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Da Gaia

#114 of 1,501 Restaurants in Genoa
#136 of 1,650 Places to Eat in Genoa
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Righi
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Vico dell'Argento | zona Porto Antico, 16124 Genoa, Italy
+39 0102461629
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  • 175
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  • 47
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  • 15
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very good!

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 11, 2015
Guy71
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New York
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
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Worthing, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 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 19 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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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 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 22 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
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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Rome
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54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
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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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

went to Gaia on our last evening in Genoa it was good but probably not as good as others we had been to and as good as what we had been told While we enjoyed the food we weren't overwhelmed If there was a good rating in between average and very good that is what i would rate it Really... More 

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Malmo, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I had some fantastic trofie al pesto and a very good cinghiale (boar). The food tasted genuine and the pesto was done in the real Genovese style. The restaurant was cozy, the wine enjoyable and prices were quite low. Good value for money!

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Additional Information about Da Gaia

Address: Vico dell'Argento | zona Porto Antico, 16124 Genoa, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0102461629
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Genoa>  > Righi
Average Prices: USD 39
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

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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
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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