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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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Good for:
Outdoor seating

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  • 25
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 0
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  • 1
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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
Out of this world

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 17, 2015
pinyinok
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Hong Kong Region, China
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Takeout
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47 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Hong Kong Region, China
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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Oakland, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 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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Wausau
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50 reviews 50 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

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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San Francisco, California
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58 reviews 58 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

LOVE the artichoke torte. Have to get some every time a go there. Then I have to splurge on something like a sandwich or the ravioli. Even though the lines might be long, they hustle for you and make it right! The sandwiches are so big, you might even want to split one.

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Concord, California
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107 reviews 107 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

The Temescal neighborhood in Oakland was settled by people from Genoa, Italy. Sadly, the Genova Delicatessen & Ravioli Factory is one of the few remnants of this of this ethnic population in this area. I'm not sure exactly how this store has hung on over the years. The shop where I was sent as a child to buy Italian Dry... More 

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oakland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013 via mobile

I like their raviolis, meatballs, sandwiches and lasagna. My tip is save yourself a ton of cash and buy from their frozen take it home n cook it area. One piece of lasagna ala carte is like $9 where a whole pan is only $18. The frozen is great and no one at home would know that you didnt actually... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

A few of us from work went here for dinner and waited for 45 mins to get in. It was all worth the wait though. The sandwiches here are amazing!! I don’t think I’d ever want to eat a sandwich anywhere else! Some of my colleagues ordered Pasta with eggplants etc, and it was all so fresh and yummy. Would... More 

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Iowa City, Iowa
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

this place is awesome. staff members are all friendly. everything you want for an Italian party is here. the pastas and sauces are great and reasonably priced. get your panettone here too. i live close so most of the time i come here to get a sandwich. be ready for a long queue especially on weekends before you will be... More 

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Oakland, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

Excellent old style deli with great made to order sandwiches. Staff is VERY HELPFUL and will bend over backwards to provide you with information and excellent service. Prices are very reasonable. Shouldn't be saying this, since weekends the lines are long and I want my raviolis NOW!

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San Francisco
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86 reviews 86 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

The staff is simply wonderful. Everything with an Italian accent is available inside the walls of this delicatessen. Their signature pastas and sauces are almost as good as homemade. All selections are fresh with a variety that is unbeatable. Breads & rolls are fresh daily. I do miss the Ligouria foccacia.

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?