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“Great Pesto (basil sauce)”
Review of Panson

Panson
Ranked #698 of 2,072 Restaurants in Genoa
Price range: US$59 - US$147
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Turin, Italy
Level 4 Contributor
16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great Pesto (basil sauce)”
Reviewed 5 January 2013

This historical restaurant kept the prices honest over the years. It is not "chela", but not extravagantly expensive or a "tourist trap". The clientele is a mixture of tourist and locals, the latter a testimony of the good, authentic food. Do not miss the home made fresh past with pesto (a typical basil, pine nuts and extra vergin olive oil sauce), one of the best I've had. The fish is another speciality, always fresh and the "fritto misto" (a mix of fried small fish and shrimps) is excellent. The restaurant is on an old square, which has become "fashionable" with lots of bars, but it is not particularly noisy and in the warm months the dehor (patio) is most enjoyable. The restaurant seems to be a bit understaffed, so service can be a little on the slow side, but the waiters are very efficient, run around all the time and do their best to satisfy any request you might have, also providing good suggestions for the food and wine.

  • Visited August 2012
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English first
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Very good food”
Reviewed 2 November 2012

First day we dined here in 4. The service was good and food excellent. Therefore we dined another two times here. Good value for money. Kind Patron and staff. Try Ravioli with pesto. It's not on the menue, but ask for it, and you will have a lovely experience.
Sure to recommend.

Visited October 2012
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Norwich, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Highly Recommended”
Reviewed 22 October 2012

The place is situated in a square which is surrounded by bars's and other cafe's. The owner speaks perfect english and is more than willing to go through the menu with you. The place is clean and you have the choice to sit inside or out. The service staff are immaculate and friendly and speak some english. Try food native to genoa, you will not be disappointed with either starter, mains, or deserts.

Visited October 2012
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North Walsham, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great Value”
Reviewed 20 October 2012

Really enjoyed the food here! Fantastic service, great value, great atmosphere! The manager spoke English and talked us through the menu, You should eat here!

Visited October 2012
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London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
159 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“lovely food, shady romatic spot just off the hectic piazza and ligurian expertese”
Reviewed 20 September 2012

thank you to all involved for a delicious lunch last Sunday (16.9.12). The manager's explanation of the history of musciame (and recommendation to try it) and social economic history of of the shared culinary traits of Liguria and Sardegna were an informative delight. Highly recommended and very good value for a long leisurely Sunday lunch.

  • Visited September 2012
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