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La Padella Ristorante

4.3
4.3
467 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian

tradition & luxury

Cash Only


7309 Ventnor Ave
Ventnor City, New Jersey 08406-1956

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Booked 49 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–10:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (609) 487-0600

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Tony Hoda

Menu

At present, we do not have menu information for this restaurant. Please see their website or wait to visit the restaurant to learn more.

What 467 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. LC

    LisaC

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great gnocchi, excellent ravioli with shrimp! Burrata salad was also excellent.

  2. s

    shoremaven

    Philadelphia

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always have a wonderful time. Friendly service and the food isvery good

  3. P

    Pegarita

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    The place was closed when we got there. Looked like it could be nice if it were opened. Will call next time. They need to update their info when closed

  4. M

    Munchkin

    Atlantic City

    8 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Went there to eat and they were closed . Doors were locked. Very disappointed.

  5. J

    Jersey

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Nice little local restaurant. BYOB which is always handy.

  6. PS

    PaulS

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2021

    overall1food1service3ambience4

    Very disappointing. Calamari was chewy and served with bitter chicory (I think). The waitress asked "How was the octopus?" - I didn't have the heart to correct her. Both our entrees were over salted. Unlikely we will return.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    We love the restaurant and I’m sure it was an oversight as we just changed seasons in the area. I almost questioned it but then remembered it was restaurant week and I thought they must be open as a result. (Score one for the little guys.) Made a reservation on open table for a Tuesday at 7pm and sadly when we arrived they were closed. I guess someone forgot to adjust the hours online. We were disappointed and hungry but will try again another time. Maybe call first…

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Great evening!

  9. VA

    VinAm10

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My wife had salmon that was seasoned and cooked to perfection. I had the stuffed pork chop that was perfect, moist, right temperature and also seasoned well.

  10. S

    Sjm2014

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Delicious food and great service. I highly recommend La Padella.

  11. JP

    JimP

    Philadelphia

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Always enjoy dinner at LaPadella in Ventnor. The food is always delicious, served hot and with style. I had the Fritts de Mari and it was chock full of fresh seafood and very tasty. My wife had veal with artichoke, which was also bon ton, the servers are always friendly & helpful. Does get a bit noisy outside at times but feel better eating outside.

  12. M

    Metz

    Philadelphia

    35 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    Ate outside on sidewalk, so ambience was limited. Service was great as was the food. Great neighborhood restaurant..

  13. M

    Mike

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Good was outstanding. Great value as it’s a BYOB. Staff were pleasant and attentive. We ate outside and the bugs were a bit much. They graciously moved us inside as they had space. I’d highly recommend it. Nothing better to me then a great family owned restaurant.

  14. BW

    BobW

    Atlantic City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Weather service and good were all terrific

  15. SR

    SophiaR

    Philadelphia

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It’s off season at the Jersey Shore and we were fortunate enough to have the restaurant to ourselves - like a private party for two;) The owner/server could not have been nicer. She was delightful. We could not believe this (very) young lady and her equally young husband own three incredibly successful restaurants in Ventnor (Sapore and Aroma are the other two- all great). After talking to her at length, the reason was obvious. They take such pride in their businesses and their work ethic is unmatched. Now to the food- we started with the fired shrimp and calamari dish. It was seasoned perfectly and the accompanying red sauce was really tasty. We then had the shrimp risotto and the chicken with shrimp dish. Great portions and flavorful. I had to force myself to stop eating! We will definitely return ;)

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Another great experience!

  17. RB

    RobinB

    Philadelphia

    48 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2021

    overall4food5service3ambience3

    My husband and I had a terrible meal (horrible service and food that arrived cold) at La Padella when it first opened a few years ago and didn’t want to go back because of that. We decided to try it again since they have outside seating. The food was excellent and service was better, but it wasn’t particularly crowded when we went. They also no longer have any tables inside right now, which helped the kitchen. I’m not sure what will happen to the service and food if they have tables inside again and keep some tables outside. I will give it another try this fall and hope that the food is as good as it was last weekend.

  18. RP

    RandyP

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    This place was terrible. Awful good terrible service.

  19. E

    2Eat

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    Small restaurant with wonderful service. They really seem to care about your experience with them. Started out with salads, my arugula had a sea salted lemon dressing that I would buy! We both had the Pollo Al Granchio. So delicious, with crabmeat, roasted peppers, thin pasta and a light well seasoned lemon white wine sauce. Save room for their bread and olive oil. It’s the type of small restaurant business that you want to support and the reward is you won’t be disappointed.

  20. DZ

    DeeZ

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2021

    overall1food2service1ambience3

    I went with one other person. We didn't get our appetizer (clams) until about 45 minutes after being seated and they weren't worth the wait, aside from the fact we were starving. When we finally got our food, mine was the wrong order and both meals were cold. They corrected my meal and definitely reheated my friend's meal because his meat came back tough as leather. After being there for over 2 hours, I went inside to use the bathroom and was told it was broken. I left very disappointed and will not return.

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was fantastic, one of my favorite places. Service was great like always.

  22. l

    love2dine

    Philadelphia

    97 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    97 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Remarkable food, great service!

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great experience from start to finish. The host Amy and the owner Lena were a pleasure to deal with the entire night. I had the chicken parmigiana and it was DELICIOUS. My go to spot in Ventnor!! If you haven’t been there I suggest you go, you won’t be disappointed.

  24. AD

    AaronD

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2021

    overall2food1service1ambience4

    I really hope it was just an off night. The food took forever. The mussels stunk so badly I encourage them to not serve anyone else the muscles again.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was delicious. The restaurant is doing a great job, even with being understaffed. I went Wednesday night and every table was sat. There were just 3 staff members working the floor and they handled it with ease. I was happy that my son and I had the chance to try them out, we will for sure return.

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    Flounder special was VERY expensive and too salty. My mussels in white sauce was also way too salty. And I like salty. So if I think it was too salty, it was.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Delicious food and generous portions. Wonderful meal.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Made a reservation for a Tuesday and they were closed!

  29. C

    Curly

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful restaurant and Alaina, the owner, is a force of nature!

  30. NH

    NHSMD

    Philadelphia

    39 reviews

    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    We celebrated our wedding anniversary on Friday evening by eating outdoors at La Padella. The evening was beautiful and the food was, too. I had the risotto scampi and my wife had a pasta dish with crab. Our servers were attentive and helpful. We look forward to returning for another delicious dinner.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    I asked about the lump crab cake with the lemon chicken and was told it was fantastic. When I got my meal there was no lump crab cake. It was minced non lump crab cake and when I asked the waitress she said I should have told you. I was disappointed and would have ordered something else

  32. c

    carmenc

    Atlantic City

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Lovely experience friendly staff and delicious food!

  33. S

    Step

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2021

    overall2food2service1ambience2

    first they got one order wrong, then it took forever to get it right. At first a scowling waitress said she would "make it right" with free dessert? then other waitress said no charge for corrected order. Main course was bland- Worst chicken parm ever. Check arrives with full charge for everything. Had to send that back too. Understaffed. Menu didn’t accurately describe dishes. Overall terrible experience.

  34. j

    jecoh

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Our waitress Nancy was spectacular as she was the only server besides the busboy

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    the best pasta ever, amazing service. Such a cute little byob, our waitress was super nice. Pasta was 10/10, i got a roasted red pepper vodka sauce special with shrimp and crabmeat. There are only a few tables which makes it a covid-friendlier, more intimate setting.

  36. F

    Foodlover

    Naples

    60 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Great little neighborhood place! Owner is great and overseeing things.

  37. TP

    TamarP

    Philadelphia

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful summer night to eat al fresco. Wonderful dinner and service, and very nice people too :)!

  38. SG

    SheriG

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Dinner was excellent.

  39. E

    Enjoyeating17

    Philadelphia

    63 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Food and service were good. I would recommend this place.

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    The only thing I totally forgot about was cash only. Luckily I had the cash on me but I would have been very embarrassed if I didn’t!

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La Padella Ristorante is rated 4.3 stars by 467 OpenTable diners.

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

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Booked 49 times today
Google Map for La Padella Ristorante

7309 Ventnor Ave Ventnor City, NJ 08406

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Ventnor City

  • Hours of operation

    Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–10:30 pm

  • 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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