Padrino’s Bistro and Italian Steakhouse, located in the Briarwood Shopping Center in Hamilton, is the perfect family-oriented neighborhood Italian restaurant. From your first visit, you are treated as a member of their extended family.
Chef Leonardo Coppola and his kitchen prepare everything made to order from pasta to sea food dishes. They can easily modify each meal to the dietary needs of their customers.
Born and raised in Monte di Procida, Napoli Italia, Chef Coppolo grew up watching and helping his nonna in her kitchen. “It’s comforting to know my nonna’s recipes and love made it to this country. Some dishes go back over 100 years,” says Chef Coppola. “The same food she shared with her friends, I’m sharing with mine. Does it get any better?”
Kim Coppolo, Chef Coppolo’s wife and partner, emphasize “we are a family. Our restaurant is an extension of our dining room in our house. We want to keep you happy.” This is truly a family business, as well. Many members of their family help with all aspects of the restaurant from greeting to baking. “It is home,” Kim adds.
Padrino’s offers large portions made with fresh locally grown ingredients. They are proud to carry wine from the Working Dog Winery, formerly known as Silver Decoy Winery in East Windsor, NJ.
Meals are served in a large dining room with the hint of Italian music in the background. Using curtains, the restaurant can create an intimate section, perfect for your special event. They offer 6 different banquet packages that can be modified based on your group’s needs. Padrino’s features a children’s menu for their youngest diners.
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Reservations may be made on line through OpenTable.com, using a link found on their website at www.padrinosofhamilton.com. Delivery is offered within 5 miles of the Briarwood Shopping Center.
Padrino’s Bistro and Italian Steakhouse, Briarwood Shopping Center, 2452 Kuser Road, Hamilton. Open Mondays-Thursdays 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Sundays noon to 9 p.m. Reservations may be made online. 609-587-7575. www.padrinosofhamilton.com.