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Osteria La Gensola

#1,845 of 8,986 Restaurants in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood:
Trastevere
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Piazza della Gensola 15, 06 58332758 Rome, Italy
06-581-6312
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12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Warm atmosphere in the heart of Trastevere with fantastic, well-presented...
Warm atmosphere in the heart of Trastevere with fantastic, well-presented food. Great place for authentic Italian dishes as it is mainly frequented by locals.
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Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 206
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    Very good
  • 63
    Average
  • 30
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  • 25
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Excellent Dinner1

We went there following the recommendations of our hotel cosigner (bingo for all his recommendations!). we enjoy very much the food. This is a place you should select seafood!- this is their specialty! . We also recommend the desert we - Sicilian casata (a typical cheese cake with marzipan... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
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Tel Aviv
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Tel Aviv
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108 reviews 108 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

We went there following the recommendations of our hotel cosigner (bingo for all his recommendations!). we enjoy very much the food. This is a place you should select seafood!- this is their specialty! . We also recommend the desert we - Sicilian casata (a typical cheese cake with marzipan glazing. It was excellent. The place was packed with locals. i... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

I visited this restaurant last week, and I have to say, that so far and after numerous visits to Rome this has been my biggest disappointment. This was supposed to be a restaurant specialized in fish, but no one of the dishes was prepared with fresh fish.The food was insipid, and sometimes so oily that was almost impossible to perceive... More 

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Boston, MA
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We went to Gensola with a small group so I tasted a lot of different dishes. I found some of the dishes really good, and some just OK.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

This was our second visit here in two years and it didn't disappoint. We did start with the hand carved ham but then moved on to the seafood which is what they do so wonderfully. I had the spaghetti with sea urchin roe and the monkfish cheeks as my second course. My wife had the pasta with monkfish ragu and... More 

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West Hollywood, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Enjoyed my meal immensely - the white truffle pasta makes me drool just thinking of it now. And the fritto misto was awesome as an app. The place just had a staff a bit unfriendly and push us next to people even though no one was in the restaurant at the moment. That said the food out ways that by... More 

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Ibiza, Islas Baleares, Spain
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I sometimes wonder what people's food standards are..and specially now when you can see people's reviews on a regular base T A. My expectations were high as I walked in to la Gensola with my family tonight, specially after reading the reviews. We shared a ceviche that was not a crevice at all besides missing the coriander that was...The sword... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014 via mobile

Our family thoroughly enjoyed our last night in Rome at Gensola! The restaurant is in beautiful Trestavera, an easy walk or short cab ride from the city center. The restaurant is a cozy, neighborhood restaurant that families or couples can enjoy. Our seafood was fresh and expertly prepared and our service was excellent, attending our table only when needed. The... More 

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Essex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Really great food menu! Even though it was mostly seafood I decided to go for rigatoni al sugo alla coda alla vaccinara as primo and trippa alla romana after:it was just perfect! A bit more expensive that the other restaurant in the area but it's defenetly worth it!!!highly recommended!

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Recommended by our Hotel, we took a cab but he dropped us in a square and it took us 10 minutes to find the restaurant. Food was good in particular the boiled octopus which was silky soft and tasted superb.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We tried this place on our last night in Rome. The food was delicious and the prices were affordable! We also got a carafe of table wine which was just as delicious as some of the more expensive bottles we'd been trying. We were staying right around the corner so it was convenient for us, but I would definitely recommend... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Piazza della Gensola 15, 06 58332758 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Trastevere
  • Neighborhood: Trastevere
  • Phone Number: 06-581-6312

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

Warm atmosphere in the heart of Trastevere with fantastic, well-presented food. Great place for authentic Italian dishes as it is mainly frequented by locals.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Monday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm

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