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“Rustic Genovese Classics” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Trattoria Ugo e Uga

Trattoria Ugo e Uga
Via Castello Bernardo, 2/R, 16100 Genoa, Italy
010 540032
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Ranked #542 of 1,345 Restaurants in Genoa
Price range: $10 - $34
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Venice, Italy
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“Rustic Genovese Classics”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

Trattoria Ugo e Uga, names of the original owners, is small restaurant tucked away on a back street in downtown Genoa, has been serving home-cooked meals since 1930. The locale is nicely decorated, not fancy, but more like a diner back in the USA. There is booth seating, paper placemats, and no frills. The service is very friendly, though often over tasked and under staffed. The menu is not very extensive, however, some of the classics of Genovese cuisine, cooked home-style can be found here. There was also a varied selection of pizzas on the menu.

This evening, our group started by sharing a mixed platter of prosciuttos, salamis and other cured meats, which were served on a wood cutting board. This was accompanied with a large ball of mozzarella di Bufala that was not very fresh or milky. (this is better eaten down in Naples...home of the mozzarella di Bufala.)

I then had a "bis" dish of two types of Genovese pastas, Trenette con Pesto Genovese and the Pansotti in a creamy walnut sauce. Pansotti are similar to small ravioli filled with spinach. I didn't care for the flavorless cream sauce, however the trenette with pesto was very good.

At Ugo e Uga, you'll find a couple of different versions of Bacala (stock fish). One guest didn't like his, which was prepared in a wine sauce, with anchovies and capers. The deep fried version was likewise, unremarkable. I do recommend the homemade apple cake served with vanilla ice cream. It was delicious.

Prices were reasonable, however, I'm not sure if I would return to Osteria Ugo e Uga. Much better food can be found elsewhere in town.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Geneva, Switzerland
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“Charming and ideal if you are staying at the Melia hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

My wife and family (three children) and I ate here in late July while staying at the Melia hotel, which is a ten minute walk away. The restaurant is tucked away in a quiet pert of the city and doesn't look much from the outside...but the food is delicious with a very varied choice, the service very good and the prices reasonable.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Dubai
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“great local food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2012

i went there on an advice of the hotel and it was up to expectations great food and all delicious
i advice going there
the atmosphere is nice and warm prices are good and service was good too

  • Visited April 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Modena, Italy
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“GOOD LOCAL CUISINE”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2012

Not much above the ordinary but the food is good, the prices are moderate and the service is friendly.

Visited March 2012
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“Traditional genovese trattoria”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2011

Totally refurbished typical genovese trattoria.
Sadly, the quality of food seemed to be better before the refurbishment and enlargement. Service not attentive.
Bread,foccacia and pizza are baked freshly in an oven in the open kitchen.

  • Visited November 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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