All over Genoa you’ll find shops selling focaccia, Liguria’s answer to pizza, a sort of thick flatbread often stuffed or topped with cheese, herbs, olives, onions, vegetables, or prosciutto. Many of these focaccerie also sell farinata, a chickpea fritter that usually emerges from the oven in the shape of a big round pizza. Just point and make a hand gesture to show how much you want. Prices are by weight and in most cases a piece of either will cost about 1.50€ to 3€. Most focaccia, especially if it has cheese, and all farinata are better warm so if the piece you are getting looks like it has been there a while ask for it to be warmed up (or, in Italian, "scaldarla").

A favorite spot for both snacks, and right near Stazione Principe, is La Focacceria di Teobaldo ★, Via Balbi 115r (daily 8am–8pm). Focacceria di Via Lomellini ★, on Via Lomellini 57/59 in the heart of the Old Town (Mon–Sat 8am–7:30pm), has great focaccia di Recco (also called focaccia al formaggio), a super-thin focaccia filled with cheese that is the specialty of the nearby town of Recco. Follow up your foccaccia with something sweet at Fratelli Klainguti (Piazza Macelli di Soziglia 98; (tel) 010-860-2628). Down at Porto Antico, get your focaccia fix (you will be addicted after your first taste) at Il Localino, Via Turati 8r (Mon–Sat 9am–7pm).

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.