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Nicole 10 days ago

Chicken Parmigiana

I love coming here, it's fun, the waiters are friendly, the food is so good! We've been several times and look forward to our next visit. It's a hidden gem in Orange, and I recommend dining here!

Echesleinev 26 days ago

Italian Sausage & Bell Peppers

This is my husband favorite dish. This is our special place we love everything and we will surely will miss the owner that always came to talk to us to our table. We have many picture of us there.

Staci 28 days ago

Fresh - Fresh

I dined at Genovese for the first time Saturday night l love love it. Such a old school restaurant. Great service great cocktails and fabulous food. For sure my new go to restaurant. It was such a pleasure having the owner take our order and telling us the history of the restaurant.

Priscillalopezeschbach about 1 month ago


I had driven past this restaurant for years and always wanted to go in. Finally one Valentine's Day I made it inside. The environment is warm and welcoming, the staff is fun and attentive and the food is incredible! I really can't say enough great things about this place. It has become one of my favorite restaurants and holds a special place in my and my friends' hearts.

Davidk49 about 2 months ago


the best Italian food in orange county. Have had the pleasure of dining there for over 25 years. Hope they can reopen soon.

Jonandkaryn about 2 months ago

Pasta Primavera

Their pasta is above reproach. The sauces are fantastic and the veggies are always fresh and crisp! I cannot recommend this restaurant enough!!

Patel1105 2 months ago

Pasta Primavera

Have been getting this dish for many years with basilica sauce and By far best treat to wind up a long work week with a bottle of wine and the orange walnut cheesecake.

Janine 3 months ago

Chicken Pesto

Best pesto I have ever had!!

Camillerquinones 5 months ago

Chicken Castillo

Not the first amazing dish ive eaten here. Not the last. Everything is absolutely delicious. Love coming here, best service best italian food. Definitely a great find and im proud to tell my friends about it. I look like a hero.

Bill 5 months ago

Italian Sausage and Bell Peppers

Best ever!!!!!!

Zervinmiguel92 5 months ago

Calamari Steak

Most amazing delicious mouth watering calamari steak dinner ever !

Amberrcoffey 6 months ago

Baked Mostacciolli

Absolutely delicious baked mostacciolli with perfect pasta and excellent sauce, and the most heavenly meatballs. The staff was warm and friendly, the lighting is soft and cozy, the music is just right for conversation. We will be back!

Peter 7 months ago

Antipasto Assorti

You know it's good when there's none left, we had a large!

Peter 7 months ago

Baked Eggplant Parmigiana

my all time favorite and was not disappointed at all!

Leeg 9 months ago

Spaghetti or Mostaccioli with Meat Sauce or Marinara

This was my first visit to the Restorante Genovese. I ate the Spaghetti with meat balls. It was THE BEST I had ever had at any Italian restaurant. The restaurant had great friendly service. I discovered it's the perfect place to conduct business lunch meetings. The background music was pleasant and it's perfect for business conversations vs. the noisy chain restaurants. I'm going back for dinner later this week.

Bdankmyer 9 months ago

Baked Mostacciolli

Love it. The food is great, staff is friendly and portions are generous. The baked mostacciolli with sausage always makes two meals for me. You gotta try this place

Bruce 9 months ago

Baked Mostacciolli

Hey don't tell everybody, these folks are now open on Sunday. I loved the Baked Mostacciolli with Sausage. This is becoming the go to place for family dinners out. They treat us great even with the grand baby. Great food, great service and friendly helpful staff, you can't ask for anything more.

Elliedankmyer 9 months ago


The cannelloni is amazing and always piping hot! It was the single go to meal while pregnant

Ptorrezfuent1 10 months ago


For homemade authentic Italian food Genovese has been around for many years. I personally have gone for the last 20 years and have never been disappointed. Excellent food, service and atmosphere.....not to mention homemade desserts.

Cfena817 11 months ago

Fresh - Fresh

If you like your Italian food a little liter, this dish is the one. Lite and bursting with flavor Genovese is always a fun friendly place to dine. It'll be your favorite place.

Naomi 12 days ago

Chicken Marsala

Easily among the best chicken marsala I've had. My favorite place and favorite meal!!

Doclodema 28 days ago

Chicken Sicilian

This place is the best, my father and I first tried it few years ago and found the food and service outstanding. My father has since passed on, but my wife and son continue to enjoy this restaurant. Thanks Toni and Greg!!

Tim about 1 month ago

Fettuccini Scallops

My wife and I originally ordered this because we're Catholic and it was a Friday, but it was so good that we now order it on any day of the week. We live in San Bernardino, but a trip to Genovese is a high point, and often the only reason, for a trip to Orange.

Kmclaug369 about 2 months ago

Spaghetti or Mostaccioli with Meat Sauce or Marinara

My Family loves Genovese. We have been coming here for many years. We enjoy coming in early to sit at the bar and chat with Greg, our favorite bartender. The Genovese family has always been very kind to us when we come in. Food is always delicious and service is great. I hope they are able to open again soon. We miss visiting this restaurant!

Richard about 2 months ago

Chicken Parmigiana

Miss You, Hope all is well. Hopefully this will all get over soon. Best Restaurant Ever

Rachnapahu 2 months ago

Pasta Primavera

This dish is my absolute favorite!! I get it with either the yummy Alfredo sauce or the basilico sauce which is a pink, creamy and delicious sauce! I come here atleast once a month, it's the only Italian restaurant I come to :) tip: their orange cheesecake is to die for!!

Jonellestrickland 3 months ago


My husband and I once drove 260 miles to eat cannelloni from what we thought was our favorite restaurant. Flash forward ten years, and we have found a cannelloni worthy of that drive without "that drive." Ristorante Genovese is less than a mile from our home, and our taste buds couldn't be happier.

Queenevil97 3 months ago

Chicken Parmigiana

My family and I have been dining at Genvese's for over a decade, back when Mr & Mrs. Genovese Sr were still making the rounds at the tables and bringing smiles to everyone. While we genuinely miss them both, their children have brought some modernization to the establishment while still maintaining the family's original traditions. Though it's unfair, the food is almost secondary to the atmosphere! That being said, the food is always above reproach and delicious! My favorite dish is their chicken parmigiana with angel hair pasta. The food is always fresh and cooked to order, and it genuinely tastes like it's all cooked with love! If you haven't before, you need to stop in at at this gem of a restaurant, if you have before - you need to go back! We're excited about the new family style to-go menu options and are looking forward to trying them! Here's to more decades of delicious homemade Italian food!

Alexandragiron 5 months ago

Caprese Salad

Best Mozzarella combined with tomatoes. Perfect with my glass of wine . The bartender was so helpful in helping me decide on the wine selection . Restaurant it's so cozy and I felt like being home

Luvsgreyts 5 months ago


This is my go to dish every time. Don't get to come here very often but usually talk someone into bringing me at least on my birthday. Always made to perfection. Creamy sauce, flavorful meat filling. Best ever.

Danveletto 6 months ago


Amazing textures, perfect sauce and cheeses, perfect cooking, reminds me of Rome on a good day.

Sunnylisab 6 months ago

Spaghetti or Mostaccioli

I was out and about and had kind of a bad day. So I was looking for quiet little Italian place where I could just chill, enjoy a glass of wine and some good pasta. Stumbled upon Genovese and it couldn't have been more perfect! It's an old converted house with cool memorabilia to check out. I sat at the bar and was immediately welcomed by two of the regular guests sitting across the bar. Every single server went out of their way to say hello to me. I drank Cabernet while enjoying good conversation with Anton. What a terrific place with great food and a family feel. I already have friends who are excited about coming with me next time! Thanks for a fantastic experience! See y'all soon! Happy new year!🎊

Peter 7 months ago


Brought back a lot of memories of my childhood!

4355ka 9 months ago


By far the best gnocchi I have had. The cheesecake is just as good if not better. Will keep coming back to such an amazing restaurant.

Bdankmyer 9 months ago

Antipasto Assorti

Great family run restaurant, good food and good people. Have not had anything that was not great. You gotta try this place.

Bdankmyer 9 months ago

Sausage and Peppers

Love this place. We just had diner with our grand baby, daughter in law and son. What a great place for a quiet family meal. Food is great (always leave with left overs) service always friendly and great variety

Bendankmyer 9 months ago

Sausage and Peppers

So good. The only thing better than the side of spaghetti is the sausage and peppers. My favorite dish and must have every time.

Heather 9 months ago

Chicken Picata

When my husband and I think about going out this is the 1st place we think of. The chicken peccata hasn't been made better anywhere elsewhere. So if you want good food, great service and to feel welcomed try out Restaurant Genovese.

Cs 10 months ago

Fettuccine Alfredo

Genovese makes THE BEST Fettuccine Alfredo. We've ordered at several OC restaurants, and have tried homemade & sauce from a jar, but nothing compares! It's rich & creamy but not oily or overly-buttery like other places.

Lyn7 12 months ago

Fettuccine con Bascilico

Why am I just hearing about this gem of an Italian restaurant? This family-owned and operated restaurant has been around since the early 1950s and serves up some amazingly delicious Sicilian dishes. We had the fettuccine con Bascillico with chicken and fettuccine Genovese with meatball. What better way to finish the meal than with tiramisu and a blackberry gelato star dipped in chocolate.


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