Caruggi is the medieval centre of Genoa, translating as little alleyway in Genovese dialect, it is the labyrinth that meanders from the old port arcades of Sottoripe through ancient Genoa connecting small squares and opening up to reveal Cathedrals. The Caruggi have always housed small artisanal shops and many still serve typical dishes and foods as they have done for 100’s of years.

Caruggi seves classic Northern Italian with Ligurian specialities. In the true spirit of the Caruggi we have lots of little pockets and alcoves for you to discover and settle into.

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Our bar is open all day for coffee, cake and limoncello. Spend the afternoon discovering our extensive range of Amaro and grappa. Enjoy them traditionally or in a cocktail.

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Our wine collection is a journey through the Italian regions and focuses on Italian indigenous grape varieties. We have a wide selection with some iconic makers, emerging stars and hidden gems.

All wine is available to take home at retail prices.


Massimiliano the Chef and owner originates from the town of Recco which is famous for Focaccia di Recco. Focaccia col formaggio has become one of our most popular dishes and has a history that dates back to the tenth century.

Todays version is said to have been created by Reccos Ristorante Manulina in the late 1800s. The ristorante keeps the tradition going today and the town has formed a consortium to protect the product that carries a DOP. To serve Foccacia di Recco you must have approval from the consortium and use a specific recipe. Surrounding towns such as Camogli call it Focacccia col formaggio.
Massi did his early apprenticeship years at the Ristorante Manulina and you may spot their Ristorante del Buon Ricordo plate on one of our shelves.

Come and enjoy without the trip to Italy.

Have Lunch on the Cinque Terre

Enjoy a Ligurian Inspired grazing menu for $45 per person.

Available every day for lunch.

Booking preferred but walk ins welcome for an unplanned indulgence.