A friendly trattoria in the heart of what used to be Padua's Jewish ghetto serves almost exclusively traditional Veneto dishes, and it does so with refinement and care. The liver and onions is extraordinarily tender. Even the accompanying polenta is grilled to perfection—slightly crisp on the outside and moist on the inside. The desserts are nothing to scoff at, either. Word is out among locals about this tiny place, and it fills up quickly, so reservations are a must.
Via degli Oblizzi 2, Padua, 35122, Italy