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Trattoria Osvaldo

#51 of 1,704 Restaurants in Genoa
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Via della Casa 2R, Genoa, Italy
+39 010 377 1881
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Showing 26: English reviews
Zurich, Switzerland
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279 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The seafood dishes are average, nothing spectacular. For non seafood eater, there is quite limited selections. Outdoor seating is quite nice, but needs advance reservation. Indoor tables are nothing special. It is not the kind of Italian food I will return to.

Thank victoriaxyz
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The area is full of nice places. The restaurant is not easy to find but it's worth the search. The food is delicious. The service is great ( they probably speak any language you need them to)! If in Genoa you should visit.

Thank Ina P
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59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

I was the first time in Trattoria Osvaldo 4 years ago and I still remember the freshness and great taste of the meal I had that time. Now 4 years later I can tell that not much has changed perhaps only improved. Food (speciality is fish) is still as great and "local" with a particular attention to taste combination and... More 

Thank marco p
London, United Kingdom
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145 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Osvaldo's sets a benchmark for Genoan fish eating. With amuse bouche of deep fried ground chick pea sticks, pasta, fried anchovies (very much a Genoan favourite) and the obligatory "taste" from everyone's plate, I worked out that I'd eaten for two and had no room for dinner that evening. There is a big umbrella outside in the small square just... More 

Thank Rufus S
1 review
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Very good. Perfect for fish fans. A very secret place. It is worth for every minutes to be there. Waitress are so explanarory

Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Ate dinner here with two business colleagues and found an absolute gem. The staff were friendly, understated & helpful in guiding our choices. We ate fresh langoustines, prawns and squid which were delicious. The fried mixed fish starter of salt cod, sardines and fried carrots & courgettes were excellent too. Decent wine list too. A gem.

Thank mkla07
New Zealand
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91 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016 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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406 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2016

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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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 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
1 review
Reviewed 7 January 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
USD 45 - USD 67
Italian, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via della Casa 2R, Genoa, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Genoa
  • Phone Number: +39 010 377 1881

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