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Taverna di Colombo

#21 of 1,690 Restaurants in Genoa
Certificate of Excellence
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Vico della Scienza 6R | 6r, 16123, Genoa, Italy
+39 010 422 5003
12:00 - 14:30
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:30
Thu - Sat 20:00 - 22:00
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75 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant is located in side street in old city center of Genoa. The street when it is located and exterior of the restaurant do not look nice, we thought that would be disappointed with the choice. But it was not right feeling. The restaurant is small and nice with short menu list but quality of the food is excellent.... More 

Thank Lily_L123
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

My wife and I booked for New Years Eve after seeing the reviews on tripadvisor. It was a fantastic decision! From starters to deserts food was of the highest quality, fresh and beautifully put together combinations. We were recommended a local, value for money, but very smooth red wine. The wine list was very affordable. The food was typical local... More 

1 Thank PaulRenny
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Lovely atmosphere with relaxing music in the background led to a very intimate feeling. The owner translated the menu to English for us. The food was really well made and fresh and was absolutely delicious and was paired with a lovely wine. Prices were very reasonable too, we paid about €75 for the two of us - starter, 1st course,... More 

1 Thank Shezan A
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2016

This Taverna has received great reviews but as a family we found a recent visit rather disappointing. On the positive side the location in the old town is quaint and the host is very friendly and helpful. However the choice of food is limited and the dishes, described as traditional Ligurian, are somewhat unusual. This is probably an excellent choice... More 

Thank NottinghamJourneyman
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Went tonite to this cozy place which had a very hospitable owner Fausto and an excellent chef .The food was delicious and finger licking . Loved all the dishes we ordered . The millifoglie di panissa,orecchiette con zucca & palamita nostrana really stole the show . Certainly a great find .

2 Thank asn82
Copenhagen, Denmark
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Great relaxed atmosphere and very friendly service. We went on the day Leonard Cohen died, and they played his music in tribute.

Thank Emilie5373927
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

Stumbled upon the restaurant by chance and glad we did! A cosy genuine restaurant tucked away down an alley. Food was delicious and fresh. Had the ravioli, rabbit, minestrone and panna cotta. All great with the minestrone being the standout. Reasonably priced. Owner was super friendly and accomodating. Definitely recommend!

Thank Michael T
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

The restaurant was very cosy and had a great atmosphere. The Waiter was busy but managed to stay kind and helpful with a smile on his face. He liked to tell stories about the food and the history behind The dishes. We had The ravioli and it was without a doubt some of the best pasta i have had in... More 

Thank Camilla K
London, United Kingdom
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441 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016

restaurant is tucked down a side alley between the port and the palaccio bianco but is a hidden gem. The menu as in Italian but the extremely friendly and helpful owner took the time to explain each dish in detail. Each dish seemed to focus on local produce and was very tasty. Good restaurant to try the local specialities

Thank ggmck186338
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2016

My husband and I sought out the Taverna di Colombo, which is located near the National Gallery and only a few minutes walk from Piazza Ferrari. We arrived before the Taverna was open and after our first glance of the exterior weren't certain about eating there. Someone was inside so my husband knocked and we met Fausto, the owner and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$38
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
12:00 - 14:30
12:00 - 14:30
12:00 - 14:30
20:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
20:00 - 22:00
20:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Vico della Scienza 6R | 6r, 16123, Genoa, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Genoa
  • Phone Number: +39 010 422 5003

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