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Restaurant La Favola

rue Jean-Calvin 15 | Geneve, Geneva 1204, Switzerland
+41 22 311 74 37
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good37%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“tiramisu” (13 reviews)
“beef ravioli” (4 reviews)
“truffle” (3 reviews)
Closes in 17 min
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly
rue Jean-Calvin 15 | Geneve, Geneva 1204, Switzerland
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51 - 60 of 99 reviews

Reviewed 27 September 2014

I selected this restaurant based upon a guidebook entry and readily found it in the heart of the old town on the hill. The welcome was friendly despite being on the late side and the establishment seems to have good atmosphere. Most tables are on...More

1  Thank Hungry_Hungry
Reviewed 1 August 2014

This tiny restaurant served a delicious meal of artichokes with peppers and excellent fish, one sea bream with grilled vegetables and one cod with spinach woven through mashed potatoes. It was however, surprisingly pricey.

4  Thank DW1499
Reviewed 16 May 2014

We just stopped in late for dessert and wish we had made dinner reservations here as the aromas from the kitchen were amazing! The tiramisu was excellent as was the service. We'll be back for dinner!

4  Thank MichaelseanTN
Reviewed 4 April 2014

The journey, the place, the food, and the staff makes the experience un verro favola. Italian food was great specially the carpaccio and of course the heavenly tiramisu, Perfect place would be under the starry night painting of van-gogh (a reproduction) located on the second...More

2  Thank MertonCabos
Reviewed 22 February 2014 via mobile

As usual a very nice dinner, with simple yet tasty Italian food, made from great ingredients. A remarkably good beef carpaccio. And as usual a remarkably high bill... Very nice service, with attentive staff.

3  Thank Barono74
Reviewed 7 February 2014

Our hotel recommended La Favola for its food. Getting to the restaurant was half the fun. Old town is near St. Pierre's Cathedral and requires navigating narrow streets that turn and twist. What I liked most was the setting as we were fortunate to be...More

2  Thank Alison B
Reviewed 15 November 2013

Favola is good Italian all arround. Service, food, Quality, i put 4-5 stars but infact I would say 3.5 Still better than most.

2  Thank ChristianJordan
Reviewed 30 October 2013

My husband had researched good places to eat in the Old Town of Geneva and La Favola came out on top. Our hotel concierge also highly recommended it. Need reservations as it is small and quite popular. Go for the specials--they are fresh and delicious....More

5  Thank 1happywanderer2014
Reviewed 12 October 2013

Wonderful spot in the old town with bags of atmosphere and the food ain't half bad either. It does'nt come cheap but then why should it ?

3  Thank 977mike
Reviewed 12 October 2013

This is a quaint, romantic restaurant in the old town section of Geneva. The food is simple, but excellent. The service was warm, friendly and efficient. If you are looking for Italian in Geneva you will not be disappointed.

1  Thank John L
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$ 10
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: rue Jean-Calvin 15 | Geneve, Geneva 1204, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Geneva  >  Geneva>  > Cité
  • Neighbourhood: Cité
  • Phone Number: +41 22 311 74 37
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