Ravioli with tuccu (meat and tomato sauce), Ristorante Il Genovese, Liguria

Ristorante Il Genovese, Genoa, dinner

Menu from a dinner at Ristorante Il Genovese, Genoa, to sample typical and traditional Genovese dishes:

Variety of fried foods “alla Genovese” (frisceu, panissa, tripe, gattafin)

Ravioli with tuccu (meat and tomato sauce)

Ravioli with walnut and cheese sauce

Testaroli pancakes with Genoese pesto

Cod fish “alla Genovese” with potatoes, taggiasca olives and pine nuts

Rabbit alla Ligure with taggiasca olives and pine nuts

Fine biscuits: Baci di Dama, Canestrelli, Stroscia

Ristorante Il Genovese is a real neighbourhood restaurant. It’s within walking distance from the old town but it’s certainly not a spot you’d come across if you were a tourist.

But I was glad to have gone there because they had a rustic but wholesome menu with plenty of stews and pasta dishes that made the most of local ingredients. The stews were flavoursome but it was definitely the pastas and raviolis that stole the show.

Qin Xie

Qin Xie is a London based food, wine and travel journalist and trained chef.

When not infiltrating Michelin restaurants as a kitchen tourist, she writes about food, drink and travel. Her work has appeared on Yahoo, FT, The Times and CNN.

Her first cookbook, co-authored with YS Peng at Hunan Restaurant, is out March 2014.

According to friends, her watch is always set to UTC -- ready for the next big adventure. In reality, she is happiest at the dinner table or by the sea.


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