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Review of La Favola

La Favola
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Ranked #218 of 1,735 Restaurants in Geneva
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Cité
Reviewed July 7, 2013

For an authentic face to face lunch italian style that is the place.
Simple and well cooked dishes, served by a pleasant team and accompanied by good wines...what else to ask for...
Will be back.

1  Thank OlivierGibaud
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Reviewed June 4, 2013

If you want good italian cuisine this is a good place. Choice on menu is good. It is located in a nice part of the old city of Geneva. It is a very cosy a small place. Very nice experience yet a bit pricy, so do be afraid to open your wallet.

1  Thank Emilie1974
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

Very good food made with great attention to details. Lovely atmosphere thanks to its decoration style, which is a little bit Baroque. People are cordial, but a little bit cold, closer to the Swiss way than the Italian one.

1  Thank Claudia C
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Reviewed May 26, 2013

An interesting experience. The restaurant is small and decorated in an eclectic fashion - Mediterranean colours + Van Gogh's prints and is split on two floors. The packing factor is high, similar to a bistro in Monaco. And its a little dark but by no means unpleasant. The service was not blisteringly fast, but relaxed and, when it came, cheerful, informative and attentive. I found this just right for an evening meal but could be annoying if you were pressed for time. The food style remains solidly Italian with a mix of standards (vitello tonnato, osso bucco etc) and slightly more adventurous plates. The food is well presented without being "architectural" and generates a home cooking feel to it. Portions are not too big. So if you are very hungry you may consider going for three courses. To me two were fine. One of our party was conservative and had a tiramisu for pudding, which I have to say was absolutely delicious and definitely worth trying. My cheese plate was more than adequate and can easily be split between two.

The restaurant had a good selection of Italian wines at (in Geneva) competitive prices, i.e. there was no extreme gearing on the prices. Our Arneis was delicious.

I think if you are going to have a "normal meal" (without ordering a lot of expensive wine) I would expect to pay about 130ChF pp. For this location, in this town it is certainly not out of line.

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1  Thank themisb
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Reviewed May 17, 2013

The food was very good but very expensive. However, if I am going to pay 123 francs by myself it better be awesome...it was just very good. Overall nice meal but overpriced. Had the lamb

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2  Thank craig30350
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