Fodor's Expert Review Le Calandre

$$$$ Padua Modern Italian

Traditional Veneto recipes are given a highly sophisticated and creative treatment here, and the whole theatrical tasting-menu experience and gorgeous table settings can seem by turns revelatory or overblown at this high-profile place. Owner-chef Massimiliano Alajmo's creative, miniscule-portion dishes, passion for design (bespoke lighting, carved wooden tables, and quirky plates), and first-class wine list make this an option for a pricey celebratory meal.

Modern Italian Prix-Fixe Lunch Dinner $$$$

Quick Facts

Via Liguria 1
Sarmeola, Veneto  35030, Italy


Known For:
  • Theatrical, sensory dining experience
  • Playful (or to some pretentious) touches
  • Reservations essential
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Sun., Mon., and Jan. 1–20. No lunch Tues., Reservations essential

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