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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Genoa Restaurant Review: The facade at Genoa is unimposing, but open the doors to find a restaurant that's become a Portland legend. The artists in the kitchen conjure The Chef’s Tasting Menu, a seven-course, fixed-price dinner that will easily take you two-and-a-half hours of slow savoring. (You may choose the four-course à la carte menu version if you wish.) Most of the courses are set, the exceptions being a choice among three fish and then three meats. Sorry vegetarians! You strike out here, though requests are accommodated, and choices even include several lovely desserts. There is always a soup, a cleverly composed salad, and a pasta such as fresh tagliatelle with wild boar and summer mushrooms. The menus are well researched, and the kitchen dedicates itself to producing memorable examples of rather ambitious dishes. You may encounter an entrée such as roasted breast of duck with yellow squash, pickled cherries and pistachio. Menus change when they change---usually without notice, and the wine list is ample and varied. Sit back, relax and enjoy the ride.