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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: Lunch, Brunch, Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 31
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 20
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 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
James F
via mobile
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Geneva
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I do not understand how this place can be packed at lunchtime. The food is no where near good Italian food. Pizzas are not good, with low quality cheese and too doughy. And it's very expensive, probably due to its prime location.

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Thank JPLCVA
Geneva, Switzerland
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344 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,075 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

This place is too cramped, offering very average pasta dishes that have zero refinement (or taste) about them. The pizzas are decent but they can't really compete with Luigia or even Molino's. Not sure what else to say really. For a place that is in such a prime location and could attract so much more positive attention, I think they... More 

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6 Thank honestunbiasedview
Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 via mobile

Came here for lunch with my lovely wife just seeing the place from the team. Had not read any reviews beforehand. What a nice surprise. One the best authentic Italian foods ever had. The service is excellent too.

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Thank Pedram Z
Level Contributor
50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank James F
London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 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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5 Thank ssid1
Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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6 Thank 528josee
London
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
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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7 Thank zolty55
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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Thank Erman P
Geneva, Switzerland
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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4 Thank Rollover2015
Geneva, Switzerland
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64 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 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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5 Thank Racal24

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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
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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