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Il Genovese

) #49 of 1,730 Restaurants in Genoa €€ - €€€ Italian, Mediterranean, Soups
Via Galata 35R, 16121, Genoa, Italy
+39 010 869 2937
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good45%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“meatballs” (10 reviews)
“rabbit” (12 reviews)
“polpette” (3 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Via Galata 35R, 16121, Genoa, Italy
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1 - 10 of 117 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cute little restaurant with fresh Italian ingredients. There homemade pesto is amazing, they give you fresh bread with there own pesto for starters. Any of there pesto dishes are delicious, also highly recommend there beef ravioli.

Thank 705jadew
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Rabbit, Gnocchi with the best Pesto gravy iv ever tasted! Freshly made italian ovn bread with Pesto. Local cheese and Pesto chips. Give me Pesto one more time!! Fantastic staff and nice resturant. Would love for my friends to try this. Im in heaven 😍

Thank Cesilie V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Another restaurant hunting day and luckily we found this place for local food. Pesto sauce was perfect. We ate rabbit and gnocchi with pesto sauce they were just amazingly delicious. They serve pretty fast and really helpful for both food and all your other questions....More

Thank Engin S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were advised to book here as it is a busy restaurant. Did not disappoint. Well worth the visit. Would recommend it.

Thank beckymonteith1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Glad I called ahead (around 6) for a reservation for 8pm even though it was a Monday night. Around 8:30 I think people (tourists AND locals - the people next to us even brought their dog along!!) were waiting outside for a table! We were...More

Thank Margaret G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is an institution and the food is exceptional. Worth the visit. It gets really bust round lunch time!

Thank Justin K
Reviewed 2 June 2017

First night in Genoa, already on my wish list but also recommended by the woman from New Zealand (and Brussels, too, but she likes to forget about those years). Not easy to find but that may have been our hunger getting in the way. Had...More

1  Thank PeterNW3
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Its a little place were we were able to get a small table because it was full. I think without reservation is difficult to get in. The meatballs were delicious and the pasta al pesto is as well something else. It's a home made pesto....More

Thank Mao G
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

It is easy to miss this unassuming restaurant from the outside as it doesn't look anything special but inside the friendly staff and the excellent food make it well worth going in. The restaurant was full with a mixture of locals and tourists and had...More

Thank AnonLondon23
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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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