Pago Pago

Padua | | 25/04/2017

Pago Pago is one of Padova’s best local restaurants. This pizzeria is THE place to go for an evening out on a budget.

During my time living in Padova, this quaint pizzeria was without a doubt one of my favourite go-to spots. Swarming with locals on any given day, this gem of a restaurant serves up some of the best pizza known to man. Pago Pago impresses with its elaborate Mediterranean garnishes and attractive, low prices for both food and drink. It is the perfect place for an evening on a budget. If you’re in the mood for some wine or Prosecco, then I’d suggest purchasing a carafe  –  a comfortable two glasses of wine for just €3!

The signature pizza at Pago Pago and of Padova is the Napoletana. Using only the freshest Italian ingredients and made by the masterful hand of the chefs, this is the one to go for if you are looking for a typical taste of Padova. The saltiness of the anchovies contrasts sublimely with the sweetness of the tomato and the creaminess of the cheese. What’s more, due to the restaurants’ spacious interior, you can enjoy this special dish in the company of many good friends – just remember to book in advance as this popular haunt fills up quickly.

If you’re not quite in the mood for pizza or are only in the restaurant as the result of a very eager friend, then do not fret, there is also something for you. I have been told their homemade gnocchi is to die for, so that’s definitely worth a try.

Just to warn you, they don’t take cards. So remember to take some cash and enjoy a lovely evening!

Via Galileo Galilei, 59
35121 Padova
+39 049 665558 


An independent cultural haven hidden away on the fourth floor of Porto’s Manuel Passos Garage.