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“Nice place”
Review of Les Tilleuls

Les Tilleuls
Ranked #70 of 1,701 Restaurants in Geneva
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: One of the most famous italian restaurant in Geneva. We are located 10 minutes walk from the city centre, in the quiet area of Saint-Jean.Well-known for our tasty and generous italian food, we also have a range of delicious french dishes. In 2010 we won the first prize of the competition "The best terrace of Geneva" organised by the city itself!
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Nice place”
Reviewed May 20, 2013 via mobile

Huge portions, couldn't finish the whole plate. Very good quality of food, nice service by Swiss standards, but a bit expensive (spaghetti or lasagna is about 25-30 CHF)

  • Visited May 2013
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Geneva, Switzerland
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44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Lovely restaurant, especially for large parties”
Reviewed May 15, 2013

We went to celebrate a new contract and had a lovely dining and service experience. The kitchen delivers seriously good food and the atmosphere lends itself to both large and small romantic groups. Enjoy.

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Thank toddhames
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Geneva, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“A surprising treat”
Reviewed March 22, 2013

Thanks to Ryan... I was able to sample this small restaurant and was really impressed with their italian menu. We had mozzarela buffala salad, pizza, and grilled lamb. Exquisite!!!

Visited March 2013
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Geneva, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
“Good food, but we could not savour it”
Reviewed February 10, 2013

We had dinner here on a Saturdaynight, I made a reservation 2 weeks beforehand at 19:00, that is just after they open. The food was indeed good (antipasto, pizza, steak, pasta) but we were seated right next to the door and, frankly, with this weather this was not doable. We had to eat with our woollen hats on our heads, because there was such an icy draught all the time when someone entered, which was like every couple of minutes. Of course we asked immediately for another taable, which was not possible, since they were fully booked. However, we saw some tables at the other end of the restaaurant that were empty, andbyt thetimewe left, were still empty. Why could we not have been seated there? I got a terrible cold the next day...

  • Visited February 2013
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Tilleuls_restaurant, Propriétaire at Les Tilleuls, responded to this review, February 12, 2013
Hello, thank you for posting a review on Tripadvisor. Firstly, we are sorry for your bad experience in our restaurant. This being said we can give you a very simple explanation. Tables that you saw at the bottom were reserved for a group of people who would come later. We only assembly tables for groups at the last moment, as we find more and pretty and can actually give the impression that they are free. In fact, our goal is to satisfy customers better and there was no reason to refuse your request. Why refuse us a simple request to meet? We know very well that refuse the request of a customer is not in our interest, so if a waiter tells you that this is not possible, this is the absolute truth. Hoping that you will return to our restaurant warmer days to reassess our restaurant, we send you our best regards.
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Geneva, Switzerland
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“Generous portions, served with a smile in correct decor”
Reviewed February 1, 2013

The one thing you will remember from this place are the huge portions, and the overall good deal (by Geneva standards, that is). When we wanted to order both a starter and a main course, the waiter discouraged us from doing so, indicating we would never finish. One of us is able to eat a lot when needed, and look at him in disbelief yet decided to go along with his (quite honest) recommendation. It turned out to be true. Tasty food, prepared by a chef who knows what (s)he is doing, all served with a smile. Attentive service throughout the mail. The surroundings are for a good, family-type of restaurant. This is not an upmarket place, yet comes out markedly well in any price-quality ratio for the Geneva area.

  • Visited January 2013
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Tilleuls_restaurant, Propriétaire at Les Tilleuls, responded to this review, February 24, 2013
Thank you very much for your excellent review about our restaurant. It affects us a lot. It is always a pleasure for my team and myself to receive the Anglophone clientele. See you soon
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