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Trattoria Vegia Zena

#35 of 1,554 Restaurants in Genoa
#39 of 1,735 Places to Eat in Genoa
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Vico del Serriglio 13 - 15 R, 16100, Genoa, Italy
010 2513332
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:15 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Description: Trattoria Vegia Zena in Genoa is one of the most historic sites of the city...
Trattoria Vegia Zena in Genoa is one of the most historic sites of the city are known and appreciated not only for its cozy atmosphere and service but also for the Traditional Cooking Genovese here, we can say, reaches the True Excellence. Trattoria Vegia Zena is located in a very busy area both by the Genoese that the many tourists and travelers, facing the famous Aquarium of Genoa, just in an alley in front of the historic Piazza Loading and features 80 covers lending itself perfectly to Banquets - Parties - Baptisms - Working Dinners.The menu Trattoria Vegia Zena in Genoa and rich character of Cucina Genovese specialties and is enriched with dishes based on fresh fish every day delight the palate of loyal customers or travelers passing, among the many courses include Rossetti Gratin - Sole - rhombus - Gallinelle, do not miss even frisceu skilled team of cod by the expert hands of Chef in a crispy batter, the dishes with Fresh Basil Pesto Pra and the famous dishes Stockfish and Buridda.
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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
Just what we had come to Genoa to find !

Our restaurant the previous evening, a short stone's throw from the Doge's Palace, was trendy, a place where the fashionable Genoese go to see and be seen ; only they have little time to do so. The table turning is dizzyingly quick. We wanted something a little slower, less flashy and more... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 30, 2015
DandPThake
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Wye, Kent, England
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Wye, Kent, England
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Our restaurant the previous evening, a short stone's throw from the Doge's Palace, was trendy, a place where the fashionable Genoese go to see and be seen ; only they have little time to do so. The table turning is dizzyingly quick. We wanted something a little slower, less flashy and more authentic. This proved to be it. It is... More 

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Mamaroneck, New York, USA
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

This is the kind of restaurant that is very popular with locals -- that is, those that appreciate excellent Genovese cooking and good value -- and we had two wonderful meals there. The decor is cozy and the food honest and really tasty. We ate in several other restaurants in Genoa, some quite good, but always felt that Vegia Zena... More 

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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 via mobile

IF you can find Vegia Zena, do not be put off by the exterior. All of the Porto Antico region looks awful on the outside! The restaurant itself is very pleasant inside, clean, and nicely decorated. Our waitress, although busy, took the time to help us order in Italian (my wife is a student of the language), and was very... More 

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Thank Radamandlisa
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Found it using this site and no regrets at all! Chanced it with no reservation and helpful staff worked out a way. Great food and wine at reasonable price and still mostly local customers.

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Thank Mem D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015 via mobile

Went here on our first evening in Genoa after recommendation from our airbnb host. It felt like you were in someone's house, really nice! Excellent food and local wine. Highly recommended but make sure you book a table.

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Thank Annick03
Genoa, Italy
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16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

I visited this place few Times when I was in Genova. I love that restaurant, friendly atmosphere and nice service. Especially I can recommend risotto with seafood.

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Thank Due L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015 via mobile

Food was excellent. We ate seafood risotto and mixed fried fish, both were excellent. We needed to wait just a little time, and were totally happy when the meals came.

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Thank Jouni S
Oslo, Norway
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Had late lunch here. We ordered appetizers to share, then pasta dishes, and desserts. I remember that all the food was very tasty, and the sea food pasta with tomatoes was incredible - so much mussels, shrimps and crayfish! We had simple red wine, also good. Good service, and good price! When I return to the Italian riviere I would... More 

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Thank duttzi
Singapore
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78 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We had lunch here because it was well reviewed on TripAdvisor, and deservedly so. We had seafood pasta, grilled swordfish; beef in mushroom sauce, and sliced tuna with veggies. All delicious. The last item in particular, was an unusual but pleasant surprise because it featured seared tuna that was still pink inside (rather like Japanese style), layered with julienned carrots... More 

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Thank MY58
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

We found this place by accident last year when returning from a cruise. It's down a dark alley which could put people off but once you enter the premises it's genuinely fabulous. Finding ourselves once again in Genoa we made sure we looked for this restaurant again in the hope it hadn't changed, happily it's still fabulous. The decor is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Vico del Serriglio 13 - 15 R, 16100, Genoa, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Genoa
  • Phone Number: 010 2513332

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 13 - 33
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine

Description

Trattoria Vegia Zena in Genoa is one of the most historic sites of the city are known and appreciated not only for its cozy atmosphere and service but also for the Traditional Cooking Genovese here, we can say, reaches the True Excellence. Trattoria Vegia Zena is located in a very busy area both by the Genoese that the many tourists and travelers, facing the famous Aquarium of Genoa, just in an alley in front of the historic Piazza Loading and features 80 covers lending itself perfectly to Banquets - Parties - Baptisms - Working Dinners.The menu Trattoria Vegia Zena in Genoa and rich character of Cucina Genovese specialties and is enriched with dishes based on fresh fish every day delight the palate of loyal customers or travelers passing, among the many courses include Rossetti Gratin - Sole - rhombus - Gallinelle, do not miss even frisceu skilled team of cod by the expert hands of Chef in a crispy batter, the dishes with Fresh Basil Pesto Pra and the famous dishes Stockfish and Buridda.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:15 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:15 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:15 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:15 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:15 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:15 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?