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Genoa

#307 of 3,668 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Italian, Pacific Rim
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2832 SE Belmont St, Portland, OR 97214 (SE 29th Ave.)
(503) 238-1464
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5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Good for:
Fine Dining
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions

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  • 41
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  • 5
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  • 1
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  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great lunch

We had a great lunch at Genoa. They have a very good selection of meals, a full wine list and the service is excellent. we would go back, which to me is a full positive recommendation.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 23, 2014
John A
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Miami, Florida
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Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Reservations
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56 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Miami, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We had a great lunch at Genoa. They have a very good selection of meals, a full wine list and the service is excellent. we would go back, which to me is a full positive recommendation.

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florida
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113 reviews 113 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Dined here to celebrate my sister's 50th B'day. The staff were very, very helpful in assisting me & her husband to surprise her. Worked out beautifully. As for the meal, we had a 5- or 6-course dinner. We paid corkage & brought in our own wine. I don't remember exactly what I had, but the thing that stands out in... More 

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

Genoa is something of a Portland institution. It was one of the first really fine restaurants here, then went into some period of relative decline and reincarnated itself, complete with a radical facelift of the interior and the new chef. This was about three or four years ago. We've gone four times in the last year for special occasions. The... More 

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Pewaukee, Wisconsin, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Genoa represents fine dining as it was defined 30 years ago. Don't expect a half pound burger with onion rings thrown at you by a server hired yesterday. Instead, you will be presented with a creative, delicious 5-course experience by a waiter who truly understands what is in front of you. Enjoy!

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palm desert ca
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98 reviews 98 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

This place has the reputation of being the best fancy Italian restaurant in Portland. I had eaten there before and was satisfied, so I took my new wife as a very special occasion. Everything was terrible. Parking was very difficult. The place was very noisy and dark. It was very difficult to read the menu both because of the light... More 

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spokane
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51 reviews 51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

excellent food, but it took over 3 hours to eat a 5 course meal. it was like 30 minutes between courses and it took like 5 minutes to finish a course as portions were small. The food was really good, but I think once is enough for me.

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Salem, Oregon
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57 reviews 57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

For our anniversary dinner we decided to try the "new" Genoa again after over 10 years. The good: the dining room decoration, tables, atmosphere, etc... very comfortable and much to our liking. The wait staff was professional and helpful and the timing of each portion was very good. The food presentation was very good although not great while the food... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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43 reviews 43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

This was my second experience @ Genoa, an elegant dining space in Portland's Belmont neighborhood. If you like sous vide cooking or just want to experience it, this is the place. The food is beautifully prepared and mostly sous vide preparations. Service is professional and the restaurant is quiet with tables nicely separated. It is a great place for a... More 

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Sarasota
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267 reviews 267 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

Our dinner here was one of the finest meals we have ever eaten. We had the five course meal with wine pairings. The dishes were extraordinarily creative, and the wines were exquisite. Each course was right-sized and beautifully presented. The servers and the kitchen operated in perfect harmony, with courses served with perfect timing. I would be very surprised if... More 

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Saratoga, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

Flawless service with some seriously beautiful and tasty food! We had a great time and look forward to returning on our next trip to Portland!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2832 SE Belmont St, Portland, OR 97214
    (SE 29th Ave.)
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: (503) 238-1464

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 50 - 80
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pacific Rim

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
Monday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?