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Osteria c'era una volta

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Via Edoardo Ghiglini 6, 16011 Arenzano, Italy
+39 010 911 3134
19:00 - 23:00
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Urbino, Italy
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111 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had an early dinner without reservation, which is absolutely necessary. Easy going service and good food. As a starter I had a mix of vegetable tarts and as a first course a "Tris di primi". I was lucky as I could taste the typical trofiette al pesto, the pansoti alla salsa di noci and the picagge with mushroom souce.... More 

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55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Super friendly staff, they make you feel very welcome, the food is really good, nothing fancy, just really really good (try the tagliata).. Few tables outside, but cosy indoors.

Thank ParrasT
Bareggio, Italy
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Beautiful setting. Rather large helpings of good food. Both fish and meat on the menu. Delicious local traditional recipes with fresh anchovies. Friendly relaxed service but with no delays.

Thank Helenmoira
Arenzano, Italy
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016

If we weren't eating with friends we would have left this establishment. Very unfriendly staff and below average food

Thank Andrea T
Karlstad, Sweden
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2015

This place was ok, nothing that I would return to. Suitable residents of the town better with the food they served

Thank Kate L
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 September 2015 via mobile

Friendly place in an old well-renovated house. Popular restaurant. Missing menu in English. Recommend this place.

Thank BaldurBald
Berlin, Germany
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 August 2015 via mobile

I came to Italy to visit my loved one, she picked me up from the airport, we came to arenzano, we had dinner at l'osteria. By God, go here! Get a table outside, get the starters plate, let them pick you a wine, have the fish, surrender to the kind lady waitress. Rarely have I had such great food at... More 

Thank Jannik S
Paris, France
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 April 2015

simple and real as an italian restaurant is to be ! all is just very true and delicious ! excellent desserts ! ultimate place !

Thank bunwalnutcase
Geneva, Switzerland
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2014

We really loved this place! We returned there 3 times and each time the food was delicious. The menu is simple and little, but you still have a choice between different antipasti/ first course and second course. We had spaghetti with seafood, seafood soup, gnocchi with pesto (just delicious!), spaghetti with ragu (beef) and we loved everything. They also have... More 

Thank VladimirCH
Montpellier, France
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2013

No discussion, really typical "osteria", just nice Italian food, and what a fantastic and friendly staff !!!! You have to go there !!!

Thank benjamin s

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Edoardo Ghiglini 6, 16011 Arenzano, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Arenzano
  • Phone Number: +39 010 911 3134

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?