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“Waterside Dining In The Port”
Review of Il Brigantino

Il Brigantino
Ranked #1,001 of 2,095 Restaurants in Genoa
Price range: US$ 12 - US$ 47
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Brew Pub
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Good for: Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 23 April 2015

I recently had lunch at Il Brigantino, which is conveniently located next to my hotel, NH Marina. This restaurant, like many in Italy, offer a special daily menu during the lunch hour, with reasonable prices. While the weather wasn't sunny, I ate outdoors. Dining is very casual. Tables were set with paper placemats, napkins and packaged utensils. The service was friendly and accommodating. As the lunch hour progressed, more and more customers appeared. Some were business people while others were day laborers working in the port. Menus were written on chalkboards that were passed around from table to table.

To start, I had Penne pasta with a seafood ragu. The dish was served hot and rather quickly, however, eating outside with a breeze blowing chilled the pasta rapidly. The pasta was tasty, having mussels, squid and shrimp in a tomato sauce. I follow this with stuffed calamari (squid) served in a light tomato sauce. The calamari were tender and the filling was flavorful.

The price for my above meal was 22.00 euro, plus I had a glass of wine and a digestivo. I imagine Il Brigantino would be very popular during the summer months and on warm weather days. All things considered, there is nothing that would entice me back for another meal at Il Brigantino as Genova is filled with good restaurants.

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Reviewed 9 September 2014 via mobile

Went here and the food was ok, however the staff appear to deliberately mislead the English. Menu was hand written so when you asked about anything he wrote numbers on his pad which you assumed was the price! When the bill came out we were completely shocked and all of a sudden he didn't understand a word of English when we questioned it! Food was good if you like rich food cooked in a lot of butter, but make sure you know how much they are going to charge before ordering! They also charge a cover of €2 per person for knives and forks. We were also the only people in the restaurant not to get bread!

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Reviewed 17 July 2014

Were here 3 times during our stay in Genova in July. Nice location nearby water, calm a d quite place, great food & vine and friendly personnel. Very positive experience, service was very good (got some snacks for vine even when kitchen was closed). Would love to visit once again when am back to Genova.

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Reviewed 26 October 2013

Lucky to find restaurant. Staff are very friendly with great attempts of English language. Good atmosphere created. Food samples were superb, best fresh fish in genoa. Lovely scenery. Drinks and food with excellent prices.

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Thank Ceri R
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Reviewed 14 September 2013

I can't believe this restaurant has a certificate of excellence. We waited 50 minutes for our first course, and our seafood risotto contained mussels and pippis only. The staff appeared only half interested.

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