Fodor's Expert Review Le Calandre

$$$$ Padua Italian

Traditional Veneto recipes are given a highly sophisticated and creative treatment here, and the whole experience can seem by turns revelatory or uncomfortably overblown at this pricey high-profile place. Owner-chef Massimiliano Alajmo's creative impulses, together with seasonal menu changes, augment the signature dishes, but Alajmo considers food to be an art form rather than nourishment, so be prepared for minuscule portions.

Italian Modern Italian Sophisticated Prix-Fixe Lunch Dinner $$$$

Quick Facts

Via Liguria 1
Sarmeola, Veneto  35030, Italy

049-630303

www.calandre.com

Known For:
  • Theatrical, sensory dining experience
  • Playful (or to some pretentious) touches
  • Reservations essential
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Sun. and Mon., mid-Aug.–Sept., and Jan. 1–17

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