Near the Port Antico of Genova, this restaurant is one of the most visited of the city given the quality of their pasta dishes and fresh fish. The Osteria is a very cozy and unique place, decorated with an air of "kitsch", but very it is also nice. The service is good and quick and reservations are recommended due to the influx of tourists and native groups of people. Highly recommended is their ravioli with mushrooms and any type of fish dish. The desserts are delicious and there is also an extensive wine list.
At first glance, I Tre Merli Porto Antico may seem like a typical tourist restaurant where you come to spend a lot of money for mediocre food. But in fact, this is a great spot and the food is fantastic! The prices are average and the location overlooking the old port is unbeatable. A very good wine list as well.
Bar Ducale is located in Genoa's magnificent Palazzo Ducale. What better way to enjoy the tranquility and majesty of the location than over a coffee at the bar? The coffee is very creamy and tasty, and I also recommend the ginseng tea. The location is very nice and elegant and there's a pleasant outdoor terrace.
Whenever we visit Genova we normally go to this restaurant for either lunch or dinner. It specializes in seafood. It is not the cheapest restaurant, aim to spend around 100 euros for a meal for two with wine. Sadly the photo is the aftermath of my favorite dish "maxi cruditi" a selection of raw fish and seafood. The restaurant also features a good wine list and friendly staff some of whom speak English.
Ristorante Ferie Rosse is a quaint little beachy restaurant in the historic center of Genoa, only a few steps away from the gates. You can't get there by car, so I suggest parking outside the city and using the convenient metro service. The restaurant is small, so I recommend making a reservation if you don't want to wait. Excellent mains and fantastic desserts! I'll never forget the cake made with pine nuts...really worth a try!
Fabio e Diletta is a charming little family-run restaurant, where the atmosphere is as warm and genuine as the delicious dishes. In addition to the amazing homemade trofie, I recommend the lasagna with pesto. The pesto is really excellent, and the basil is plucked from small, tender leaves. The service is great, and they will advise you of the daily specials and the best drink pairings. The dessert menu is also delicious.
Being on Erasmus in this city made you control any money you spent, so 'Er Gringo' was our reference pizzeria restaurant, that we were always met whensomeone left the city, when there was a celebration or a family member or friend came to visit.. I went during our visit in 2011 and everything was the same, and for me it still has the best pizza in Genova. Great quality / price, where for about 7-8 € you can have very tasty pizzas (I recommend the pizza with tuna, egg, and onion) and a great beer to accompany it! It is a tad hidden, but worth the search. Arriving at Piazza Nunziata you will find it located in the back, not just at street level, but on a mini-terrace, as you can see in the photo.
Perfect, especially in the summer when the heat seems to permeate your entire body! As the name suggests, Fruit & Ice Cream Factory serves delicious ice cream and smoothies made with fresh fruit. The cafe has a friendly, playful atmosphere so it's the perfect spot to take the kids for a treat!
Velier is a fine-dining restaurant in the port area and you can see the Michelin sticker in the window. We had fresh fish cooked to perfection, a delicious shellfish appetizer, and a beautiful white wine to wash it all down with.
Panini e Dintorni is a small and popular local sandwich shop located just in front of the port area. Although it's small, it always has at least three people serving and is almost always packed! Excellent simple sandwiches, with a wide variety on offer. You won't be disappointed!
The Trattoria da Gianna is located in a small home nestled among the narrow streets of Genoa's historic district. Gianna personally welcomes you and explains all of the dishes. She also loves to stop and chat and joke with customers. The cuisine is traditional Italian and makes for a lovely night out. I'll definitely be back! Great prices.