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Il Genovese

Via Galata 35R, 16121, Genoa, Italy
+39 010 869 2937
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good45%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Italian, Mediterranean, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Via Galata 35R, 16121, Genoa, Italy
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited this place the first day we arrived in Genova for the holidays, we had to book a table in advance cause the place was crowded and since it's a small place it may not be so easy to get a table. The food...More

Thank LbPolanco
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I would see this place packed all the time and finally made a reservation and went. The reservation was for three, but it ended up being two. I think that really pissed them off. There are two levels and of course they stuck us upstairs....More

Thank tomtorriglia
Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

We were referred to this place by our cab driver, who also gave us a nice history briefing of the city on the way. We walked in right at 730 with no reservation and got a table. Small restaurant, well light but not bright, clean...More

Thank sandypm
Reviewed 31 October 2017 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

1  Thank lorraine164
Reviewed 28 October 2017

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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
USD 16 - USD 48
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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