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Glo Glo Bistrot

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Piazza Lavagna, 19, 16123, Genoa, Italy
342 5748457
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Unexpensive, honest and tasty food on a lovely piazza in the old Genoa. The riso alla venere was very good, and the service was extremely friendly. It felt like home. Perfect lunch break!

Thank Andría P
Bradford-on-Avon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

There wasn't much choice on the menu but that just proved how much they specialised. We all had the vegetable pies, which turn out to be a Genovese classic and absolutely delicious. The tomatoes in the side salad were also wonderfully sweet. Service was very good. The waitress spoke some English, though the restaurant isn't touristy at all and very... More 

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Brooklyn, New York, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Located on a delightful little piazza in the historic center, this restaurant serves up an easy and cheap lunch. There are many different choices, from pasta to meat to salad. Everything seems house-made; it's not overly fancy (thank god!), just good, basic home cooking with some interesting twists. Definitely worthwhile if you're in the area.

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Usa, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2012

Great and friendly service! Excellent and authentic Genoese cuisine! Relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. We have been several times during our holiday in Genoa and tasted delicious dishes such as Buriddas, Stockfish, Arrosto di Culatello, Carasau bread with Pesto lasagne and, last but not least, Rabbit with olives and pine nuts! Good draft beer, very good wines and delicious desserts! We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2011

We have family in Genova and know it very well. We are also "foodies" and like trying new places and old favourites at the same time. Well, this was a discovery: the food is simple yet innovative, the price is very good and the service very friendly. In fact we liked it so much we went twice in the same... More 

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Balcombe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2008

Small friendly and relaxed bistro of no more than ten tables, tucked away in the backstreets of Genova. Handwritten daily menu of specials, not too long, but who needs 100's of choices when the food is this good. Very reasonably priced traditional Italian fare, beer on tap and excellent selection of wines. The crowd seem to be a relaxed, local,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $22
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza Lavagna, 19, 16123, Genoa, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Genoa>  > Sottoripa
  • Neighborhood: Sottoripa
  • Phone Number: 342 5748457

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?