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Da Paolo

#67 of 1,271 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 - 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: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 33
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  • 20
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Exception in Geneva

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Ryan B
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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

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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25 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
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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29 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Delicious Pizza in a great ambience. Good service, good food, good wine, great coffee. What more could you ask

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

Perfect place to go with small children. Decent food, nothing fancy. Pizzas are probably the best bet together with pasta. Very lively place where you need to reserve

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7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We were impressed at how busy this place was on a Monday evening, and when we tasted the food, it was not such a surprise. The staff were very attentive and welcoming, and we felt well at ease. A party of two, we had one pasta dish and one pizza, both were excellent and bursting with flavour. Mains from about... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Pizzas are perfect.Pastas are always with a seasonal flavour. We ordered tagliatelle with asparagus and morels,which were perfect.Service is friendly with a smile.Even waiting at the bar for 20 minutes (we were 6) didn't bother,thanks to lively atmosphere.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

very good food, perfect service, open 365 days, what else??? Maybe a booking option... ; ) but the restaurant works so well that they don't even take reservations!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We were six and ordered pizzas and pastas. We all got very satisfied with our plates - they were tasty and had the right quantity of food. The waiters treated us really nicely and for the quality of the food, the restaurant isn't that expensive, comparing to others in the area. Loved it. (P.s: Special thanks to the Portuguese waiter... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

I ordered one penne alla siciliana and it was just amazing, the serving size is giant, my boyfriend ordered a spaghetti carbonara and it was also really good! The waiter was very sympathetic and the food was really fast :) love it !

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

To enjoy a good Italian food for a good price. Try the spaghetti a la vongole. Great place to go with children. The Pizzas are delicious!

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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?