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“Pretty good food, but overpriced” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Restaurant l'olivo

Restaurant l'olivo
Route Francois Peyrot 34, Geneva 1218, Switzerland
+41 22 747 04 00
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Ranked #441 of 1,251 Restaurants in Geneva
Price range: $0 - $128
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations
Tucson, Arizona
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103 restaurant reviews
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89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
“Pretty good food, but overpriced”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

I had the gnocchi and went with the larger order, which was still not that big. The real treat was the ice cream, do not miss the coffee ice cream!

Visited December 2013
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Kristof_Kadar, Guest Relations Assistant at Restaurant l'olivo, responded to this review, April 25, 2014
Dear Bubba G,

Thank you for the time your took to share on TripAdvisor the experience you had at the restaurant l'olivo of the Starling Hotel Geneva.

We are pleased to read that you were satisfied with your meal overall. During your next visit, do not hesitate to opt for one of the meat dishes, which I am sure you will find even larger than pasta!

The team of the Olivo and myself look forwad to welcoming you again.

With our warm regards,

Kristof Kadar
Guest Relations Assistant
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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Wokingham, Uk
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Don't be deceived that it's a business hotel!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

The Starling hotel is primarily a business one, but don't let this put you off. For L'Olivo is a fabulous restaurant: very good service, 'just-right' ambience and exceptional food, even for those of us blessed with picky appetites!
Staff are very accommodating and can adjust meals as required. The atmosphere is welcoming and you don't feel too overwhelmed if dining alone. And the food itself is divine, really shows a love and attention that has been given to each dish.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Kristof_Kadar, Guest Relations Assistant at Restaurant l'olivo, responded to this review, April 25, 2014
Dear Emma W,

Thank you for sharing these kind words about the restaurant l'olivo of the Starling Hotel Geneva on TripAdvisor. We are delighted to learn that your experience was such a great success!

We work every day to show the world the side of the Starling Hotel you just described: not merely the largest Swiss business hotel, but rather a friendly and dynamic place run by a dedicated team of hoteliers, to which there is more than meets the eye!

I sincerely look forward to your next visit: please do try the summer terrace of the Olivo, a unique haven of peace in Geneva!

Awaiting that occasion, please accept my warmest regards,

Kristof Kadar

Guest Relations Assistant
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Budapest, Hungary
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Maybe the best airport cousine”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

Stayed at the Starling Hotel Geneva and received a voucher for a dinner at this place. I trust it's unique that an airport hotel offers more restaurants for dining. The atmosphere is very good just like the service.
We had great dishes there, all of them were tasty and reasonable portions.
Absolutely great choice although prices are a bit high.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Geneva, Switzerland
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13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
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“Pricey, pricey, but delivers.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

I got a coupon to go to L'Olivo, worth of 180CHF. If you think that is more than enought for a dinner for 2, you're wrong. I had to pay an extra of 50 CHF. But the food was very good and the atmosphere fancy. If you are planning a business dinner, this restaurant is a good option.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Nyon, Switzerland
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“expensive low quality cooking”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

We went with my wife for a romantic dinner. Atmosphere was ok, in spite of hotel entrance being very simple, this restaurant is within hotel.
Good bread and average service... waitress dropped things quite often and took long before cleaning it up. Seemed not very organized service, we were asked for same things several times.
I had Caprese as a starter, a good choice, very good buffala. My wife took fish tartare, but the mix was horrible, including dried tomatoes and other vegetables... weird flavours' mix.
Eventually, main dish was "hunting" dish... but meat was too much done and not tender enough... my wife took the fish... Swordfish. Too much cooked or better said, boiled and dry instead of cooked (frozen fish obviously). awful taste and not really a good way to cook such a fish that should stay tender inside... bad idea.
We gave up before dessert... including 2 glasses of wine, all this costed 150 CHF. A ripp-off.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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