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Da Gaia

#119 of 1,516 Restaurants in Genoa
#146 of 1,665 Places to Eat in Genoa
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Vico dell'Argento | zona Porto Antico, 16124 Genoa, Italy
+39 0102461629
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Good for seafood.

Nice local food, especially seafood. No wine list and no English though. Perfect place to practice your Italian.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
Jekaterina T
Vilnius, Vilniaus Apskritis, Lithuania
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  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
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Vilnius, Vilniaus Apskritis, Lithuania
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Nice local food, especially seafood. No wine list and no English though. Perfect place to practice your Italian.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

I have visited genoa previous week and gaia was the far most the best italian I have tasted in the city. The menu is very satisfying and house wines are really delicious. Waitress suggests food if you can not choose and their choices also never let you down.

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We ate here with high expectations - Lonely Planet says it's consistently voted the highest rated by locals. We visited on a Sunday, and this may have been a mistake. The restaurant is usually closed on Sundays, but serves a fixed menu for special openings about once a month. The primo was a mixture of battered deep fried vegetables and... More 

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New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

The food here is quite good, especially the pesto gnocchi. It's a cute little place with friendly service and you will pretty much only see locals in here. Would recommend.

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Athens, Greece
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We arrived on a rainy evening after it was recommended to us by our Hotel.The food was not bad, tasty although not something to come back for. But their service had nothing to do with real customer service. They just placed the plates in front of us, not to check if the customer needed something like cheese for the pasta,... More 

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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26 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

This hotel was recommended by the owner of our hotel, which was right around the corner from the restaurant. She told us that this is where the people who live in Genoa go, and I am not surprised. We are so glad we went there as it was the best meal we had during our 10-day trip in France, Switzerland... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Lovely food just off Via Garibaldi. Traditional fare. The squid casserole was delicious as was the octopus dishes we had. All round winner at reasonable prices.

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Mackay, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Tip from hotel was spot on. Down a tiny alley and it's great to eat at authentic Italian restaurants. The decor could do with a tidy up but staff friendly and service better than reasonable. Definitely come back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Recommended by locals we were graciously received (do book in advance) and offered a full and varied menu that included several vegetarian, fish and meat options. We ate pasta with fresh anchovies, ravioli with ragu, tuna steak in sesame with a safron sauce, stuffed lettuce leaves and a grilled veal cutlet. Everything was cooked to perfection and delicious. The house... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Our mistake was to order 2 courses - they are quite large but so delicious. We had 2 seafood pastas which were both fantastic. All the fish dishes were good. It felt like a family restaurant - unassuming but good quality. Location is great.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Vico dell'Argento | zona Porto Antico, 16124 Genoa, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Genoa>  > Righi
  • Neighborhood: Righi
  • Phone Number: +39 0102461629

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 39
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Families with children, Doing business

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