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“Right on the water”
Review of Il Focone

Il Focone
Ranked #27 of 216 Restaurants in Rapallo
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Reviewed 12 August 2018

This is a very nice and reasonable restaurant located right on the water on the coast of Genoa. You can hear the waves hitting the shore. The food is delicious.. There are variety of wines. The staff is friendly. The only odd thing was that they charged 9 euro fore napkins & silverware for two people... Unusual for us Americans..

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Reviewed 28 May 2018

Wedged between two three star hotels this restaurant should have no difficulty finding customers. And yet when we arrived in May for dinner there was nobody around eating. Normally a bad sign, we might have turned to go elsewhere, but the menu outside looked interesting and before we knew it were welcomed with a big smile. Given a good prominent table we sat down inside. Perhaps too ostentaciously I plonked down the latest red Michelin Italia Guide and was asked if I was an inspector. In spite of a firm denial, I think we got somewhat preferential treatment thereafter, for yes, the restaurant did begin to fill up. In short our experience was a good one, but it is hard to judge a restaurant from a single visit. We had the chef's recommendation, not on the menu, often a confidence trick to charge higher than usual prices. It was a delicious plate of fresh tuna with sesame seed and a rather Japanese style sauce. Almost excessively generous, it did not break the bank either ! Others at our table opted for the grilled Turbot which was beautifully prepared and served off the bone. The puddings were good too, if not memorable. Count around €30 per head for a three course dinner without wine.

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Reviewed 20 April 2018

We kept coming back because the food was excellent, the wait staff friendly and attentive and the atmosphere family-oriented.

We are moving to Rapallo in September and plan many more visits. We should be speaking better Italian by then!

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Thank Osageartist
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Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

Having spent all day on the trains we finally arrived in Rapallo. Our hotel suggested this restaurant which was next door. We loved our seafood dinner here. The meal was delicious and a great introduction to the Italian coast. Service was very friendly and most welcoming. We highly recommend Il Falcone.

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Reviewed 14 September 2017

In Genoa we usually wen t to 7th in Nervi for Pizza. It was modern, on the water, with trendy/modern takes on pizza. We had asked our hotel for a substitute place to have pizza.

At Il Focone we had the perfect balcony waterfront table. setting was perfect. The menus came, and the sea food just popped - everywhere on the menu. We ordered seafood. It was terrible. Think Japanese raw bar and mash it with a New England clam shack. Not appealing.

We ordered the classic 'Spritz' as a cocktail - I know, its an afternoon drink. And asked for a rose which often aren't on menus as they are sessional. The Rose was Lancers. Lancers. Did I say Lancers? I hadn't heard of Lancers since high school. It was their house Rose. Does that suggest something?

The next day the hotel manager asked about our experience, and we told her. Almost in a scolding voice (you know Italians) I was reminded we asked for a place to have pizza. Not a place to have seafood. It was almost an 'I told you so...'

The pizza may be worthy...

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