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Osteria La Gensola

Piazza della Gensola 15, 06 58332758 Rome, Italy
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Ranked #1,516 of 8,408 Restaurants in Rome
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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.
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77% Recommend
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

This place comes highly recommended in several travel books we have. We were looking forward to our meal and thought the restaurant looked charming from outside. We didn't have a reservation and were seated immediately, albeit not in the main dining room (though not in the gulag far from the entrance which others here say is reserved for tourists). I... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

We went there twice during our short stay in Rome. Their seafood was excellent. Dishes are nicely presented.

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Brooklyn, New York
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37 reviews 37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Located in atmospheric Trastevere, this restaurant serves outstanding seafood. All fresh and perfectly seasoned. In addition to the main dishes, try the crudo

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

It was love at first sight when I looked at the menu, one of those places where you don't know what do order because everything sounds good. You can't really go wrong I found, quality was great for the price, all the dishes with fresh and fine ingredients. All the pastas are really superb, with a heavily Sicilian accent on... More

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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I wrote a review for La Gensola after visiting two summers ago. This year we were back in Rome with friends and had booked a meal here for our second night, having told them how great it was the first time round. It didn't disappoint. Everything we ordered was absolutely delicious. We had scallops with squid ink, razor clams with... More

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Palm Beach, Florida
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

After loosing yourself in the Trastevere area a little away from the large crowd you'll find two large windows decorated with plants and flower. Around the corner an unassuming door opens on two small rooms decorated in a warm rustic tone. The very expansive menu covers all the main roman fares with an accent of fish. FRESH fish. Choose anything... More

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Osteria La Gensola is situated in a quiet little street in Trastevere but is not the usual tourist trap that you might expect. It's more expensive than the other local restaurants but is worth the extra euros. We lived in the "quiet little street" for several months and visited several times. We always took guests there for a special treat.... More

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San Francisco, California
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36 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We went to this cozy trattoria on a rainy night. Great ambiance, friendly staff. Definitely make a reservation. We shared the cecci fritters (different and great!). I ordered the baked baccala and my mom had the swordfish. Both were excellent. For dessert, a divine chocolate cake. Good house wine, too! A little expensive, but a great place to splurge for... More

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Los Angeles, California
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

My husband and I visited La Gensola for lunch prior to our afternoon tour of The Vatican. Conveniently located in Trastevere where we were renting an apartment. I had read very good reviews both on TripAdvisor and Yelp so added this to our list of restaurants to try. Yes, it is pricey but the quality of the food the presentation... More

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Javea, Spain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

It´s true, the owner/manager is charming - that´s his job. The location is in a lovely Piazza La Gensola in Trastevere. The service is good, the food is good, the wine is overpriced. The decor is a little overbearing. I wouldn´t choose to go back.

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