Padavano’s adds new dishes for Worcester Restaurant Week

Padavano’s Place is one of the many restaurants participating in this year’s Worcester Restaurant Week, which runs from Feb. 27-March 11 and features three-course meals for $24.17.

Padavano’s Place is a family-owned Italian restaurant that serves authentic Italian home-style food made from scratch.

“I’ve been a chef for seven years now, but before this my former career was in biopharma,” said Padavano’s Place chef and owner Rose-Ellen Padavano. “I was at the height of my career in biopharma and wasn’t loving it. Soon, I found the perfect cozy neighborhood and decided to run with it.”

“My love of food and my creativity inspired my career as a chef,” Padavano said.

Padavano’s is adding many new dishes and items for its Restaurant Week menu.

“We are offering a lot more entree choices than previous years to broaden our horizons,” Padavano said. “Our Restaurant Week menu is made up with our most popular house favorites, along with some twists for the folks who like a change.”

When we asked for her favorite dish on the Restaurant Week menu, she said “I’m really excited to feature my Linguini and White Clam Sauce dish. It’s a main staple on our everyday menu, but I’m excited to highlight it for two weeks because it’s a dish unlike any other restaurant’s recipe. It’s a unique recipe with a special twist you just wouldn’t expect.”

Located on 358 Shrewsbury St., Worcester, Padavano’s is open every day from 4-10 p.m.

By Adam Campbell