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Osteria Sopra Il Mare

#139 of 1,692 Restaurants in Genoa
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Vico Cicala 5, 16124, Genoa, Italy
+39 010 275 8188
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Adelaide, Australia
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41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed January 18, 2017

You have to reserve a table if you want to eat here. Small restaurant, very friendly, filled with locals, great food, reasonable prices, near the aquarium. We had a great time and ate so much! Definitely recommended.

Thank AMG12310
San Diego
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3 reviews
Reviewed September 29, 2016 via mobile

We spent one night in Genoa and went on Trip Advisor to find a place for dinner. This restaurant was near our hotel and it sounded perfect. It was! The owner's son explained the menu to us in English and was very kind. The food was wonderful and the atmosphere very authentic. And you must have the Tiramisu. It was... More 

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Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed July 22, 2016

Wandering around Genoa we came across this little Osteria at lunch time. There was no printed menu and maybe 8 tables. The owner/waiter wrote on our paper placemat the cost of the choices that day. We both choose pasta with muscles and clams. It was prepared perfectly. For under 20 euro we had wine, water and great pasta. We loved... More 

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed July 12, 2015 via mobile

My partner is very fussy about his food, so was very happy to stumble upon this place. 15 Euro menu was perfectly cooked with friendly staff and local customers. Well worth a visit.

Thank Alangur
Sävsjö, Sweden
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed May 15, 2015 via mobile

We had lunch on this small family restaurant during a visit to Genova. A complete lunch menu with two dishes, water, wine and bread for € 15,00 pp is a very good price. The food was good and the service ok. The limited space with not so many tables makes the restsurant full very quickly so we was waiting for... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed August 15, 2014

Small, simple, friendly, authentic with great food and correct price. Menu in Italian on the blackboard. Regular guests who know each other.

Thank Luve61
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30 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

The most important thing about a restaurant is always the food, but we give bonus points when the proprietors welcome our three kids with pleasure. At Osteria Sopra il Mare, this was definitely the case. Then menu was happily explained to us in English, and the food was superb - spaghetti with clams and mussels, risotto with mixed seafood and... More 

Thank Kkbr
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46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed August 27, 2013

This is pure yummy, one of the most memorable dinners in Italy! Honest, definitely local and fresh food, as simple and beatiful as it gets in Italy. Or we haven't had the best yet, least not in the fancier places. Pasta & pesto were hand-made, and along with the seafood, cooked just as it should. We juggled with our passable... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Vico Cicala 5, 16124, Genoa, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Genoa
  • Phone Number: +39 010 275 8188

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