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C'era Una Volta

Vico della Casana 9/1, 16123, Genoa, Italy
+39 010 246 1678
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good38%
  • Average17%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible8%
Feb 24, 2018
“Much ado about nothing”
Jun 17, 2018
“A salty and confusional disappointment”
Open Now
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM Hours
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Vico della Casana 9/1, 16123, Genoa, Italy
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Reviewed June 17, 2018 via mobile

Despite the cozy environment our fun ended as soon as we were asked for our orders. In the first place, enormous was our struggling to decode the cryptic and eccentric list. As a matter of fact, we would have rather visited the restaurant with a...More

2  Thank Massimo Manuel B
Reviewed April 30, 2018

The restaurant has a well priced lunch combo but thanks to that is really busy. As a single person, I had to wait for one and only table for individual customers (cause apparently such clients cannot take other tables) and people who came after me...More

1  Thank 11paulina22
Francesca A, Proprietario at C'era Una Volta, responded to this reviewResponded May 1, 2018

I apologize for the misunderstanding on the menu.In the cash I in fact I have charged € 10 for a full lunch. I do not apologize for the full restaurant, if you wanted less people should not have stopped to wait for the table.Maybe in...More

Reviewed February 24, 2018 via mobile

Average food On a Friday night 8 o'clock some of the listed dishes were not available Tripes too salty Polpettone hardly made with green beans which should be the base. Dessert was not properly cooked Prices ok Wine list good selection Location very nice but...More

Thank Compass34958
Reviewed May 4, 2017

I have been here last weekend and I had a positive impression. Regarding food it really seems to be at home since it is genuine Italian food. Atmosphere is familiar and nice. We wait a bit too much time until when staff came to order....More

Thank Noemi M
Reviewed May 12, 2016 via mobile

I will have to agree with 2 of the guests that have rated this restaurant poorly. It was the worst experience we had for dinner. We thought that we were going to an authentic Italian restaurant and it turned out to be the worst dinner...More

3  Thank BoardingPass448087
Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

This really is the worst food I've had in this beautiful country. I've visited many times and even at its most basic Italian food has always been fresh and tasty. Not here I'm afraid. This restaurant is clearly at the budget end...I paid 23 Euros...More

2  Thank Barrio_latte
Reviewed February 27, 2016 via mobile

We've enjoyed this place so much, me and my friend have eaten there three times in 2 days! The waitress, Simonetta is super nice and friendly, as well as the rest of the staff. I recommend anything with pesto, it's supet fresh and tasty. Enjoy!

1  Thank Sara C
Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

The place look great if you are looking for traditional Italian restaurant with simple real Italian food. However nothing we got was tasty. The plate of starters was not tasty at all. I think the Russian salad was not bad only. Then we got ravioli...More

Thank Monika S
Reviewed January 1, 2015

We felt very fortunate to have stumbled into this little local restaurant. Seeing so many locals reassured us that the food would be good and so it was. Simple, seasonal and well-cooked and presented. Excellent value for money too. Grazie mille.

Thank arezzo1
Reviewed June 15, 2014

We had an excellent time at this restaurant. The food was very good, the host was hospitable. It's not so easy to find and most customers are locals, which gives it a more authentic feel. If there is only one thing i can complain about,...More

1  Thank Caroline R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $35
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Vico della Casana 9/1, 16123, Genoa, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Genoa
  • Phone Number: +39 010 246 1678
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