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Hidden gem in the narrow streets of old Genova

The hunt to find Romeo Viganotti was almost as much fun as their chocolates are delicious. Tucked... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Sydney, Australia
Unusual flavours

I went to the ice cream shop today. Yes it was difficult to find but definitely worth it. I tried... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2018
Melanie D
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2 days ago
“Hidden gem in the narrow streets of old Genova”
10 Sep 2018
“Unusual flavours”
The oldest chocolate factory Romeo Viganotti, founded in 1866, is still today a workshop unchanged, that makes use of machinery and molds period. The traditional products of the factory are the pralines: Boers, biscuits, chocolate creams, peels...more
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Vico Dei Castagna 14 R | Salita Del Prione 10R-12R, 16123, Genoa, Italy
+39 010 251 4061
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The hunt to find Romeo Viganotti was almost as much fun as their chocolates are delicious. Tucked away in the very narrow streets of old Genova, Google Maps was invaluable - we never would have found it otherwise. It's closest to the Christopher Columbus house...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

I went to the ice cream shop today. Yes it was difficult to find but definitely worth it. I tried ricotta with nuts and pineapple with ginger which was more of a sorbet. I also had a tiny taste of the gorgonzola which was interesting....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Melanie D
Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

Not easy to find, but a must taste in Genoa, everything homemade in a way you won't resist. Icecream and the waffle are a dream 🍦we love it

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 27 October 2017

TAsty gelato but the only problem - titles of gelato are rather long and only in italian. Chose gelato by guess and by understanding only some words.

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank inesebb
Reviewed 24 September 2017

This place was extremely difficult to find. I am talking about the chocolate shop here. They have 3 sites, all close together, and we didn't get to try the ice cream. The chocolate shop had a tiny sign, the whole building was being renovated, and...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank jeremyh797
Eugenio B, Employee at Romeo Viganotti, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Dear Jeremy, we are truly sorry about your experience. Due to maintenance and renovation works, which took longer than we expected, the tiny entrance alley was indeed filled with constructors' material. Sorry for the inconvenience. Our chocolate shop has been there for ages (around a...More

Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Try several. They are all very good. We tried the chocolate with orange, pistachio, banana and another chocolate. A must!

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Leigh-Traveler2015
Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

I recently went one Friday evening at Viganotti with a bunch of kids from 3yrs to 10yrs old. I live in Genova so I know really well what the Viganotti Cioccolato is (as is really typical for Genova you'll find most of the more amazing...More

Date of experience: May 2016
1  Thank Francesco B
Reviewed 3 April 2016

we followed a recommendation to come here- this place is over 100 years old making chocolate the chocolate canoli was great coffees good also

Date of experience: March 2016
1  Thank R7895LYjeffb
Reviewed 29 October 2015

Finding the Chocolate shop is not the easiest but is worth it. The Chocolate is gorgeous. We also had ice creams from the sister shop around the corner, Vico dei Castagna, not on the same day, which were fabulous. I had Dark Chocolate & Ginger...More

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank NorbertScrote
Reviewed 12 October 2015

Viganotti has a gelateria, pasticerria and cioccolateria all next door to each other. The gelateria has very creative flavors such as beer, dark chocolate and orange. Take some time to read all the different choices because they have many flavors I did not see anywhere...More

Date of experience: September 2015
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