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L'incontro

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Italian, Pizza, Pasta
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2 Pl de la Synagogue, Geneva 1204, Switzerland
022 3117524
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6:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 28
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good pizza and pasta

We visited with a very large group, and all agreed the food was excellent. We had some trouble because the waiter had very little English, but we all made it through, and they were willing to redo a pizza when it wasn't what someone wanted. The food was a little salty, but the pizzas were very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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English first
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

We visited with a very large group, and all agreed the food was excellent. We had some trouble because the waiter had very little English, but we all made it through, and they were willing to redo a pizza when it wasn't what someone wanted. The food was a little salty, but the pizzas were very good. Avoid the house... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Didn't speak english very well so we had trouble ordering. Not many sea food/vegetarian options. Could not order dessert as they had closed the kitchen even though we were still eating.

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Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
1 review
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Telling the boss that the food was not what we expected, he told my husband that he probably was used to eat industrial food and later shouted in french : "these guys are braking my bowls, clear off". The food was at the same level.

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London
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

I have been going to this restaurant on and off for several years. Mainly for the Penne Siciliana. One of the reasons for going is that this dish (recommended to me by a friend) is tasty and large. You would be hard pressed to order a main course after finishing this pasta dish. It just so happenned i was here... More 

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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

L'Incontro (and his funny Italian owner) was (and still is) our favorite Italian restaurant in Geneva. We lived in Geneva for almost 4 years, and we had dinner there at least 30 times. The place is nice and cosy, and most of the time crowded. In summer, you may take a table outside, on the beautiful garden of a Sinagog.... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We were a group of 8 persons. Two of them asked to share a pizza. No way... They had to order another dish... Alone with my wife we would have left. We nevertheless ordered pizza and pasta plates. Portions were huge. Quality was ok, normal I would say. Prices are definitively too high. There are other nice bluewin.ch in the... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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55 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

The food is very average, nothing special, but is highly overpriced (even for Geneva). Worst part of this restaurant is the staff: they are just rude, don't say hi or thank you, don't even reply when you say goodbye. There are plenty of Italian restaurants in Geneva, you can find a better place than this.

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Paris
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The food is great, especially pastas and pizza ! Nice atmosphere. Welcoming waiters. Excellentlocation in the center of Geneva. Always a pleasure to come here.

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New Canaan, Connecticut
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015 via mobile

Geneva can be cold. The traditional middle class families that used to be the mainstay of the town were edged out by the ultra-rich oligarchs and oil barons or the drug dealers from the Magreb. The main dining locations are choices from 3 star Michelin restaurants that cost a fortune to unhygienic kabob parlors, but nestled along a small square... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Go there with your friends for italian specialities (i.e. Pizza, pasta, antipasti)...not a very rich menu, other than pasta&pizza. Good value for money. As for yhe vast majority of restaurants in Geneva, parking your car can be painful.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2 Pl de la Synagogue, Geneva 1204, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Geneva  >  Geneva
  • Phone Number: 022 3117524

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 18 - 22
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Pasta
Open Hours
Monday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm

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