Restaurants

Top Choice Seafood in Genoa

Il Marin

Eating by the water often means a compromise in quality, but Eataly's 3rd-floor fine-dining space delivers both panoramic port views and Genoa's most innovative seafood menu. Rustic wooden tables, Renzo Piano–blesse…
Trattoria in Genoa

Trattoria Da Maria

Brace yourself for lunch-time mayhem. This is a totally authentic, if well touristed, workers' trattoria and there's much squeezing into tiny tables, shouted orders and a fast and furious succession of plates plonke…
Italian in Genoa

Ombre Rosse

Encased in one of the oldest medieval houses in the city, dating from the early 13th century, Ombre Rosse has a dark but romantic interior, full of books, posters and interesting nooks. There's also alfresco seating…
Trattoria in Genoa

La Berlocca

On one of the old city's nicest streets, this one-time farinata shop has a hand-written menu of Ligurian standards – tripe, stockfish with pine nuts and potatoes – as well as fresh and inventive dishes like smoked g…
Trattoria in Genoa

Trattoria Rosmarino

Rosmarino cooks up the standard local specialties, yes, but the straight-forwardly priced menu has an elegance and vibrancy that sets it apart. With two nightly sittings, there's always a nice buzz (though there's a…
Bakery in Genoa

Focaccia e Dintorni

Punt a football anywhere in Genoa and you’re bound to hit somewhere that sells focaccia. The bakeries or focaccerias are significantly better than the bars, as is this place just off Via San Lorenzo that also sells …
Bakery in Genoa

Le Dolcezze Salate Di Angelo

Every Genovese has a favourite focaccia spot, but this one gets recommended more than most. Pungent with Ligurian olive oil and spiked with flecks of sea salt, the basic model is morish to a fault. To-go lunch optio…
Gelato in Genoa

Gelateria San Luca

A selection of beautiful traditional gelato flavours are complemented by a creative menu of semi-freddo filled cups, ice cream sandwiches and chocolate-coated popsicles. If you have a gelato emergency out of hours, …
Trattoria in Genoa

Trattoria della Raibetta

Totally typica Genoese food can be found in the family-run joints hidden in the warren of streets near the cathedral. This, a snug trattoria with a low brick-vaulted ceiling, serves regional classics such as trofiet…
Pastries in Genoa

Pasticceria Profumo

A traditional pasticceria and chocolate shop that follows the seasons – chocolate, chestnuts and cream dominate in winter, fresh stone fruit and berries in summer – this is also one of Genova's most pretty, with bri…