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II Genovese

Via Galata 35R, 16121, Genoa, Italy
+39 010 869 2937
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good44%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“meatballs” (10 reviews)
“rabbit” (14 reviews)
“polpette” (3 reviews)
Seafood, Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Via Galata 35R, 16121, Genoa, Italy
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I read on trip advisor about the pesto so we decided to give it a go. On a Wednesday evening it was really busy we were offered stools at the bar to eat as they were full, we decided to give it a go and...More

Thank Angela M
Reviewed 6 days ago

My husband and I ate dinner here this evening. We had their bread with pesto to begin.We had the Frito Misto, to start and share.I had the gnocchi pesto and he had the ravioli with beef. Everything was absolutely delicious! We shared a liter of...More

Thank Rena G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There is nothing not to like about this restaurant. Friendly waiting staff, speedy service and some of the best food I’ve had in Italy. You must have the pesto pasta which is just amazing and the meatball second course (especially the one with the incredible...More

Thank Anna-Louise B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This restaurant offers mostly authentic food which is really delicious. Location is good- in the center of the town. But there is one negative thing- chairs are uncomfortable for longer sitting and dining space is not spacious enough.

Thank elinedevries2018
Reviewed 16 May 2018

We were recommended by our hosts to visit Il Genovese and were not disappointed. They have been rewarded for their pesto and it's easy to see why! With the bread, they serve a bit of it and we scarfed it down in no time. We...More

Thank Susie W
Reviewed 13 May 2018

Homemade gnocchi with basil cream sauce was excellent. Friendly and efficient staff, reasonable prices. Pesto is spectacular. Best make a reservation, as it fills up really fast, but you can get a reservation even if you call an hour or so before 7:00 pm opening...More

Thank Frank L
Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

We just were walking past and came across this restaurant. Apparently were lucky to get a table without a reservation. Pesto was the best I’ve ever tasted to date. We just had pasta even though they wanted us to order more. The restaurant became very...More

Thank melissahA1678PO
Reviewed 30 April 2018

We made a reservation for this restaurant on 1 April from the U.S.A. for dinner at 7:00 PM tonight, 21 April. We arrived at 7:05 PM. Even though we told them we were seniors, they tried to have us go upstairs via a spiral staircase....More

Thank Maggi713
Reviewed 22 April 2018

The restaurant is located just in the core of the city centre: it is small but with an intimate environment where one feels at home and comfortable. The menu features a magnificent showcase of the magic Ligurian food. As known, that is an excellence of...More

Thank rinconpandora
Reviewed 22 April 2018

My wife and I went to Il Genovese this evening after making reservations over 3 weeks in advance, When we arrived, they apparently could not find our reservation, so they told us we had to sit upstairs - accessible only by a spiral, narrow staircase....More

Thank GWhitfield
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$15 - US$45
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
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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