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Places to eat and drink

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Places to eat and drink


Please could anyone recommend good (local) places to eat and drink

I am sure we can just wander around the old town and will come across lots of places but sometimes we like to hear of recommendations too


We are staying near the station and old town

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Florence, Italy
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1. Re: Places to eat and drink

Hi! I have experienced this pleasant restaurant into the old town, some time ago (not far from "Genova Piazza Principe" station):


I understand that when you write "station" you mean "Genova Piazza Principe".

Be aware in this case that there is another main station in Genoa, ie "Genova Brignole", in the new city, towards the east end.

Imperia, Italy
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2. Re: Places to eat and drink

Almost everywhere in Genoa relies on local people - there are too few tourists.

If you mean Piazza Principe train station, I've not eaten around there. Except in the restaurant attached to Galata Museo del Mare which probably does rely to some extent on tourists. The food there is acceptable rather than special, but if it's warm enough to sit on their balcony, the position is excellent.

Bristol, United...
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3. Re: Places to eat and drink

Can’t say we came across any great restaurants during our time in Genoa, though none were especially bad.

For drink if you like craft beer seek out Kamun Lab, best bar and range of beers we found.

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4. Re: Places to eat and drink

Try Cavour 21. We walked to it from our hotel right near the station. It was great fun and had delicious pesto (try the pesto lasagne). Full of locals. Get there before it opens at 7 pm. There will likely be a line and things move fast once the doors open but the staff fire everyone into seats super quickly and you will likely get a table. Prices are extremely reasonable.

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