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Il Genovese

Via Galata 35R, 16121, Genoa, Italy
+39 010 869 2937
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good45%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“meatballs” (10 reviews)
“rabbit” (11 reviews)
“polpette” (3 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Via Galata 35R, 16121, Genoa, Italy
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1 - 10 of 111 reviews

Reviewed 1 week 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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Third visit; a small, quite brightly lit space on two floors, apart from me all locals there when i went last week. Quite solid, but excellent cooked food, whose focus on the local producers, seasonal and market led ingredients etc was more unusual when it...More

Thank WindSandStars
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

Very good lunch with traditional dishes from the Ligurian cuisine, good portions and reasonable prices. Friendly staff and cozy atmosphere. I'll be back for sure during my next visit!

Thank Guardix
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

Very nice food , atmosphere and great service! Pesto gratuito as a starter with bread, nice vino della casa and delicious homemade Gnocchi.

Thank agataklavier
Reviewed 25 April 2017

We were there our first night in Genoa. We have booked in advance, and it was clever as the place was full. It is a typical tratoria, friedly and casual. The food was excellent, taste the pesto. We got glasses of wine and the choises...More

Thank DimitrisKouts
Reviewed 21 April 2017

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

Thank 07VITTEL
Reviewed 13 April 2017 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$44
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
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
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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