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Il Genovese

#52 of 1,628 Restaurants in Genoa
Certificate of Excellence
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As featured in Best Food in Genoa
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Via Galata 35R, 16121, Genoa, Italy
+39 010 869 2937
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12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
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Mon - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I spent three nights in Genoa recently - a very underrated city - and went to dinner at Il Genovese our first night there. We visited in October, so not the peak of tourist season of course, but had no problems getting a table around 8pm on a Friday evening. Our meal was excellent. We split an... More 

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Thank berg3438
Copenhagen, Denmark
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Typical Genovese food, the clientele was locals and service was good but a little slow in lunch prime time.

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Thank Emilie5373927
Weed
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

From the oven baked bread to the homemade Pasta and especially their pesto. The reviews are right. A must stop location. Service was great. Their house wine is smooth and all priced well. Best thing is you can buy the pesto to take home after you fall in love with it. Amazing !

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Thank Dnshaugen
London
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

This restaurant offers delicious authentic "Ligurian" dishes. It is my favourite restaurant in the area and I always make sure that I dine there whenever I go back to Genoa. The staff are cool and the service is great...I highly reccomend it... it won't disappoint you

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Thank TZMLondon
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

On our recent trip to Genoa, we asked for recommendations of restaurants from our hotel. This was one of the recommendations. Not too far away from the hotel, we arrived without a reservation and were seated. The physical menu had a paragraph of information about the local food specialities and another paragraph of who the suppliers to the restaurant were,... More 

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Thank Stuart R
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed the authentic pesto and trofi. The restaurant is simple but very nice. Service was helpful and rearranged the tables so that our baby stroller will fit in. We had a very nice evening indeed.

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Thank Lukasz P
Norwich, United Kingdom
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136 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Thoroughly enjoyed fish ravioli and soft pasta with pesto and an excellent wine, followed by deconstructed tiramisu and ice cream

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Thank abfree
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

We visited the restaurant on two consecutive evenings as the food was too good to miss. Do book in advance as I have seen several people being turned away. I had pasta with pesto one night and ravioli with walnut sauce the following. Both were really well cooked, fresh and the portions were big. My partner had swordfish with potatoes... More 

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Thank Cristina R
Perth, Western Australia
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23 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Our hotel recommended this as traditional local food and they did not disappoint. Delicious homemade gnocchi with pesto and fish ravioli. Lovely staff

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Thank lyndapia
Genoa, Italy
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76 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Simple trattoria in the center of Genoa. We, two collegues, tried gnocchi with pesto, typical Genoese sauce made of basil pine nuts and cheese, super,and "stoccafisso mantecato" stockfish with potatoesd cream and pine nuts. White wine and sparking water, 2 coffees for € 54. We are satisfied,approved!!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 14 - US$ 42
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
Saturday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Galata 35R, 16121, Genoa, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Genoa
  • Phone Number: +39 010 869 2937

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?