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U Giancu

Via San Massimo 78, 16035, Rapallo, Italy
+39 0185 261212
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good32%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“lamb chops” (4 reviews)
“fritters” (2 reviews)
“pasta” (11 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Via San Massimo 78, 16035, Rapallo, Italy
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Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

Off the beaten track (about 10 mins outside of 'centro') but worth the visit. The setting is quite unique, a treat for adults and children alike, focusing on comic book and tv/film cartoons. Food equally a treat accompanied by an extensive wine (and interesting homemade...More

Thank secondhopper
Fausto O, Proprietario at U Giancu, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

Hi secondhopper thanks for your beautiful recension. Hope to see you again instead. Ciao from Fausto

Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

Well, you need to trust Google maps to take you there, but once there (10 min from Rapallo) - it is a great, great experience. The place is so special, you feel how creative the owner is, and than the fun starts; EVERYTHING we ordered...More

1  Thank YairShai
Fausto O, Proprietario at U Giancu, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2017

Dear YairShai well we surely are not perfect at all. But knowing that you might think we are makes me really happy. thanks a lot your words! Fausto

Reviewed 18 September 2017

My wife and I have been coming back for seven years now, and this place just keeps getting better. We don't know what it is. Maybe it's the home brewed beer, or that fuzzy cosy feeling you can get nowhere else. The anchovy starters and...More

1  Thank Omar A
Fausto O, Proprietario at U Giancu, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2017

Dear alitwotimes how could I add something to such an incredibly good recension????? My hope is to meet you soon again and huuuuuuugggggg youuuuuu! Thanks a lot. Fausto

Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

The comic theme is really well done and the host /owner and staff were excellent! The food was fresh tasty and well presented with good portions and creativity. The hats were great! Hats off to you all! Visit and you will get it?!

Thank steveF3034UJ
Fausto O, Proprietario at U Giancu, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2017

Dear Steve K thanks for your recension and also for your " hat off " to all of us! Ciao and see U soon again. Fausto

Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

The food was very good from the really tasteful appetizers to the linguine with the mushrooms (both red and white sauces) and the fried mushrooms. Truly enjoyable experience. Very attentive service.

Thank carpediemMMV
Fausto O, Proprietario at U Giancu, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2017

Hi carpediemMMV thanks so much for your beautiful recession. Hoper to have you back one day. Ciao from Fausto

Reviewed 13 July 2017

Whilst on a two week tour of the Tuscany, Liguria & Piedmont Regions, I was researching to find a Cookery Course.... Whilst staying in Santa Margherita, found a restaurant called U Giancu offering what is described as "Cooking together." I sent an email to enquire,...More

Thank NDFarmer01
Fausto O, Proprietario at U Giancu, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017

Dear NdFarmer01 thanks so much for enjoying our company, our kitchen and our food and wine. I also remember it as a very pleasant morning. Hope to see you again some time. thanks a lot for your recension. bye from Fausto

Reviewed 26 June 2017

Six of us visited. All agreed that the food was delicious and so fresh. We were made very welcome on arrival and the owner helped us with the menu which was all in Italian. The only down side for us was that this was a...More

Thank Ellie N
Fausto O, Proprietario at U Giancu, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2017

Hi Ellie sorry agian for the long wait. Hope to see you again. Bye from Fausto

Reviewed 26 May 2017

When your 7 years old asks you dad please try the pasta, it's tasteless! you know you are in for the wrong treat... First with the Pros: Excellent family ambient, service is good, good entertainment for kids. Cons: We ordered the salad, spaghetti with tomato...More

Thank Samual98
Fausto O, Proprietario at U Giancu, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2017

Dear Samual98 please just focus on your brain. In case you ....... one. I don't need to hear from you either. This is all I have to tell you. Answering is a must for me always. This time MORE. Fausto

Reviewed 15 May 2017

U Giancu is a very popular restaurant, situated in the hills of San Massimo, as short distance from Rapallo. The exuberant owner makes the rounds of the tables, changing cap every few minutes. Good Ligurian cuisine, but the service is so-so and the prices are...More

Thank Tuxilla
Fausto O, Proprietario at U Giancu, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2017

Hi Tuxilla thanks a lot form the exhuberant owner of the so so service U Giancu!! Cairo and thankyouuuuu! Fausto

Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

I visited U Giancu with my family, because out Airbnb host recommended the place. It opens quite late at night (20.00), which is the only not no good thing I van think of. We got the best service ever! The staff spoke good English (not...More

Thank murigga
Fausto O, Proprietario at U Giancu, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2017

hi murigga thanks so much for the wonderful recension you wanted to write for us. it really has been appreciated by all of us. Ciao from Fausto

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
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, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via San Massimo 78, 16035, Rapallo, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Rapallo
  • Phone Number: +39 0185 261212
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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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