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Mentelocale Bar Bistrot

Piazza Giacomo Matteotti 5 | Palazzo Ducale, 16123, Genoa, Italy
+39 010 596 9648
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  • Excellent15%
  • Very good23%
  • Average20%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible26%
27 Feb 2018
“Rude staff!”
28 Jul 2017
“Good value buffet lunch ”
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Italian, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Piazza Giacomo Matteotti 5 | Palazzo Ducale, 16123, Genoa, Italy
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Reviewed February 27, 2018 via mobile

I can understand that you don’t speak English. But you work in a touristic city like Genoa. At least you can friendly say ‘no’ when I ask you in Italian (!!) if you speak English. Rude staff! The drink I bought there (orange-carrot juice) was...More

Thank Nena S
Reviewed July 28, 2017 via mobile

Great location inside palazo ducale, serve good buffet lunch at very reasonable price although not many choices, still good value restaurant. The staff was nice, one lovely lady speak English well, very attentive.

Thank wisnu315
Reviewed May 24, 2017

Loverly cosy place right in the heart of the city in the foyer of the Palazzo Ducale. Perfect for early afternoon cocktails with a good and generous range of buffet food. Ugo was welcoming and accommodating had a fantastic time and we thoroughly recommend the...More

Thank Bobotrotter
Reviewed May 24, 2017 via mobile

We stopped on the way to portifino to eat the staff are friendly the food is amazing and the rest rooms are clean , the place is also wheelchair friendly . The coffe is great too

Thank dalal a
Reviewed May 7, 2017 via mobile

Stopped a couple of times for coffees Great taste and terrific value Friendly, helpful service Will definitely visit when next in Genoa

Thank JeffTheChairman
Reviewed March 19, 2016

I just knew the ground floor bar area with greta buffet aperitif right inside Palazzo Ducale but also discovered they offer buffet lunch and brunch on Sunday. You have to go to the upstairs part with the lift and just enjoy the very good Italian...More

Thank zal180
Reviewed November 23, 2015 via mobile

My draft beer tastes like soap and the bottles cost €5 each. Complete waste of money. I won't be back.

Thank Andrew B
Reviewed July 16, 2015

We visited the location near Plaza De Ferrari, they were very friendly and welcoming. One employee came out from behind the counter and in her best but limited English explained the different sandwiches and lunch options available! Tasty sandwiches, pastries, and of course, coffee! If...More

Thank Skymaster98
Reviewed April 28, 2014

I have experienced this chain, at the "Palazzo Reale" branch, for a business lunch, with many other colleagues. A plate with more food choice (I got salmon, rustic pie and vegetables, and they were decent), plus two bottles of white wine, for € 120, ten...More

Thank Brun066
Reviewed March 17, 2014

After a three hour tour of Genoa, our tour guide deposited us at Palazzo Rosso for free entrance to the three palazzo museums. We were hungry and tired (3 adults) What a welcome refreshment! Great people watching, and after a good half hour (and a...More

Thank astrojane
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Average prices
US$15 - US$19
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
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Open Hours
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza Giacomo Matteotti 5 | Palazzo Ducale, 16123, Genoa, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Genoa
  • Phone Number: +39 010 596 9648
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