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“When in Geneva, do as the "Genevois" do...” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Da Paolo

Da Paolo
Ranked #26 of 1,668 Restaurants in Geneva
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Geneva, Switzerland
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5 reviews
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“When in Geneva, do as the "Genevois" do...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2014

Da Paolo is as essential to Geneva as the Jet d'eau (water fountain), the lake or St Pierre's Cathedral !
It is safe to say that it is an institution here. For over 30 years if not more (but then who is counting...) Da Paolo has been the place "les Genevois" hang out. The food is simple no-nonense italian. The menu varies according to the seasons but you can always rely on the pasta and the delicious pizza that you can also order to take away.

The staff are friendly and quick. Some of the staff have worked over 10 years there which is always a good sign. The decor is practically the same, not really the best feature of Da Paolo but the simple tables and chairs are not the reason why the place is regularly packed with clients. There is a buzz.

The crowds are mixed and range from families with children, to groups of friends, teenagers or young urban professionals. It is the place to see and the place to be seen.

Da Paolo is open 7 days a week, on weekends it is non-stop from noon to midnight. No reservations. First come first served.

When you don't know where to go ? there is always Da Paolo.....

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank p m
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Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Nice Italian food and friendly atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2014

Good food and and friendly atmosphere, so I can recommend it. A good variety in the menu and tasty options. The only minus is that parking in that area is difficult, better to go there on foot.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank SimaoCampos
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Geneva, Switzerland
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Always great”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2014

Always the best Pizza in Geneva . the restaurant has a great atmosphere, lively, noisy and friendly. the staff is super efficient and the food is always constant. the pizza is really the best in town.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank david j
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Geneva, Switzerland
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“good pizza but arrogant service”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2014

The food is good especially the pizza. It's an institution in Geneva for that but unfortunately fame lead to arrogance and you will feel to be treated like a number if not worst when you go there.
To do once.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank PhilippeDiwata
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30 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Everything but pizza”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2014 via mobile

Always ate very well except when I had pizza (which was still good but not as good as the pasta). Everyone is extremely nice at the restaurant :) they do their best to find you a seat even when its super crowded.

Visited August 2013
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1 Thank Marta R
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