Bella Vida


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Bella Vida

Bella Vida is a Brazilian restaurant located in an elegant location on Corso Italia with a terrace overlooking the sea. The restaurant offers a unique dining experience, with a menu of meat and appetizers served at the table. The cuts of meat on offer are absolute novelties in grilled catering, with the tomahawk, orange duck, and black truffle picanha being some of the highlights. The cellar at Bella Vida is equally impressive, with 60 labels of wine and a vast choice of cocktails. The staff is knowledgeable about the wines and can help you choose the perfect pairing for your meal.


Genoa and Liguria are famous for pesto, the delicious pasta sauce made from basil, pine nuts, olive oil, and parmesan. However, if you think you know pesto just because you buy it in a jar, think again! There is nothing quite like the taste of freshly made, vivid-green pesto served with the local pasta, such as the little twists of troffie or spaghetti-like trenette. Other specialities include farinata, a bread-like snack made from chickpeas, a must-try, and the local focaccia. The region's fish dishes, particularly salt cod-baccalà, are also highly recommended, as are mushroom dishes and stuffed meat dishes. If you're planning to eat out in Genoa, be sure to note that many restaurants close on Sunday and Saturday at lunchtime, so, plan accordingly.