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Da Paolo

#66 of 1,287 Restaurants in Geneva
Certificate of Excellence
Italian, Pizza, Pasta
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3 rue du Lac, Geneva 1207, Switzerland
0227363049
Today
12:00 pm - 11:45 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:45 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 11:45 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 33
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Da Paolo is one of these few restaurants that consistently delivers what they promise: nice italian family food made with good quality products. a few very good wine surprises. a lovely terrace for summer. the team (with 2 bosses rotating days in the restaurant) is very professional and effective... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
AurelieNomdedeu
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Geneva, Switzerland
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Geneva, Switzerland
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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Da Paolo is one of these few restaurants that consistently delivers what they promise: nice italian family food made with good quality products. a few very good wine surprises. a lovely terrace for summer. the team (with 2 bosses rotating days in the restaurant) is very professional and effective. a good place to go for nice italian food!

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Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Authentic Italian cuisine cooked well in a bustling and popular restaurant. I haven't worked my way through the menu yet, but for sure will keep returning to do so! Often very popular so get there early or be prepared to wait around!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We arrived quite late, around 9 o'clock and the place was packed. We were seated on the end of a longer table and were provided with English menus without asking for them. We ordered pizzas and they were delicious. The staff were very friendly, the atmosphere was fantastic and the food was reasonably priced.

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Singapore
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

No brainer. Just come eat pizza here. Parking tricky though. Near lake for an evening stroll. Do not order pasta. Focus on thr pizzas.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Need to try the focaccia with mortadella!!! The best!!! Congratulations to the staff! Excellent service! THE best Italian in town!

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Woodley, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We have had disappointing experiences in other restaurants, so this Italian restaurant was a refreshing change. Very friendly service; no pressure to order quickly and meal was enjoyed at a gentle pace; we were given the choice of having our wine by the glass, or bottle. Pizzas were nice - no problems; about 18-22 Swiss francs per Pizza which is... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Fast service, good pizzas and other dishes too. For dinner, if you go early, as in before 18:45, service is lightning fast. Prices are not cheap, but what is in Geneva. Da Paolo is an insitution, been around for decades. Very tough to find a parking space.

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

My husband and I had the most enjoyable dinner at Da Paolo! We were ready for dinner early - around 5:45 - so decided to just have a leisurely meal. We started with a charcuterie plate and a tasty, affordable bottle of wine (recommended by our waiter). After that, we had spaghetti with clam sauce and a small pizza. Everything... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We (my wife and I) have been saying we should go back to this restaurant for a long time, we had a very enjoyable evening here with friends 5 years ago and we wanted to see if it had been an exception. Our first mistake was to drive to the restaurant as it was impossible to park, eventually leaving the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Anyone who comes to Geneva and asks a local where to get the best pizza, more often than not, you will be told to go to Da Paolo. It is hidden in a little side street between the Eaux-vives district and the lake. It is always packed and reservations are not accepted. The pizzas are cooked in a wood-fired oven... More 

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Additional Information about Da Paolo

Address: 3 rue du Lac, Geneva 1207, Switzerland
Phone Number: 0227363049
Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Geneva  >  Geneva
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 11:45 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  6:30 pm - 11:45 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  6:30 pm - 11:45 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  6:30 pm - 11:45 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  6:30 pm - 11:45 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  6:30 pm - 11:45 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 11:45 pm
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Pasta

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3 rue du Lac, Geneva 1207, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Geneva  >  Geneva
  • Phone Number: 0227363049

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Pasta
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:45 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:45 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:45 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:45 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:45 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:45 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:45 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?