Ristorante Genovese
Here you're only a stranger but once. . .



The Genovese family opened their first restaurant, Genovese Steak House, in Santa Ana, California  in 1947. We reopened as Ristorante Genovese in 1984 in Orange, California. From the beginning we have been family owned and operated. We have dedicated ourselves to bring you only the finest, freshest ingredients from day one. Come taste our distinctive Italian cuisine, made to order, prepared in traditional Sicilian combinations.

Whether you choose seafood, chicken, beef, or pasta you will experience the most authentic and delicious Italian food around.  Our delectable cuisine, friendly service, and a funky-fun atmosphere has made us one of the most memorable and favorite restaurants in town for over 25 years.

Meet the owners, Al and Margie, their daughter Toni, and their granddaughter Niky.
Meet our dedicated Manager Steve, who has been with us for over 15 years!
Meet Grant, a server who has been with us for 8 years,
Gregg, and Scott our bartenders,
and of course Eppifano, our chef of over 12 years,
as well as the rest of our newer staff.