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Il Genovese

Via Galata 35R, 16121, Genoa, Italy
+39 010 869 2937
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good46%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“meatballs” (10 reviews)
“rabbit” (15 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 PM - 10:30 PMAll hours
Italian, Mediterranean, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Via Galata 35R, 16121, Genoa, Italy
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1 - 10 of 126 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great meal here. Book early, we walked in off the street and waited over an hour, only because we were told it was worth it. We were redirected to a wine bar around the corner so that was good. The food was...More

Thank lorraine164
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent little risto that specializes in Ligurian food, and does a good job of it. Waiters were friendly, service was good, and their limited English was matched by my incipient Italian to make things manageable. Had the fried dough balls stuffed w/ herbs, but wouldn't...More

Thank Mike G
Reviewed 26 September 2017

This place is an institution and that suits us well. First visit, we were welcomed charmingly by a very pleasant lady who also served us. We had the specials for the day, Ravioli Baccala was a dream followed by Totanetti, excellent. The wine list is...More

Thank Rosemary J
Reviewed 28 August 2017

I visited this restaurant because of the good reviews but I found the food mediocre & the prices higher than they should be. We tried pasta al genovese which was just average, small fried fish which was tasty but expensive for its size & meatballs...More

Thank Deppie K
Reviewed 21 August 2017

Appena arrivato a Genova per la prima volta, sera di Agosto in piene ferie, mi sono imbattuto a Il Genovese. Abbiamo dovuto aspettare una buona mezz'oretta per trovare posto, il personale è stato comunque molto cortese. Abbiamo assaggiato pochi piatti, eravamo stanchi ed era tardi...More

Thank Fosco B
Reviewed 4 August 2017

We went to this restaurant because of the excellent reviews but to be fair there was too much of hype for this place. The food was traditional Italian cuisine, which means simple dishes that are tasty but not extraordinary. + the Genovese pesto was excellent...More

Thank Mariyana M
Reviewed 24 July 2017

Il Genovese was a solid, if not remarkable, trattoria. We went there with friends and again on our own. We had pasta and fish dishes. All were prepared competently. I was a little disappointed with meatball prepared in the "tucca--Genovese style." Just seemed to be...More

Thank Barry17149021
Reviewed 23 July 2017

Just managed to get the last ground floor table one evening and within 15 minutes there was a queue of people outside the door.With the help of the smart young waiter who spoke very good English we had ordered a mix of starters,baccala and ravioli,all...More

Thank Sheepclan
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

We started out well with a nice waiter but he cheated us with some great dishes that he charged us. Gold price and we could not eat it. We were charged for a plate of anchovies € 33 and we were charged for coffee which...More

Thank Rosa Maria B
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

You have to book to guarantee a table unless you are lucky. They will always do their best to accommodate you I have eaten here a few times and the service is excellent as is the food. The wine list is also fantastic. The prices...More

Thank Cuoco67
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$46
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
Kids, Child-friendly, 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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