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La Buca di San Matteo

Via David Chiossone 5, 16123, Genoa, Italy
+39 010 251 3817
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good41%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“pasta dish” (3 reviews)
“seafood” (4 reviews)
“pork” (2 reviews)
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Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Via David Chiossone 5, 16123, Genoa, Italy
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Great service, excellent food, attentive staff. Small and intimate. The wine list is good and the food was tasty.

Thank Alex S
Reviewed 28 October 2016

This restaurant was close to my B&B in the historic centre of Genoa. I went there on my arrival for Sunday lunch. The waiter was very welcoming, showed me to a nice table and explained the menu. I had a seafood trofite (?) pasta dish...More

Thank marinablue
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Tasty seafood with fair prices. Short catalogue with some variety on the wine list. Good service and polite personnel.

Thank michailkostas
Reviewed 3 October 2016

The service was too slow for my taste: what I hoped to be a quick lunch took two full hours. The starter (misto dell'entroterra) was ok, but very simple. The primo (trofiette dello chef) was excellent. The dessert (crema di yoghurt ghiacciato) was rather unimpressive....More

Thank Kakugo
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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
Romantic, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
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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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