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Trattoria San Carlo

#149 of 1,693 Restaurants in Genoa
Certificate of Excellence
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Via David Chiossone 41/43r, 16123, Genoa, Italy
+39 010 253 4294
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
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Mon - Sat 12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came in 30 minutes before closing, the waiter was rude, we didnt even get napkins and my steak was raw. My friends pasta dish was ok though.

Thank Heiðar Þ
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

We found that place by chance while walking through the narrow streets, it's in quite remote location. No regrets however: the place looks great, the owner was friendly and most importantly - the food! I urge you to try their Home made pasta with pesto - masterpiece! Highly recommended.

Thank Sławomir R
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

I had a modest dinner here. The primo, homemade pasta with homemade pesto, potatoes and green beans was simply divine and the house white is very good: dry and clean. However I have given only four stars because the dessert, chocolate mousse, was not very good: grainy and overly sweet. However I would recommend this trattoria if you want to... More 

Thank Mia L
Venice, Italy
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447 reviews
372 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 258 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2016

This marks my second visit to Trattoria San Carlo and I am pleased to report only positive comments about this trattoria. A business associate and I had dinner this evening while in Genoa on a business trip. Located on a back alleyway and somewhat difficult to find, it is well worth your efforts for seeking out this exquisite dining facility... More 

Thank Mirto56
San Francisco, California
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155 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2015

We had an excellent early dinner at San Carlos Trattoria in early Sept. 2015. We had a fabulous octopus salad with potatoes, a sublime ravioli dish with walnut sauce, and a delicious calamari dish. The wine selection was also great. The place is not at all hard to find if you’re strolling the historic district. They accept VISA, and the... More 

Thank cre8Pinot
Bern, Switzerland
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2015

Its small, very friendly and the waiter speaks English. The menu is quite small and typical Genoese with a good wine selection. Food was really good. Try the pesto. This restaurant is favoured by locals so book in advance. Especially at weekends. You need to look for it but its worth it. Not very expensive about 70 to 80 Euros... More 

Thank Michael W
London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2015

Very impressed with the steak. They were both cooked exactly as we had requested. Starters were rather bland. The fried anchovies were disappointing, as I did not expect them to be in little fried pancakes, the menu said 'fried anchovies', so I would not have ordered the pancakes. Biggest criticism is lack of atmosphere. Ok for business, but I would... More 

1 Thank Linda P
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95 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 2 August 2015 via mobile

We stumbled upon this place by accident but were so glad we did! The place is frequented by the local bankers and businessmen which says a lot about the quality of the place. The food was wonderful, very tasty and very reasonably priced! I had a delicious seafood pasta and my friend had a deconstructed lasagne type dish; both were... More 

Thank gimme_wings
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 6 May 2015 via mobile

Lunch at San Carlo was a very pleasant experience. Since I was unable to chose between deep fried anchovies and baccalà as antipasti, the plates were combined into one starter. Both delicious. And very good Italian style service. As a primo I had Pansoti alla salsa di noci, another ligurian classic. The pasta filled with borragine and bietole had a... More 

Thank 374nelis
Epsom, United Kingdom
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223 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2015

The food was very good. The place is small and popular so you probably should book. They fitted us in at the time of evening opening. Later and we would not have got a table without a reservation. Don't be put off by the dark alleys, this is Genoa old town.

Thank 186Steve

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$26 - US$38
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via David Chiossone 41/43r, 16123, Genoa, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Genoa
  • Phone Number: +39 010 253 4294

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