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“Perfectly Fine For My Needs” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Gioconda

La Gioconda
Ranked #1 of 8 Restaurants in Cointrin
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Good for: Kids, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
NY, NY
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Perfectly Fine For My Needs”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2013

Just arrived from the States on an overnight flight, checked into the Crowne Plaza and needed some lunch shortly thereafter. La Gioconda is maybe 60 paces from the Crowne Plaza, on the same side of the street, so I figured I'd give it a shot.

Restaurant is nice though not luxurious. I got a pizza and mixed salad for takeaway (carryout in 'Merican) for 22 CHF, so I think there is a discount for takeaway, as mentioned by a previous reviewer (menu price for the pizza I got I think was 18 CHF, 7 CHF for the salad). Pizza was good, not amazing, but perfectly satisfactory thanks to being fired in a wood-burning oven. Mixed green salad was lettuce and radicchio mixed- the leaves could have been chopped more finely to make it easier to eat, and it was overdressed, but still pretty good. The leftover vinaigrette dressing was good for dipping the extra pizza crust in, so a net win there.

Basically, it hit the spot. The hot pasta dishes that were also flamed in the wood oven looked good too. There doesn't seem to be much to eat around this area (or at least walkable from the hotel), so it seems you could do a lot worse than this.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“A bit pricey for what you get”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2013

I thought the place across the road offered better food at a better price. Neither place has very good service. If you do eat here then the food is average (if overpriced), portions are a little on the small side and don't expect a hearty welcome.

Visited July 2013
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Msida, Malta
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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“Nice Italian restaurant...good service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

I liked the good service but did not like the set up ,,,we were sat in a corner at the back of the restaurant when there were nice tables situated closer to the entrance

Visited August 2013
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Antony, France
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345 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
“Do not stop there...”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2013 via mobile

Really good pizzas but the staff is just ok.
I ordered a dessert (ice cream) which was not good at all. By the way I have been sick a few hours later...
It is Also very expensive compared to the price and service. I would not recommend it.

Visited July 2013
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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“Also nice with young kids”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2013 via mobile

Very friendly family serving affordable food. And they have a small room full of toys were kids can play. Good for families.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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