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Retro Restaurant

#46 of 1,345 Restaurants in Genoa
#58 of 1,481 Places to Eat in Genoa
Certificate of Excellence
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Italian, International, Mediterranean
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Via Malta 29, 16121 Genoa, Italy
+39 010 553 5064
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Retro Restaurant is yet another delightful seafood restaurant set in...
Retro Restaurant is yet another delightful seafood restaurant set in vintage decor with a warm atmosphere. The staff is attentive and friendly and will you make you feel very welcome. ALWAYS OPEN FOR LUNCH AND DINNER
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  • 320
    Excellent
  • 149
    Very good
  • 47
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
wonderful food!

I had a delightful meal at this restaurant. The insalata di pesce was amazing and even better was the pasta with clams and potatoes. The service was perfect and friendly. It was a great experience.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
Bob C
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New York, New York, United States
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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New York, New York, United States
Top Contributor
121 reviews 121 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

I had a delightful meal at this restaurant. The insalata di pesce was amazing and even better was the pasta with clams and potatoes. The service was perfect and friendly. It was a great experience.

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Novara, Italy
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I was in this restaurant for lunch on 1st january 2015. Usually is not so easy to find a good restaurant open in the first day of the year. But this place seems to be open always. The restaurant is really a bit retro as its name. At our arrival a very kind waiter named Manuel gave me some appreciated... More 

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istanbul
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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

We had one perfect dinner with my wife. Startes were good but both steak and lamb ribs were very good. They have a rather wide selection of Italian wine. If I go to genoa again I would like to visit these guys again.

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Jersey Channel Islands
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Enjoyed good meal but felt that restaurant lacking in atmosphere and clearly deals with many UK and US tourists . Prices on high side for Genoa in our experience . Slightly disappointed

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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Amazing quality food, but beware if you have an enormous appetite as the portions are small but maybe that's because you are supposed to order a 5 meal set rather than just one course. Being a fairly small eater, we thought just ordering a main course would be enough but found it very small, so we ended up ordering dessert... More 

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Papamoa, New Zealand
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Thank you Trip Advisor! My partner and I had a one-night stopover in Genoa and very little knowledge of the city. It was our last night in Italy and we were looking forward to another tasty Italian meal. Our taxi driver directed us to a restaurant area near our accommodation that he said would be good. There were many restaurants... More 

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

We stumbled across this restaurant in a side street off via XX Settembre and decided to give it a try. The Head Waiter was a rather serious-looking chap but was ultra efficient and we were delighted when he speedily dispatched one of those annoying travelling flower sellers! His junior colleague was a very friendly guy and immediately put us at... More 

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Rostov Oblast, Russia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Food was nice-well decorated and what is more important very tasty. Interior is interesting decorated and whole atmosphere is nice and interesting. Waiters are helpful but a little bit slow and bad with english .

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Genoa, Italy
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Nice place, good food, expensive but ok. Cozy atmosphere. I'd go again but it's expensive for our budget.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

I really cannot understand the number of excellent reviews for this restaurant. Our experience was mediocre to say the least. Starters were not too bad although I had a filo pie that was burnt on the top. My partner ordered a plate of spaghetti with clams & garlic for the next course which was so salty it was inedible. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Malta 29, 16121 Genoa, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Genoa
  • Phone Number: +39 010 553 5064

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 62
  • Cuisine: Italian, International, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Romantic

Description

Retro Restaurant is yet another delightful seafood restaurant set in vintage decor with a warm atmosphere. The staff is attentive and friendly and will you make you feel very welcome. ALWAYS OPEN FOR LUNCH AND DINNER

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