Are you in Genoa for The Ocean Race and need some ideas on where to eat nearby while taking the opportunity to do some sightseeing? Here’s one: take a walk through the shops on Via XX Settembre, visit the Mercato Orientale, let your mouth water, and come visit us at MOG to savor the delicious dishes prepared in our kitchens!

The Ocean Race

During the days between June and July 2023, Genoa will be the center of the sailing world and all its enthusiasts as it hosts The Grand Finale, the final leg of The Ocean Race. This crewed round-the-world sailing race is the toughest challenge in the sport and one of the most prestigious, alongside the Olympics and America’s Cup, with a long history dating back to 1973.

From June 24th to July 2nd, Genoa will welcome tourists from all over the world, ready to participate in the many activities planned in the city, including the regattas and events at the Ocean Live Park, the dedicated village located at the Levante Waterfront, which is open to visitors free of charge. But during these days, the city is also hosting the festival of the patron saint, with concerts featuring recently acclaimed artists from the Sanremo Festival, among many other events!

But it’s better to do all these things on a full stomach, right? Before discussing what to do in Genoa during The Ocean Race, come by our place!

What can you eat at MOG?

Meat, fish, pasta, pizza, sushi, vegetarian, vegan, exotic… And, of course, all the local specialties. Choose the cuisine that suits you, place your order, pick it up, and sit down to eat. As for drinks, our staff is ready to serve you. You can come with a group of 10, and each person can have something different. Or you can share dishes together.

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We are open from 10 am to 11 pm (on Fridays and Saturdays we close at 12 am) offering Genoa’s authentic breakfast (ever tried dipping focaccia in cappuccino?), lunch, snack, aperitivo, dinner, and late-night meals. Here are the details of our kitchens. We bet there will definitely be something that tickles your taste buds!

How to get to MOG

How do you get to the Mercato Orientale and MOG, starting from the Ocean Live Park, for example? If you feel like taking a walk, it will take you about twenty minutes. Whether you go through Via Diaz and then Via Cesarea or you reach Via Cadorna first and enter Via XX Settembre from below, you’ll find the destination a little further ahead on the right.

Alternatively, you can use public transportation. When you leave the park, you can reach the bus stop for line 20, which will take you directly to the Mercato Orientale stop, in just a few minutes’ walk.

For more information on how to get here and how to contact us from any starting point, you can find everything here. We are right in the center of Genoa, so there are no limits to your creativity, and you can go wherever you want, by any means of transportation.

What to do in the city

Need some ideas? Well, first of all, don’t miss the opportunity to visit the Mercato Orientale of Genoa, which surrounds us, both literally and figuratively.

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Then, if you’re up for some window shopping, Via XX Settembre and the nearby Via S.Vincenzo are perfect for you. Especially because at the top of “Via Venti,” you’ll find Piazza De Ferrari, Palazzo Ducale, Piazza Matteotti, and from there, two main roads: one leading to the Porto Antico, passing through Via S.Lorenzo, and the other through the alleyways of the historic center, where you can get lost and admire the essence of Genoa.

In addition to the classic routes, there are numerous events scheduled throughout the city.

The celebrations for the patron saint of Genoa, S. Giovanni Battista, reach their peak on Friday, June 23rd, with an evening full of folklore, tradition, and music. Here’s the full program!

“The World of Banksy,” the exhibition dedicated to the renowned anonymous artist, is making a stop at Stazione Principe. Here’s all the information.

And there’s more art: these are the last days to see the exhibition dedicated to Emmanuel Radnitzky, known as Man Ray, who is remembered as one of the greatest photographers of the last century. Over three hundred works are on display at Palazzo Ducale. Here’s all the information about it.

Finally, the concerts: there’s the Tezenis Summer Festival with some of the biggest names in Italian music, and many other events featuring the latest Sanremo Festival stars. Here’s all the information about summer concerts in Genoa.

Enjoy your time in Genoa during The Ocean Race and make sure to indulge in the local culinary delights and explore the city’s attractions!