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La Favola

#133 of 1,467 Restaurants in Geneva
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Cité
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rue Jean- Calvin 15 | Geneve, Geneva 1204, Switzerland
+41 22 311 74 37
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The food is amazing .Delicatessen Italian food in the old city of Geneva .Great plates and the Italian wines are very good. The best is the sweets coming after...

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Thank Victor2907
London, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for a spot of dinner on a Saturday - we were not let down. The food was superb, and make sure you leave space for desert. Mains: beef ravioli with truffle, and cherry tomato ravioli. Desert: tiramisu and panacotta with berries. We had a bottle of prosecco and it came to c 190francs without tip, the bulk of which... More 

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Thank Sunsetprincess2015
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

We had dinner at La Favola last night. It was a great dinner and tentativ staff. Everything was fresh and tastefull and good recomandation of wine as well. It is a cute little space. Would highly recomend this place.

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Thank Solveig Dahl C
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

I have been there during a business trip. I had a main course and the dessert. The location is amazing, the restaurant is small and cosy and food is great.

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1 Thank Annabiama
Portola Valley, California
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69 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

After spending time in Burgundy and Switzerland our last night dinner was here at La Favola. By far the best meal we had on our two week vacation! From the minute you walk into this charming restaurant you will enjoy your food and the service. It is owned and run by the owners and their daughter. Highly recommend it!

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2 Thank lisaleslie
Tampa, Florida
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96 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Our wanderings in OldGeneva, kept our path crossing La Favola. A very small Italian restaurant, run by a couple, is located on Rue Jean-Calvin. It was one of the best meals we have experienced. While reservations are recommended, we were fortunate to walk in for an early lunch. The fixed price luncheon included a lovely mixed salad, an incredible entrée... More 

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2 Thank cajFlorida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

The food was excellent and the service was lovely and very accurate. Would happily recommend to anyone without hesitation

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2 Thank Sophie Z
Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

There is no restaurant in Geneva that even comes close to la Favola if you want that special blend that any restaurateur dreams of creating. An incredible location, beautiful decor, outstanding service and of course unbelievably good food with fresh produce and flavors bursting in your mouth. Add to this an excellent selection of italian wines and it is a... More 

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Towcester, United Kingdom
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163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

Quite a small restaurant, we ate upstairs where there were probably 20 seats. Friendly and helpful waitress. Food was lovely and wine went down well. Meal cost about CHF130 per head, including wine.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

Another family run business in the heart of the Old town and 20 metres away from the Hotel Les Armures, this is without a doubt my favourite gastronomic italian restaurant in Geneva. No pizzas here but instead amazing dishes with flavours that you only get in Italy. They beef ravioli with truffles and risotto with parmesan cream are to die... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, European
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?