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Need recommendations for the Genoa Coast

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tommyh Jul 30, 2006 03:50 PM

We will be travelling to the Geonoa Coast in late October. Looking for great places (non-tourist) to enjoy the region. Would really appreciate any recommendation of places to go (and to avoid).

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  1. frankiii RE: tommyh Jul 30, 2006 03:54 PM

    it is kind of hard ro go wrong in Liguria but one of the best meals of my life was at the Marco Polo in Genoa.

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      bjrocky RE: tommyh Aug 1, 2006 11:14 AM

      These are notes from our trip last October. Avoid eating in Portofino unless your wallet is thick - shocking value, particularly when you have Santa Magherita and Rapallo so close.
      SANTA MARGHERITA
      Trattoria Baicin, Via Algeria, 5 0185 286 763
      Inexpensive, almost a water view near the square in the harbour. All had pasta for lunch along with a salad. Excellent pasta, particularly their pesto.Pasta 5-6 E.
      RAPALLO
      A Chowhound rec - Trattoria Genovese, Via Roma, 19, 0185 61 111. A great recommendation and worth every penny. 6 E pasta, 10 E mains and all super. Cannot recommend more highly. Incredibly friendly staff (particularly Alga) as we had no booking and just landed on a busy evening but they quickly found a table for two.
      Sapore di Mare, Lungomare Vittorio Veneto 19, 0185 52 603. Another excellent find, in fact we ate here twice. Owners very friendly and generous. Pastas 5-7 E, mains 10-11 E. Highly recommended.
      Ristorante Nettuno, Lungomare Vittorio Veneto 28, 0185 50 270. Good value. Pasta 6-7 E, mains around 10-11 E (excluding seafood of course!).
      Do yourself a big favour and spend a few days in either of these towns. Both have lovely settings and offer good value eating.

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        tommyh RE: bjrocky Aug 1, 2006 10:37 PM

        Thanks! In fact I think our condo is in Rapallo!

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