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Il Genovese

#51 of 1,690 Restaurants in Genoa
Certificate of Excellence
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Via Galata 35R, 16121, Genoa, Italy
+39 010 869 2937
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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Geneva, Switzerland
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39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Recommend you book your table in advance. Simple menu, good food, reasonably priced. Efficient service.

Thank 07VITTEL
Sliema, Malta
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This little restaurant was recommended by someone from Genova, and I was not disappointed. Highly recommended by the people of Genova who are its patrons. The food was fresh, of very good quality and well priced. Well worth a visit.

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Thank sisileo
Rome, Italy
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36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The maste of the pesto is here and you will never forget his creation ! the place is lively and the people, the owners, Roberto the chef and his brother Fabio and the other chef Davide and the girl Francesca are special. The menu suggested was excellent, all fresh and tasty and superb inclduign dessert. The local wine suggested was... More 

Thank armida907
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75 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is not just a touristic restaurants, mainly local people eat there what is always a guaranty for good food. Typical Genovese food, great different kind of pasta, great pesto, good house wine and fair price.

Thank Lily_L123
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101 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here twice during our week long stay in Genoa following a recommendation from the owner of our B and B. We enjoyed it so much on our first visit that we booked to eat here again on our last night. On both our visits the restaurant was packed with both Italians and foreign tourists giving the place a... More 

Thank HattieWeymouth
Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is the 3rd time we have been back in just over a week! Absolutely loved by locals, both Saturday lunch and Saturday dinner were packed (we were lucky to get a table!) I then booked for Monday evening and thank goodness I did because it was just as packed! As we sat there drinking our delicious house wine, eating... More 

Thank Robbyroo06
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

This was recommended by NH hotel staff and they were right. The service was outstanding and the food delicious. You must try the pesto

Thank Rasiel R
Rosemarkie, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Pesto originates from Liguria because of the abundance of nut-bearing pines in this region. Forget the beige gloop of UK supermarkets, here they serve the real thing made with basil and olive oil. We tried it with trofie and with gnocchi, both home made light and delicious. Ricotta cheese and polpetti (meatballs) also delicious. Very nice wee place and they... More 

Thank Vee W
Houston, Texas
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141 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

We stopped here after a recommendation from our hotel. It is a busy spot with locals and we where squeezed in just. So book or come early. We had a few starters and the signature gnocchi with pesto. All was good and enjoyed. The service was great.

Thank Newnhamp
Visalia, California
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46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2016

We ate at Il Genovese several times when we lived in Genoa for 3 months from April - June 2016. The owner is really nice and proud of his pesto, which is spectacular! We went with our 3 kids and I also took business colleagues... always great food and good service! Their hours are Monday - Saturday: 12:00 (noon) -... More 

Thank JeremyPierson

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$14 - US$42
Italian, Mediterranean, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?