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“Highly recommended!”
Review of Voltalacarta

Voltalacarta
Ranked #45 of 2,158 Restaurants in Genoa
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $61 - $120
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed May 15, 2013

Found this gem through Tripadvisor and very glad we went there. It's a relatively small restaurant, set in a (former) small home. They only have 5 or 6 tables, and all were occupied all the time!

We took the fixed menu which was a masterly crafted, whopping 7-course adventure of the senses, all with fresh ingredients. The staff was very welcoming and down to earth, we couldn't ask for a better service. They also didn't mind stirring something else up just for my pregnant wife (not eating raw fish/meat). For me, it truly was the best beef tartar I ever had!

The restaurant might be a bit hard to find, as Google maps points you in the wrong direction. It's oddly located halfway Via Assarotti, and not as you would expect logically following house numbers. The front door was also locked, which means they only take reservations (which is a good sign :))

We didn't think the prices were high, considering the quantity and quality you're getting. We paid around EUR 110 for 2 7-course dinners with wine and coffee afterwards.

The only comment I have is that 7-courses was a bit too much for us actually! :) We were trying to savour all the great tastes and combinations but this got challenging after 4 courses..

Bottom line: Highly recommended!

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Reviewed August 5, 2012

Chef Maurizio is a genius at sourcing the very best ingredients and treating them with love and respect to create exquisite and exciting dishes. We ate at his restaurant twice while in Genoa and were as pleased the second time as the first, if not more so. The prices are not cheap, but for the best-quality ingredients, even in Italy, there is a premium. The chef speaks some English, and is delighted to explain his ideas for a dish, including the origin of the ingredients. He also likes to provide little 'surprises,' just to see what you think of them. There seems to be some Sardinian connection which we never precisely identified; perhaps it comes through the chef's wife, who works in the front of the house. We drank a wonderful Sardinian vermentino white wine which she recommended to us ("Capichera"). The restaurant is a bit off the main tourist paths, but is only a 10-minute walk from the city center (Piazza DeFerrari). You have to ring the doorbell to be let in; don't just walk away thinking they are closed. It is advisable to make reservations ahead, not because they are always full, but they might not be open when you think they will. The menu leans toward fish and seafood, but there are other dishes as well. The second time we were there I had the "tartare of old milk cow," which has an interesting story which the chef will explain to you. Suffice it to say, it was the richest, most unctuous beef tartare I have ever eaten. Maurizio has aspirations for a Michelin star, and I think he is well on his way to acheiving that goal. If you are ever in Genoa, you owe it to yourself to experience his food.

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