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“Rave reviews for this little gem!”
Review of Genova - CLOSED

Genova
Price range: $3 - $9
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Good for: Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Miami, Florida
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62 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Rave reviews for this little gem!”
Reviewed August 24, 2013

Staying at The Billabong, we checked out Trip Advisor for a restaurant within walking distance, and we were lucky to choose Genova. We never dreamed we would find a fabulous home-cooked Italian dinner in the heart of Phnom Penh! The proprietor is from Genoa, and everything from the antipasto to the wonderful fresh pasta dishes to the tiramasu is authentic and delicious. We loved this restaurant so much that, after calling ahead, we returned the next night with a very large group of 21; somehow, Roberto and his talented wife accommodated us with grace and hospitality, and every one of us left raving about the amazing meal. As a testament to the quality of the food, some members of our group went back for more a couple nights later, a hearty endorsement for Roberto and his little slice of Genoa in Cambodia.

Visited August 2013
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1 Thank lauriecoconutgrove
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103 reviews from our community

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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Bristol, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Fairly average”
Reviewed July 8, 2013

Felt Genova was all very average. I went for the eggplant pasta which just didn't have so much flavor to it, my friend opted for the pesto, which again just didn't have much going for it. The owner is pleasant and the staff sufficient, but I just think the use of a few more 'Italian' herbs would make the food tastier. Price fairly average for the area where it is located, which is a bit away from the man restaurant area.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Max H
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Vientiane, Laos
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276 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 233 helpful votes
“Unpretentious, delicious italian food”
Reviewed June 3, 2013

After walking past this place several times a week I tried it out. From the outside it doesn't look like much and doesn't really draw you in - but the food is excellent and good value.
For lunch I had ravioli with pesto the first time for $5-50; light, tasty and different. All pasta is made fresh.
There are magazines to reads and the news on the TV. Theres also a good selection of grappa, fernet, and other Italian spirits

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank bluecramp
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Beijing, China
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Superb authentic Italian food”
Reviewed May 15, 2013

Dont be misled by the appearances of this small place or the hand-written white board at the door.
And dont be misled by the fact that there are no pizzas, in my opinion a great decision by owner Roberto.
Genova offers that best home-made true, authentic Italian food at an excellent price.
Their home made ravioli and gnocchi are outstanding, their pesto is superb, I have tried almost everything and I can say that everything is great.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank AdrinBJ
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
“a must come more often”
Reviewed May 13, 2013

I come there already from the beginning. I like the food very much. Lokal italian food. No pizza but dont need, can buy everywhere in p.p.
Owner is very friendly and can give good advise what to eat, i never disappointed there!

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank jan10127
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