were filled without asking by someone other than our server, who also got the beverages other than waters for us. The food was very good though. It was ashame this was my first Christmas Eve I chose to go out and left a bad taste in my mouth.

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New York Area
3.0Dined on December 24, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Bread was not good. Food was ok but expensive and definitely didn’t live up
To previous owner

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RS
New York Area
3.0Dined on December 23, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Great meal. Only issue was I found part of a metal cleaning brush in my soup. They apologized but offered no accommodation of any kind. I would still go back.

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LB
New York Area
5.0Dined on December 18, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Padrinos is consistenly good food, great portions and a good price. I would recommend it to anyone.

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New York Area
4.0Dined on December 17, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Padrino did not even know I had a reservation, disappointed
With Opentable reservations. Lucky it was not crowded.

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Philadelphia
5.0Dined on December 16, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I have been to the restaurant multiple times. Always good food!

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Atlantic City
4.0Dined on December 12, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Busy Tuesday but service was very good. Food was just ok. Not enough shrimp all pasta

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Philadelphia
5.0Dined on December 7, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Have been there before, but the food this time was even better than before. Every dish was outstanding!

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Philadelphia
5.0Dined on November 25, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Padrinos has been a favorite for years. I had heard that management had changed so I was a little worried. The food was fantastic and the service was great. It did not disapoint!

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New York Area
3.0Dined on November 9, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

The artichoke appetizer was excellent. The pasta in my MISTO was too al dente and my wife's veal was tough. My daughter liked her risotto. We did not have dessert. The noise level was quiet and unobtrusive and the waiter was attentive. I've had better meals at Padrino's in the past.

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