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Da Paolo

#32 of 1,408 Restaurants in Geneva
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3 rue du Lac, Geneva 1207, Switzerland
0227363049
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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: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Always busy - always a good indication

Truly italian (not the usual french trying to sell you italien, chinese, japanese etc) - truly authentique - excellente quality in a large variety of menues - clearly pizza and pasta is a good bet at any time. Attention: they will serve the salad with the horrible french sauce if you don't request... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 12, 2015
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Geneva, Switzerland
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344 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,076 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Decent Italian with good service located near the lake on the Eaux vives side and a stone's throw away from the jet d'eau. Pizza is miles away from the quality of Luigia's, spaghetti carbonara is actually quite good but nothing memorable either. Prices are ok if you stick to the simple dishes. The more elaborate ones seem a little pricy... More 

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4 Thank honestunbiasedview
Geneva, Switzerland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016 via mobile

I've last be been to Paolo three years ago, because in the mean time I've been mostly abroad. I must say that I have been a Polo's regular customer for the last twenty years and it has always been a pleasure to eat there, the food and the service were very good and the manager was always very friendly and... More 

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5 Thank steve m
Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

I've been coming to this place for the past 20+ years, the Pizza's are amongst the best in Geneva, thin and crunchy (the mushroom pizza is my favorite). This time around I ordered a spaghetti a la vongole and was sorely disappointed. Not only was far from being "aldente" (like good pasta should be) but the pasta sauce was a... More 

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2 Thank Ecnirp
Lund, Sweden
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Excellent and delicious italian food, simple menu and quick service, however, try to make a reservation because it is always full. Situated in Eaux Vives neighborhood, close to the lake, cozy inside but tables are very close one to another.

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2 Thank AlbertaDiana
Geneva2009
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400 reviews
221 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

Truly italian (not the usual french trying to sell you italien, chinese, japanese etc) - truly authentique - excellente quality in a large variety of menues - clearly pizza and pasta is a good bet at any time. Attention: they will serve the salad with the horrible french sauce if you don't request oil/vinagre

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1 Thank Geneva2009
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015 via mobile

On my own on business & just about to leave here. Great friendly little place and so busy on a Tuesday night. Not surprised at all. Can tell the clientele are not tourists. Service fast and friendly. It's a pizza place but plenty of other options; I had a very generous smoked salmon starter and veal. Delicious and really too... More 

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2 Thank LloydPrichard
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27 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

Very good pizza margerita as an entrance and spaghetti al pesto main course I recommend you this plate....service very good and the owner always present. The restaurant I recommend you to visit especially at lunch time.

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2 Thank Carlo C
New York City, New York
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60 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015 via mobile

Tried it for lunch and it was nothing special. We had a pizza and the nisoice salad, nothing exciting. Pizza was nothing special and the nisoice salad was under a huge dollop of mayonnaise based dressing, too much and too salty. Wouldn't try it again.

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2 Thank NikiNY1
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015 via mobile

Nice italian restaurant, very croudy because of the very good food, nice people ( at least 3 people asked me if the food is ok!:), big portions and not so expensive!!

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1 Thank Andru L
Sea Girt, New Jersey
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

Absolutely outstanding cuisine! Intimate ambiance, excellent service, gourmet cuisine! This restaurant has it all.....hidden on a nondescript corner in the Lake area of Geneva!

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1 Thank Joan R

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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, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children
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?