Bem vindo!

O Boteco – Portuguese cuisine in the heart of the historic center of Genoa, between the historic buildings of Via Garibaldi and Via Cairoli, a few steps from the Old Port and the Aquarium.

Since 2018, the one and only place Portuguese restaurant in Liguria (and throughout Italy, as far as we know).

Awarded the title of Best Streetfood in Liguria by the Gambero Rosso Streetfood 2022 guide, it is completely renovated in the new location of Palazzo della Meridiana (entrance from Salita San Francesco 2).

It is the creation of Marilia Oliveira, the Portuguese chef vice-champion of Cuochi d’Italia – World Championship 2020 edition.

Marilia and chef Bruno Barbieri on set at Cuochi d’Italia

Menu

Menu Petisqueria

Portuguese Petiscos
Bolinho de Bacalhau, Cod Meatballs, Stuffed and Fried Sardines, Shrimp Empada and Cold Soup of Peach, Melon and Cod Marinated in Ginger

Ligurian Petiscos
Fried Panissa, Cuculli, fried Ravioli, vegetable Savoury Pie, Meatloaves, stuffed Vegetables

Bread Crostone with Sapateira and Avocado
Bruschetta with Crab meat and fresh Avocado

Boteco Tuna Preserve with Bread Crostone
Our Artisanal Tuna Preserve accompanied by a Rustic Bread Crostone

Kibe
Meatball with Bulgur and Spices. A loan of Middle Eastern cuisine that enjoys success in the Lusophone world

Sheep skewers with Cassava Crumble and Vinaigrette
Juicy skewers made crispy by our Crumble

Breaded and fried Anchovies
Classic of Ligurian Streetfood

Stuffed Sardines
The secret is in the filling…

Cod Meatballs
Warning: highly addictive!

Bolinho de Bacalhau
The Portuguese Streetfood par excellence: a croquette of Cod and Potatoes

Shrimp Empada
Savoury Shortcrust Pie stuffed with Shrimp and Coconut Milk

Shrimp “Garlic and Oil”
Freshly sautéed Prawns that go fantastically well together with a glass of wine or a nice cold beer

Pataniscas
The Portuguese cousins of Cod Fritters

Fried Panissa
Slices of fried chickpea flour, a classic of Genoese streetfood

Menu Restaurant

Starters

Portuguese Petiscos
Bolinho de Bacalhau, Cod Meatballs, Stuffed and Fried Sardines, Shrimp Empada and Cold Soup of Peach, Melon and Cod Marinated in Ginger

Ligurian Petiscos
Fried Panissa, Cuculli, fried Ravioli, vegetable Savoury Pie, Meatloaves, stuffed Vegetables

Gaspacho Alentejano with Cod
Cold Soup of Tomato, Peppers, Garlic, Onion and Bread garnished with Cod

Brandacujun
Cod Mousse with Potatoes (Ligurian recipe)

Tuna Tartare with Mango, Avocado and Cocco Vinaigrette
A fresh appetizer, served with its salad

Oysters à Portuguesa (from Thursday to Sunday)

First Courses

Risotto with Cod Tongue and Pesto Drops
Italian tradition meets Portuguese tradition in this dish created by Marilia specifically for her Boteco

Cod Ravioli with Salted Butter and Lemon
Another invention of Marilia’s that you will not find elsewhere, in which everything is designed to enhance the flavor of the cod filling

Pansoti with Nut sauce
This is a recipe scrupulously faithful to the Genoese tradition. Because it’s already too good like that!

Tagliolini with Sapateira, Crumble and Sparkling Tomatoes
The juicy pulp of the Sapateira (Brown Crab) contrasts pleasantly with the crunchiness of the Crumble and the tingling of the Sparkling Cherry Tomatoes

Bigoli with Anchovies
Incursion into Sicilian cuisine, but with a Venetian pasta that fantastically “gets” the sauce

Main courses

Tris of Cod
Trio of super classics of Portuguese cuisine: Bacalhau à Bras, Fried Cod breaded in Corn, and Açorda de Bacalhau

Sea Bream in Banana Leaf, Cassava Crumble and Fried Banana
A fish dish with delicate tropical suggestions

“Brick” Cockerel with Potato chips
The Cockerel is marinated and grilled under a brick

Octopus with cold-smoked hazelnut purée
A combination that is not trivial but very pleasant

Buridda of Cuttlefish
Ligurian soup made with cuttlefish, potatoes and peas

Cataplana (Friday, Saturday and Sunday)
Portuguese stew of Cod, Seafood and Vegetables, cooked in the typical spherical pot from which it takes its name

Açorda de Bacalhau
Portuguese Stew of Cod, Shrimp Bisque, Tomato, Mint and Vinho Verde. Slightly spicy

Desserts

Saudades de Portugal
The duo of superclassics: Pastel de Nata and Ginja in a chocolate shot glass

Trio of Porras
The Portuguese version of Churros: chubby, soft inside and crispy outside. Filled with Doçe de Leite, Pistachio and Chocolate

Portuguese Trifle
Like a Trifle, but made with Ginja Liquor

Tiramisu of Açaì and Red Berries
Interpretation of Tiramisu with Açaì (an Amazonian berry rich in antioxidants) and red fruits

Contacts

Address
Palazzo della Meridiana (access from Salita San Francesco 2)
16124 Genova

Opening hours
Tuesday to Sunday from lunchtime to after dinner

Contacts
Phone and Whatsapp+39 3492416305

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