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La Padella Ristorante

4.2
4.2
525 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Authentic Italian cuisine with a modern touch. From homemade pastas to local fresh seafood and more.


7309 Ventnor Ave
Ventnor City, New Jersey 08406-1956

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 19 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 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 525 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Atlantic City / South Jersey Shore

    Healthy

  • Atlantic City / South Jersey Shore

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Atlantic City

    Healthy

  • Atlantic City

    Neighborhood Gem

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  1. HC

    HelenC

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food3service3ambience3
    Odd odor inside very overpriced it was more than a Casino restaurant not going back I eat out at least 3 times a week
  2. JM

    JoeM

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    La padella is such a great restaurant. The service was excellent. And the food came out hot and delicious. It was our best meal of the summer!
  3. b

    bobp

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    Food was very good. Service was extremely slow.
  4. S

    Shorevisitor

    Denver

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Food was very good. All the dishes came out hot. Originally wanted to sit inside, but inside had a strange (unpleasant) odor, so we asked to be moved outside. Service was great. Staff was attentive. Even though their website says otherwise, they accept credit cards. It is a BYOB - which is nice considering the prices are high (but customary for the shore). They also don't have sodas - so bring your mixers as well as your liquor.
  5. r

    richie

    Atlantic City

    146 reviews

    4.0

    146 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Exceeded expectations. E eruthibg came out piping hot, which is always appreciated. All high quality ingredients, well prepared. Creative beyond standard Northern Italian fare. Service was fine. BYOB always a,plus for us.
  6. SR

    SherriR

    Baltimore

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was outstanding as always! Started with appetizer of mussels in red sauce, very good. Caprese salad was superb, could eat that every day. We both had veal dishes that were delicious.
  7. S

    Sarah

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Good was delicious however we waited a half hour for an app of fried calamari and a little over 2 hours for our dinners. All pasta and chicken. Nothing complicated. The waiter apologized profusely and often which was nice. It wasn’t super crowded. Waiting that long is strange as this didn’t happen last year when we are there. Had to ask for butter and oil with bread. Sat on corner of sidewalk. Overall delicious. Really need new outside chairs. They’re worn out and uncomfortable. 200$ for 4 people. 1 app. No alcohol. We will go back.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    We had diner at La Padella 4 nights in a row during our stay in Atlantic City. It was a welcome change from the casino area. Little neighbourhood restaurant but the food is amazing. They don’t sell alcohol so make sure to bring a bottle with you if you want to drink.
  9. g

    gleedah18

    Atlantic City

    71 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious. Portions quite large.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food. We are coming back!!!
  11. TP

    TamarP

    Philadelphia

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal at a wonderful BYOB. Love their shrimp risotto:)!
  12. H

    Helene

    New England

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Food was really good. Our server was terrific, just probably challenged by the kitchen but we were in no rush. The bus boy looked bored and bothered
  13. SG

    SondraG

    Philadelphia

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    La Padella has become overpriced for what is offered.
  14. SA

    ScottA

    Atlantic City

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Excellent service and food. BYO. Small but quaint. Outside seating if preferred. Local favorite!!
  15. J

    Joel

    Philadelphia

    94 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    94 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Excellent food, but eating outside is a bit of a challenge as it’s not undercover. We had to wait 30 minutes to get seated for our 7:15 reservation. Once seated, service and food was excellent. Worth the wait.
  16. PI

    PICKY

    Philadelphia

    35 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    EXPENSIVE FOR THE QUALITY OF THE FOOD. MY DINNER WAS MISSING THE SIDES LISTED ON MENU, AND THE VEAL WAS DROWNED IN A HEAVY . TASTELESS LIQUID
  17. g

    ginad

    Atlantic City

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience2
    Our appetizers were good but my husband didn’t enjoy his Bronzino small portion, pasta was good, no salad limited bread and warm water.
  18. JD

    JackD

    Philadelphia

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The food is wonderful and the staff was fantastic.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everyone loved!!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly service and terrific food. Overall great night out!
  21. MF

    MeganF

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    First of all I do not usually write reviews but our experience was particularly bad. First, we ordered mussels for an appetizer, there were approximately 20 medium sized mussels in the order, 8 of them did not open, I would expect a couple of them not to open but this was about 40%, so I hate to complain but I did, the waitress said, “do you want me to take them back and have someone crack them open?”! WTF, they were dead prior to cooking. The manager came over and took them back, when we got them back and there were exactly 8 and the shells were broken, we each tried one to give them the benefit of the doubt but they were fishy and gross. Then my dinner came, I got flounder with crab, I cut into it and it was a pink/lavender color-it was completely raw! I don’t know if this was done on purpose for complaining about the mussels or if the kitchen is just that inept. We got up and left
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The owner/server Elaina was very nice, explained every dish, knew exactly how it was made and with what ingredients. The portions were good and the food was fresh and delicious! The gnocchi with Gorgonzola cheese cut with balsamic glaze was outrageously delicious!
  23. J

    Jimbeea

    Seattle

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    It is nice enough. Small inside. Pricy. Small bowl of pasta was $11.00 Salmon was excellent and a generous portion,
  24. s

    sdkphd

    New Mexico

    70 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    A simple meal but well prepared. Service was good.
  25. JG

    JohnG

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall3food2service1ambience4
    We have been going here for years because we live nearby. The manager was very nice but the waitress was completely overwhelmed. The food was mediocre at best, My son’s pasta was overcooked and the bronzino was soggy and unappetizing. The calamari had sat and was not very hot. I hope they can turn the restaurant around as we used to really enjoy going.

    La Padella RistoranteResponded on July 14, 2022We do apologize for the oversight during this visit and we do wish this was brought to our attention during the visit and given us the opportunity to fix it. The manager would have been more than happy to have had the meals remade to your liking.

  26. j

    janismurph

    Philadelphia

    31 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Very unhappy with this visit. I ordered Branzino which was not fresh and pricey. I only got one iddy biddy filet and i could tell it was old. I didn't complain to the waitress because I didn't want another piece. The pasta on the veal dish was minimal. If the veal weighed 3 oz it was alot, at least you could have added more pasta to the dish. It wasnt like it was homemade pasta. All in all, the prices were extreme for a meal that was mediocre at best.

    La Padella RistoranteResponded on July 14, 2022I do apologize that this visit was not up to par. I really do wish you would have given us the opportunity to address and rectify the issue during your visit, we would have been more than happy to get you another dinner fish or not. I can however assure you that our fish is delivered every other day from a local seafood distributor and is always fresh.

  27. K

    Kittenki

    Atlantic City

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant fresh food great service, nice dessert selections. In side and outside dining
  28. CO

    CaroleO

    Atlantic City

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Service was very good. My dinner was delicious, my husband’s was good but small & expensive for what it was. Will come back again.
  29. LM

    LisaMack

    Philadelphia

    76 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    76 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall2food4service4ambience1
    Very disappointing evening. First, we had 9 people, and instead of giving us one of the cushioned chairs that was not being used during our entire visit, they gave us a hard folding chair at the end of a table. We even asked for the better chair, and were told that they were all being saved for reservations, that never appeared during our visit. Our waiter refused to take our appetizer order until we were ready to order everything, making us feel very rushed. The restaurant does not offer any soft drinks. There were only 2 choices for desserts. Finally, the restaurant was only accepting cash or Venmo. Although the food was good, the experience was not. They simply don't seem to care that people have a great experience. We won't be going back.
  30. L

    Lovedit1

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We had reservation at 9 Table was not ready The restaurant kept my wife and I and our 8 month old infant waiting in rain outside until 940 My wife is black She was refused water by rude hostess while we were waiting in rain Wife felt it was because of her race One of the most horrible experiences I’ve ever had
  31. MS

    MerleS

    Atlantic City

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    We had to sit outside and the weather was very windy and cool. It took away from our enjoying the food which was very good.
  32. H

    Helene

    New England

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Elena the owner is a hard worker and very personable. The food is very good and we love that it’s a BYOB. Great local restaurant!!!
  33. CF

    CocoFeins

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went here for my birthday and I haven’t been able to stop bragging about how good it was. The only negative was a table behind us that one of their guests were extremely obnoxious, loud, rude and cursing up a storm. I myself sometimes have a “truck drivers” mouth but this was a little over the top. This will not stop me from going back, I look forward to my next outing here!!!
  34. AW

    AlisonW

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    We waited 1 hour for our entrees and it was not worth the wait. The special was cod and it sounded so good and it was the most bland boring piece of fish I ever had. We unfortunately had two orders of cod and both we the same.
  35. j

    jerseyshore

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful meal. Waited by owner who gave us great recommendations.
  36. j

    joycer

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    We had a fabulous waitress!!
  37. l

    love2dine

    Philadelphia

    99 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    99 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    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!
  38. JS

    JoeS

    Philadelphia

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was excellent! Very good service.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    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.
  40. R

    Renee

    Atlantic City

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall3food1service3ambience2
    I had the flounder franchaise .. dry no sauce. Never heard of that. 2 others had pork chop .. way over done and chewy

FAQs

La Padella Ristorante is rated 4.2 stars by 525 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 19 times today
Google Map for La Padella Ristorante

7309 Ventnor Ave, Ventnor City, NJ 08406

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Ventnor City

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 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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