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Trattoria da Maria

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Vico Testadoro 14 r, Genoa, Italy
010581080
Today
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thu - Fri 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 304
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    Very good
  • 143
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  • 65
    Poor
  • 31
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Simple, quick and typical

The kind of place where the locals go to grab a quick lunch (provided you don't mind the staff handling your food with their hands in the kitchen). Starters, dish, dessert, drink = 25 Euro (for 2 people, so 12 each, probably the cheapest one in the city!). If you don't know what to have the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 9, 2015
Dam E
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Nice, France
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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Nice, France
Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

The kind of place where the locals go to grab a quick lunch (provided you don't mind the staff handling your food with their hands in the kitchen). Starters, dish, dessert, drink = 25 Euro (for 2 people, so 12 each, probably the cheapest one in the city!). If you don't know what to have the waitress speaks French too.

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Sezana, Slovenia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

I was really impressed by this overcrowded traditional restaurant where you have to seat with other unknown people otherwise there are no seats available if you go there without booking in advance. The service was really fast and the furniture was really simple, old style (you have the impression that nothing has been changed for the last century at least!),... More 

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This is a truly authentic place close to the main train station. The interior is very simple and functional, no effort put into the ambience, because that is not what ppl come here for. It's the food and its prices. They have a hand written menu that changes frequently based on what was available at the market, offering meat, seafood... More 

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Juan les pins
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

This is a workingman's eating house or a starving artists eating house.This is Genova`s equivalent of the Katz deli on the lower east side. Be quick as you will not get a set by 12-30pm.Two pastas and bread and water-10 euros.

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Bern, Switzerland
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87 reviews 87 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Even though this restaurant is mentioned in several travel guides, even though it has been reviewed by The New York Times and Le Monde, Trattoria da Maria has still managed to preserve its authenticity. Locals and tourists alike visit the restaurant for this authentic, "working class" Italian restaurant atmosphere: the brightly lit room, the no-frills decoration, the friendly and unaffected... More 

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Pamplona, Spain
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140 reviews 140 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

It is a typical place to eat for a competitive price Italian food. You can eat two dishes for 10 € and 12€ including the dessert. I ate the traditional genovese sauce pesto with pasta and a beef stew with eggplant and tomato sauce. Both were really good and tasty. Good quality for value.

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Yeovil, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We visited here after reading some decent reviews on Tripadvisor. It is tucked down a side alley and if it wasn't for the neon sign near the alley would have missed it. A very rustic local place, don't expect fine dining, you won't get it here! The menu is hand written in Italian and the staff do not speak English... More 

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Milan, Italy
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I decided to go to this restaurant with a colleague, after having read some positive reviews. It is a big pity that it is open only for lunch. Anyway, with a tourists' menu you pay 10 euro and you receive two dishes, plus bread and beverage. The restaurant is a tipical trattoria with the interiors of a "poor" tavern but... More 

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genova
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

I am alone in Italy and have to eat by myself most of the time. I go to Da Mario often because lots of single people go there to eat. At lunch, it's a workingman's restaurant. If they're busy, they will put you at a table with someone else which is a great way to practice your Italian. A little... More 

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Birmingham
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78 reviews 78 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Find this restaurant off Via Aprile XXV and you are in for a treat at unbelievable prices don't expect fine dining though as it is rustic simple food cooked well. The only menu is a piece of paper on the table totally in Italian. Great experience at lunchtime.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Vico Testadoro 14 r, Genoa, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Genoa>  > Piccapietra
  • Neighborhood: Piccapietra
  • Phone Number: 010581080

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 11
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?