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Da Paolo

#90 of 1,313 Restaurants in Geneva
#101 of 1,385 Places to Eat in Geneva
Certificate of Excellence
Italian, Pizza, Pasta
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3 rue du Lac, Geneva 1207, Switzerland
0227363049
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Today
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 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, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout

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    Very good
  • 38
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  • 21
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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
Quite good, if a little pricey

My family and I stopped here as we passed through Geneva on the way back to the US after our first choice turned out to be closed for the month of August. When we got there (no reservation), the existing clientele was widely varied (businessmen, small families, couples, etc.) and seemed to be... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

My family and I stopped here as we passed through Geneva on the way back to the US after our first choice turned out to be closed for the month of August. When we got there (no reservation), the existing clientele was widely varied (businessmen, small families, couples, etc.) and seemed to be enjoying the food and atmosphere. We got... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

It is one of the best Pizza I ever had. It comes extremely quick, the staff is absolulely warm and welcoming. The choice is large and the food is so good. I wish I could eat more! I stronlgy recommend this place.

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Geneva, Switzerland
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I have been going there for many years, I live right up the street. Food is absolutely delicious. Even though the place is always packed, they always manage to get me a table.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

If you like Italian food, then this is the only place for you! The food is simply amazing, might be better than in Italy, and the staff works like a big family. Located in the centre of Geneva, really close to the jet d'eau!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Da Paolo is a popular institution among Geneva expats - no wonder in a city with few options open on Sundays or with all-day service. Service is spotty at best, deplorable at worst. Good quality is standard pizzeria fare with no highlights. Prices are similar to city: overpriced.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Thsi is indeed a very pleasant traditional Italian restaurant/pizzeria with charming atmosphere both inside or sitting outside. We had pizzas which were great. Service was pleasant and professional. Perfect for a quiet meal after visiting the Jet d´eau Prices are average for Geneva´s standards. That is ... expensive.

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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Very popular and always busy place near the center. Very good Italian food. Nice pizza, carne, pesco, probubly the best pana cota in the town. Very fast and professional service. Recommended if you like Italian food.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The place does not take reservations. Although very popular with locals and very busy, we didn't wait long to be seated outdoor on a beautiful summer evening. This is a very typical italian restaurant, where waiters and owner are Italian, not too much fuss with menu wording, just the pasta, the pizze, etc. Cheerful and efficient service, big portions, very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Love going to Da Paolo's. There is always such a terrific buzz about the place and the staff is super professional and friendly. I have only ever eaten their pizza so can't really comment on other dishes. Their pizza is very authentic Italian and better than most places I have eaten pizza in Italy. They don't really accept reservations so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

excellent pizza and service . pizza is the italian way and also the ingredient are the original ones. good service. very kind people and quick service. better to reserve a table if the group is big

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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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?