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Osteria La Gensola

#485 of 9,276 Restaurants in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
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Piazza della Gensola 15, 06 58332758 Rome, Italy
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Rome, Italy
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have been to La Gensola several times, and each and every time it's been memorable. Sicilian cuisine with a twist. A truly tasty menu. First they bring you a complimentary dish of Panelle, a fried fritter made of ceci beans which is a favorite street dish in Palermo. Which incidentally is where my mother is from, so it brings... More 

Thank ExpatMichael
New Jersey
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I were recommended La Gensola and we could not have been more satisfied. The food was cooked perfectly and was so flavorful. They took lots of time to explain their wine recommendations. Lots of locals started filling the restaurant and many had clearly been there multiple times. Our servers were extremely welcoming and made some excellent recommendations.... More 

Thank Mikeyboy2016
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75 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have eaten here now on two occasions only having discovered this restaurant at the end of our holiday as it was recommended by a local acquaintance. On both occasions the food was exceptional with the fish and seafood being cooked to perfection. The wine list is exceptional with many wines reasonably priced. The wines of Lazio being very good... More 

Thank Mike E
Miami, Florida
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18 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Quaint interior in a nice convenient spot. I had the John Dory and it was good but wouldn't say it was anything great. My wife's shrimp linguini had two and a half small shrimp in it, and while we acknowledge US portions are over-sized, this was a bit light. Ice cream was stale and icy, wife didn't eat it and... More 

Thank Miamisteve1
San Francisco, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Get the bass ravioli - it's terrific. Wine list is big, good, and varied. The scrambled/fried egg started was delicious too.

Thank Margot L
Montreal, Canada
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84 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

Even while it looked like they were short staffed- this restaurant made sure that each customer was served on time and had great service. I really enjoyed the food. I ordered the special of the day, it was a shrimp and mushroom pasta, YUM! And for dessert, they had an amazing apple crumble. I would definitely recommend this place! It's... More 

Thank FoodieMTL14
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

I received a recommendation from a resident of Rome to go here (not a transplant, an Italian). Simply great experience! Not touristy, great food, great atmosphere, great staff. Very impressed and will be back for sure! The swordfish was great! Spaghetti with clams...wow! And lots of clams. Definitely recommend! Oh, and recommend making reservations.

Thank MTTravelers1
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

Seafood delicately cooked, excellent pasta dishes. If you like your pasta boiled to a soup, be warned - it's properly al a dente here.

Thank NielsS190
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

I came to La Gensola because a friend said it is a must while in Rome. She wasn't wrong. La Gensola is by far my favorite restaurant in Rome. The prices are reasonable for what you get. The food is delicious! Fresh and perfectly seasoned. The service is also great. Will definitely come back when I visit Rome

Thank Rafael A
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

We went for dinner. The Pinot Grigio was a treat. The Octopus and the Fish were delicious, served by super friendly staff. The Tuna was also delicious.

Thank AnonymousPBeirut

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza della Gensola 15, 06 58332758 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Trastevere
  • Neighborhood: Trastevere
  • Phone Number: 06-581-6312
Warm atmosphere in the heart of Trastevere with fantastic, well-presented food. Great place for authentic Italian dishes as it is mainly frequented by locals.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Trastevere

Neighborhood Profile
Trastevere ("beyond the Tiber") is like a faded postcard, a little worn around the edges but still charming. With its wide-open piazzas, meandering streets, weathered Renaissance buildings, and overgrown personality, it's become an irresistible mecca for visitors. Trastevere is an enclave of entertainment - a rotating set of street performers entertains almost every night, and unforgettable eateries and bars pepper its piazzas and side streets. For a trip to the past, visit the southern and western flanks of Trastevere for pockets of yesteryear, less traversed areas with a residual 1960s and 70s Roman vibe.
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