Padrino's in Beckley
love their food

Tarboro, NC

#65 Oct 28, 2010
Kati Giambanco wrote:
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Wow,you are really smart Mama Mia........You know the Italians really well.But the one thing you don't know is that we never talk about what we are going to do it always happens when you least expect it :)
I love to eat at Padinos but with all these threats and violence I would be afraid to eat there now. Owners need to settle down and get a grip and stop with the threats about their daughter being a "firecracker" and what Italians do. NO one would want to eat where they were afraid.
Anytime

Beckley, WV

#66 Oct 28, 2010
Way off base, first of all the one in beckley is 1,000 times better than the one in beaver. The steak hoagies in Beckley are 2 feet tall the ones in beaver are about 6 inches tall. 2nd they have to be different owners because the quality of food is totally different.
haha

Lubbock, TX

#67 Oct 28, 2010
katie wrote:
ell,they must be good my neighbor goes there al them time and she's as fat as they come
This is hilarious! lol
Kati Giambanco

Beckley, WV

#68 Oct 28, 2010
love their food wrote:
<quoted text>I love to eat at Padinos but with all these threats and violence I would be afraid to eat there now. Owners need to settle down and get a grip and stop with the threats about their daughter being a "firecracker" and what Italians do. NO one would want to eat where they were afraid.
Are you serious? I have lived here all my life and everyone that really knows me knows that I am the nicest and most giving person that they will meet.Don't try and down my restaurant because you are trying to benefit another restaurant.You are only trying to hurt my business and that is so unfair.I have not gone on her and talked bad about anyone restaurant's @ all.I just have simply stood my grounds on mine.I don't know how my restaurant even got on this page. I did not ask for any of this.So if you could kindly just leave it be I would be thankful.Katie G
Anytime

Beckley, WV

#69 Oct 28, 2010
holla at ya girl! lol
Mama Mia

Beckley, WV

#70 Oct 28, 2010
Kati Giambanco wrote:
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Wow,you are really smart Mama Mia........You know the Italians really well.But the one thing you don't know is that we never talk about what we are going to do it always happens when you least expect it :)
Everyone can see how you threaten people.
Anytime

Beckley, WV

#71 Oct 28, 2010
you overreact too much she isn't threatening anyone shes just defending her business and her family... Wouldn't you do the same or are you a terrible person?
Mama Mia

Beckley, WV

#72 Oct 28, 2010
Anytime wrote:
you overreact too much she isn't threatening anyone shes just defending her business and her family... Wouldn't you do the same or are you a terrible person?
You need a dose of reality. Opinions are just that: opinions. Threats are just that: threats. Speaking of over-reactions, I'd say to make a threat when someone posts an honest opinion is exactly that: Over-reaction. If you are in business and someone says your managers let people jump line, and a customer says your 8 ounce beer is overpriced, and your appetizers are overpriced and small, and your doors are drafty, and at the same time says you have excellent lasagna, pizza, spaghetti, etc, then there is no reason to attack them and threaten them. They are saying what they feel. Take heed. Improve if you want, and don't if you wish. This is America where opinions are always protected under free speech. Not, Italy -'if you catch my drift'.

At least we are all educated now, aren't we.
Anytime

Beckley, WV

#73 Oct 28, 2010
Yep i would say thats fair enough.
ukidding

Lubbock, TX

#74 Oct 28, 2010
this firecracker family has no business running business like this i hate going there now so stupid attitude she need to appologized from zafaratos.
ukidding

Lubbock, TX

#75 Oct 28, 2010
she realy need to take her business to italy which she is so proud of why they are here the need to go back where is come from.
bruins

Oak Hill, WV

#76 Oct 28, 2010
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vaffanculo

Long Island City, NY

#77 Oct 28, 2010
Food Lover wrote:
I've been to Padrino's a few times and liked the food. The place is a little cramped but you have to work with what you've got, right? The thing that bothers me is if Kati is indeed the owner, her attitude toward any negative comments is a bit troubling. I have owned a local restaurant and am currently a GM of another and I know that customer service is EVERYTHING. Even if you feel like the customer is being unfair/unreasonable. You certainly don't brush their issues off and say "well just don't freaking order it". Your food had better be freaking good if you hope to cover up that kind of service. No, I'm not slamming the restaurant or the owners because I'm not that familiar with either. I'm just making an observation on some of the previous posts. I do wish them well, though.
That is why u no longer Locally own a restaurant and u are a GM..U couldnt hack it, and now u manage someone elses place at their EXPENSE! U obviously should know what it takes to run a business and should understand if one gets a little wrapped up in their business. Its funny how some of the places mentioned in this post havent proved anything by being in business for less than a year..GOOD food is not going to get u anywhere!And having MONEY is not going to RUN ur RESTAURANT!HAHAH Funny to me how many thanks so and fail!

Second of all, both padrino's and Pasquales are household names in Raleigh and surrounding counties..Proven with over 20 yrs of top notch service. Padrino's, the ONLY ITALIAN owned, ITALIAN SPEAKING, ITALIAN restaurnat in Raleigh County might just give them the hand in the italian food business hmmm.. Prove urself and then talk!

With that being said Padrino's was built from the ground up..Nobody LAID or PAVED the Name for them..THey made it for theirself. Not by advertising anything other the word of mouth. Kissing ass was never in the owners vocabulary...
vaffanculo

Long Island City, NY

#78 Oct 28, 2010
Zaferfatos wrote:
Padrino's has some great food. We really enjoy the stromboli. Their spaghetti and lasagna is superb. Pizzas are great, too. The Egg Plant Parmesean sandwich is awesome.
However the place isn't perfect.
The one at Beckley Crossing needs more dining area. Yet, I know how expensive rent is. The doors need fixed so cold air doesn't blow on seated customers. Their beer is a chincy 8oz - and should be larger for the price. Some of the appetizers are small portioned, considering the price. I've seen rude customers sneak in past a standing crowd and grab a table as the waitress was cleaning it for the next group who had patiently waited. The manager knew it, but did nothing about it. But at least they don't stoop so low as to take pictures of their neighbors they don't like and post it on the Topix forum.
We patronize them because they are really clean, and you can see the kitchen so you know how your food is being prepared. The food is really authentically good at an overall decent price. You got an honest review from me.
after reading this quote and knowing who they own a local business, its funny how u try and sugar coat the topic in the beginning by praising, then u wanna throw jabs about them not being perfect trying to promote ones self!

talking about expensive, 13.95 for a Large cheese pizza. haa what is it gold... Padrino's has 2 16" NEW YORK STYLE PIZZA's 1 topping 17.99 and On 16" for 9.95.

man, maybe Padrino's should raise prices!!
no way

Oak Hill, WV

#79 Oct 28, 2010
omg calcinio is sssssssssoooooooooooooooooo expensive.i will go try some padrino soon yum
Kati Giambanco

Beckley, WV

#80 Oct 28, 2010
Mama Mia wrote:
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Everyone can see how you threaten people.
A smart coward but a coward never the less.You speak so eloquent but yet you use a fake name like Mama Mia to cover your a**.Not sure if you are male or female,judging by your mannerisum I guess male.Sooooo wishing that you are female and I find out who you are because I am going to make you say Uncle.You can reprot me,call the police,call me rude,call me crazy,call the pope but I will get you one way or the other. Oh, and YES that is a threat!!!!!You have keep this going with your comments and now I have to find a way to finish it.I will:) I have never spoke ill of anyone's bussiness or restaurant on here or will I ever,butttttttttttttt your smart a** just won't leave it alone. Do you honestly think that me defending my name and restaurant is gooing to scare my cusromers away? NO, it will show them how much pride I take in my bussiness!!! I have to admit DO NOT TAKE CRITICISM VERY WELL.I never once made a threat on here before now.....you are just so damn smart that you got my drift.So,that being said......why don't you just go find another restaurant to critique and leave me and mine alone...
Kati Giambanco

Beckley, WV

#81 Oct 29, 2010
ukidding wrote:
she realy need to take her business to italy which she is so proud of why they are here the need to go back where is come from.
Haha....I was born and raised in beautiful West Virginia @ the old Raleigh General Hospital 50 years ago.As a matter a fact the brick in my home came from thr hospital when they tore it down. Get your facts straight ass before you make stupid comments.Now on the other hand my husband came frome Italy to make a better life for himself and open several Italian restaurant to give the American people want they want,real Italian food.Show yourself there Mr. are u kidding!!!!!!
Kati Giambanco

Beckley, WV

#82 Oct 29, 2010
ukidding wrote:
this firecracker family has no business running business like this i hate going there now so stupid attitude she need to appologized from zafaratos.
Dude, I can't understand anything that you wrote!!!!!
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Anytime

Beckley, WV

#84 Oct 29, 2010
slamma
Billy

Oak Hill, WV

#85 Oct 29, 2010
I love Padrinos but Calacinos is better.

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