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Facincani

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Gallusstrasse 39, St. Gallen 9000, Switzerland
71 222 27 46
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
italia in switzerland

this is the place to go if you wanna have real good italian food in st.gallen. lively, traditional and friendly atmosphere.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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St. Gallen, Switzerland
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St. Gallen, Switzerland
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

this is the place to go if you wanna have real good italian food in st.gallen. lively, traditional and friendly atmosphere.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Went there this week. Toni (the owner) is amazingly friendly, a true legend in the city. I had some antipasti (salami, prosciutto and parmigiano) which were all of good quality. Then I had a beef filet with pasta. The filet was delicious, melting on my tongue. But the red pasta sauce (ricotta) tasted too much like the one the sell... More 

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Colombier, Switzerland
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73 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

The service by Italians was, as usual fast and efficient but the cuisine was not as good as we expected after having seen the other reviews on TripAdvisor. The starter (octopus salad) was not suficiently seasoned. We chose veal with marsala sauce for the main dish - the veal was tender but the marsala sauce was insipid. We did however... More 

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St. Gallen, Switzerland
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61 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This is a very good Italian restaurant serving quite authentic Italian cuisine - it is not a pizzeria (of which there are anyway many ;-) The food was always good and the products they use to cook are of high quality. The two owners (which are brothers) care for a very close and warm-hearted relationship to their guests, attentive and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

I was there for dinner with my colleagues. Food is good. Service is very good. Small restaurant but have very good management.

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Vevey, Switzerland
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70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

We were fortunate enough to dine on a warm evening where we could enjoy the outside seating. This is top class Italian food that is full of flavour. The house speciality was a particular delight "fatscha" - ricotta and spinach parcels baked is a pool of tomato creme sauce. A nice touch is that the dishes are available in starter,... More 

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St. Gallen, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

This is an old fashioned restaurant with great Italian cuisine. The staff is very friendly and we felt like being part of a family. It seemed to us that they have a good number of returning guests. All the food was of outstanding quality, simple Italian made with first class ingredients. As it should be. We will certainly be back!

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

I went there as per reccomendation from here. Truely the food and the service are great, I would go there again next time I am in St Gallen. It is not a cheap place to eat but it is worth it :)

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St. Gallen, Switzerland
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12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Luckily St Gallen is not a big tourist attraction, because I wouldn't want too many people discovering my favorite place. I noted recently that Facincani has the number one rating in St. Gallen, and they deserve it. The cozy restaurant near the historic Gallus Platz has delicious food and a dedicated crowd of locals. For Americans, a good steak can... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

I stayed many times in Facincani, a wonderful, tiny little restaurant with great food. no pizza - no pasta as you imagine ... it's freshly cooked and they serve wonderful wine as well. Always worth to visit!

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Address: Gallusstrasse 39, St. Gallen 9000, Switzerland
Phone Number: 71 222 27 46
Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of St. Gallen  >  St. Gallen

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  • Address: Gallusstrasse 39, St. Gallen 9000, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of St. Gallen  >  St. Gallen
  • Phone Number: 71 222 27 46

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