Pizzeria Savonarola is a short walk away from Padova’s historic center, along a beautiful road with pebbles and ancient palaces. The owners are the same since 1990.
Until a few years ago a friend of ours lived nearby and almost every Sunday we came there to order a takeaway pizza. Our friend moved and now we come here less often but every time we find the same flavours. The pizza is in fact delicious: thin, crisp, with good ingredients. Someone on Tripadvisor complains about too much oregano: Is he joking? It is perfect imho!
I came here in May with my German classmates and everyone appreciated it. I went back there recently (September) with my husband and everything was good.
The restaurant has a pretty outdoor zone, the only minus is that cars pass along the street. The interior is small, the space is limited. I prefer to ask for a table in the room on the left, which is a little bigger. The things I would change are the tables in that room and those huge speakers (they do not match with the Pizzeria décor).
Hallmarks of Pizzeria Savonarola are the colourful paper menu and the paper palcemats: They have funny drawings, that you won’t find in other pizzerias.
Pizzeria Savonarola – The menu
The choice is limited, you will not find a list of 80 types of pizza. They will be twenty, perhaps less. But the quality is excellent. I never tried the other dishes, but people say they’re good as well. When I go there I can’t resist the pizza! Even desserts are good, I really like the ricotta and chocolate cake. I must confess, though, that my husband’s jam tart didn’t seem fresh…
During my dinner there were Spanish tourists at the next table, who commented their pizza enthusiastically. On the table in front of us, 4 ladies were celebrating the birthday of three of them (is this sentence understandable? possible? acceptable?).
The atmosphere here is relaxed and informal. Waiters are friendly and someone is also witty. I felt at ease here and would go back again gladly.
Via Savonarola 38 Padua
Closed on Mondays
From Tuesday to Friday: 12.30 pm – 2:30 pm and 7.30 pm – 0.00 am
Saturday and Sunday: 7.00 pm – 0:00 am
Value for money9
Don't expect an elegant and fine dining but in my opinion this small trattoria offers one of the best pizzas in Padova.