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“Fantastic open plan family restaurant.”

Pizzeria Genzianella
Ranked #1 of 3 Restaurants in Cavedine
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$10
Dining options: After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed September 17, 2017

Lovely restaurant set in the hills just above the small alpine village called Drena.

We ate here on six occasions whilst staying at the excellent Maso Gaitem, a couple of kilometres down the hill. The restaurant was recommended by the owners of Maso Gaitem.

Very much a pizza, pasta and salad type place all of which were cooked to perfection (except of course the salad) and beautifully presented. There is an excellent choice of wines and speciality beers (the speciality beers are quite expensive) and there are local beers, soft drinks either 'on tap' or in cans and bottles. Forst seems to be the beer everyone sells which I really disliked but the Italian Moretti Rosso and Becks were available and were more to my taste. The only thing I did find odd was the inclusion of tasteless quark on the otherwise excellent Quattro Formaggio which might have been a sop to the many german tourists that invade the area on their bikes, they seem to have quark with everything in the south of Germany and Austria but in my opinion it doesn't work at all on pizza in Italy.

Desserts were all heavily laden with various creams and calories but delicious if you like that sort of thing. Frankly, I found a dessert difficult to manage after pizza or pasta but did make a special effort to find room for the fantastic lemon sorbet on offer.

The waiting staff were really lovely and attentive, few spoke any english and my italian is a challenge to anyone (I think its perfect though, its just those others) but everything was accomplished with smiles and a great deal of patience.

Pizzeria Genzianella is, as I have said a big family restaurant and is particularly busy at the weekend with the locals, the place must have seating for at least 150 but even so it might be an idea to book on Saturday evenings., the car park is large but was full by 1900 on the Saturday evening we turned up.

If you want quiet, intimate dining then this might not be for you, certainly not at weekends but for good, authentic and reasonably priced Italian food, this fits the bill perfectly.

There is a good range of gluten free and vegetarian options and the chef is willing to adapt most dishes for vegetarians.

Open everyday from around 18.30 to late.

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Reviewed July 9, 2016

Two pizzaioli at the entrance give you a clue this is going to be a tasty experience. And it was! A friendly place that feels like it is family-run. Also a good place for families and everyone to visit. Not just excellent pizzas but everything else we tried. Went twice within a week as it was so good. Friendly service and no language problems. Comfortable and relaxed room. Very reasonable prices. Easy parking. Love it!

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Thank silpinge
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Reviewed May 3, 2015

This pizza's restaurant is a perfect choice outside the main route from Trento to Riva del Garda. Located in Cavedine it is a great place to take a rest after a trekking or after, as we done, a hike along the via ferrata of Castel Drena.
It was really adrenalinic because the water in this spring season.
Great offer of many pizzas, giant pizzas, with integral flour, and last but not least, they prepare a great Gluten Free pizza!! Our daughter enjoyed eat hers with steamed potatoes!!
Courtesy and kindness are well disposed towards the personnel and there is a "family friendly corner".
We'll be back.

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Thank Milagrotwins
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Reviewed September 22, 2014

We had a nice dinner at Genzianella, which is nicely located in cavedine. We had pizza's and a salad at a decent price.

At our first try to eat we found the restaurant to be closed on Tuesday evenings.

Thank Koen0581
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Reviewed July 24, 2013

Very nice place out of the city, located in the mountains. The pizza is very nice and so is the scaloppino. It is very suitable for kids. Good value for money (not expensive). Nice atmosphere.

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Thank thomas B
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