Padrino's Bistro

4.6
176 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 176 people are saying
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SharonC
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant. Fabulous food in a friendly atmosphere

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JohnC
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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
1 review
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.

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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
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

It was all just okay.

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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
12 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!

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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!

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karene
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic date night! Great cleanliness and social distancing practices. Superb service by Ernesto. Food was amazing. Will definitely frequent Pedrino’s again!

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vipCapriccio03172021
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family was brought up as foodies and I brought them up on fine dining to appreciate the great family nights out. Whenever it snows we go out to walk in the snow...I want my children to enjoy the beauty and take in all that they can when they can. It was my sons 17th birthday and we we wanted to celebrate my 31 yr taking on a new adventure moving to Austin. We had such wonderful service, the fo food was amazing. After the app’s we we were so stuffed that all of us just shared a bite of each other’s dish. Kudos to the Chef! Everything was delicious and up to par. Thank you for staying 👍🤚open! I would definitely recommend!!

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lhamilton
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Padrinos! Took my neighbor there for her birthday. The bread was warm, the dipping oil was delicious, the salad was fresh and the Saltimbocca, which we both ordered was beyond delicious! Our waiter brought her dessert out on a decorated plate with a lit candle. It was wonderful. The restaurant is immaculate and follows all COVID protocols.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there, but, definitely not the last... I ordered a meatball appetizer and it was outstanding, and also a special appetizer of Thai chili calamari, and for dinner a Valentine’s Day special filet mignon and lobster and linguini with lobster and crab in a brandy cream sauce, and both were outstanding...for dessert, my favorite, panna cotta... The service was outstanding and we can’t wait to go back, five stars!!!

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ScottAndNicole
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I celebrated my 30th birthday haven’t been here since my wife was 8 months pregnant. Our waiter Ernesto remembered us from last visit and came up and asked how the baby was 4 months later. I was amazed he remembered! He also brought me out a cannoli written happy birthday and whole restaurant sang! He said you had a cannoli last time I was amazed! This guy could go anywhere and make it a great experience! The food is incredible and at a great price! This is our place for years to come and am proud to have found a great restaurant with great people and food. Thank you Padrinos for making my birthday a memorable one.

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Tiffy
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my new favorite place! The waitress was amazing. The food was delicious. It was clean. And i felt so safe!! 6ft distance hand sanitizer station. Masks. Can't wait to go back!

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Dianap
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Server was wonderful. Food was not as normal up to par. Presentation needed to be better and calamari was not good as it normally is. The people next to us were rude, loud and obnoxious. The waitress asked if we wanted to move but it would have not made a difference as this party thought they were the only patrons in the place.

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DougW
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Our appetizer and both our entrees were very good. Big portions, everything fresh and tasty

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service and food !!

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WendyS
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great as always. The staff was friendly and attentive. Highly recommend!

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EnitM
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

We were greeted and seated within moments of stepping in the door. Our wait staff were all fantastic. Our meals were quite delicious as well. Our only constructive criticism would be is that our steak dinners were drowned in sauce. We were unable to get a good visual of the food we were eating. Our steaks were not cooked to the desired temps we requested. But overall great staff and great ambiance.

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vipItalianFoodie
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff, excellent food. Great Neighborhood restaurant. Nice for celebrating occasions.

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Ddilapo
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My dads birthday was delightful thanks to the accommodating management and staff! Thank you!

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JimH
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, awesome service. Highly recommend.

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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 176 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.