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La Buca di San Matteo

Via David Chiossone 5, 16123, Genoa, Italy
+39 010 251 3817
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good40%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“pasta dish” (3 reviews)
“seafood” (5 reviews)
“pork” (2 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM Hours
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Via David Chiossone 5, 16123, Genoa, Italy
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1 - 10 of 48 reviews

Reviewed 5 November 2017

Made a reservation, which really wasn't necessary as few others dining but seated next to noisy family with howling children anyway. Staff indifferent to our presence and performed the minimum necessary: ie took order & put food in front of us. Food okay, but nothing...More

Thank chiltern1000
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

We stumbled upon this restaurant while walking in the narrow streets of Genoa. We felt like having fish or seafood and it offered a few options. We were seated in the lower level as we didn’t have any reservations and the place fills up quickly...More

Thank Lena E
Reviewed 27 September 2017

Great food. The place fills up fast. You should make reservations. Friendly staff, limited English. Good wine selection.

Thank david s
Reviewed 25 September 2017

We stumbled upon this restaurant while wandering around the back streets of Genoa. It was patronised by a number of the local workers so we guessed it should be good. It has a menu of the day which is very good value, and although they...More

Thank davcol_1
Reviewed 20 September 2017

We found this place by just walking around Genoa. Great food. The place fills up fast. You should make reservations. Friendly staff, limited English but it all works out. Good wine selection.

Thank 522travel593
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Admittedly wasn't our first choice but so glad we came across it. Wonderful local cuisine, beautifully presented and a good wine list. A small intimate restaurant.

Thank Lucy B
Reviewed 8 July 2017

I would make a reservation so that you can eat in the dining room on the main level. We were seated in the lower level which is really lacking in atmosphere. That said, the meal was very good - pork with wine, roasted potatoes and...More

Thank Judy B
Reviewed 26 June 2017

The restaurant is lovely and our pasta starter was delicious, however our steak was tough and sinewy and the pork cooked in milk was stodgy and unpleasant. Really not worth the money.

Thank Yas52
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

We visited this restaurant with some local friends. It came highly recommended and served traditional Genovese food. We enjoyed the stock fish which was new to us. The basil pasta and the walnut pasta was delicious! Their wine selection was wonderful too. We had a...More

Thank Carolyn S
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

Nice service in a nice setting and nice to be able to see the workings of the well drilled kitchen (head chef looks rather fierce!). We had two great pasta dishes and these and wine were both great and good value. Desserts were also delicious.

Thank Omar1982
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via David Chiossone 5, 16123, Genoa, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Genoa>  > Piccapietra
  • Neighbourhood: Piccapietra
  • Phone Number: +39 010 251 3817
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