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Da Gaia

Vico dell'Argento | zona Porto Antico, Genoa, Italy (Righi)
+39 0102461629
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Ranked #78 of 1,321 restaurants in Genoa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $39
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Righi
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Bristol, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
118 reviews 118 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Da Gaia was recommended to me by an Italian work colleague, and very pleased I am to have taken his advice and visited the restaurant. I have booked again for Thursday evening so I can try some of the other dishes! I had a great fish soup with black beans which was an interesting variation on the genre, and Pork... More

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Bolton Lancs
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48 reviews 48 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

A small restaurant down a dark narrow side street in the old part of town once through the narrow door and down the steps into the bar it opens up into a very pleasant rustic set of rooms .My wife and I ate there twice and on both occasions the food was excellent .the place is popular with locals and... More

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Helsinki, Finland
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33 reviews 33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We went to Da Gaia for lunch one day. They had English menus but I had noticed a daily menu posted on the window (in Italian) and asked the waitress about that. She could quite clearly describe the options there and we went for the sea bass with aubergine pure and veggies along with half a liter of very nice... More

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Barcelona
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Most of the dishes were acceptable, but nothing special. The service was pleasant enough but did not make up for the average meal.

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Santiago, Chile
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Gaia offers very good food, the service is friendly and reasonably fast, prices are quite moderate. The location is on the edge of the oldest part of the city and this is key because in this area there are few decent options. It's not that hard to find, the ally may seem unpleasant but once you get inside it is... More

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Muscat, Oman
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

This is one of those restaurants where it seems you 'can't go wrong'. We had a lovely dinner for two, together with a half-litre of house red, for less than 50 euros. Great!

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New York City, New York
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258 reviews 258 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Started with a wonderful octopus salad followed by marvelous grilled tuna. Local dessert was also tasty Tried some Ligurian red wine that left something to be desired. Efficient service Inside rooms can be noisy but local atmosphere is priceless

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North Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

A wonderful dining experience-great ambience ,food presentation and service was superb-classy part of Genoa surrounded by palazzos

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Bellegarde-sur-Valserine, France
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Everyone is raving abut this one, for a reason. Excellent Ligurian food, lots of nice local people, nice and friendly staff, very, very old walls, good wine, not too pricy. Reserve a table and enjoy, you will not be disappointed!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

I spent the weekend in Genova and had my birthday dinner here in this wonderful place. Best steak I've ever had hands down! The wine was superb and the atmosphere was lovely. It had a simple decor but so warm and authentic. Don't miss out on this exquisite restaurant!

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