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Restaurant La Favola

rue Jean-Calvin 15 | Geneve, Geneva 1204, Switzerland
+41 22 311 74 37
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good36%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“tiramisu” (14 reviews)
“old town” (29 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly
rue Jean-Calvin 15 | Geneve, Geneva 1204, Switzerland
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Reviewed 24 January 2015

Delicious food, large portions and gracious service. We were all happy with our choices. My special of the day salad was fresh burrata with tiny tomatoes. It was enough to share with the table. Entree special that I chose was sliced beef in a brown...More

5  Thank SwitzerNYC
Reviewed 23 January 2015

We were recommended this restaurant by the staff at Mandarin Hotel after I asked for " a restaurant not run by a hotel with lots of hats and stars but was known by locals". It was a success. This place is small, romantic and had...More

5  Thank Shane R
Reviewed 10 December 2014

I would not have found this place without a recommendation from the concierge! Excellent food and generous portions which I could not finish! a must visit in the old part of the city

6  Thank SZavahir
Reviewed 3 December 2014

Fantastic place to enjoy excellent Italian food and wines. Its secret hiding place location ensures it is tucked away from the noise and curiosity o the general public. make sure to book and also to try their tiramisu della Nonna (the original recipe). Sassicaia wine...More

8  Thank genevatopreviewer
Reviewed 2 October 2014

This is a small restaurant in the Old Town. This is my third time here and the quality remains the same. For our starter, my husband and I shared a ravioli with truffle shavings. This is normally a main course but it is perfect as...More

6  Thank Coellum
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
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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
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, 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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