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

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Visitor rating
  • 22
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Local treasure

Great Italian food in a picturesque part of town. We actually visited a few times to try the different options on the menu and always left more than satisfied. Towards the top end cost wise, but nothing cheap in Geneva and this restaurant especially good value for money given the quality. Hope to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 5, 2015
cpcarrington
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Tokyo, Japan
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Tokyo, Japan
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Great Italian food in a picturesque part of town. We actually visited a few times to try the different options on the menu and always left more than satisfied. Towards the top end cost wise, but nothing cheap in Geneva and this restaurant especially good value for money given the quality. Hope to visit again

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Tokyo, Japan
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Having travelled many times to Italy, its hard to find authentic back country hearty italian food anywhere other than Italy itself. CittaDella nails it on the head. By far the best italian restaurant in Geneva let alone Switzerland. Amazing food and genuine service.

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

A fantastic little restaurant hidden in the old town of Geneva. Fantastic food, great service, friendly and helpful staff, nothing was too much trouble. Also great for vegetarians. It only seats about 20 or so people so be sure to make a reservation! Warmly recommended.

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

La Citadella is a very good choice for a quality Italian meal that does not require you to take a long ride in a cab and get to the two Italian favourites of all of Geneva ("L'auberge communale d'Onex", in Onex or "il Mirtillo", in Vessy). La Favola edges it overall in terms of refinement but it is still a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

My girlfriend and I traveled around Europe for 2 weeks with Geneva being our final destination. Our waiter, Gabrielle (likely misspelled), was incredibly helpful (the entire menu is in Italian). We ended up shutting the place down due to our long conversations with him. I had a gnochi pasta with a red sauce which was some of the best I... More 

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Genève
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014 via mobile

As a vegetarian I chose often an Italian restaurant as I can be sure to get a good choice. I've been to Citta Della already 4-5 times. Don't go there if you expect Pizza, but do go there and treat your palate with unique yet authentic Italian food. Burrata di buffalo and also homemade pasta with fresh truffles - delicious!... More 

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London
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120 reviews 120 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013 via mobile

A small place with only 15 or 20 covers. Fantastic Italian food. Some truly great truffle dishes (especially Risotto) some lovely wine, and a really snug atmosphere. The walk up the hill after dinner helps with the excess calories.

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Esher
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Small place with homey feeling. Waiters were very nice and welcoming. The food was fresh and delicious. We had ordered a bottle of wine but the waiter found out they didn't have it so he suggested a more expensive substitution but still charged us the price of the wine we ordered. We both had the seafood risotto. It was a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Small, authentic Italian, home cuisine, right in the heart of old town of Geneva. I have been to this restaurants several times. It is a small place so recommend reservation. It is a cosy little place. It offers a very friendly welcome. The waiter is very professional with a great knowledge of food and wine. I always go for house... More 

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Falls Church, Virginia, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

Each year when I am in Geneva for business, I bring a special group of friends and colleagues for a delightful dinner at La Cittadella. This year, I had the pleasure of bringing two groups. The atmosphere and food quality will not disappoint. Each time I try something different and each meal has been delicious. I always start with the... More 

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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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?