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Trattoria Osvaldo

#225 of 1,511 Restaurants in Genoa
#263 of 1,660 Places to Eat in Genoa
Certificate of Excellence
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Via della Casa, 2R | Boccadasse, Genoa, Italy
010 3771881
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 87
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    Very good
  • 33
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  • 15
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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The service is so nice !!! Since we don't know any Italian, the lady explained every menu in English for me !!! Definitely recommended. I think it is very popular among Genova locals. When we got there, half of seats are reserved !!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 10, 2015
Amy C
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  • Romantic
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  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
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English first
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

The service is so nice !!! Since we don't know any Italian, the lady explained every menu in English for me !!! Definitely recommended. I think it is very popular among Genova locals. When we got there, half of seats are reserved !!!

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Gateshead
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Fantastic lunch in a delightful fishing village- a must see when visiting Genoa if you have a free half day. Lovely, friendly service and seafood was amazing. Cappon Magra was divine. Good choice of wine and altogether not too expensive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This was a personal highlight of a 3 day trip to Genoa. Was recommended Bocadasse as a place to visit out of town and the lunch we had here was perfect. Lovely sunny courtyard and helpful waitress who translated the menu and made a great recommendation for wine. Tried the 'Cappon Magra' which was divine. I am not naturally a... More 

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Milan
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

I got recommended this place by a colleague from Genova. Very pleased to have eaten lunch in Trattoria Osvaldo. We had a fried appetizer which we divided in 2. We had mandelli and trofie ( 2 traditional types of pasta in Liguria) al pesto ( basil sauce). We had canestrelli ( biscuits) with zibibbo ( a liqueur from Sicily). The... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I agree 5/5.The food was amazing . Anouska co-owner was a great host. We had booked for 7.30pm so it was a bit quiet she advised us to get a drink at the bar round the corner on the beach. Great local atmosphere. We returned an hour later to find the outside full with our table reserved in the middle.... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

This restaurant and his surrounding was the highlight of our stay in Genoa. The service was nice, very warm and friendly waitress. The food was amazing. We were the only foreign peoples and felt like in a middle of a movie. Young couples, family, friends, different kind of people seems to be regular customers. The Boccadasse area where this restaurant... More 

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Bahrain
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

The food is unexplainable The taste is wow The service is perfect See my photos It's bit hidden but you can't miss it Highly recommended

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013 via mobile

When you come to this nice, old-fashioned restaurant overflowing in a little pitoresque square you need to know that you are going to have fresh food (tasty prawns and fresh fish ravioli) in smallish portions, disorganised service and a high bill (40 euros per head with a glass of wine).

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israel
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

Osvaldo is reputed to be the best fish and seafood restaurant in Genoa. It is located in the old fishing village of Boccadasse on the eastern edge of Genoa. We ate there and loved the food, the atmosphere and the service. We made our reservation (which is recommended) via email several weeks before our visit. However, when we got there... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

We were wandering around hungry and looking for somewhere to eat, trip advisor said this was a good place, they were fully booked with locals on a Saturday night, but theymade room for us, well it was sublime, fish soup to die for, even left the mussels out of it for me, as I don't like them, the little complimenary... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via della Casa, 2R | Boccadasse, Genoa, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Genoa
  • Phone Number: 010 3771881

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 46 - 69
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?