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La Padella Ristorante

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488 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian

tradition & luxury

Cash Only


7309 Ventnor Ave
Ventnor City, New Jersey 08406-1956

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Booked 30 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

What 488 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Atlantic City / South Jersey Shore

    Brunch

  • Atlantic City / South Jersey Shore

    Healthy

  • Atlantic City / South Jersey Shore

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • Atlantic City

    Brunch

  • Atlantic City

    Neighbourhood Gem

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  1. l

    love2dine

    Philadelphia

    97 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    97 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience3

    Brian our server was attentive and very personable. We felt the entrees overall were overpriced, particularly the ravioli special at $42 which was delicious nonetheless. The chicken with sauteed broccoli rabe lacked flavor and the olive oil dip served with the wonderfully fresh bread was way too salty. Loved the outdoor seating option (on the sidewalk though) and the fact it's a BYO...still considered a great neighborhood spot for us!

  2. JS

    JoeS

    Philadelphia

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Food was excellent! Very good service.

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food2service3ambience3

    They book a lot more tables than they can handle, so service is very slow. They don’t honor indoor verses outdoor reservations. It was a cool evening so all the early reservations went inside and although we had booked indoor we were told it was at least an hour wait to get indoors. The appetizers were delicious but main meals were not nearly as good. Lots of customers were complaining which doesn’t help. Completely different from our experience last year, which was great.

  4. R

    Renee

    Atlantic City

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food1service3ambience2

    I had the flounder franchaise .. dry no sauce. Never heard of that. 2 others had pork chop .. way over done and chewy

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience3

    Food was good and our waitress was great! However, they struggle with planning. We reserved a table indoors because of the weather and we wanted a different ambiance to celebrate our 15 year anniversary. We were told there were no more seats available indoors and were seated outside instead. I may not have been so turned off had the hostess not just seated a couple, who did not have reservations, indoors at the last table before addressing us. When questioned, the hostess blamed this app for overbooking. Maybe true? Maybe not?

  6. JO

    JanetO

    Philadelphia

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    If you dine early, your res time will be accurate. Busier time starts at 7p and these people eat slowly (on purpose). EXcellent service, food, atmosphere inside or outside.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food, service and atmosphere.

  8. BB

    BeachBabe

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great little BYOB. Apps, entrees, and service were fantastic. Definitely a place where u come to relax and enjoy your wine and company!

  9. SR

    SherriR

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was delicious. Very pricey but worth it. Service was excellent!

  10. RL

    RalphL

    Philadelphia

    89 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    89 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Food was delicious and service was great. It was a very relaxing meal away from crowed Margate or Atlantic City restaurants.

  11. B

    Beach

    Atlantic City

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    We ate outside so the noise level was very low. Our waitress was very good and checked on us several times. From salad to entrée and dessert my husband and I were clean plate clubber’s. We started with a salad he had the special and I had the garden. My entree was Bronzino which was excellent and my husband had the parpadella which he said was so good. I skipped dessert but my husband said the cannoli and coffee were delicious. A little pricey but what isn’t pricey now? We will be heading back soon with a group of friends.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience3

    Flounder was frozen, I asked my waitress before ordering, told me it was fresh. Too much lemon.

  13. WC

    WarrenC

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Very good food with solid service

  14. J

    Jeff

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was exceptional. The service was polite and courteous. Reservations are definitely a must, especially in peak-travel months, as there are just a few tables inside, but many more outside. Arrive early to allow ample time to find parking. The only negative was that there is only one restroom and the lock on the door is broken.

  15. r

    ricki

    Atlantic City

    63 reviews

    3.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience3

    Food is very tasty but the portions are small and the prices are a bit high Service was outstanding! No credit cards, do bring lots of cash - a major inconvenience. Seating is tight so not sure what I was getting for my money and time other than tasty good.

  16. LC

    LisaC

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    We arrived at 5:30. Had great service with 3 waiters and waitresses working there restaurant. Our food was served quickly and was delicious. Burrata salad was delicious!

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had dinner here and it was absolutely amazing! Best food I ever had. Service was impeccable.

  18. EH

    EddieH

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience1

    Service was abysmal. People were walking out without getting their entrees. We stuck it out - waiting almost 2 hours for our food. They didn’t comp anything.

    La Padella RistoranteResponded on 24 May 2022

    we apologize for your experience, however we were experiencing technical difficulties throughout the evening making it very difficult for our kitchen and ordering system. this is not the experience we strive nor is it an average night at la padella. we would like to rectify this, given a chance. please reach out to us.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience5

    Service was extremely slow.

    La Padella RistoranteResponded on 24 May 2022

    we apologize for your experience, however we were experiencing technical difficulties throughout the evening making it very difficult for our kitchen and ordering system. this is not the experience we strive nor is it an average night at la padella. we would like to rectify this, given a chance. please reach out to us.

  20. B

    Blane

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1

    We waited 2 hours for our food, as did everyone else around us. It was expensive and not even good. Overall a really bad dining experience- we won’t be back.

    La Padella RistoranteResponded on 24 May 2022

    we apologize for your experience, however we were experiencing technical difficulties throughout the evening making it very difficult for our kitchen and ordering system. this is not the experience we strive nor is it an average night at la padella. we would like to rectify this, given a chance. please reach out to us.

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Everyone enjoyed their meal. We sat outside and it became windy and chilly.

  22. LC

    LisaC

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  23. s

    shoremaven

    Philadelphia

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  24. P

    Pegarita

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 April 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

  25. M

    Munchkin

    Atlantic City

    8 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 10 April 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

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

  26. J

    Jersey

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Nice little local restaurant. BYOB which is always handy.

  27. PS

    PaulS

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 15 October 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.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 5 October 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…

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on 27 September 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Great evening!

  30. VA

    VinAm10

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 27 September 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.

  31. S

    Sjm2014

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 25 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

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

  32. JP

    JimP

    Philadelphia

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on 25 September 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.

  33. M

    Metz

    Philadelphia

    35 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on 24 September 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience3

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

  34. M

    Mike

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 24 September 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.

  35. BW

    BobW

    Atlantic City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 24 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Weather service and good were all terrific

  36. SR

    SophiaR

    Philadelphia

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 23 September 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 ;)

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on 19 September 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Another great experience!

  38. RB

    RobinB

    Philadelphia

    50 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on 18 September 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.

  39. RP

    RandyP

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 September 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    This place was terrible. Awful good terrible service.

  40. E

    2Eat

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 9 September 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.

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La Padella Ristorante is rated 4.1 stars by 488 OpenTable diners.

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Booked 30 times today
Google Map for La Padella Ristorante

7309 Ventnor Ave Ventnor City, NJ 08406

Additional information

  • Area

    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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