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Retro Restaurant

Via Malta 29, 16121 Genoa, Italy
+39 010 553 5064
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Ranked #36 of 1,408 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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Jersey Channel Islands
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
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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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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

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
11 helpful votes 11 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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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
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104 reviews 104 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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UK
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46 reviews 46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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Address: Via Malta 29, 16121 Genoa, Italy
Phone Number: +39 010 553 5064
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Genoa
Average Prices: USD 25 - 62
Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, International

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