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Il Giardino Romano

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Italian, Bar, Pizza, Pub, Pasta
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Rue de Saint-Jean 30A, Geneva 1203, Switzerland
0041 22 340 26 27
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  • 23
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best white truffle tagliatelle

I had a marvelous truffle tagliatelle at this out wonderful and unassuming restaurant. The pasta was cooked to perfection and then heaped, table side, with a generous portion of white truffles. Simple, elegant and very tasty.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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101 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We decided to try another Italian restaurant in the area of St. Jean but unfortunately we won't come back. Here is why: Service The waiter was not friendly and it took, believe it or not, 15min until we were asked if we would like to drink something. That's a no-go, especially in summer. Food Best average. I ordered a calzone... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We had a wonderful dinner at il Giardino with our family including our gluten- and dairy-free son. Everyone was helpful and let us know exactly what would work for our son and what would not. His gluten-free pizza will be a highlight of his trip. The fried stuffed zucchini flowers, fresh truffle pizza, and seafood pasta were all fabulous as... More 

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Abu Dhabi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

I had a marvelous truffle tagliatelle at this out wonderful and unassuming restaurant. The pasta was cooked to perfection and then heaped, table side, with a generous portion of white truffles. Simple, elegant and very tasty.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

I love this restaurant. The owner is very hospitable and carrying. The food is delicious. Now they have a new chef, he's making fantastic pizza! And I advice to go there now for truffle season dishes. The tagliolini with white truffles is the best!

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

Great Italian restaurant, centrally/St Jean , with free underground parking; excellent service and food - always seasonal specialties. We just ad varieties with bolets, truffles - try the pizza bufflone+truffles, simply delicious. lot of good wines (in particular the Sicilian ones0 at good value for money, as prices are typically Geneva - ie main course in the 35-45SFr, starters 15-25SFr.

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Haute Savoie, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

Don't come here expecting hearty Italian food! The portions are just right for us but compared to many Italian places we've been to the food can be light. Quite interesting summer menu. I had Sicilian lightly battered sardines with oranges and for dessert a very semifreddo.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

5 stars for special truffle menu and underground parking for the clients Managed by Italians, great atmosphere

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

I like to go to Giardino Romano from time to time, I know I will find in their menu a selection of dishes that make of the quality of the ingredients and their accurate combination its inspiring belief. The pizza is outstanding, could compete, and beat, with many over reputed pizzeria in Italy. The wine list is tailored to the... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012

Il Giardino Romano is one of the best italian restaurant in Geneva. Located in the Saint-Jean area, with a very convenient underground parking (few places available) as it is almost impossible to find a parking spot outside. The terrace possess no view, but just the fact of having the possibility to seat outside has to be mentioned. If you love... More 

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Burlington, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2012

This wasn't quite the short walk from downtown we were expecting and the area gets a little sketchy with roadworks, graffiti and less than welcoming high-rises.  But we were pleased we didn't turn back as the staff were very welcoming and even the owner helped out and advised on wine by the glass and a little translation assistance with my... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rue de Saint-Jean 30A, Geneva 1203, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Geneva  >  Geneva
  • Phone Number: 0041 22 340 26 27

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 33 - 111
  • Cuisine: Italian, Bar, Pizza, Pub, Pasta

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?