Padrino's Bistro

4.6
191 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
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.”

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 191 people are saying
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PatA
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome dinner and great to be back!
We had not had an opportunity to eat at Padrino's since early last year.
Marco and his staff were as pleasant as always and were also handling two large parties as well as indoor and outdoor dining.
Both my wife and I had great meals! I had the filet mignon with roasted potatoes and asparagus with butterflied shrimp and my wife had gluten-free pasta with a delicious Bolognese sauce.
Salads were fresh and crisp and they did a wonderful job while being busy.
Thank you for a great date night!

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garyn
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great! The service was Excellent, as always they take care of their customers.
And during this time there is outside dining & inside . As a person who is a senior I feel so comfortable eating indoors. This restaurant is my favorite.

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Lisa
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Rose was a wonderful server, as always. Dinner was not as good as other times. For a Friday night I was very surprised. I’m thinking this was an off night because we’ve been there more times than we can count and everything has always been great!

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Kahuna61
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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GenerosaW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I did notice the prices were increased, but aside from that Padrinos is one of my favorite restaurants. Like the idea of bring your own bottle.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

My shrimp scampi dinner was bland

DB
DavidB
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice place to take your clients for lunch. Good food at a fair price.

KR
vipKeithR
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our meals were very good. From pasta to chicken to seafood, the quality was outstanding. Highly recommend.

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TomF
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

While food was ex

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A gem in Hamilton. Good food. Good service. Nice ambiance. We'll return.

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ShannonF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious! Service was excellent

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

When we walked in we stood in the entrance way about 5 min before someone from the pizzeria side came over . The smell when you walk in is one of musty mold. The young lady who sat us had no personality at all she just grabbed two menus and began walking didn’t even say follow me. There was one waitress for both sides of the dining room Rosie who did her best and was sweet but she was too overwhelmed to pay enough attention to every table. The food was mediocre. The fried calamari were fried in old oil and tasted of stagnant old burnt oil. I got the special of pasta purses with shrimp and the purses were not cooked throughout the center still cold. The pescatore risotto was a pile of rice with a few tiny muscles and clams on top. Unhappy with the dining experience

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lucille
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice atmosphere sitting outside and food and service were excellent

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Julie
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Scallops were very large and scrumptious. Everyone at our table enjoyed their entrees and look forward to our next visit. Our waitress was superb. Dinner was overall delicious and you get more then your money’s worth from soup to nuts.

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SharonC
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Decided to try Padrino's for the 1st time since it was on the way home from our daughter's H.S. graduation at Cure Area, and one of the few places open on a Monday night. The food was delicious and the portions were large that we ended up taking 5 containers of left overs home. It's a BYOB place, but they do sell bottles of wine from a local winery, which happened to be, my daughter's 5th grade teacher's winery. If you are ever in the Hamilton area, I would highly suggest you dine at Padrino's. There was limited staff working the dining room so it did take a while for our food to come out, but they did have another private party so that could have been the issue. We will definitely be going back!!

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TomW
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant. Fabulous food in a friendly atmosphere

JC
JohnC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

my wife and i eat there at least 3 time a month and to this day have not had a bad meal , good service , nice atmosphere

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DonnaF
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent meal and attentive, friendly server. We'll be back for sure.

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JLap
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice place. Good food and the service was great! We went to the Grounds for Sculpture during the day. The restaurant is nearby and a nice place to stop for an early dinner after a full day of walking around. It’s BYOB which helps with the cost, Thanks for a great dinner!

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RandyT
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress was very attentive. Service overall was great. Food was excellent.

MK
vipMicheleK
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service, first time here but would definitely come back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Mother’s Day dinner. Limited menu with all high priced items. (Mainly seafood and veal) No regular pasta dishes.
Mom got linguine langostino but substituted with shrimp. No lobster. They still charged her $36.00 for that dish. No soup or salad options.. Waited an hour and 20mins before food came out and chicken was a little warm.

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JPringle
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The servers and waitresses were all so kind and attentive. We went for Mother’s Day so there was a special menu that was a bit pricey. But I really enjoyed my meal (the sachetti, I think) a lot. Someone at our table didn’t enjoy their initial meal so the restaurant so helpfully allowed us to exchange her meal. We ate indoors and everything was very well spaced/distanced. I highly, highly recommend Padrino’s.

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MARVINM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful evening. Returning 4 days later and possibly again next weekend.
Food delicious with oversized portions.
We're driving 25 miles to get there.

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HenryG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was great. Looking forward to come back. Highly recommend this place.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

It was all just okay.

JD
JoeD
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Padrino's is the best Italian restaurant in Hamilton

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JohnS
Atlantic City
6 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is delicious and great varierty of dinner choices.

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John
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food and service , great specials to choose from

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vipMarkM
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were visiting the area and happened to be staying nearby. We chose Padrino’s Bistro because it was convenient and everyone liked the menu. We’re very glad we stopped by. They had a very nice outdoor dining space setup, including flowers in the top of the walls. Our waiter Ernestos was friendly, quick, and very knowledgeable about the menu, helping us select our meals. The food was delivered quickly and exceeded our expectations. We had the Tre-P, the Toscano (chicken), and the Rustica. All were delicious and the portions were more than we could eat for lunch. We visit the area periodically and will definitely visit Padrino’s again!

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karene
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience. Service by Ernesto and Linda was awesome, as always, and food was amazing. Looking forward to trying outdoor dining. Overall an A+!

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vipJenniferv
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We were a little disappointed with our meal based on the reviews we read on Open Table. We found the food mediocre. The waiter was pleasant and attentive and the place was quiet, but there was only 1 other couple there.

For my dish, the pasta was completely over cooked and mushy. The broccoli rabe in the dish was chopped so small and seemed to be mainly stalks. Taste-wise it was ok, but nothing great. The reviews didn’t match up to my expectations, but realize that’s the opinion of the reviewers. We were just expecting better.

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John
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service will be back and will refer family and friends

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BonnieP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was delicious for a very fair price. It was clean and quiet. We enjoyed our stay.
I will definitely return.

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KimO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food at a great price ! Service was awesome and we had a lovely evening

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the food we got was incredible!! Amazing Italian dinner spot!

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Murt
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great I had the fettuccine with meatballs and it was great

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karene
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Since our first experience was phenomenal, we decided to try Pedrino’s again. It did not disappoint! Most importantly, my husband and I felt safe with the social distancing protocols. We had impeccable service again from Ernesto, who really knew what to recommend and perfectly timed out our courses. The atmosphere was casual and romantic. Overall, our rating is A+! We will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service! Our server (waiter) was knowledgeable about menu and very detailed!
The menu is wonderful, with many choices! Food is freshly prepared and so delicious! Portions are great as well!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Padrino's Bistro using the Order Online button. Padrino's Bistro also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (609) 587-7575.

Padrino's Bistro is rated 4.6 stars by 191 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.