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“old world flavor” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Genova Delicatessen & Ravioli

Genova Delicatessen & Ravioli
5095 Telegraph Ave Ste A, Oakland, CA 94609-2067
(510) 652-7401
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Ranked #28 of 1,047 restaurants in Oakland
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Delicatessen, Italian
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Takeout
Alameda, California
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“old world flavor”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

if you want that subtle experience of the Italian Deli, look no further than the Genova; as soon as you step inside the door, you smell, see and hear the old world of Italian food; hard-to-find items like spicy coppa sandwich meat and Italian provolone cheese are always available

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  • English first
  • Italian first
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English first
Oakland, California
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“A Slice of Italy in Oakland, CA”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

Sandwiches made the way you ask for while you wait on fresh rolls with fresh cut meats & cheeses. Delicious, Very good food and good value. Come and enjoy the Genova Experience

  • Visited December 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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Sonoma, CA
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40 reviews 40 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Best Italian Deli....”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

The service is great, the sliced salami is fantastic, the sour dough rolls for sandwiches are fantastic, and you could have a different custom sandwich made for weeks... Oh yeah, whenever, I travel East, North, or South, the number one request is for a pound of sliced salami, which travels well for flights...

A few of the staff have been here, since those past days. However, you cannot go wrong in letting the staff put their favorite sandwich, together for you, once they get to know you... All of the 'cold cuts' in the display are great in sandwiches, and the cheese selection is second to none...

I would highly recommend getting there, before the crowds, hit around noon,or after the noon crowd, and you can take your time with your selections... The staff is very knowledgeable...

  • Visited October 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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Oakland, CA
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15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Now here's a great deli”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

Before I had to get off wheat and cheese, this was one of my favorite places to get a sandwich. Each one is made to order while you wait from a variety of fresh deli meats and cheeses - sourdough rolls, dutch crunch rolls and what other breads. These are generously sized for a big appetite but you can order half. They sell delicous housemade frozen lasagnas, tortellini and a huge array of deli salads. Please try the fried artichoke balls. Yummy! And since they expanded several years back, they now have room for a salad bar. Plus hundreds of imported pastas, olive oils, canned goods, cookies and cakes from Italy. This place was opened decades ago when the Temescal neighborhood was largely Italian immigrants. Since then the 2 Italian hardware stores and most of the families moved away over 40 years ago but this place is the real deal. However the Colombo social club is still up the block and I would be willing to bet those families still stock up when they are in the neighborhood.

By the way for those with nut allergies they make the most delicious pesto and it has no nuts!

Visited September 2012
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Oakland, California
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21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Fabulous sandwiches made to order!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

This is our favorite place to go get a deli sandwich. The lines can be long at times but it is worth the wait. Clean, interesting items on the shelves for sale, the quality is obvious and the food delicious. I ask them to scoop out the bread a bit on the rolls when I order so it is not quite so filling. They will accommodate.

Visited June 2012
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