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“Quiet, intimate Italian food.”
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La Favola
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Ranked #214 of 1,734 Restaurants in Geneva
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Cité
Reviewed July 27, 2012

This is a lovely small restaurant with very good Italian food by Geneva standards. The wine list is pretty standard Italian which was a little disappointing as I'm a big fan of Swiss wines. A great place for a date with the usual caveat that you should be prepared for primi at 25 francs and entrees at 40 francs.

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Reviewed June 4, 2012

A wonderful (very) small restaurant squeezed into a small soace in a corner of the old city. Perpetually understaffed and very busy don't go expecting big hotel/restauarant slickness. It is romantic, cozy and has seriously good northern Italian cuisine. The small wine list is stocked with some fo the best Italian wines (I didn't notice if there were any non-Italian wines).
A very multi-lingual friendly crowd of mostly locals (you have to be friendly as the tables are pretty much touching- as I said it is very small). A little pricy but this is Geneva and you have to expect that.
It doesn't enjoy the stunning views that Geneva is famous for but has atmosphere and excellent food in abundance. So if you want to enjoy the company of the person you are with and have a wonderful meal this is the place and leave sight seeing for the next morning. .

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3  Thank Simon T
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Reviewed March 29, 2012

From my long experience of eating in Italian restaurants in Geneva, this is the best. Authentic food, sometimes with a slight twist which is successful. Good wine list and the generous glasses of Prosecco were particularly appreciated! Excellent service.

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1  Thank PietreLondon
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Reviewed March 22, 2012

We enjoyed a brief but amazing lunch at La Favola on a stop in Geneva on our way home from skiing. The restaurant is a very small place serving predominantly business people. Also, it's not open at the weekend.

La Favola is worth going out of your way for; the food really is entirely out of the ordinary and is somehow prepared in the miniature kitchen downstairs. The meal was (reasonably) highly priced to match the quality, the wine list was excellent and the service perfect too.

We've eaten at Osteria Francescana in Modena (rated 4th best restaurant in the word by San Pellegrino) and this place is hundred times better. I can't imagine Italian food tasting any better.

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3  Thank RobinatorSmith
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Reviewed March 8, 2012

The food is excellent, the place tinym decor fantastic.. but the prices follow the high standard too

1  Thank Kateliz1012
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