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“A must!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Genova Delicatessen & Ravioli

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Genova Delicatessen & Ravioli
5095 Telegraph Ave Ste A, Oakland, CA 94609-2067
(510) 652-7401
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Ranked #29 of 1,129 Restaurants in Oakland
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Delicatessen, Italian
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Takeout
San Francisco
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86 reviews 86 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 48 cities Reviews in 48 cities
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
“A must!”
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.

Visited April 2013
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Oakland, California
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Yum, Raviolis”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

We have been eating their raviolis (available with several different fillings) for years as a quick dinner. Not fancy or upscale, just basic, home-style, Italian fare from a longtime Oakland tradition.

Visited November 2012
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Alameda, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“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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Oakland, California
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129 reviews 129 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 59 cities Reviews in 59 cities
57 helpful votes 57 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
4 helpful votes 4 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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