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12 rue du Perron, Geneva 1204, Switzerland
22 3115216
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12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 35
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Little Gem of an Italian in Old Town Geneva

Excellent little jewel of an Italian restaurant in the old part of Geneva. I had the chef's special which was Pappardelle with meat sauce, wild mushrooms and chilies. Excellent...beautiful sauce and the pappardelle cooked to perfection. The starter of rockets and parmesan with balsamic vinegar... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 26, 2015
Maninasuitcase_10
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Abu Dhabi
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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went there because of TripAdvisor, and I regret wasting a valuable meal slot there. It's tiny - i mean really tiny. The waiter was OK, but they didn't have the wine I wanted. I know that people will say that I'm a heathen for saying this, but when I go to an Italian, I want to see things like... More 

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Thank shinyredcar
Zurich, Switzerland
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119 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

The place has gone downhill- it used to be awesome but now the ridiculous wait time for food (45 minutes for pasta) , frantic waiter service and in the end way too salty food makes it an unreliable choice in a city where there are a lot of options which are better and not as expensive. It

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Thank GD_Westoun
London, United Kingdom
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151 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

I found this place through TripAdvisor. the reviews looked good and we were literally around the corner. I have to say i was disappointed. The waiter was generally grumpy and they didn't have at least 3 mid-range wines i asked for. Two of us ordered fillet steak and they were grainy in texture and lacked the quality the price tag... More 

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Abu Dhabi
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161 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

Excellent little jewel of an Italian restaurant in the old part of Geneva. I had the chef's special which was Pappardelle with meat sauce, wild mushrooms and chilies. Excellent...beautiful sauce and the pappardelle cooked to perfection. The starter of rockets and parmesan with balsamic vinegar was sublime. The service was also very good and efficient. Give it a try and... More 

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1 Thank Maninasuitcase_10
New York City, New York
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162 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015 via mobile

The first thing that made things work for me was the excellent service from the 2 waiters there. They made some great suggestions and made me an item not on the menu. The food was great. In the old town. Would definitely go back

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1 Thank Semelg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015 via mobile

Ate here twice on a recent trip. The owner and waiters went overboard to make us feel welcome. The food was outstanding. We highly recommend the pasta amatriciana. Overall this is a place we will never forget, because of the quality of the food and the friendliness. This place is worth going to Geneva!

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Thank Stephen B
San Francisco, California
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Booked ahead based on TA ratings and were not disappointed. Very small restaurant on charming, quiet side street. All guests eating in small front terrace on warm July evening. My friend ordered the five course Menu at 89 CHF and chose veal as his mains; I shared his pistachio tiramisu dessert which was excellent. I had the Rucola and Parmesan... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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366 reviews
287 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We were walking by Citadella and thought the pasta dishes we saw others eating looked good. There were no tables available outside at the time so we told the man we would be back and asked him to reserve a table for us. They have a small dining room inside but it was stifling hot in there. We knew we... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 521 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Geneva is one of the most expensive cities in the world and accordingly this restaurant is also far from cheap. The cheapest supper will cost about CHF 35. Nevertheless, this is a really good unpretentious traditional little Italian restaurant conveniently situated in the city centre. The service and the food are both excellent and I would happily go back.

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Thank Matthew303
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

I went here almost a year ago to celebrate a friend birthday and the experience was good. Nice atmosphere and food.The pasta with lobster was delicious and the staff was very friendly. I will come once again for sure on my next trip to Geneva.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 12 rue du Perron, Geneva 1204, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Geneva  >  Geneva
  • Phone Number: 22 3115216

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?