4 steps: from our greenhouses to your local shop


We grow basil in our greenhouses


We prepare our pesto as a tradition


We only use high quality ingredients


A fresh and non-preservative product


Discover the ``Mortar``, tradition and innovation in one package.

A unique packaging that recalls the use of the mortar according to the Genoese culinary tradition.


Why choose our pesto?

1. Because we grow the basil in our own greenhouses...

Basilico di Pra’ is considered the best basil for the production of the Genoese pesto all over the world. Thanks to the microclimate of the Ligurian Riviera, it grows with its unique aroma. After its harvesting, the basil is transferred to the production site where it is processed and turned into pesto!


2. Because we’ve been making it for almost 200 years.

For almost 2 centuries, our family has been dedicated to the cultivation of basil and, most recently, to the production of pesto.

It is here, on these hills between the sea and the sky, that Pesto di Pra’, a product of the highest quality, grows.

3. Because only Pesto di Pra’ is the real Pesto of Pra’

The uniqueness of our product comes from the use of our basil, the accurate selection of the ingredients and from our competence in selecting and treating them properly. Our Pesto is a fresh product without preservatives, which is produced following the traditional Genoese recipe.

The 7 extraordinary ingredients for a tasty pesto!

Italian pine nuts

Italian garlic

Parmigiano Reggiano and Grana Padano (PDO)


Genoese basil (PDO)

Extra virgin olive oil

Pecorino romano (PDO)

Coarse sea salt

Today: News - Events - Curiosities

Il Pesto di Pra’ wins 2020 Superior Taste Award

We are proud to announce that our Pesto Genovese has been awarded again with the Superior Taste Award, one of the most important prizes in the world for the food sector organized by the International Taste Institute of Bruxelles.

Il Pesto di Pra' at Marca 2020

On 15th and 16th January we will be showing at the 16th edition of MARCA By Bologna Fiere, the Italian event dedicated to the PRIVATE LABEL sector.
We’ll be waiting at Pavilion 26 Stand B 110!

Il Pesto di Pra' at ANUGA 2019

We are going to show up in ANUGA, the most important World Food Exhibition which will take place in Cologne from 5 to 9 October 2019.
We’re waiting for you at Hall 5.1 – Stand C 061!

Il Pesto di Pra' at Tuttofood 2019

From 6 to 9 May we will be present to TUTTOFOOD Milano World Food Exhibition the international food fair, one of the most important in the world dedicated to B2B

Come and visit us at HALL 07 – Stand F27

Genoese Pesto is the Ligurian product that best represents our region around the world.

A sauce rich in history and tradition, whose recipe comes from our ancestors who followed the ancient ritual of using the ingredients wisely in order to create the perfect balance of aromas that make Pesto di Pra’ unique.

Today, our duty is to recreate that ancient taste by making an authentic pesto using simple ingredients as those used for homemade pesto. Our pesto gets its unique aroma thanks to the basil cultivated in Pra’.


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