This restaurant must be the best place I have eaten in Italy. At first moment I enter, I feel as if I have walked into my family home (I am Hispanic, so we are a bit similar to Italians). I sit and order an antipasti with possible the best freshest ingredients in Rome. I had stuffed meat pasta with tomatoes and basil and I start to think the vegetables must be growing in the rear of the restaurant because it was too good. The woman serving our table reminded me of one my family members checking on me to ensure I enjoy the food and am properly taken care of. I visited Santo Padre on numerous occasions during my stay and I just let the waitress recommend the freshest food in the kitchen, which she did not fail to make me happy with her choices. I have been to Italy many times, but Santo Padre really made me experience Italy.
Favorite Dish The dishes I especially enjoyed were the:
1. Stuffed Meat Pasta with tomatoes and basil
3. Beef Slices in Balsamic and red wine.
Family owned and operated - grandpa cooks, grandma does dishes (you will walk right by her at the sink if you use the restroom!), daughters and grandaughters handle the tables
Only a couple speak any english, but that was not a problem....
We were sent there by a recommendation of a friend, and we have continued to recommend it to others since then.
Favorite Dish Everything we ate was incredible, I had a pasta dish, my husband had meat (ossobucco, I believe). It was over a year ago, so I apologize for being vague, but really, its wonderful
The food is really good fresh and home made, the owner is great! He looks like is coming out from a 60's Italian film.
The restaurant is quite normal and not really sophisticated, but is real and the reason to go there is the food!
Is better to reserve a table.
Favorite Dish The starters are the best thing for me! They give you hot and cold antipasto, from mozzarella di bufala, to meat balls!!! Meat balls are the best!!!!! Don't miss it!