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…
Top Choice Trattoria in Genoa

Trattoria Rosmarino

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

Trattoria Da Maria

Brace yourself for lunchtime 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 plonked…
Ligurian in Genoa

La Botega Del Gusto

Genovese fast food done in the most authentic, and moreish, of ways can be had at this backstreet hole in the wall. Come for a quick and easy plate of pansotti (filled pasta with wild greens), pesto pasta, quiche-li…
Modern Italian in Genoa

Officina 34

Genoa is a long way from Berlin or Brooklyn, but that urban aesthetic is in full force at Officina 34. It's a beautifully fitted-out space in a pretty location, and has a simple, gently innovative menu that shows th…
Bakery in Genoa

Pane e Tulipani

Hectic times rule at this poetically named bakery: everyone wants what they're selling. Drop by any time for one of their several varieties of focaccia or make a Saturday date when there are two drops (10.30am and 3…
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…
Gelato in Genoa

Gelateria San Luca

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

Rooster

A cute little hole in the wall place that breathes new life into the traditional rotisserie chicken. Birds are all free range and local; buy them whole for a picnic or eat in for one of their special panino, which m…
Gelato in Genoa

Gelateria Profumo

A wonderfully old-fashioned place, with fragrant scoops appearing from under metal-topped vats. The panera (a Genovese coffee-and-cream blend), creamy Sorento lemon and bitter orange flavours are standouts.