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Trattoria San Carlo

#131 of 1,674 Restaurants in Genoa
Certificate of Excellence
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Via David Chiossone 41/43r, 16123, Genoa, Italy
+39 010 253 4294
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12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
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Mon - Sat 12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

We found that place by chance while walking through the narrow streets, it's in quite remote location. No regrets however: the place looks great, the owner was friendly and most importantly - the food! I urge you to try their Home made pasta with pesto - masterpiece! Highly recommended.

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Thank Sławomir R
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

I had a modest dinner here. The primo, homemade pasta with homemade pesto, potatoes and green beans was simply divine and the house white is very good: dry and clean. However I have given only four stars because the dessert, chocolate mousse, was not very good: grainy and overly sweet. However I would recommend this trattoria if you want to... More 

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Thank Mia L
Venice, Italy
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447 reviews
372 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

This marks my second visit to Trattoria San Carlo and I am pleased to report only positive comments about this trattoria. A business associate and I had dinner this evening while in Genoa on a business trip. Located on a back alleyway and somewhat difficult to find, it is well worth your efforts for seeking out this exquisite dining facility... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2015

We had an excellent early dinner at San Carlos Trattoria in early Sept. 2015. We had a fabulous octopus salad with potatoes, a sublime ravioli dish with walnut sauce, and a delicious calamari dish. The wine selection was also great. The place is not at all hard to find if you’re strolling the historic district. They accept VISA, and the... More 

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Bern, Switzerland
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015

Its small, very friendly and the waiter speaks English. The menu is quite small and typical Genoese with a good wine selection. Food was really good. Try the pesto. This restaurant is favoured by locals so book in advance. Especially at weekends. You need to look for it but its worth it. Not very expensive about 70 to 80 Euros... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2015

Very impressed with the steak. They were both cooked exactly as we had requested. Starters were rather bland. The fried anchovies were disappointing, as I did not expect them to be in little fried pancakes, the menu said 'fried anchovies', so I would not have ordered the pancakes. Biggest criticism is lack of atmosphere. Ok for business, but I would... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2015 via mobile

We stumbled upon this place by accident but were so glad we did! The place is frequented by the local bankers and businessmen which says a lot about the quality of the place. The food was wonderful, very tasty and very reasonably priced! I had a delicious seafood pasta and my friend had a deconstructed lasagne type dish; both were... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2015 via mobile

Lunch at San Carlo was a very pleasant experience. Since I was unable to chose between deep fried anchovies and baccalà as antipasti, the plates were combined into one starter. Both delicious. And very good Italian style service. As a primo I had Pansoti alla salsa di noci, another ligurian classic. The pasta filled with borragine and bietole had a... More 

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Epsom, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2015

The food was very good. The place is small and popular so you probably should book. They fitted us in at the time of evening opening. Later and we would not have got a table without a reservation. Don't be put off by the dark alleys, this is Genoa old town.

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Claremont, California, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2014

I've been dining here since the present owners mother ran this small, exceptional restaurant in the late 1970s. Her son has done her proud: simply suberb cuisine, consistently. Exceptional pesto for primo course, but don't forgo appetizers and secondo, no less dessert. Fine wnes add to the sapor of all courses. It's a trattoria to dine at, not eat and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$37
Cuisine
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
Tuesday
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
Wednesday
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
Thursday
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
Friday
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
Saturday
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via David Chiossone 41/43r, 16123, Genoa, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Genoa
  • Phone Number: +39 010 253 4294

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?