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U Giancu

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Via San Massimo 78, 16035, Rapallo, Italy
+39 0185 261212
19:30 - 22:00
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Sun 00:00 - 15:00
Thu - Tue 19:30 - 22:00
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Genoa, Italy
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124 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

That's a very interesting restaurant , a guiding theme "Comics" from all perspective , you could find everywhere very famous stories from all the most well known Comics .Talking about their menus , it is a ground menu with very good dishes well assembled . I took a dish of regional pancakes accompained with cured meat , then a second... More 

Thank stefano_pittaluga
Fausto O, Proprietario at U Giancu, responded to this review

Dear stefano_pittaluga ..... well I actually feel rather strange writing to a Pittaluga in english rather than in genoese, but i rteally am happy to see how you appreciated everything you had at U Giancu. Thanks so much and see you soon again than. Ciao from Fausto More 

Glendale, New York
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

A bit hard to find even using a GPS navigator but worth the trip. Your kids will love it. This place is like a living comic strip with cartoon art everywhere but the food is no joke! Classic Ligurian meals means use of a lot of healthy, delicious vegetables in their dishes. Pasta were great and a very relaxing atmosphere,... More 

Thank salEdawgz
Fausto O, Proprietario at U Giancu, responded to this review

Hi salEdawgz what to say if not thank you so much for wanting to find us even if that was not really easy! Hope to see you again one day. Ciao from Fausto More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Its my favorite restaurant in the world, jaust the best italian food you can get, freshly prepared by Fausto and his fantastic crew

Thank Andi P
Fausto O, Proprietario at U Giancu, responded to this review

Dear Andi P we surely are not the best restaurant in the world but knowing that we could be that even if just for you makes me really really happy!!! Thank youuuuuuuuuu! ciao Fausto More 

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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

I went There with my wife and sister Very Good choice (even if not exceptionally large) of food in the menu..but we are not on the promenade and it is not a restaurant for mass tourists so i agree that the list must be concentrated on what we are looking for in such restaurant We ordered: 1 taglierini and 2... More 

Thank Marco M
Fausto O, Proprietario at U Giancu, responded to this review

Ciao Marco M I am very happy to read your beautiful recension. I appreciate all the you wrote. Hope to have yuou back soon. Fausto More 

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125 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Very nice and friendly place. Not easy to find but worse it. Design is fresh and funny. Cosy family place. Good service, lovely food, nice choice of wines. Cool local beer.

Thank sergeykI6312UN
Fausto O, Proprietario at U Giancu, responded to this review

Dear Segey K thank so very much for the beautiful words that you wrote on us. Bye Fausto More 

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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

We came to the place after a recommendation from the woman who's house we stayed in, the first thing we saw was a funny looking old man wearing sleepwear with funny hats that he switched over the night, the first courses are mediocre and the pastas are nice not great, but the 2nd courses and the Ratatouille from those we... More 

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Fausto O, Proprietario at U Giancu, responded to this review

Dear NoamLotam thanks so much for your visit happy and for your recommendation. Bye Fausto More 

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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

I went to this restaurant last night with a large group of 13 adults and 4 children under age 5, including 2 infants. The small children played on the playground for most of the evening which was wonderful! When is the last time that parents were able to enjoy a meal and adult discussion so thoroughly?! I wish every restaurant... More 

Thank Jessica S
Fausto O, Proprietario at U Giancu, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your fantastic recension which is giving us fuel to continue this, sometimes very difficult, work with enthusiasm. Ciao from Fausto More 

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51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

Thank you again to Fausto & all the great staff at U'Giancu for another great evening of fine dining & wining! (And there's a new secret: U'Giancu's home brewed beers are just fantastic!)

Thank Andy L
Fausto O, Proprietario at U Giancu, responded to this review

Dear Andy L I am very happy for your words and my son Emanuele will be even more happy to read about his little brewery. Bye Fausto More 

Anaheim, California
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our last night in Rapallo with dinner at this charming place up the mountain from Rapallo. It was such a fun environment. Our food was delicious. One our our best from our 10 days in Italy. The lamb chops were perfection. We had an antipasto with a variety of tasty treats. Little onion fritters and the cheese in... More 

Thank Lynn G
Fausto O, Proprietario at U Giancu, responded to this review

Dear Lynn G thanks so much for your incredibly good recension. Hope we'll have you again so that we will try to take care of you more carefully. Ciao from Fausto More 

Istanbul, Turkey
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

It welcomes you with its own decoration. Provides very good quality wine and tasteful menu. You will never regret to be here, I think here is the must seen restaurant in Rapallo.

Thank esrakaratay
Fausto O, Proprietario at U Giancu, responded to this review

Dear esrakaratay you what? you know what? You knows whatttttt? THANK YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU FAUSTO More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Italian, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
00:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 22:00
19:30 - 22:00
19:30 - 22:00
19:30 - 22:00
19:30 - 22:00
19:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via San Massimo 78, 16035, Rapallo, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Rapallo
  • Phone Number: +39 0185 261212
U Giancu likes cooking while dancing with the seasons. 20 years ago U Giancu started COOKING TOGETHER - an experienced COOKING SCHOOL where FAUSTO and his son EMANUELE cook together with their guests hands on. Artichokes set the winter rhythm, leaving the stage to spring, made of violet-coloured asparagus. Then, according to the season and to what Diego can find in the fields, herbs and flowers of prebuggiun take over making up a huge and multicoloured salad or the perfect ravioli filling with a yummy but so delicate taste. A waltz with all the colours of the summer vegetables follows: big and mignon aubergines, courgettes with their orange flowers, long green beans, red and white pinto beans, spring onions, yellow celery, colourful peppers. During the hot season, U Giancu especially likes making pesto dance to dress fresh home made pasta or to accompany the classic Genoese minestrone, boosting its taste. In autumn, the warm colours of the woods become the perfect scenery to sprout mushrooms: porcini, finferli, tiny trumpets, columbine, steccherini. They all dance in U Giancu's cooking pan! Home made bread and focaccia are never missing on the table: even more delicious when served with tasty local cheeses. Beef, rabbit, pork, rooster, bison, lamb and veal (cooked in many different ways) complete the choreography. Just before the curtains fall...Apple cake, pear tarte, peach cake, crostata filled with home made fresh fruit jams. Cinnamon biscuits, pistachio or hazelnut biscuits: crunchy or soft. The creamy ice creams and the fresh fruit sorbets made by Emanuele complete the menu on a sweet note.

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