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

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  • 30
    Excellent
  • 19
    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
Correct name is "La Cittadella" - top Italian restaurant

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Andrew V
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San Francisco, California
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San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 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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Dallas, Texas
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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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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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London, United Kingdom
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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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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

One of our favorite restaurants in Geneva. Home grown, quality food. It is fantastic. Limited seating so reservations are a must!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Nice atmosphere, tasty italian cuisine! Nice service, but reservation at rush hours is recommended:-) we will come once again!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

I friend of mine said the Geneva seems to lack good quality restaurants, with far too many of its restaurants being focused on fast food and service for the masses with very little attention to details. however, Citadella is the complete opposite. this is fine dining at its very best. great food, great service. 10/10

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

Delicious food, great service and a cosy atmosphere! This little restaurant offers authentic Italian food, simple but packed with flavor - we really loved it and will defendly come back next time in Geneva!

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Tokyo, Japan
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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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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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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?