My husband and I were in the same group as the previous poster. The good is that the place is in a nice little hamlet of Grotte. Inside was tastefully decorated and the terrace was pleasant, especially considering it was pretty close to Cornavin.
The waiter started out being friendly. Having traveled extensively throughout Italy, the menu is not what I would consider authentic. My tuna tartare (not authentically Italian) arrived as glob of tartare wth an awful tuna paste -not a garnish in sigh t. Not even a wedge of lemon or sprig of parsely. Frankly, the tartar at the Geneve Plage restaurant is better presented.
I ordered the lamb which looks nothing like the photo. It was served with overcooked broccoli and rice. The lamb was cooked all the way through despite my request for medium, but was tender and well seasoned.
The two bottles of wine which we ordered were both good, so that is a plus on their side. As we were with friends we managed to have a nice time despite the mediocrity food. Enjoying the wine, atmosphere and company.
Our friends have summarized the debacle regarding the Buy Club vouchers. It was really the most appalling and criminal behavior on the part of a restaurant owner. At one point he actually locked us in the restaurant when we would not give into his extortion. At that point we started to call the police and they finally let us out. The waiter then became irate yelling that "No one asked you to eat here" I advised him that offering BuyClub vouchers was indeed "asking " patrons to eat there. He then started yelling that I should go back to America. Never mind, that neither the waiter nor the owner were Swiss natives.
I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone. My only consolation is that we were out with our husbands. It would have been a very frightening experience were we on a girls' night out.
Based on the unscrupulous behavior of the owner and staff and the food presented, I believe that a lot of these rave views are fake.
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