Home to chef Massimiliano Alajmo, Le Calandre is the creative laboratory and culinary research center of all our restaurants.

Originally opened in 1981 by Erminio and Rita Alajmo, Le Calandre is currently one of eight restaurants in Italy to be recognized with three Michelin stars, an honor that the restaurant has held since 2003. Ranked at the top of all the major Italian restaurant guides, it is also one of the “The World's 50 Best Restaurants.”

Max's cuisine, based on the concepts of depth, lightness and fluidity, is poetry on a plate. Inspiration for his distinctive dishes comes from looking at the world with a sense of discovery.

His distinctive approach to cuisine finds is reflected in the dining room of Le Calandre. Everything from the hand-carved wooden tables to the glassware and room fragrance was designed by the Alajmo brothers and produced by master Italian artisans. The result is a multisensory culinary experience that is carried the dining room, cordially and naturally.

Le Calandre
Via Liguria 1
35030 Sarmeola di Rubano (PD)
tel. +39 049 630303 - 633000
fax +39 049 633026
e-mail info@alajmo.it

Open Tuesday for dinner only
Dinner from 8 pm to 10 pm

Open Wednesday to Saturday
Lunch from 12 pm to 2 pm
Dinner from 8 pm to 10 pm

Note: When using a navigational system, make sure to type “Rubano” or "Sarmeola" and not “Padova” as the town of your destination. If you type “via Ligura, 1, Padova” you will end up on the opposite side of the city.


Closed from August 7 to 31, 2016
The restaurant will reopen for dinner on September 1, 2016.

galleria fotografica

  • Lasagnetta all'italiana
  • Max at the table
  • Apparenza
  • Cold-cooked vegetables
  • Dining room
  • Max in the kitchen
  • Entrance
  • Pier-angelini
  • Sweetbreads
  • Table