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Genova Delicatessen & Ravioli

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5095 Telegraph Ave Ste A, Oakland, CA 94609-2067
(510) 652-7401
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Dining options: Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Takeout

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  • 29
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Genova is the best in the east bay

A real deli....all the good smells, all the real good food. You must have their meat ravioli. Simply the best. Yes their sandwiches are very good, their staff is the best, but get the meat ravioli, with their sauce. Heaven.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
kess08
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Bradenton, Florida
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Bradenton, Florida
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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A real deli....all the good smells, all the real good food. You must have their meat ravioli. Simply the best. Yes their sandwiches are very good, their staff is the best, but get the meat ravioli, with their sauce. Heaven.

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Thank kess08
Marlborough, Massachusetts
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45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

No fewer than 5 people in one day told us to have lunch here. It's an Italian market with deli, mostly cold sandwiches, but also hot to go food. We were instructed to have the salami sandwich or raviolis. We had raviolis, meatballs and eggplant Parmesan. The meatballs and sauce were OK, but we have very little good to say... More 

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Thank rml01752
California
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106 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

It is really hard to park here because this place is so good (yeah, there is a chain pizza joint), but this deli is an institution in the Temescal, Rockridge area. Great sandwiches, great take out deli items -- salads, olives, cheeses, cold cuts. I like buying the frozen ravioli some time, and for X-mas, there is panne tortore --... More 

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Thank Liars N F
Oakland, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

Great sandwiches, prepared food, and service. Salad bar is great, but can get expensive. You make your salad, they weigh it, then you pay. Be careful, this can get expensive.

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Thank feliciaann
Arlington, Virginia
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57 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

It hard to find a place like this any more - a real Italian deli with a broad selection of excellent Italian food. The sandwiches are great with many choices of breads, fillings, and condiments. Rather than choosing one of their their per-chosen menu selections I recommend you branch out and create a selection of your own. There is lots... More 

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Thank Perry A
Oakland, CA
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Busy, busy! Expect long lines but so worth the wait! Too hectic for eating in though... Just make a real deal: get your sandwich for lunch and buy deli meats and fried artichoke balls, salads, bread and frozen ravioli to get you through the week. A tad expensive, but genuine and fresh. Just do it!

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Thank cand0
Oakland
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The guys (and they're all guys) that work at the sandwich counter are efficient, gracious, funny. And the dry goods selection is pretty broad. Bufala, basil, and tomatoes on Dutch crunch, with a take home of ravioli. What more could you want?

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Thank Hermesgal
Hong Kong Region, China
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70 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Go on a weekend and prepare for lines...but wow... my turkey sandwich order: (genova's roast turkey, as they have many others) sourdough roll all kinds of mustard (i think they have 3, Dijon x2, honey...sometimes they get annoyed at this....haha) mayo onion tomato lettuce pepperonis be prepared to be blown away...i have never had a deli sandwich like this anywhere...

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Thank pinyinok
Oakland, California
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Their deli is a visual delight and the sandwiches well worth the wait. But just to have this well stocked deli in the city is my idea of heaven.

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Thank nenkoji
Wausau, Wisconsin
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89 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014 via mobile

After spending a week on the east coast in New Jersey, I didn't expect to find an italian deli this good on the west coast. Narrow thinking on my part. The italian combo sandwhich is excellent. I also had a side of garlic stuffed olives that were very good. Give this place a try. I don't think you'll regret it.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5095 Telegraph Ave Ste A, Oakland, CA 94609-2067
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: (510) 652-7401

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Italian, Delicatessen

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