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Le Cantine Squarciafico

#77 of 1,692 Restaurants in Genoa
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
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Piazza Invrea 3r, 16123, Genoa, Italy
+39 010 247 0823
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Fri 12:30 - 14:30
Sun - Sat 19:30 - 23:00
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Showing 47: English reviews
Rochester, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016

We were only in Genoa for four nights but came back here twice as it was so good! The setting is lovely, with old archways and ambiance in the lighting. It is different to anywhere else we ate in Italy. The service was excellent; the waiters were very attentive, friendly and knowledgeable. However, the real star of the show here... More 

Thank jemma787
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Very nice restaurant in the heart of old Genova in a hidden lane nearby San Lorenzo Cathedral and Piazza De Ferrari. Located in the cellars of an ancient palace it's a family restaurant with delicious dishes of the local cuisine rivisited with taste and originality. Tagliolini with lobster, stock fish , and black troffie are some of the beat courses.... More 

Thank Enzo F
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Beautiful, secluded restaurant with fine wines and the best home made pasta in Italy. Go find this little gem of a restaurant with friendly waiters and excellent service.

Thank Michelle R
Stockholm, Sweden
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368 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 302 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

After a lot of research and a reservation Squarciafico lived up to all our families expectations apart from one. The bill was so reasonable we could not believe the value, it was packed with locals. Always a good sign. The lobster linguine was large claw and half body with great pasta only 16 euro's. A welcome surprise after Portofino! Try... More 

Thank Mark O
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

Our meal was amazing! We had the muscles in sauce and homemade pasta in a shrimp and saffron sauce. We only ordered that pasta because the lobster one was sold out. But I am glad it was sold out because it was an exceptional pasta! Very traditional. The pasta was al dente! Highly recommend!

Thank Christina C
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584 reviews
371 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is not easy to find if you do not know we're it is located. It is in the basement in a small alley in the old town. When entering a new world meets you. The interior is furnished in a cozy way. They have a good selection of the standard Italian food. They prepare everyone from start and... More 

Thank johan6688
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255 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2016

After touring the center of Genoa, our guide suggested that we stop for lunch at Le Cantine Squarciafico. Because guide recommendations in other cities resulted in our eating in very touristy restaurants, I didn't get my hopes up about this one. Boy, was I in for a surprise! Our lunch was among the best food experiences we had during our... More 

Thank betsy1224
Tel Aviv, Israel
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 April 2016

Very good restaurant in the middle of the old town, one of the best we experience in Genoa, very recommended.

Thank EliLev
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84 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2016

A very nice place to eat in the old historic part of the city, next to the Duomo. The food is excellent quality and not too pricey. After a glass of Prosecco came a generous amuse bouche, which was a nicely prepared oven baked oyster, topped with garlic breadcrumbs. Our starter was a nice monkfish dish, topped with an almond... More 

Thank Freindlytraveller
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2016

I would dare say Squarciafico is my favourite restaurant in Genoa! I have been for the first time back in May, when they celebrated their 20th anniversary of their first opening, and again last Saturday for a birthday celebration. In both occasion the food was amazing, they offer typical dishes of the genoese cuisine, but in a very sophisticated way.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$37 - US$147
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 23:00
19:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza Invrea 3r, 16123, Genoa, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Genoa>  > Sottoripa
  • Neighbourhood: Sottoripa
  • Phone Number: +39 010 247 0823

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