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Osteria La Gensola

#647 of 9,556 Restaurants in Rome
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Trastevere
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Piazza della Gensola 15, 06 58332758 Rome, Italy
+39 06 581 6312
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Today
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:30
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:30
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France
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22 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I can safely say this was one of my worst culinary experiences along with poor service. The waitress asked if I wanted any water so I ordered a bottle. No mention of wine or aperitif. Menu unceremoniously delivered. No wine list. I was surprised to see scallops and swordfish on the menu so I checked they were fresh. Surely they... More 

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Sint-Niklaas, Belgium
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57 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Though this place was highly recommended by an Italian colleague, we do not intend to ever visit again. We are sure it is not agreeable to see people entering your restaurant during a downpour, but basic professionalism will withhold you from showing so. Service, or lack of it, continued in the same vein: long wait for menu, long wait for... More 

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New York City, New York
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76 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I found this restaurant in Trastevere from the Elizabeth Minchilli ap (a must have). Osteria La Gensola is one of her favorite restaurants in Trastevere. OK, our taxi driver got completely lost and we had to help him navigate. Once you find the restaurant, it's worth the complications. La Gensola specializes in seafood. The restaurant is simply decorated but very... More 

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Ibiza Town, Spain
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

We had a correct tunna tartar to start, and then I had excellent spaguettis with shells and my partner had rigattoni carbonara, excellent too! Normal prices, nice location.

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Milan, Italy
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81 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

The same owner, Claudio, has another restaurant near via Veneto which I prefer (it even has a separate smoking room). His lovely daughter works here. The food is seafood, high quality, very nice. Overall a good bet in Rome

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117 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We sat by the window and enjoyed a bottle of wine, salad, fish and pasta. it was lovely and reasonably priced just over $100 for 2.

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Thank Liz C
San Francisco, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Third visit to this restaurant and each visit gets better. Simple fresh seafood served with attentive service . Always more Italians then tourists in the dining room. If you don't know what to select from the menu let the waiter guide you and you cant go wrong

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St. John's, Canada
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100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

This is a busy place, catering to locals and tourists alike. We arrived without a reservation, to the consternation on the host. It seemed that we were reluctantly shown to a less-than-desirable table ( right next to the door). Ignored for a little while, menus finally arrived. As the traffic quieted down, service got better. One of my courses never... More 

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New York City, New York
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Best Osteria Romana in Trastevere. Seasonal menu with all the popular dishes. My favorite was "coda alla vaccinara" ;)

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Lake Mary, FL
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

We enjoyed a great lunch here. The appetizer the chef gives, was so tasty, like a small cheese donut. Our pastas were prepared excellent. We would recommend.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:30
Monday
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:30
Tuesday
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:30
Wednesday
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:30
Thursday
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:30
Friday
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:30
Saturday
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza della Gensola 15, 06 58332758 Rome, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Trastevere
  • Neighbourhood: Trastevere
  • Phone Number: +39 06 581 6312
Description
Warm atmosphere in the heart of Trastevere with fantastic, well-presented food. Great place for authentic Italian dishes as it is mainly frequented by locals.

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Edgewater, New Jersey
Rome, Italy
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Trastevere

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Trastevere
Trastevere ("beyond the Tiber") is like a faded postcard, a little worn around the edges but still charming. With its wide-open piazzas, meandering streets, weathered Renaissance buildings, and overgrown personality, it's become an irresistible mecca for visitors. Trastevere is an enclave of entertainment - a rotating set of street performers entertains almost every night, and unforgettable eateries and bars pepper its piazzas and side streets. For a trip to the past, visit the southern and western flanks of Trastevere for pockets of yesteryear, less traversed areas with a residual 1960s and 70s Roman vibe.
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