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Rue Jean Calvin 15 | Geneve, Geneva 1204, Switzerland (Cité)
22 311 74 37
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Ranked #89 of 1,251 Restaurants in Geneva
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Neighborhood: Cité
Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations

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Sandton, South Africa
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111 reviews 111 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I would not have found this place without a recommendation from the concierge! Excellent food and generous portions which I could not finish! a must visit in the old part of the city

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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Fantastic place to enjoy excellent Italian food and wines. Its secret hiding place location ensures it is tucked away from the noise and curiosity o the general public. make sure to book and also to try their tiramisu della Nonna (the original recipe). Sassicaia wine is available for the connoisseurs. It is expensive (welcome to Geneva!) but well worth it.... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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507 reviews 507 reviews
230 restaurant reviews
252 helpful votes 252 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

This is a small restaurant in the Old Town. This is my third time here and the quality remains the same. For our starter, my husband and I shared a ravioli with truffle shavings. This is normally a main course but it is perfect as a starter when shared. My main course was spring lamb. It was tender with a... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

I selected this restaurant based upon a guidebook entry and readily found it in the heart of the old town on the hill. The welcome was friendly despite being on the late side and the establishment seems to have good atmosphere. Most tables are on the upper floor which is reached by a very narrow and fairly steep spiral staircase... More 

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Westchester County, New York
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74 reviews 74 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This tiny restaurant served a delicious meal of artichokes with peppers and excellent fish, one sea bream with grilled vegetables and one cod with spinach woven through mashed potatoes. It was however, surprisingly pricey.

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Nashville
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

We just stopped in late for dessert and wish we had made dinner reservations here as the aromas from the kitchen were amazing! The tiramisu was excellent as was the service. We'll be back for dinner!

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Geneva, Switzerland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

The journey, the place, the food, and the staff makes the experience un verro favola. Italian food was great specially the carpaccio and of course the heavenly tiramisu, Perfect place would be under the starry night painting of van-gogh (a reproduction) located on the second floor after scaling a spiral staircase that will lead you to a rustic room and... More 

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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

As usual a very nice dinner, with simple yet tasty Italian food, made from great ingredients. A remarkably good beef carpaccio. And as usual a remarkably high bill... Very nice service, with attentive staff.

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San Francisco
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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

Our hotel recommended La Favola for its food. Getting to the restaurant was half the fun. Old town is near St. Pierre's Cathedral and requires navigating narrow streets that turn and twist. What I liked most was the setting as we were fortunate to be seated upstairs in what was originally someone's home. We ordered a chicken dish and raviolis.... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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113 reviews 113 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

Favola is good Italian all arround. Service, food, Quality, i put 4-5 stars but infact I would say 3.5 Still better than most.

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Address: Rue Jean Calvin 15 | Geneve, Geneva 1204, Switzerland
Phone Number: 22 311 74 37
Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Geneva  >  Geneva>  > Cité
Cuisine: Italian

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