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Citadella

#244 of 1,414 Restaurants in Geneva
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12 rue du Perron, Geneva 1204, Switzerland
22 3115216
Today
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Dublin, Ireland
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A group of 5 from 3 different companies and 4 different nationalities had a really nice dinner at La Citadella recently. The restaurant was almost empty - a Monday night - but the service and food were great. We shared starters, which were too much for us and main courses were excellent for everyone. Not sure of value, as I... More 

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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2016

I went there because of TripAdvisor, and I regret wasting a valuable meal slot there. It's tiny - i mean really tiny. The waiter was OK, but they didn't have the wine I wanted. I know that people will say that I'm a heathen for saying this, but when I go to an Italian, I want to see things like... More 

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2 Thank shinyredcar
Zurich, Switzerland
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122 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

The place has gone downhill- it used to be awesome but now the ridiculous wait time for food (45 minutes for pasta) , frantic waiter service and in the end way too salty food makes it an unreliable choice in a city where there are a lot of options which are better and not as expensive. It

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London, United Kingdom
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176 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

I found this place through TripAdvisor. the reviews looked good and we were literally around the corner. I have to say i was disappointed. The waiter was generally grumpy and they didn't have at least 3 mid-range wines i asked for. Two of us ordered fillet steak and they were grainy in texture and lacked the quality the price tag... More 

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Abu Dhabi
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181 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

Excellent little jewel of an Italian restaurant in the old part of Geneva. I had the chef's special which was Pappardelle with meat sauce, wild mushrooms and chilies. Excellent...beautiful sauce and the pappardelle cooked to perfection. The starter of rockets and parmesan with balsamic vinegar was sublime. The service was also very good and efficient. Give it a try and... More 

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2 Thank Maninasuitcase_10
New York City, New York
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173 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015 via mobile

The first thing that made things work for me was the excellent service from the 2 waiters there. They made some great suggestions and made me an item not on the menu. The food was great. In the old town. Would definitely go back

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2 Thank Semelg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015 via mobile

Ate here twice on a recent trip. The owner and waiters went overboard to make us feel welcome. The food was outstanding. We highly recommend the pasta amatriciana. Overall this is a place we will never forget, because of the quality of the food and the friendliness. This place is worth going to Geneva!

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San Francisco, California
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17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Booked ahead based on TA ratings and were not disappointed. Very small restaurant on charming, quiet side street. All guests eating in small front terrace on warm July evening. My friend ordered the five course Menu at 89 CHF and chose veal as his mains; I shared his pistachio tiramisu dessert which was excellent. I had the Rucola and Parmesan... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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459 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We were walking by Citadella and thought the pasta dishes we saw others eating looked good. There were no tables available outside at the time so we told the man we would be back and asked him to reserve a table for us. They have a small dining room inside but it was stifling hot in there. We knew we... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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209 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Geneva is one of the most expensive cities in the world and accordingly this restaurant is also far from cheap. The cheapest supper will cost about CHF 35. Nevertheless, this is a really good unpretentious traditional little Italian restaurant conveniently situated in the city centre. The service and the food are both excellent and I would happily go back.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 rue du Perron, Geneva 1204, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Geneva  >  Geneva
  • Phone Number: 22 3115216

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?