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Fette Panissa Via Pia

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Vico Crema, Savona, Italy
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45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

not much to say: this place is perfect, and crowded anytime by locals What to order? Look at what Italian queuing before you order and ask the same (lo stesso per favore) ;)

Thank nemurerubijin
São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

Panissa is a Savonese traditional snack. It is delicious. Order it in a take-away bag, they will give you a stick. Eat on the go and enjoy yourself. Marvelous snack. Must have!

Thank DTonetti
Imperia, Italy
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234 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016 via mobile

Very nice old elderly couple and I would have liked to support their business but the panissa sandwich was simply horrible! I usually love panissa and I don't care if it's slices, cubes or fries cuts. It's simply divine! The panissa there was rather soft and has a terrible taste of rancid oil. The bread was a tasteless flat bun... More 

Thank LaurentCL2
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016 via mobile

Stopped in at 4 when they opened after a siesta. Sliced chickpeas fried and on bread "piazza" made an unusual yet delicious meal. Highly recommend!

Thank Laura F
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

It has been 10 years. I still dream of this place! A must if you're in Savona. My good friend took me, I will never forget.

1 Thank Carl E
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2015

well you have to go there...it's a small place, family of three keep it going. You can buy the 'panissa' fried in soft bread rolls and it's hot and very good,no sitting, or you can buy it to cook at home,oil,onion,salt and pepper, side dish ,apetizer....typical Savona taste, quite different they use chickpeas flour.....

Thank Erica E
Brussels, Belgium
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243 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2015

This is a simple place where you can get "Panissa" slices. These are slices chickpeas of fried chickpeas polenta. A great break in the historical center of the city. Locals love it.

Thank albertotraveller101
Haifa, Israel
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2015

It was very testy and irregular, especially after we found out what ingredients it made from. Definitely will try to make one at home for my guests!

Thank Olga L
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2015

I have been here long time ago. However, I do not think I shouldn't review this place as it exist for more than two centuries :) This review is aimed at tourists and visitors, as every single local knows this "Institution". First, forget the word restaurant and all that is implied (opening hours, for instance). This is an old friggitoria,... More 

3 Thank Antoine A
Rome, Italy
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60 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2015 via mobile

Traditional street food: very tasty! If you visit Savona, you must eat the traditional "panissa" with or without bun. An ancient traditional food in a typical place. Do not miss it!

Thank aegleg

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Fast Food
Restaurant features
Good for
Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Vico Crema, Savona, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Savona

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