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Il Lupo Antica Trattoria

vico monachette, Genoa, Italy
+39 010 267036
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Ranked #414 of 1,309 restaurants in Genoa
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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60% Recommend
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English first
Kernersville, North Carolina
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34 reviews 34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

The restaurant is not easy to find being down a very narrow alley off the main street. Our cab driver dropped us near the central train station and said there were a few good restaurants within a couple of blocks. We stumbled on II Lupe Antica by seeing a sign with an arrow pointing the direction. The restaurant was still... More

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Windsor, UK
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

We were recommended this restaurant by out hotel and it really was fabulous! Just across the road from our hotel located down an alley, Il Lupo was a real find! Ring the bell to get in and you'll be given a warm welcome just as if you were eating at their home (which actually, you are)! As our Italian is... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

This restaurant is tucked down a side street not far from Piazza Principe. You must ring the bell to gain access. Inside looked like someone's living room - cosy and homely. Initially, we were the only customers and the lady who attended to us was welcoming, talkative and friendly. However as a few more tables became occupied the level of... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Once you've found your way, in this restaurant is a real gem of a find. The food is great, it's not Michelin starred froth, it is however, good honest, rustic Italian food of very good quality and fantastic flavours. Only in Genoa for a couple of nights, but when you've found somewhere exceptional, stop looking, we'll be back again,, well... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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59 reviews 59 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

This great restaurant, not far from the Genova train station, is a great find. The clerk at our hotel, Hotel Agnello D'oro, suggested this restaurant almost next door. It belongs to the Genova cuisine/cultural preservation society, I Ristoranti del Piatto D'Ardesia. And true to their word, the food was all local and very fresh. We had the Ligurian specialty, Corzetti... More

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Nice, France
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45 reviews 45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

A very nice trattoria near piazza principe ...decoration is very cute...like eating in someone 's living room. Food very good, great tiramisu, nice service. A bit expensive for an italian trattoria but all in all i would recommend this place to anyone.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

On our last night in Genoa we thoroughly enjoyed dinner in this restaurant. As they already advice on a chalkboard - this is "slow food, not fast food" - it takes time to have a meal. Service is very friendly, they offer typical Genovese food. This is clearly above the average of the local restaurants - it deserves to be... More

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Lovely cosy family run restaurant, served personally by the patron. Everyone was very nice to us. Good food, the pesto was the best I have ever tasted, Second course was very good too but we had too wait too long..

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Westfield, Massachusetts
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285 reviews 285 reviews
252 restaurant reviews
242 helpful votes 242 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

This is a very congenial restaurant, a few yards off Via Balbi and close by Stazione Plaza Principe. It has deservedly been in the Michelin Guide for many years and I am surprised that we hadn't been here before. We stopped for lunch on a Thursday in early October. The pasta with porcini mushrooms was superb. A seafood main course,... More

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Hobart, Australia
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81 reviews 81 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

From the start service was a bit odd and we were not sure if our waiter wanted to shut up shop early or feed us. Once we got underway things improved but we felt hurried to begin with. Some of the food was excellent (such as the ravioli). I felt that the restaurant (and owners) had seen better days and... More

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