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“joyful and tasty - good value for money”
Review of Piero 21

Piero 21
Ranked #210 of 2 260 Restaurants in Genoa
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Reviewed 24 June 2018

Very charming and with style, people are welcoming and friendly. Food is good and price is the best value for money ever.
Of course, it is a quick-and-simple kind of place. But you get a superb spot, good fish food, nice vibe, for a reasonable price.
I've been here thrice already: with my partner, with family, for a business dinner. Every time, my guests have been charmed, joyful and happy. I couldn't ask more.
tip: if you're not prepared to wait in line, to stand some noise, to spend a colourful italian dinner, well ...maybe it's worth trying! I'd usually go for nice and quiet places myself but... this place is different and it is definitely worth trying. Everytime it gives me a boost of energy and joy.

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Reviewed 15 June 2018

All of the reviews are mostly correct. The speed at which the locals "eat and run" is amazing but having said that, the turnover is amazing. Our seafood starter was great, penne vongole, great, waiter good, wine great value and 2 of us left with a tab of 38euro(we ordered bottle wine, if you had the litro vino de casa it would have been 33 euro)
Did we enjoy our meals, YES, did we enjoy the ambience and staff YES and would we go back, YES. Catching a bus from Camogli in 50 mins to go again, cheers

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1  Thank Desmond H
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Reviewed 22 May 2018

A local tipped us off to Piero 21 and after some initial hesitation we spent the next three nights eating here. It's not what anyone might call fancy or cozy or intimate. Don't expect those things. Expect a lively atmosphere inside a two-room trattoria that's got chaotic charm, great food and a loyal local following.

That following means it's almost always crowded and since they don't take reservations arriving early or late is essential. If you can't do that just leave your name with Barbara and enjoy the pink prosecco she offers customers waiting outside. Inside the efficient staff take orders quickly and once you're seated it won't be long before you're served.

There are a dozen pasta options but the pesto is mandatory and won the trattoria honours at the local culinary competition four years ago. It's unlike anything you tasted back home or even other parts of Italy. Here it's a thick, rich masterpiece served with trofie pasta, potatoes and green beans. Clam, mussel, lobster and calamari dishes are equally satisfying as are the prices that border on charity.

There are views of the sea from the veranda and five lovely stools, known as the pigeon coop, where you can watch the waves while you eat. Sketches of customers line the walls but no one comes here for the decor. It's all about the food and second courses include mixed plates of fried or grilled fish that can feed two. The house bubbly is excellent and can be ordered by the 1/4, half or litre carafe. We always ended up ordering more for some reason (hiccup). Desserts are homemade and you can choose from a variety of toppings.

Meals are paid at the front register and if you drop anything into the tip box Barbara shouts out 'mancia' (tip) to which all the waiters respond with a synchronised 'grazie' (thank you). My kids loved that part and always reminded me to leave a tip (although none was required).

Enjoy!

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Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed this place. I read negative reviews, but I think it's important not to come to this place with high expectations. It's not a restaurant, it's a trattoria, that means it's a simple place. We had lunch there, at 12.30 all tables were occupied and there was a line of people waiting outside. There are two tables for two people with the view to the sea, try to get these tables, it's super nice. Oh, yes, the toilet is also with a view to the sea))

1  Thank Svetlana P
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Reviewed 1 November 2017

We visited Piero 21 after reading the reviews on TripAdvisor and a recommendation from out host. Our first visit was on a Sunday evening and we had no problem getting a table, it was however, really busy with locals. The food was freshly prepared, home cooked and good value. The menu has lots of variety and the drinks were reasonably priced. The menu is in Italian only but a few of the staff can speak some English so we managed to choose what we wanted, with a little help. The restaurant setting is great and the view from the toilet is amazing! Yes it does get busy and you can't book, but it is well worth a visit and a wait, if you can't get a table straight away. We ate here 3 times during our stay and thoroughly enjoyed what we ate.

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1  Thank robsarahsadventures
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