If you have had pasta al pesto genovese (the delicious combination of fresh or dried pasta, potatoes, green beans, and pesto sauce) anywhere other than in Liguria, I challenge you to come to Il Marin for chef Enrico Panero's play on the Italian staple. Tucking pesto (made from the basil of Bra) into hand-folded tortellini, placing them gently on a bed of mashed potatoes, and bathing it all in a buttery glaze, you just might never go back to any bottled pesto again. Come after sunset so that you can enjoy your dinner with a bottle of Colline di Levanto DOC and the twinkling lights of the ancient Genoa harbor.
By Collier Lumpkin, AFAR Local Expert
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Calata Cattaneo, 15, 16126 Genova GE, Italy
+39 010 869 8721
Sun - Thur 10am - 10:30pm
Fri, Sat 10am - 11pm