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Trattoria Osvaldo

#68 of 1,573 Restaurants in Genoa
Certificate of Excellence
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Via della Casa, 2R | Boccadasse, Genoa, Italy
010 3771881
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New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a very enjoyable meal at this smart restaurant.Neither of us is greatly into shellfish and there are other non shellfish options,including fish, pasta and salads, Fish beautifully cooked and presented and we loved the panna cotta. The staff were very attentive and the owner ( Varouska) had an eagle eye on all her guests to make sure they... More 

Thank elsthorpe
Kingsport, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a day of rounding up our rental car and driving from Milan to Genoa we were ready for dinner. Our AirBnB host recommended Osvaldo and we were very pleased. It is a small restaurant and indoor seating may be scarce. We were able to sit outside on a somewhat chilly evening but we still enjoyed our meal. The menu... More 

Thank Curtis S
Rome, Italy
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

we were expecting a good restaurant bt instead we found ....an excellent restaurant! The service was very swift and professional, food fantastic and very well presented ! This is really a place not to miss. It is located in an old building and is very small, thus reservation is warmly reccomended.

Thank lucri90
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016 via mobile

I think this place is very good for eating good seafood and the service is excellent !verusca is very friendly ! the price is also very fair for the portion and the quality ! Excellent !

Thank Lina H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This is the best seafood restaurant in Genoa. I lived there for 2 years and I've been to so many restaurants there and this is no 1 for me. The staff is very friendly. I've been there so many times and each time had a great lunch/dinner. You can find there many fish dishes and very good deserts. You can... More 

Thank Mihaela R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015 via mobile

The service is so nice !!! Since we don't know any Italian, the lady explained every menu in English for me !!! Definitely recommended. I think it is very popular among Genova locals. When we got there, half of seats are reserved !!!

Thank Amy C
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36 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Fantastic lunch in a delightful fishing village- a must see when visiting Genoa if you have a free half day. Lovely, friendly service and seafood was amazing. Cappon Magra was divine. Good choice of wine and altogether not too expensive.

Thank Dolly007Gateshead
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015 via mobile

This was a personal highlight of a 3 day trip to Genoa. Was recommended Bocadasse as a place to visit out of town and the lunch we had here was perfect. Lovely sunny courtyard and helpful waitress who translated the menu and made a great recommendation for wine. Tried the 'Cappon Magra' which was divine. I am not naturally a... More 

Thank Helen S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 via mobile

I got recommended this place by a colleague from Genova. Very pleased to have eaten lunch in Trattoria Osvaldo. We had a fried appetizer which we divided in 2. We had mandelli and trofie ( 2 traditional types of pasta in Liguria) al pesto ( basil sauce). We had canestrelli ( biscuits) with zibibbo ( a liqueur from Sicily). The... More 

Thank Qualcuno2013
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I agree 5/5.The food was amazing . Anouska co-owner was a great host. We had booked for 7.30pm so it was a bit quiet she advised us to get a drink at the bar round the corner on the beach. Great local atmosphere. We returned an hour later to find the outside full with our table reserved in the middle.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$44 - $66
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via della Casa, 2R | Boccadasse, Genoa, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Genoa
  • Phone Number: 010 3771881

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