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Caffe degli Specchi

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Salita Pollaiuoli 43, 16123, Genoa, Italy
+39 010 256685
Mon - Sat 07:00 - 20:30
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Inverness, California
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220 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I reviewed this place a few years ago and it was terrific. It has since changed ownership and is now one of the worst places in Genova. Absolutely awful. I have had some pretty bad appertivi in some pretty crummy bars but this is maybe the worst ever. Nothing on the plate could be eaten. Avoid going here at all... More 

Thank nonobanana
Leuven, Belgium
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52 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

This is in a convenient location down a side street off the Piazza Matteotti. We had tea and a nice raspberry tart on the terrace. Friendly service.

Thank lynxwhisker
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Visited twice during my stay in Genoa, nice caffe in the city centar, helpful and outgoing staff, delicious mini pies, warm atmosphere.

1 Thank vines_88
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Can you imagine a caffe existing from 1798?? And staying at the same place for over 200 years??? I was very surprised once saw the corner with the history! I tried negroni and cuban mojito served with nice snacks, all was very good! Price for the cocktails 8 euro and the snacks complimentary. Location is pretty sweet, right under the... More 

1 Thank Spectraa34
Ware, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

We passed by this bar and dropped in for a drink. The staff were very helpful and they had a wide range of drinks including some really interesting beers. We also had aperitivo for two which was very tasty. It came on two dishes with lots of different tastes to try. We will certainly return for lunch one day.

Thank John G
Belgrade, Montana
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731 reviews
498 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 252 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2015 via mobile

We had no plans for lunch and were wondering the streets and found this. We pay close attention to Trip Advisor reviews and looked this up before entering. It had great reviews, which I will add to. We wanted something light and primarily with veggies. The menu had several salads along with many other fantastic sounding choices. We were seated... More 

Thank jeffreyshapiro
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2 reviews
Reviewed 17 September 2015 via mobile

Quite placed to the center. Delicious food at budget price and friendly staff. Highly recommended for lunch or dinner.

Thank Maik J
Zürich, Schweiz
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39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2015 via mobile

After a long way searching for a restaurant we found the caffe, and we were very happy here. Inside a great old cafe, outside a lively (traffic-free) street, very good Kirchen, friendly staff and reasonable prices: perfect.

Thank HS_ZH
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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2015 via mobile

Very friendly and inviting atmosphere with the extra benefit of air condition on the top floor. Cozy interior and friendly staff. Negative is that the food came in a huge variety of sizes and the menu was all in Italian. You could get help from the staff but it still made it a bit hard to decide. Wine was awesome... More 

Thank Erik F
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67 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2015

A tad on the expensive side but as always, all drinks come with a large plate of very tasty nibbles. Don't go there first if you're planning a meal out afterwards though.

Thank Piccolino

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Italian, Bar, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
07:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Salita Pollaiuoli 43, 16123, Genoa, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Genoa
  • Phone Number: +39 010 256685

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?