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Retro Restaurant

Via Malta 29, 16121 Genoa, Italy
+39 010 553 5064
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Ranked #23 of 1,309 restaurants in Genoa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $62
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean, International
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Good for: Romance, Doing business
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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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87% Recommend
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English first
Genoa, Italy
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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
1 review
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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013 via mobile

I don't understand how this place could get so many nice reviews -- we must have been very unlucky! we had a raw fish tartare with green apple which was DISGUSTING. Had to send it back. Had some grilled octopus in exchange (paid both anyway) which was good. As main dish we had a local fish cooked in the oven:... More

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New York City, New York
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

The balance between best ingredients and an astonishing fantasy is trademark of Paolo, the Patron of the Restaurant, and of his Chef. Already in Camogli they were the best, now they are in Genoa. Small restaurant, without any arrogance, nice and fast service, good value and fantastic menu - and good (but not great) wines.

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

Great food in a charming place with service to savour. The bill didn't hurt too badly either. The menu is long enough for a choice but short wenough to ensure the food's well made and the recommendations of the staff on the wine were spot on. I'd go back here in an instant

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Palma de Mallorca, Spain
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

We gave this restaurant a try after reading about it on trip advisor. My fiancé and I have been to Genoa many times with work but didn't hold out much hope to find a romantic place for a date. Then we found this place! The service was incredible, we couldn't have felt more welcome. The menu choice was amazing and... More

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Dongara, Australia
19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

Yes it is as good as it can get, the ambience, service and then the food all fantastic. We were early with no reservation, no problemo, well it soon filled up and continued to swell, we had no idea it was soon popular and we just jagged to walk by, could see it was a bit more expensive than most... More

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Inverness, California
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98 reviews 98 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013 via mobile

Molto accogliente e molto delicioso. Not for folks on a tight budget or in a hurry. But if you are willing to spend just a little more dough than usual and you want a relaxed, thoroughly pleasant meal, then go for it. The quality, presentation, service and flavors are so good that it is a great value. Top notch ingredients... More

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Venice, Italy
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272 reviews 272 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

I recently enjoyed a fantastic meal with business associates at the Retro Restaurant in downtown Genoa. We came to Retro based on the many positive reviews here in TripAdvisor and I am pleased to report that we were not disappointed. Retro is beautifully decorated, presenting a very relaxed atmosphere, dark colors and candle lit corners. Big Band Era music is... More

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1 review
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

Great restaurant. Charming, romantic, good service and reasonable prices. Our kids loved It as well as they felt very welcomed. Will visit Retro again next time, probably the best restaurant we found.

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