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“Don't miss out if you are in Genoa!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Gran Ristoro

Gran Ristoro
Via Sottoripa, 29 r., 16100 Genoa, Italy (Righi)
0102473127
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Ranked #11 of 1,309 restaurants in Genoa
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery
Neighborhood: Righi
New Hampshire
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92 reviews 92 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Don't miss out if you are in Genoa!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

Took a day trip to Genoa & decided to find Gran Ristoro after reading the reviews on Tripadvisor. From the outside it had the look & feel of the Soup Nazi on Seinfeld. That couldn't be furthur from the truth.

The gentleman behind the counter was very kind & patient with us tourists that speak a limited amount of Italian. The line was extremely long and outside of the building. All the meats & toppings are on display & the sandwiches are very reasonably priced.

We had wonderful sandwiches & would definately come back. For those visiting this sandwich shop is across from the port & just down the road a bit from the Aquarium. We walked here from the train station & it was about 1.8 miles but worth every step.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Singapore, Singapore
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Good sandwich”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

The first time I walked past this shop, there was a long queue. Later, I read this review and decided to buy a sandwich to go for my train ride.

I am not familiar with all the italian meats etc. the friendly guy behind the counter recommended some fillings for the sanwich, which was pretty good.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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New York City, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“You MUST Seek This Place Out”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

Okay, I will admit, it was a tiny bit daunting walking into this place. There are no menus, no guides as to how or what to order or what they have. All you have as your guide is the huge display filled with meats and cheeses and all sorts of other goodies. How doe you choose?!?! Thankfully, a man walked in behind us and offered some guidance. I had this sandwich with a prosciutto like meat filled with a truffled, slightly spicy spread with a sharp cheese. My friend got this spicy meat (the guy helping her was quite pleased when he told her the one she picked was extremely spicy, and she responded, "I like spicy"). Needless to say, he crafted her a pretty darn amazing sandwich. We came back the next day to pick up sandwiches for our train ride to France, so we could try some other things, but it was closed!!!!! We were so disappointed! We couldn't believe how upset we were about not being able to take that insane goodness with us!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“An absolute experience - simple but great genovese paninins”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

The principle is simple: you choose the filling, they make the sandwich. But here is where the whole experience starts as there is SO much chice of different meats, cheeses, fillings. We're not genovese, not even Italian but we know our pecorino from our parmigiano and still found it a challenge to choos the best. Solution ? Ask the person serving you, he will be able to suggest somenew amazing combinations based on what you normally like, what you're in the mood for on the day. I speak some Italian butthey also had good English. As for the que - i welcomed it as it gave me a chance to get my head around what i might like. Don'g hurry, take your time and enjoy!

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Mariefred, Sweden
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91 reviews 91 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“THE Place for a quick one!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

Since 30 years ago this place has been a classic for an Italian fast food choice in the very heart of the city. The widest variety of different real Panini fillings (sandwiches), one choice of bread (typical "papera"), a drink: the best basic option for a quick bite. Since some years many copycats appeared in the area and around the city but the one and only is Gran Ristoro! Don't miss it!

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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