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Da Paolo

#17 of 1,444 Restaurants in Geneva
Certificate of Excellence
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rue du Lac 3, Geneva 1207, Switzerland
+41 22 736 30 49
12:00 pm - 11:45 pm
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Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:45 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 11:45 pm
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Iasi, Romania
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the best pizza I have ever taste. The prices are starting at 20 €. The atmosphere is cosy, the bartenders are italiens. It is piece of italien Swiss.

Thank Alexandru P
Geneva, Switzerland
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

but I feel compelled to do so after my most recent visit on a dreary Geneva Sunday when most establishments claiming to be parts of the city's excuse for a service industry are firmly shuttered. I'm never sure if the extremely busy staff and manager at Da Marco remember me but they make a good show of it. Within seconds... More 

2 Thank MakatiMaan
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78 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I used to come to Da Paolo in my teens (which is now, unfortunately, long ago) with my schoolmates and we would have huge loud tables and drink and eat like there is no tomorrow. I remembered it fondly and I was not disappointed 20 years later. The atmosphere is lively and warm. The menu is simple: a few meat... More 

1 Thank lopalops
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51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the best Italian restaurants in Geneva. It's always full and better you come early or is having lot of patient cause is one of the rare places in Geneva where you cannot book a table. Pick whatever you want or like, everything is great with an amazing and efficient service.

1 Thank Aleksandar_GVA
Geneva, Switzerland
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

Reading people's reviews, I mean the very enthusiastic ones, make me ask myself a question : what about good Italian or French or any other ethnic food do they know? I am not an expert, however, I think I have throughout the years, developed a quite critical mouth palate to give an honest opinion. How can someone pretend that the... More 

3 Thank antonella56
Marbella, Spain
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

One the good restaurants which will serve you an excellent Italian food any time during the day. When I was younger, we used to get together there after our ski week end.

Thank Jean-Claude L
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

Poor Paolo. The only good thing about this pizzeria is the name of the late owner who passed away a few years ago, the decoration and the location. But for the food it has lost its prestigious reputation. Spaghetti alle Vongole and spaghetti carbonara served in less than 5 minutes ! I swear. The pasta was over cooked and the... More 

4 Thank Roger G
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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380 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

This restaurant, close to Lac Leman in Geneva, as the address suggests, is something of a classic pizzeria. You can find good wine, good service, and lots of menu choices beyond just pizzas. In good weather, it has an outside seating area although, to be honest, the immediate surroundings are not overly attractive, so you may be better sitting inside.... More 

Thank aberdeenangler
Madrid, Spain
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50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

Best pasta and pizza in a city full of italian restaurant. Family trattoria, very cosy, with amazing food. I recommend penne a la siciliana, panacotta, and of course all the pizzas.

Thank ursulagg
Venice, Italy
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

I think it is one of my favorite pasta places in Geneva, the food portions just perfect and the taste is amazing, however i will not order stake, a bit hard. The service is amazing, friendly and speak English.

Thank Steel S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Special occasions
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:45 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:45 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:45 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:45 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:45 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 11:45 pm
12:00 pm - 11:45 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: rue du Lac 3, Geneva 1207, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Geneva  >  Geneva
  • Phone Number: +41 22 736 30 49

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