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Osteria La Gensola

#1,293 of 9,039 Restaurants in Rome
#1,563 of 9,841 Places to Eat in Rome
Neighborhood:
Trastevere
Italian, Chowder, Soups
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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
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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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Sit By The Window

We had wonderful seafood there for dinner - the food was great and there was a lot of it. The service was patient and generous. By sitting near the window we watched the moon rise and that completed a perfect evening.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
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Tel Aviv
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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The Woodlands, Texas
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We had dinner at this small wonderful restaurant twice recently while in Rome. Recommended by our hotel, it was great. The only thing that took away from the first night was the appearance of Gov. Jerry Brown of California. He and his entourage was seated just feet from us. Forget politics, this was just about poor behavior. This guy is... More 

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Sydney, AU
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

After lots of pasta we just wanted fish. Came to the right place! Staff was great too. The waitress made the recommendation of one fish from the menu but a different preparation. Was glad for that advice and flexibility. Sea bass ceviche was super as a first.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Good local Italian Osteria with good pasta, fish and wine. Excellent service.... We highly recommend for a nice dinner while in Rome.

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Portland, Oregon
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45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We are staying in a vacation rental a few steps from here and it is a top recommendation on the restaurant list in our flat. We've eaten at several other restaurants in the area and they have all been really good but this is extra special. The service is very friendly and good and the food is excellent. I had... More 

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Malaga, Spain
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I visited the restaurant on my last evening in Rome as a special treat as I'm a big sea food fan. I had; half a dozen oysters ( which were some of, if not the best I have ever had ) tuna carpaccio ( simply superb ) spaghetti with razor clams ( again fantastic ) and to finish some tiramisu... More 

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Tel Aviv
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We had wonderful seafood there for dinner - the food was great and there was a lot of it. The service was patient and generous. By sitting near the window we watched the moon rise and that completed a perfect evening.

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Helmetta, New Jersey
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33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

My wife and I enjoyed a late lunch here, underneath the hugely impressive wooden tree, after a wonderful stroll through Trastevere. The dish I had, beef with eggplant, tomatoes, ricotta and basil was so tasty I took the recipe home and try my best to recreate it from time to time. Mine is good, theirs was better.

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Israel
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

After walking through another rather smelly fish restaurant, my wife pulled out this option, and what a great choice was made. We were squeezed in a packed with mostly local people. Food was expertly prepared avoiding cliches and with even some bold ideas, like monkfish with Apple puree, and pasta with fish ragout and bass filled ravioli which were superb.... More 

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Houston, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Excellent food - seafood and daily pasta specials. Extensive wine list. Attentive servers and calm, relaxing ambiance.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We ate here on or first night of stay in Rome. The service was fantastic and food very fresh. Book ahead as it gets very busy, especially with locals which is always a good sign.

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Additional Information about Osteria La Gensola

Address: Piazza della Gensola 15, 06 58332758 Rome, Italy
Phone Number: 06-581-6312
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Trastevere
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
Cuisine: Italian, Chowder, Soups

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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, Chowder, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Doing business

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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Trastevere
Trastevere ("beyond the Tiber") is like a faded postcard, a little worn around the edges but still charming. With its wide-open piazzas, meandering streets, weathered Renaissance buildings, and overgrown personality, it's become an irresistible mecca for visitors. Trastevere is an enclave of entertainment - a rotating set of street performers entertains almost every night, and unforgettable eateries and bars pepper its piazzas and side streets. For a trip to the past, visit the southern and western flanks of Trastevere for pockets of yesteryear, less traversed areas with a residual 1960s and 70s Roman vibe.
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