Padrino's Bistro

4.5
207 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 & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser 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 207 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.7
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.5
Value
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AlPetro
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Met friends for lunch. Food was very good and large portions.

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LisaB
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Dinner was great! The restaurant was spaced out enough so that everyone felt comfortable and it wasn’t too noisy so we could all hear each other

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience1

The food was good service was awful the place wasn’t packed wasn’t even busy we had a party of 9 we had 2 waiters they were rude and didn’t serve us the right way we waited 15 minutes for our drinks and they served us cake without plates or silver ware. For the price we paid for birthday dinner the service wasn’t worth it. I don’t know what happened to this place but my family has been coming here for years and never had the awful service like we did last night.

Padrino's Bistro
Responded on November 22, 2021

As many business, we are currently short staffed and our servers do the best they can. We make sure our guests enjoy their experience when dining at Padrino’s. We always bring the cake to sing & take pictures FIRST and then we cut it & bring it back to serve. We’re sorry if you miss understood the way we work. There were only 2 servers & a buss person for 3 rooms and only a few working in the kitchen. We are well known for our excellent service, sorry you felt that way. Thank you for coming.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Padrinos as usual was amazing!! The food was great

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BrendanG
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food. The surf n Turf plate was really tasty. It was my son's 13th birthday and the staff really helped make him feel special.

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RashoneJ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

It was okay. I ordered my steak medium well and got it extra well. I can tell it was cooked right it would have been perfect. The service okay. Our waiter was new and was not quite My wife liked her chicken parm. The calamari was great. We will go back again.

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ErickaP
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Fra Diavolo Mussels were to die for, as well as the Chicken and Shrimp Rigatoni. Will definitely be back

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JustineV
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place for a nice, romantic dinner! The food was so fresh and delicious! I ordered the pumpkin ravioli and it was amazing! I highly recommend this restaurant! ❤️❤️❤️

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B1g3at3r
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Get takeout from there often but hadn’t dined in for a while. Missed the experience. Had a great time.

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vipNickD
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent specials

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JamesC
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Good food. Good service. Lack of availability of wine by the glass disappointing.

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cp38
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was excellent as usual. The staff is wonderful here. Even with a large party leaving and new big party coming , I am sure everyone was tired @ nights end

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lhamilton
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Once again we enjoyed an excellent meal at Padrinos. Though most tables we occupied, the service did not suffer. We were seated immediately (we had a reservation) , our orders were taken and our food was served in a timely manner. The salads were fresh and crisp. The Saltimbocca was hot and delicious. The dish, Venice, was perfectly cooked with fresh seafood. As usual, our experience dining at Padrinos was excellent.

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Tommy
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall1Food1Service5Ambience2

There was too much cheese on everything. The garlic bread had parmesan cheese on it. They already had grated cheese on the table, there was no reason to ruin the bread.

My wife had the lasagna, which tasted like it had mushrooms. She said it was awful.

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vipdrjec20002
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We had lunch in the covered, outdoor seating area. While not needed for our visit, I noticed they had numerous outdoor heating units which suggests they are ready for cooler weather. We had two salads both of which were generous and very good. One was the Primavera and the other was the Milanese. We shared both. While I preferred the Milanese the Primavera was what it was purported to be.

And, not to be overlooked, our waiter, Ernesto, was simply delightful. He was attentive and very accommodating but not at all intrusive.

We chose to eat here because it is just 13 minutes for Grounds for Sculpture and it was a wonderful pairing.

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kathy
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Enjoyed eating outside in tent! Very good food. Wonderful service.

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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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cp38
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

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DavidB
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

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

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vipKeithR
Philadelphia
33 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
2 reviews
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

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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.

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

Padrino's Bistro is rated 4.5 stars by 207 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.