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“nice Indian restaurant in Genoa”

Shapla Ristorante Indiano
Ranked #131 of 2,041 Restaurants in Genoa
Price range: US$11 - US$28
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Siena
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“nice Indian restaurant in Genoa”
Reviewed 8 April 2013

I have been to Shapla several times since it opened. I am originally from Genoa but I do not live there anymore, love Indian cuisine and love eating in general. Recently I have been there twice in a row, both times it has been great.
I had vegetable samosas (curried potatoes and peas pastry parcel), peshwari naan (naan with almonds and mango) and a vegetable bhuna (drier vegetable curry) one night and a vegetable balti (tomatoe-y vegetable curry) the second night.
My husband had a lamb balti (tomatoe-y curry) the first night and a jalfrezi (peppers and onions, somewhat drier) the second, plus plain naans, rice and a tandoori lamb for starter.
My mum had samosas for starter and a chicken vindaloo as main dish.
Everything was very nice, especially the samosas, the vegetable bhuna and the jalfrezi.
Personally I find that in too many Indian restaurants, including Shapla, the tomatoe-y curries (Balti and Vindaloos, typically) use too much tomato sauce ending up in a less defined flavour, but they were nevertheless nice and almost as hot as you would find them in the UK (I have never been to India...)
The salty lassi was also nice, as well as the pistachio kulfi (super-creamy ice-cream) and the masala chai (spiced tea)

  • Visited April 2013
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Average”
Reviewed 2 April 2013

Slightly inside from main road,good ambiance, Not so costly, staff was friendly, we ordered Veg food, portions were small, test was not up to the mark, i will say below average, had very high expectation due to the reviews we read on TripAdvisor, but slightly disappointed. overall not so good experience.

  • Visited March 2013
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London
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67 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Expensive but Good”
Reviewed 1 September 2012

After a week of pizza and pasta it's heavenly to eat something different.
Food was good but portions tiny (4 piece of chicken in the chicken curry) and expensive for what it is.

Visited August 2012
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Kochi (Cochin), India
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Good Taste”
Reviewed 17 August 2012

I have been there for one day..
This is a very good restaurant, run by the Bangladeshi.
But the taste was very excellent , and they made it as per my requirement.
Nice service very friendly.
So i always prefer this restaurant if I o ti Genoa again.

  • Visited August 2012
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